About one-fifth of Americans now go to religious services a few times a year, and modular churches for sale in Florida are becoming an increasingly viable option for many congregations.
Buildings comprise the second largest area of expense for churches. A permanent building comes with an array of ongoing and hidden costs. There’s maintenance, repairs, cleaning, electricity, Internet, phone and security services. Together, these costs can comprise between 30% and 40% of a church’s budget.
But before you invest in any type of portable church construction project, it’s important to know how to find a manufacturer that truly has your best interests in mind. Here are just a few considerations to remember when choosing a portable church provider.
Number of Options
Most modular manufacturers, whether they provide residential or commercial structures, have a number of predesigned floor plans clients can choose from. If you have more specific visions for your project, you’ll have to make it clear to the manufacturer you’re considering. Don’t feel like you have to settle on a predesigned floor plan; speak up if you have specific project needs that need to be addressed.
Many modular manufacturers have formed professional partnerships over the years with brands for things like plumbing and electrical utilities or Before you choose a modular manufacturer, ask if they currently have any partnerships with brands, and if so, don’t hesitate to ask for names to check reputability for yourself. It’s important to choose a modular builder that only has partnerships with high quality brands.
Finally, it’s important to understand that sometimes, electrical, plumbing and duct work are not factored into the initial pricing for churches for sale, so your final cost may be 20% more than the builder’s quote. Make sure you fully understand what’s included in any estimates you get, as well as what will cost you extra at the end of the project’s construction.
Nearly 40% of the contractors surveyed said that prefab and modular construction is a growing part of their companies as well as part of their future strategic construction initiatives. Understanding these considerations can help you choose a modular manufacturer you’ll be happy with. For more information about church buildings for sale in Florida, contact ABS.