Permanent vs. Relocatable Modular Buildings

Permanent vs. Relocatable Modular Buildings

Many people who call us at Modular Genius are trying to decide between permanent vs. relocatable modular buildings. There are considerable benefits to both – they can be ready to install in as little as 90 days and are strong, durable, and amazingly cost-effective. Modular Genius has a great deal of experience manufacturing both types of structures. We’ve provided buildings to school districts, retail operations, construction companies, healthcare corporations, and many others.

Our company is a leader in design-to-occupancy modular structures, and we can meet whatever your space requirements may be, whether they’re small scale, large, or somewhere in between. We have a team of project managers, engineers, field superintendents, and designers who are passionate about client satisfaction at every turn.

Permanent or Relocatable – Which is Best for You?

Whether you want a permanent or relocatable modular structure will depend a lot on your budgetary limitations, as well as the purpose of the building. Other considerations will include your long-term needs and the architectural style that works best for you. A relocatable structure will be the fastest solution, but a permanent building will last 60 years or longer.

Relocatable Modular Structures

These are also known as temporary or portable buildings because they can be dismantled and moved to another area very easily. Relocatable structures can be rented, leased or purchased outright, and can also be used in a wide variety of ways. These include sales offices, classrooms, construction site offices, and many others.

The reason they’re known as “temporary” is that they’re not affixed to any sort of real estate. Instead, they’re usually anchored to, and installed on, a pier foundation made of concrete. We often add steps and ramps for access and then use skirting material to enclose the crawl space.

Relocatable modular buildings are usually made primarily of wood and can be moved multiple times without losing strength. As long as they are properly maintained, they can typically last at least three decades.

Permanent Modular Structures

With a permanent building, you’ll have many more design options. We can make a structure in just about any way you can imagine. Our team of experts has built single and multi-story structures for just about every conceivable application. You can choose from several different types of architectural features, as well as a virtually unlimited range of both exterior and interior finishes.

Permanent modular structures are usually made of wood, steel, or concrete framing. This allows for a great deal of customization, including site-built roofs, layouts specific to your needs, and more. We can also include concrete floors, as well as stairwells and even elevators.

School districts will often create an entire campus out of permanent modular buildings. These structures also work perfectly for office buildings, health clinics, dentist offices, and even emergency rooms. A permanent building, as stated earlier, can last 60 years or longer as long as it’s properly maintained.

Talk to Us to Learn More

An expert with Modular Genius can tell you much more about permanent vs. relocatable modular buildings. Feel free to ask any questions you like by getting in touch. You can call (888) 420-1113 or contact us online.