FAQ

Where do you guys ship your Modular Units?

Below is a map of the states we currently ship to, these states include: UT, ID, MT, WY, CO, NM, AZ, NV

What is the lead time on your Modular Units?

We are roughly 1 year out on all of our Modular Units and Panelized Shell Kits after the first payment is submitted.

We are then able to send the floor plans and builder packet within 1 week.

After you receive the builder packet, we will be able to get it engineered for your specific location so you can submit the floor plans for a building permit.

After you receive your building permit, contact us to schedule a day for the panelized kit or modular unit to arrive. That date will depend of when your home gets on our production schedule and when your onsite contractor has completed the excavation footings, foundation, and is ready to receive the panelized kit or modular unit. We always do our best to work with your schedule.

Why aren’t you offering your Panelized Shell kits anymore?

Our Pod Modular Units have become increasingly popular and there is a high demand for tiny homes right now. Because of the demand we have taken in a high amount of orders and will continue to build and sell our Pod Modular Units and no longer offer our shell kits. We will however offer plans for our shell kits!

What is the difference between the Pod Modular Units and a Panelized Shell Kit?

Modular Units are fully completed units, meaning all the exterior is complete and the interior items are installed and complete (flooring, appliances, cabinetry, etc). Modular Units range in sizes from 288 sq ft up to 756 sq ft and are considered a “tiny home”.

Panelized Shell Kits are just the exterior shell of the home and the size ranges from 800 sq ft up to 3000 sq ft. We build the walls, floor, and roof by panels in our factory and then are flat packed on a trailer and assembled on site. We will only assemble the exterior shell and the inside of the home is just framed and need to be completed by a General Contractor or Owner Builder. Since we discontinued shell kits, we will only offer the plans for our larger homes.

What is included in your Basic Set of plans you are offering?

We are working on launching a new and improved website that will have a library of most of our designs for our homes. On the website will have pricing for the basic set of plans and include a detailed explanation of what is going to be included. They will include items such as basic set of plans, material take offs, scope of work for a contractor and much more.

Can you recommend a contractor in my area to work with?

We do not recommend specific contractors to build our homes. It is the buyer’s responsibility to find their own general contractor or act as the owner-builder.

Do you build custom floor plans?

We only build custom floor plans if you have a project with 50+ units. For larger projects we can customize our kit homes and townhomes to meet your project needs and budget.

We do not customize floor plans for individual homes. We only offer the floor plans that are currently listed on our website.

Can I customize the Modular Unit, like change window locations, interior walls, etc.?

You can purchase our standard floor plans and pay a third party designer to make changes to the home. However, we do not sell any customized wall panel kits. If you choose to purchase the wall panel kit from us you cannot make changes.

What is the payment schedule?

A basic payment schedule is as follows:

  1. Floor plans and builder packet: Paid up front when you make the purchase.
  2. Modular Unit: 50% paid before start of production, and 50% paid after the unit is delivered.

Where are you located?

Our factory and model home is located in Cedar City, UT.

Our address is:

Zip Kit Homes

3665 West 2700 South
Cedar City, Utah 84720

We are about a 2-1/2 hour drive north of Las Vegas NV and a 3 hour drive south from Salt Lake City, UT.

What about financing?

Financing is no different than with any other site-built home. We do not offer direct financing through our company, but we do have several banks we work with depending on your location. You can contact your local bank and see if they offer construction loans and long-term home loans. You do not need to tell them it’s a prefab home — it only confuses them. As far as banks, lenders and appraisers are concerned, your home will be NO DIFFERENT than any other site-built home (only faster and better built.)

Are Zip Kit Homes considered manufactured homes?

NO. Manufactured homes are built to a less stringent building code (HUD Code). Zip Kit Homes are built to the same building code as all other site-built homes.

We build your home according to the International Residential Code (IRC) or the International Building Code (IBC). These are the same building codes as most site-built homes in the United States and meet the highest standard. This allows you to qualify for FHA and USDA financing at low interest rates. This also ensures a higher resale value for your home.

Do you have more floor plans or larger homes?

Currently, we only offer the homes listed on our website. We do not build custom homes. If you are looking for multiple homes or a multi-family housing project, we can customize the homes to fit your specific circumstances and land. Contact us to discuss your specific project needs.

What about inspections?

The inspection process for Zip Kit Homes is no different than for site-built homes. The home is assembled onsite, and the local building official does the inspections after the structure is assembled. We have IRC and IBC certified third party inspectors for any required inspections in the factory.

Are Zip Kit Homes considered sustainable and green?

Yes. Our homes generate about 70% less waste than standard site-built homes. Additionally, since we focus on energy efficiency your home will require less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.

How much does it cost to ship?

That depends on the home. Please refer to the specific home you’re interested in for shipping costs.

Do you have model units we can come see?

We have a model home of our Columbia floor plan next to our factory in Cedar City, UT. The model home is shown by appointment only. Please email us if you would like to schedule a time (Mon-Fri. only).

How long have you been in business?

Over 20 years as a general contractor. We have built over 500 homes. We’ve been building prefab kit homes since 2009.

Do you offer discounts if we purchase multiple homes?

Yes. If you have a project involving 10 or more units of one floor plan we can offer quantity discounts. Contact us to learn more.

Can you send your framing crews to assemble the panelized kit?

Yes. That is included in the installed kit price. However, it is only available in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. We provide all the plans, documents and engineering needed for the onsite construction. We also only offer this service for projects with more than 10 homes. We do not set the homes for individual homes.

Do you offer a warranty?

We offer a full warranty against manufacturer’s defects.

Can I become a dealer?

We can sell directly to the customer or directly to a general contractor. If you are a general contractor and would like to work with us, please Contact us here.

Do you offer off-grid options?

Any off-grid options such as solar would be completed by a local electrician or solar installer you hire find in your location. In summary, yes, your home can be off grid and solar, but that desire has nothing to do with the panelized kit or products we sell. That addition would be installed by a local contractor.

How long will my home last?

Zip Kit Homes last long as all other site-built homes with proper maintenance – 100+ years.

What materials are used in the exterior wall panels?

2×6 exterior walls, 24” on center with 7/16” OSB sheathing. Interior walls are generally 2×4, 24” on center. Interior plumbing walls are 2×6 walls.