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ALLIED MODULAR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT IS A MODULAR BUILDING?

A standing single or two-story structure or enclosure composed of multiple prefabricated wall sections, or modules, which are combined together in a systematical format allowing relative ease of assembly, quick installation, and the ability to disassemble and move the structure in units or in its original unassembled sections for later reassembly and reuse. Because of a modular building’s nature, windows, doors, ceiling, roofing, and more can easily be added to it as well.
 

WHY A MODULAR BUILDING INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION?

Modular wall systems offer a quick, affordable, flexible solution that grows with your business. Modular systems are prefabricated in a factory, using fewer raw materials and making more efficient use of materials and labor. Modular parts are then transported to and installed on the building site. Installation is quick and clean: take it down, reconfigure, rebuild…you don’t have to worry about patching and painting. Your business will experience virtually no downtime.
 

WHY GO WITH MODULAR?

  • As one of the highest regarded and most experienced companies in the industry, Allied Modular offers the highest quality modular structures on the market.
  • Allied’s modular walls feature the best, sturdiest materials and have built-in, UL classified electrical systems.
  • Allied Modular also offers the best customer service in the industry and outstanding warranties, installation services, and freight protection services.
  • Largest wall/frame color selection in the industry.
  • Allied Modular has two shipping locations to cut down on freight costs.

ARE MODULAR BUILDING STURDY?

You bet they are! All modular buildings are built to comply with all local building codes and seismic codes. Once a modular building goes up, it stays up until you decide to take it down. We offer an economical 2” wall thickness or even a 4” wall thickness to resemble a more traditional wall look and feel.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A MODULAR STRUCTURE?

Not very long. Generally speaking, modular buildings can be built in 1/3 of the time of hard construction projects.

WHAT DOES “UL CLASSIFIED’ MEAN?

UL classification pertains to the highly sought-after seal of approval that UL, the Underwriters Laboratory gives out to the best-made, safest products. For UL to give out their approval, a product undergoes lengthy, rigorous lab tests in order to guarantee that the product is completely safe. Allied Modular electrical systems are UL classified, which means they have prevailed over all sorts of possible failures. UL classified electrical systems are as safe as they come.

ARE MODULAR BUILDINGS READY TO USE?

Yes. Allied Modular specializes in turn-key installations, which means, when a modular building is installed, it is ready-to-use on the spot. That means working doors, power outlets, wall switches, and everything are ready-to-use for whatever tasks you have planned.
 

DO YOU HAVE TO PAINT A MODULAR BUILDING?

All respective modular building parts are either anodized or powder coated in the factory, which means they are delivered already painted. Wall panels are prefinished in the factory with the industry’s largest selection of colors: no more hiring painters and dealing with messy paint spills.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWDER COATING AND CONVENTIONAL PAINT?

Powder coating is a type of glaze that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and powder is that the coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a skin. It is used to create a hard finish that is much tougher than conventional paint, so there is no need to repaint in the future. We offer the largest selection of colors in the industry. We even do custom colors.

DO YOU BUILD NATIONWIDE?

Yes. We build in all 50 states.

CAN I WORK WITH YOU TO DESIGN A CUSTOM LAYOUT?

Of course! We have an in-house staff of product designers and Auto CAD drafters that are available at 1-888-836-7850 and will walk you through designing exactly what you need. Call now to start designing your own layout today!

I DON’T WANT TO PAY EXCESSIVE FREIGHT. DO YOU HAVE LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY?

We do! We have facilities in California, Texas, and Tennessee, so no matter where you are located, we can ship to you with relatively low costs.

ARE MODULAR BUILDINGS CONSIDERED GREEN CONSTRUCTION?

Modular buildings are green on several levels. Not only are modular buildings made of reusable, recyclable materials, but the modular wall structures themselves can be taken down and rearranged to accommodate a host of applications. No more tearing down buildings and disposing of them as in hard construction. Also, green construction offers a smaller footprint when it comes to manufacturing and building. Modular parts are manufactured in a factory under controlled settings, utilizing the latest in manufacturing technology. This means raw materials and energy are used much more efficiently than in older methods. Also, with two shipping centers, Allied Modular seeks to cut down on shipping distances, helping to lower fuel usage and emissions.

IF MY COMPANY GROWS, CAN I ADD TO OR RECONFIGURE MY MODULAR BUILDING?

Yes. Modular buildings are the best buildings to build for a growing company. Modular buildings can be modified, taken down, rearranged, or expanded upon quickly and easily to meet whatever demands your business requires.

I HAVE LIMITED FLOOR-SPACE, BUT I NEED MORE OFFICES. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? 

Limited floor space? Build up! We offer two-story modular buildings in almost any size. We can design and build according to your needs and specifications.

I WANT TO HAVE MY BUILDING INSTALLED, BUT I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH CONTRACTORS OR SUBCONTRACTORS. HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?

We offer a turn-key installation in which a building is ready to be used as soon as it is built. This means we can design it, manufacture it, and install it. From concept to completion, we are with you every step of the way. This is especially useful when you need a new building quickly in the face of a deadline or a strict time frame. All that’s left is to hand over the keys. You are only dealing with us. No more headaches from dealing with contractors and subcontractors.

DO YOU OFFER WARRANTIES ON YOUR BUILDINGS?

We do. We offer 10-year warranties on interior buildings and 1-year warranties on exterior buildings. Manufacturer’s warranties apply for all of our accessories.

HOW CAN I BE SURE MY MODULAR BUILDING IS SHIPPED INTACT AND WITHOUT DAMAGE?

Allied Modular offers a fantastic “Worry-Free Freight” protection service for all shipments of modular products. This places Allied Modular as 100% responsible for all shipped goods. If any parts are lost or damaged in transit, we will replace them free of charge. We handle everything from reordering damaged items to reshipping those items to the job site ASAP.

DO YOU OFFER INSTALLATION SERVICES?

Yes, we do. We offer installation services by Allied Modular’s own factory certified installers. Our installers have undergone rigorous training to ensure that your modular buildings are correctly installed quickly and efficiently.

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE TO PERMIT MY BUILDING?

Allied Modular has an engineering department that can provide architectural packages that include architectural drawings, plans, structural calculations, and title 24 energy calculations to submit to your local building department to obtain a permit.

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