There are a few things that are extremely important and are key when purchasing a new factory built home whether it’s a modular home or a manufactured home. A manufactured home is also known or referred to as a sectional home, triple-wide, double-wide or even single-wide home. Manufactured homes are in built in compliance with the HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) code which was adopted by an act of Congress in 1974.
Manufactured homes are typically built within a warehouse or a building facility which is climate controlled to avoid any type of weather delays. Almost every type of manufactured home has customizable options such as flooring, cabinetry, and exterior finishes, etc. Manufactured homes are often placed on a permanent foundation. Because manufactured homes can usually be relocated it will require a contractor who specializes in manufactured home set up and delivery/transportation.
Like a manufactured home, the sections of a modular home are built in a climate controlled building facility. Modular homes are built to conform to all state and local/regional codes that apply based on the final location of the home just like site-built homes. Modular homes can be built in up to 5 different sections. The different sections are then transported to the final locations where they are joined together on a permanent foundation by your local contractor. Because modular homes are built in different sections they can even be built as 2 story homes.
Almost every single modular home and manufactured home is customizable from the entire floor plan to the counter tops and size of the cabinets. Manufactured homes are built on steel frame foundations with wheels under each section and can be relocated to different locations, whereas a modular home is built to be placed on a site constructed foundation and cannot be moved.
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