Your Modular Home Elevation Plans Details

Checking the details of your modular home elevation plans is one of your most important responsibilities. Make sure that the features that apply to your house are shown on the drawings and look as you expect them to look. Don’t assume you’re getting what you want and expect – verify for yourself.

Modular home elevation plans showing exterior features that add character to the facade
The modular home elevation plans show which exterior features are included on your home

Modular Home Elevation Plans Checklist


  • 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


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


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


  • 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


  • Size
  • Style
  • Location

For more information about checking the details of your modular home elevation plans, see Designing a Modular Home in my book The Modular Home.