3 Myths About Manufactured Housing
Manufactured Homes are Mobile Homes
Manufactured homes are mistakenly called many things, but the most widely used misnomer is “mobile homes.” The simple fact is that manufactured homes really aren’t very mobile. Manufactured homes are built in accordance with HUD standards to include a permanent steel chassis, which helps transport the home to its site. But once a manufactured home is brought to its site, it typically doesn’t move again after that. 90% of modern manufactured homes stay at their original site.
Although you can move manufactured homes, it’s much easier said than done. They aren’t like recreational vehicles, which can be moved around with relative ease. Moving a manufactured home can be an expensive and complicated endeavour that requires zoning consideration, a mover familiar with regulations pertaining to moving homes, and finding a route with roads that can handle a home being moved.
Manufactured Housing is Poorly Made
Manufactured homes are built using the same construction techniques and materials used for site-built homes, the only difference being they are built indoors, preventing weather-related delays and protecting construction elements from being damaged, vandalized, or stolen. If anything, manufactured homes are built with extra secure construction because, unlike site-built homes, they need to be able to withstand being moved to the home’s site.
Manufactured Homes Waste Energy
Not only are manufactured homes generally more affordable than site-built homes, they save you even more money by helping keep your energy costs down. Modern manufactured homes are built with energy efficiency in mind. Because of the way manufactured homes are built, with entire walls, ceilings, and floors being built as complete, large pieces, there are naturally fewer gaps for heat to escape through or for cold air to come in.