New or Used Modular Building?

Should you buy or rent a new or a used Modular building?

At iModular we get this question often…”is it better to buy a new modular building or a used one?” Here’s the advice that has proven to work for businesses, schools and churches.

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Decide if a new or used modular building is best for your <br>space needs before you rent or buy

Modular building suppliers typically have used modular buildings in stock and available “as is” or you can request floor plan modifications to meet your specific space needs. This is the less expensive option as long as you are comfortable with the square footage, condition, warranty and price. This option will also save you time. Used modular buildings can last a long time if they have been maintained properly so ask the sales person about the service history of the modular before you buy.

If you prefer having a new modular building most suppliers will work with you to design a new structure complete with the finishes and specifications you need for your business, school or church. This option gives you some helpful flexibility with the specifications compared to a used modular building and the warranty will cover a lot more. Obviously “building new” is more time consuming and expensive as well.


I suggest using the Compare Price Quotes Tool. The online form takes 2 minutes to complete and local suppliers will call you with prices and answers to your specific modular building questions the same day.

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Matt Banes modular building information source

Matt Banes

Since 1988 I have helped countless businesses, schools, and churches buy, rent, and sell all types of modular buildings, mobile offices, and portable classrooms for a wide variety of business and educational uses.

One of my success secrets is being available by phone to quickly answer questions and help you find what you need cost-effectively. So, why wait? Call me directly at the Modular Building Help Line (800) 806-7485.

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  • Keep in mind that it may be time to replace your current modular building if it has been used for several years and needs a lot of maintenance. Some modular suppliers will work out a trade in or swap arrangement if you are a long term renter.