What is a Factory Built Home?  

Homes built in a factory typically fall into one of 2
categories, either
Manufactured or Modular.  
Manufactured homes are built to the Federal HUD code
(title 25) standards on steel I-beams/trailer with wheels and
axles. The wheels and axles are removed once delivered to
the site but the steel I-beams/trailer remain as they are
part of structure. Manufactured homes can be built in one
or more sections. The traditional method of installation is
piers and pads above grade and sometimes below grade on
a perimeter foundation. Upon delivery to the job site the
sections are "joined" and close up of the interior and
exterior is completed. When a Manufactured Home (HUD) is
place on a permanent foundation in a below grade set there
is no noticeable difference in the appearance between this
home and site built or Factory/Built Modular homes if the
foundation and exterior finish is done properly.  

Modular Homes are built to the same codes as site built
structures
(title 24) which includes, Energy Efficiency
Standards of the State/County/City it is being installed in.  
Modular Homes are built in one or more sections with floor
joist systems and other structural enhancements that do
not require the extra strength of the steel I-beams/trailers
to remain part of the structure. The trailers are only used
to transport the sections to the site. In most cases a crane
is required to set the sections in place. When the sections
are craned in place the sections are joined and then close
up is completed inside and out. Once the home is
completed, it is considered to be the same as any
traditional site built home and is assessed and taxed the
same as any real estate.

A well-built modular building should have the same
longevity as its site-built counterpart, increasing in value
over time.  

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Our floor plans and models can be built either
modular or manufactured.  Call us today to discuss
which option is best for you.
 
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