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Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day!

Did you know that April 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day?  As we adapt to the restrictions of social distancing, one thing we can celebrate is our shrinking carbon footprint. During this newfound journey, we are here to serve our clients today and tomorrow building energy-efficient homes designed to soak in natural light and ventilation. Modular construction maximizes the use of building materials and utilizes waste to energy practices which means far less waste in landfills.  A tighter building envelope combined with the insulation package we include in each home means greater energy efficiency and savings for the homeowner. Our homes are better for the families living in them and for our environment. What are some easy ways to reduce that carbon footprint even more?  Continue to reduce and consolidate trips to the store. Pick up needed items for neighbors and alternate trips to the store with friends. Wash and carry your own reusable shopping bags a

The Modular Advantage

Many people recognize the term "modular home". Not as many people truly understand what a modular home actually is. Initially, some people believe that a modular home only involves two halves of a home and can only be designed as a single story ranch. However, this is false! Modular homes offer much more diversity and custom options than ever imagined.

Ritz-Craft manufactured modular homes, via Connecticut Valley Homes, provide more options and less chaos than ever imagined. If that's not enough reason to explore this homebuilding option then maybe the following modular home advantages will win you over:

  • Your home is built in a climate controlled environment eliminating the possible defects caused by weather. All in all, you end up with a better quality product. 
  • Consistent quality is not optional as many modular home manufacturers, such as Ritz-Craft, provide steady careers for experienced, skilled and highly trained employees. 
  • Quality control inspections mean that every home has it's own "traveler document" that provides a checklist for every task that must be performed. Every task must be signed off on by three people: the person who performed the task, that person's supervisor and the quality control inspector. 
  • These homes have superior strengths compared to those homes that are not modulars. How? They are built with more fasteners and framing to withstand transportation. 
  • Time is saved and the house is available sooner since both the home construction and building site preparation are completed at the same time. 
  • Modular homes allow for cost savings. Materials are bought in bulk at low cost, interest is saved on construction loans due to a lower time requirement and the house arrives to the building site 80-95% complete lowering the cost of on-site theft, vandalism and damaged materials. 
  • These homes are custom! Computer Aided Drafting allows for this to be possible. If you have a specific vision, create it! 
  • The Ritz-Craft modular home manufacturer is an Energy Star partner. They are proud to stamp your home with a logo that stands for energy efficient building methods and materials. 
  • Every Ritz-Craft home comes with a full, one-year limited warranty and a 10-year structural warranty. Also, the materials used to build the home, along with appliances, are covered by separate manufacturer warranties.   
Feeling intrigued and want to learn more? Contact Connecticut Valley Homes


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