Checklist for Reviewing Your Modular Home Elevation Plans

Checking the details of your modular home elevation plans is one of your most important responsibilities. Make sure that the features listed below that apply to your house are shown on the drawings and look as you expect them to look.

Roof

  • Pitch
  • Shingle type
  • Eave and gable overhang size
  • Gable end returns – size and style
  • Decorative gables – size and pitch
  • Skylight location

Shed Dormer

  • Size
  • Style
  • “Fake rakes” along gable ends and rear

Gable Dormers

  • Size
  • Style
  • Symmetry

Windows

  • Quantity
  • Size
  • Spacing and symmetry
  • Grills
  • Transoms
  • Specialty styles, such as elliptical, bow, bay

Doors

  • Quantity
  • Size
  • Spacing and symmetry
  • Sidelights
  • Grills
  • Transoms
  • Door lights

Siding

  • Type
  • Corner post style and width

Decorative finish

  • Dentil-moldings and frieze-boards
  • Window mantles, lineals, and shutters
  • Door pediments

Raised ranch and split-level finish

  • Front elevation – cantilevered or flush with foundation
  • Entry – recessed or flush
  • Kneewall windows and doors – quantity, location, and size

Exterior stairs

  • Tread width
  • Landing size
  • Number of steps
  • Railings – location and style

Chimney

  • Size
  • Style
  • Location

For more information about checking modular home general contractor references, see Designing a Modular Home in The Modular Home by Andy Gianino, President of The Home Store.