SmartPads

Frequently Asked Questions

Quite possibly. Please Contact Us explaining your location and plan for selling and we’ll talk.

Sometimes there can be small drywall cracks above windows or large doors and occasional tile cracking, but it is easily fixed after the home is set. This is all easily remedied on site.

We offer a full one year warranty against manufactures defects.

Between 20,000 and 40,000 pounds, depending on the model and options.

We offer discounts to investors or developers who buy multiple homes.

Yes. Our homes generate about 80% less waste than standard site-built homes. SmartPads construction projects typically generate 1-2 dumpster loads as compared to 5-6 with a traditional site built. In addition, your home is built with state-of-the-art closed cell foam insulation products complimented with Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems delivering clean, fresh air into your home. Window options offer high efficiency & low U value. Because we focus on energy efficiency, your home will require less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.

That depends on the home but can be anywhere from $2,000 – $6,000 per module. Please select a specific home design that you are interested and then we can provide an estimate for shipping costs.

Currently we ship our homes within the state of Colorado, but we’re happy to look at any project that makes sense in Western United States.

We can introduce you to partner lenders. You will need to secure a construction loan. Unlike home mortgages, construction loans are interest only and short-term. You can obtain a construction-to-permanent loan (also known as a “rollover”) that starts as a construction loan and then converts to a mortgage after the home is built. Or, you can secure a construction-only loan that a lender would replace with a mortgage after the Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

SmartPads homes are built efficiently and in a timely manner once you’ve entered into a contract. SmartPads are built in 2-3 months, however the timeline can be affected by the type of house you are buying as larger homes will take longer to build than smaller homes, the volume of home orders the building facility has received, home inspections, land preparation, and more. Paying your procurement payment will determine the build date.

Yes, one of the unique offerings from SmartPads is the ability to choose from a wide range of high-end quality curated finishes to truly make the home your own.

Look at the design page on our website and each design that is showcased also includes a complete set of floor plans.

Other energy efficient features include closed cell foam insulation, quality windows, etc.

Modular homes are residences built in a controlled facility environment. They are constructed in sections or modules, and then transported to the construction site. There, they are set on a permanent foundation and stitched together by your local General Contractor.

You will need to work with a local General Contractor (GC) to manage your project. All onsite work is completed by your local GC. Responsibilities include hiring the crane and the set crew, preparing the site, installing the foundation (and garage, if desired), managing site engineering and permitting, and administering and supervising overall onsite construction.

We do not act as the General Contractor (GC), but as the prefab home builder. You will need to work with a local GC. We can make introductions to partner GC’s where we have relationships in select markets.

No. There are additional costs for shipping, setting, stitching of the home.

We can accommodate minor customization such as small adjustments to floor plans, cabinet layouts, garage placement, etc.

SmartPads modular homes are custom homes designed for mountain living. They are built by craftsmen in a controlled facility environment. They are constructed in sections or modules, and then transported to your home site. Then they are set on a permanent foundation and stitched together by your local General Contractor.

Currently we ship our homes within the states Colorado and Montana, but we’re happy to look at any project in Western United States

Once you’ve entered a contract, your SmartPads home can be built in as little as 2-3 months. The timeline can be affected by the size of your home and/or your customizations. 

Yes, building a SmartPads home offers you the ability to choose from a curated range of high-end quality finishes to truly make the home your own.

Your General Contractor (GC) will manage all on-site work. The GC’s responsibilities include preparing the site, installing the foundation (and garage, if desired), coordinating foundation engineering, local permitting, hiring and supervising the crew that installs your SmartPads home, and managing on-site construction components.

These designs have already been approved and engineered. You select the finishes to customize your home. If you want to change the floorplans, minor modifications are often possible but may have an impact on the total cost of the home. If you are interested in a fully customized SmartPads home, we do offer a custom design-build option.

Yes! SmartPads is also a custom design-build company, and we love working one-on-one with our clients to create a mountain modern home that meets your personal lifestyle and vision. SmartPads was founded by two guys who like building cool stuff – bring your ideas and we’ll share our expertise and creativity. It’s a fun process!!

Our modules are shipped from our facility by truck and are delivered to your site. Once on site, a crane and set crew will lift the modules from the trucks and place them onto your foundation. After the modules are set in place, your GC will complete the stitching. Stitching is the process of attaching the home to the foundation and sealing the modules together with insulation, drywall, and exterior sections of siding. 

There are additional costs for shipping, setting, and stitching of the home. The homeowner or GC will contract directly with shipping and setting companies. Shipping typically ranges from $4,000-$8,000 and the setting and stitching varies depending on the scope of the build and location.   

You will need to secure a construction loan just like any home construction. Unlike home mortgages, construction loans are interest only and short-term. You can obtain a construction-to-permanent loan (also known as a “rollover”) that starts as a construction loan and then converts to a mortgage after the home is built. Or you can secure a construction-only loan that a lender would replace with a mortgage after the Certificate of Occupancy is issued. We can introduce you to partner lenders. 

