(Frequently Asked Questions)
What’s the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?
First, our manufactured and modular homes are both built in the same quality-controlled factory environment. But the basic difference between the two is the building code to which they are constructed. Manufactured homes are built to comply with the CSA-240 Standard, while modular homes are built to the CSA A277 Standard which essentially is the provincial building code where the home is to be located.
Can I buy my SRI home factory direct?
No. SRI sells their homes through a network of independent retailers. There is a good reason for this because SRI homes are delivered to sites from Vancouver Island to Ontario and from the US border into the Northern territories (even Alaska). SRI relies on this network of retailers to provide the necessary service required to deliver the home and provide the first year warranty work that may be required. Additionally, retailers are familiar with the local building bylaws and can provide valuable information to the homeowner.
Can I custom design my new home?
Yes. Every homeowner has their own individual preferences and SRI can accommodate these as long as the engineering department says we can build them!
How long do I have to wait from the time I order my home until it is delivered?
If you choose a “stock” home from a retailer’s lot, this may happen within days. However, if you choose to factory order your home, the time will depend on how many homes are on order (backlogged) and the number of custom items in your home. The actual time to build your home would be about 2 weeks from the start of construction at the factory.
Are SRI homes affordable?
You will probably be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable an SRI home can be. SRI retailers are pleased to provide not only pricing information, but also have brochures, information packages and often have show homes for viewing. First find the closest SRI factory to you (by clicking on one of the orange buttons on the right) then go to the retailer page to find the retailer near you.
Where do I find out about Manufactured Home Parks?
Contact a retailer in your location. They are familiar with the parks in your area.
Can I place a modular home on my own building lot?
Usually yes. Occasionally there maybe a building scheme in place that will allow only specific builders. Your SRI retailer will be able to assist you.
What is the warranty on an SRI home?
SRI provides a one year manufacturer’s warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. Years two through ten is a structural warranty provided by Pacific Warranty in British Columbia and Progressive Warranty elsewhere. This warranty covers the major structural components of your home. Additionally, the manufacturers of some items in the home provide their own warranty, eg. Appliances, hot water heater, furnace, shingles, etc.
Can a factory built home be placed on a basement or crawl space foundation?
Both manufactured and modular homes can be placed on a basement or crawl space. The specifications for doing so vary from region to region, but both are possible. To assist the retailer and setup crew with the design of the foundation you decide to use foundation layout drawings can be provided.
Can I finance my SRI home?
Usually yes. Again, your SRI retailer will be able to assist you.
What about energy efficiency?
Some energy efficient items are standard on SRI including Low E/Argon windows and High Efficiency furnaces. Other energy efficient items can be added such as tank less hot water systems. All SRI homes (except park models) have 2×6 exterior walls as a standard feature.
Where can I tour one of your homes?
Our homes are set up at retail sales centers (dealers), First go to the factory near you and then click on the retailer’s page to find the nearest one to you.
I have an older manufactured home and am considering a new one. Can I trade my current home in?
Often times an SRI retailer will take a trade in and discount the new home. Once again, contact a retailer in your area.
Can I take a tour of your manufacturing facility?
Yes, we currently offer factory tours by appointment only.
Do your Cape Cod models come with a finished upstairs?
Our Cape Cod floor plans are shipped with a finished first floor and the second floor can be finished as additional living space on-site. Whether you want a few more bedrooms and a full bath or a large bonus room for games and entertaining, one of our independent retailers can work with you to design and finish the second floor area to meet your needs. Also, Cape Cod homes are only built in our Kelowna factory. Go to www.winfieldhomes.ca to find out more.