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My company designs and sells custom solar homes. Soon after we started up in 1988, we realized that while our homes were less expensive to own over the long term, they were more expensive to buy because of the difficulty of building unique solar features on site. It was also a challenge to control quality while building houses across a six-state area. When we added it all up, modular construction was the solution. Modular, Not Double-Wide Don't confuse framed modular housing with other forms of factorybuilt housing. Like "double-wides," which are essentially inferior mobile homes built on a steel over-the-road frame, modular housing is built in a factory, but that's where the similarity ends. A modular home contains exactly the same