Yes. Our homes generate about 80% less waste than standard site-built homes. SmartPads construction projects typically generate 1-2 dumpster loads as compared to 5-6 with a traditional site built. In addition, your home is built with state-of-the-art closed cell foam insulation products complimented with Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems delivering clean, fresh air into your home. Window options offer high efficiency & low U value. We focus on energy efficiency, so your home will require less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.

We offer a full one-year warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Sometimes there can be small drywall cracks above windows or large doors and occasional tile cracking, but it is easily fixed after the home is set. This is all easily remedied on site.

While there is always a potential for minor damage during transport, our highly engineered modular construction methods prioritize structural integrity and durability. This minimizes the risk of significant damage to the home during shipping. You should expect minor drywall cracks and occasional tile cracking. Typically, this is easily remedied on site.

Between 35,000 and 55,000 pounds, depending on the model and options.

We offer discounts for multiple homes within one project.

Visit our Designs page to see the variety of custom prefab homes available. Floorplans and more details are listed with each design option. Please note not all our projects are listed on our website, so please inquire for more options.  

Yes. Included in the custom prefab home cost

  • range
  • hood vent
  • microwave,
  • dishwasher(s),
  • refrigerator
  • garbage disposal.

Not included: washer/dryer

For all models that include a garage, the garage will be constructed on-site. Please note that the cost of the garage is not included in the home cost; however, it is factored into the overall cost estimate.

The type of foundation required will be determined by the soil conditions of the site. It is recommended that the homeowner contract with a soils engineer to complete a soils test for their lot. Our minimum foundation requirement is a 4-foot-tall stem wall foundation. SmartPads homes cannot be set on slab on grade foundations. 

SmartPads provides the plan set, structural design and MEP drawings for the modules. The homeowner is responsible for foundation and site/civil plans.

SmartPads has GC contacts in select markets. Please reach out for more information.

Our homes are all happily occupied, but we welcome tours of our production facility, and you can explore several homes here. 

Yes, we can build on sloped lots. 

SmartPads homes are permitted in the same manner as traditional site-built homes. Your local GC is responsible for local permitting and SmartPads is responsible for state permitting. State requirements stipulate that SmartPads modules are reviewed and approved before shipping. 

Snow load is one of our specialties. SmartPads homes are built to your local building department requirements.

Quite possibly. Please Contact Us explaining your location and plan for selling and we’ll talk.

Sometimes there can be small drywall cracks above windows or large doors and occasional tile cracking, but it is easily fixed after the home is set. This is all easily remedied on site.

We offer a full one year warranty against manufactures defects.

Between 20,000 and 40,000 pounds, depending on the model and options.

We offer discounts to investors or developers who buy multiple homes.

Yes. Our homes generate about 80% less waste than standard site-built homes. SmartPads construction projects typically generate 1-2 dumpster loads as compared to 5-6 with a traditional site built. In addition, your home is built with state-of-the-art closed cell foam insulation products complimented with Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems delivering clean, fresh air into your home. Window options offer high efficiency & low U value. Because we focus on energy efficiency, your home will require less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.

That depends on the home but can be anywhere from $2,000 – $6,000 per module. Please select a specific home design that you are interested and then we can provide an estimate for shipping costs.

Currently we ship our homes within the state of Colorado, but we’re happy to look at any project that makes sense in Western United States.

We can introduce you to partner lenders. You will need to secure a construction loan. Unlike home mortgages, construction loans are interest only and short-term. You can obtain a construction-to-permanent loan (also known as a “rollover”) that starts as a construction loan and then converts to a mortgage after the home is built. Or, you can secure a construction-only loan that a lender would replace with a mortgage after the Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

SmartPads homes are built efficiently and in a timely manner once you’ve entered into a contract. SmartPads are built in 2-3 months, however the timeline can be affected by the type of house you are buying as larger homes will take longer to build than smaller homes, the volume of home orders the building facility has received, home inspections, land preparation, and more. Paying your procurement payment will determine the build date.

Yes, one of the unique offerings from SmartPads is the ability to choose from a wide range of high-end quality curated finishes to truly make the home your own.

Look at the design page on our website and each design that is showcased also includes a complete set of floor plans.

Other energy efficient features include closed cell foam insulation, quality windows, etc.

Modular homes are residences built in a controlled facility environment. They are constructed in sections or modules, and then transported to the construction site. There, they are set on a permanent foundation and stitched together by your local General Contractor.

You will need to work with a local General Contractor (GC) to manage your project. All onsite work is completed by your local GC. Responsibilities include hiring the crane and the set crew, preparing the site, installing the foundation (and garage, if desired), managing site engineering and permitting, and administering and supervising overall onsite construction.

We do not act as the General Contractor (GC), but as the prefab home builder. You will need to work with a local GC. We can make introductions to partner GC’s where we have relationships in select markets.

No. There are additional costs for shipping, setting, stitching of the home.

No. There are additional costs for shipping, setting, stitching of the home.