RTM Information and FAQs
WHAT IS A READY-TO-MOVE HOME? IS IT THE SAME AS A MODULAR OR MOBILE HOME?
A RTM (Ready-To-Move) home is not the same as a modular or a mobile home.
Modular homes are typically constructed in factories, in 2 or more pieces. The pieces would be sent to you and put together on your site.
Mobile homes are mass-produced in factories with a limited number of floor plans and finishing options available. The materials used are usually not comparable to those used in a stick-built or Ready-To-Move home, making them restricted in many jurisdictions.
Our Ready-To-Move homes are fully constructed and finished on our yard, and the completed home is loaded onto moving beams connected to the moving truck. The home is then delivered to your site and placed onto your foundation. The process and materials used for building our RTMS are very similar to those used in building ‘stick-built’ homes. Almost every aspect of your home can be customized to suit your needs and wants.
CAN I CHANGE THE FLOOR PLAN?
Yes. We do have a selection of plans available here on our web site that we can build, but we can also build to another plan that you might have, customize any of these plans, or create a custom-designed plan just for you. Our salespeople and skilled drafting department are here to help you develop a home plan that will suit your needs. The options for your Ready-To-Move home are almost limitless.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES ARE USED TO LOAD, MOVE AND UNLOAD AN RTM HOME?
Greystone Homes employs the services of Neufeld Building Movers for the delivery of all of our RTM homes. For information about moving RTM homes, please visit the web site of Neufeld Building Movers at www.neufeldbuildingmovers.com.
DOES AN RTM HOME GET DAMAGED DURING THE MOVE?
Neufeld Building Movers is skilled and experienced in moving many types of buildings through all sorts of conditions, and they will ensure that a minimal amount of damage is done to your home during the move. However, almost all homes will experience some minor cosmetic damage. You can expect minor drywall cracking and nail pops. Some of the fixtures in your home (bi-fold doors, light fixtures), will not be installed in your home during the move in order to protect them from damage.
After your home is moved onto your foundation and you have had your power hooked up, Greystone Homes’ service people will visit your home to fix any of these deficiencies caused during the move and to re-install the products that were not installed before the move. Our painters will then come to your home and apply a final coat of paint as required.