How much do your homes cost?

Pricing is set by our local builders, dealers, and varies significantly by location. There are a number of factors that influence pricing: engineering requirements (snow loads, seismic zone, climate zone, etc.), shipping distance, local contractor costs, options selection and site location.

In general, the home will cost about the same or slightly lower than onsite construction. For a similar or slightly lower cost, you can get a precision-built home built faster and hassle free.

As an example, in a low-cost area where the average construction cost is around $130 per square foot, our kit homes may cost about the same. In a high cost area where average construction cost is closer to $300 per square foot, our cost should be quite a bit lower. The reason for this, is that much of the home is still assembled onsite using local subcontractors that charge much higher rates in some areas.

Where are you located?

We have two small factories:

1. Cedar City Utah
3701 South 2700 West Cedar City UT 84720 (factory under construction).

2. Pocatello ID
5547 South 5th Ave, Pocatello ID 83204.
It's about a 2-hour drive north of Salt Lake City UT.

What about financing?

What about financing?

Financing is no different than any other site-built home. We do not offer direct financing through our company but do have different banks we work with depending on your location. You can contact your local bank and ask if they do construction loans and long-term home loans. Don’t 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 any other site-built home. As far as banks, lenders and appraisers are concerned, the home is NO DIFFERENT than any site-built home.

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

What building code are your homes built to?

Do you have more floor plans or larger homes?

Frontier 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?

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

Can you ship the home anywhere?

The kit homes can be shipped up to 750 miles. Keep in mind that the further you are from our factory, the more expensive it will be.

Are Zip Kit Homes considered sustainable and green?

Yes. Our homes generate about 80% less waste than standard site-built homes. In addition, because we focus on energy efficiency, your home will require less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.

Can you build LEED certified homes?

Yes. However, there are some additional costs associated with LEED certified homes because of additional inspections, testing and planning. In general, a LEED certified homes cost about 10% more.

How much does it cost to ship?

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

Can I save money by buying just the shell?

Yes, A shell is defined as bare stud walls with no wiring, plumbing, insulation with the roof and exterior done.

How long does it take to get my home from when I place the order?

From 1 to 4 months depending on our workload at the time you order.

Do you have model units we can come see?

Most of the time. We are usually rotating different model units at our factory in Pocatello ID. Contact us to find out if we do at the time.

How long have you been in business?

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

How can I get a discount or save money?

We offer discounts to investors or resellers buying multiple homes.

Do you set the homes on the foundation and connect all the utilities?

We do not act as the general contractor, only as the kit home provider. We work thorough local contractors who act as the general contractor. We ship the prefab kit home or modular units and provide all the plans, documents and engineering needed for the onsite construction. However, assembling the kit home or setting the modular home and all the onsite work is done through a local contractor or dealer. Please contact us to see if we have a dealer in your area.

Do you offer a warranty?

We offer a full warranty against manufactures defects.

Can I become a dealer?

Quite possibly. Please send us an email explaining your location and plan for selling and we'll talk.

Do you offer off-grid options?

We can pre-wire the home for future solar power, but the final installation is done onsite by the local contractor.

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Will there be any damage to the structure during transport?

Sometimes there can be small drywall cracks above windows or large doors but it is easily fixed after the home is set.

How long will my homes last?

As long as any other site-built home with proper maintenance – 50 years +.

Will you sell to homeowners or only to general contractors?

We recommend a general contractor, However, we will sell direct to homeowners if they have enough experience to build a home themselves or have help from someone with construction experience and we don’t have a contractor in your area.

If I want a home, how do I get started?

What is the first step? Give us a call or send us an email to get the ball rolling. We determine the design criteria in your area and get a $3,500 deposit and we’ll get going on your specific plans.

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

Contact us and we'll see if we have a contractor in your area. If we don't, we can help you find one.

Where do I choose my colors and options?

On our website. Click floor plans > choose your plan > Options and Colors.

What materials are used in the exterior wall panels? Is it standard construction?

Yes, it's standard 2x6 construction with 2" of closed cell EPS foam pre-installed.

Do the exterior doors come pre-painted?

No. You need to paint those onsite.

Does the standing seam metal roof come with all the trim pieces I need to complete the roof like drip edge, gable end trim, pipe flashings, etc.?

Yes. All trim pieces are included.

Can I purchase just the exterior shell kit and not the interior finish kit?

Yes.

Do you build custom floor plans?

Yes, only if you are purchasing 10 or more homes. For single home purchases we do not design or build custom floor plans.

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

To a very limited degree.

Does the exterior shell kit come with all interior wall pre-built?

Yes. All interior wall panels are pre-built. They are framed panels only. No drywall is installed.

Do the interior walls have drywall already installed?

No.

Is there drywall pre-installed on the exterior wall panels?

No. The wall panels have 2" of foam pre-installed towards the exterior. There is still 3.5" of open studs with pre-drilled holes for the electricians. After the electricians have completed their work and the home has been inspected by the local building inspector, you will install R-13 or R-15 fiberglass batts. Then the home is ready for drywall.

Does the kit include the R-13 fiberglass insulation that is installed after the kit is completed?

No, you purchase that separately.

How do the you run the electrical and plumbing after the wall and roof panels are set? Just like standard construction.

There is 3.5” of open wall studs remaining so that the electrician can run all his wiring.

Is any of the electrical or plumbing or drywall competed before the house arrives?

No. That is all completed onsite.

How long should it take to assemble the exterior shell kit?

That depends on the size of the home. Most exterior shell kits are completed in less than one week.

What is the benefit of the rainscreen / air gaps between the exterior cladding (siding) and the waterproof house wrap?

It extends the life of the siding material significantly by allowing the siding to dry and does not let any mold or mildew accumulate beneath the siding. In addition, it increases the efficiency of your home as hot or cold air is vented out before it penetrates into the cavity of the wall.

Do the roof panels come already waterproof?

Yes. We use Zip Systems plywood. It's 100% waterproof and the plywood joints are taped with waterproof tape. You will need to tape the seams between the wall panels. The waterproof tape is provided in the kit.

Does the price include install?

No.

Can you send your crews to assemble the home?

That depends on how far away the home is being set and availability of our crews.

Does the price include shipping?

No. Shipping is not included in the price.

If the house is a subfloor, not cement slab on grade, do you include the subfloor system in your kit?

No. Your general contractor would build the subfloor before the home arrives. Our 2-level homes do include the 2nd level floor system.

Do the windows every crack or break during shipping?

Not very often. In the event that a window does break or crack, we would send you a replacement windows.

Are the bottom plates pre-drilled to match the concrete poured in anchors?

That depends on who we are working with. In certain cases we can provide an exact anchor layout and pre-drill the bottom plates to exactly match the anchor bolts. However, this takes a very good and exact concrete contractor.

Do the windows every crack or break during shipping?

Not very often. In the event that a window does break or crack, we would send you a replacement windows.