Make sure to compare “apples to apples”…

Occasionally we run into previous potential customers and find out they bought a home from somewhere else (yes, we are still friendly with them). After talking about their new home, we may inquire why they bought from somewhere else. The typical answer is not that they liked the other home better, but they thought they were getting a better deal by saving thousands of dollars or getting a bigger home for the same money. Unfortunately, they are now paying for it in one way or another and wished they would have bought a home from Silverpoint Homes.

So how can a similar size home cost thousands less? Builder’s or manufacturer’s specifications and options. A few big things like cabinets, carpet, and windows. And lots and lots of little detail items like door knobs, light fixtures, recessed lights, and lumber dimensions add up. We also dress up our display model homes to show the variety of potential options.

Silverpoint Homes believes most modular homes are well built in terms of factory quality, however not all modular homes are built to the same specifications. Over the past several years, many doublewide/HUD manufacturers will convert up to modular and other modular manufacturers have developed homes that can look nice on the surface, but do not have “good bones” or another saying is “lipstick on a pig.” Initially they look good, but over time the home has problems. This has created confusion and perception problems with homebuyers.

Below is a table of specifications to aid in comparing a typical Silverpoint Homes’ home to a typical lower value home. Many are hidden specifications that will not be called out in detail on sales literature. The home might not have all the lower specifications listed but it will have several. Additionally many site builders will use similar undocumented specifications to shave costs. When you are in the final stages of selecting a home or builder, Silverpoint Homes encourages a detail specification review to ensure you get your home built the way you want. If price is primary concern, we can build your home with different specifications to meet a lower price point. We can assist you in determining which specifications could really matter to you and which ones may not.

When comparing “apples to apples”, you will discover that our homes really are the

Best Value per Square Foot


Silverpoint Homes (typical)

Typical Lower Value Home

Floor Joists

2”x10” joist on 16” Centers

Off-frame modular only

Double rim perimeter joists

2x8” on 16” Center

or 2x10” on 20” or 24” Centers

or On-frame modular

Single rim perimeter joist

Floor Decking OSB

¾” or 23/32”

5/8” or 19/32”

Roof Decking

7/16” OSB with H clips

3/8” OSB w/ H clips or 7/16” without H clips


Architectural - 30 year warranty

3 tab – 20 or 25 year warranty

Exterior Walls

2x4’ or 2x6” on 16” Centers

2x4” on 16” Centers or 2x6” on 24” Centers

Marriage Walls

2x3” w/ full OSB sheathing sealed at floor/ceiling

2x3” w/ no sheathing

Interior Walls



Drywall ceiling

1/2” Smooth finish

½” Stipple or texture finish


West, Silverline, or Kinro Windows

Lifetime Warranty

DP35 – DP50 Rated (132 mph gust)

Single hung | with grids

Non-brand name

5 or 10 year warranty

Smaller size | no grids


Thickness: .043 or higher

Crane or PlyGem Vinyl Siding

Lifetime Warranty

Thickness: .038 -.040 or thinner

Limited term warranty


25 oz.


15 oz. or less

Examples: Shaw Mantra or Live Wire


Luxury Vinyl Plank in Main Areas

Carpet or Roll Vinyl in Main Areas

Insulation - Floor



Insulation - Wall

R-19 or R-21

R-15 (R-13 in some areas)

Insulation - Ceiling



Appliances - Fridge

25 Cubic ft. Side by Side & icemaker plumbed in Wall

18 CF or similar & no icemaker plumbing

Appliances – Range Hood

Whirlpool Included

Not Included

Appliances - cooktop

Whirlpool Smooth top

Coil top


Hardwood face frames

30”/36” Staggered with cove molding

Soft Close and Dovetail Drawers

Satin Nickel knobs throughout

Wrapped (MDF) doors

Pressed wood Construction

30” Wall cabinets with no cove molding

Side Mount Guides with Stapled Drawer

No pull knobs or knobs in kitchen only


Moen, Modern Brass, or Stonecrest Fixtures

Plastic non-brand name



Plastic or low grade hardware, imported

Front/Rear Door

Milliken or ThermaTru Fiberglass – All 36”

Various glass styles

20 year or Lifetime Warranty

Steel or non-brand fiberglass – 32”

no glass or 2-lite

Limited Term Warranty

Sliding Glass Door

West, Silverline, or Kinro Sliding and Patio Doors with Lifetime Warranty

Smaller, Non-brand, Limited Warranty | DP35

Shower Door (Master)


Not available or optional

Bathtub material / size

Fiberglass 60”

Plastic 54”

Vanity bowl material

Vitreous China



Elongated, 15-16” height

Round, 14” height

Countertops / edge

Laminate with Crescent edge

Laminate with straight edge

Bath Vanity Height

34” Comfort Height Vanities Throughout

30” throughout

Kitchen Sink

8” deep

Single Lever Faucet

6-7” deep, thinner grade stainless

Dual Handle Faucet

Kitchen Island

Included in most plans with outlets

Island Optional; no outlets

Kitchen lights

Recessed LED Lighting

Pendant lights over island

Fluorescent fixture or 2-bulb globe

No stem lights

Dining Room Lights

4 Arm Chandelier or Recess Lighting Included

3 Arm Light Fixture - Chrome

Bathroom lights

3-bulb vanity lights in Satin Nickel/ Recess Over Master Shower

Overhead or 2-bulb – Chrome/No Lights over Shower

Bedroom lights

Brushed Nickel Globe Fixtures

Switched receptacle / no overhead light

Wire & Brace for Ceiling Fans

Standard in some locations


Heat Pump


Miller, Intertherm, Goodman

Limited Home Warranty

2-10 Warranty Included in Every Home

None or 10 year on modular structure only

Customization / Personalization

Extremely obtainable

Extremely Limited


Full Masonry Foundation Included in Base Price (40” Average Height – Varies by Location )

Foundation added to base cost, sometimes pier & curtain wall foundation

Exterior Faucets

Included in Base Price (2)

Added to Base Price