About the Product

MYTH

Manufactured homes are poor quality versions of site built homes.
hud approved

TRUTH

Manufactured homes, unlike site-built homes, are regulated by the US government under the HUD code. This means design, construction, durability, strength, fire resistance, energy efficiency, and more are all regulated by the U.S. government. The manufactured home is the only form of housing routinely inspected for building code compliance before the homeowner moves in. Plus, the building process is designed to be efficient! Instead of subjecting top quality materials and equipment to the elements, manufactured homes are built in factories, saving time and money. The factory-built process also allows craftsmen to build walls and floors on fixtures to ensure that each home comes together perfectly.

MYTH

Manufactured homes are cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
hud approved

TRUTH

The insulation in today’s manufactured home is similar to that in a site-built home, sometimes even better! With R-values of 25 in the roof and 19 in the side walls and 22 in the floor, a manufactured home is cozy the whole year through!

MYTH

Manufactured homes’ walls are too thin.
hud approved

TRUTH

Today’s manufactured homes have interior walls three to four inches thick, covered with 5/16 inch or ½ inch gypsum. You won’t hear any more through those walls than you will in site built homes, considering they both use the same materials. Exterior walls are often built using 2 inch by 6 inch construction.

MYTH

Manufactured homes’ roofs are unsafe.
hud approved

TRUTH

The roofing structure of a modern manufactured home is more precisely engineered and monitored more closely, than that of site built homes. Trusses are certified and regularly tested. Manufactured homes offer a higher grad vinyl siding on their homes, and they have the same shingles as their site built counterparts. Your manufactured home is just as sturdy, inside and out.

MYTH

Manufactured homes have weak floors.

TRUTH

Worried your waterbed is going to fall through the floor in a manufactured home? Well, worry no more. Actually, the flooring materials used in manufactured homes are the same as those used in site built homes. Your floors are just as comfortable too; manufactured homes have the same 18 to 30 ounce carpeting as new site built homes. You can rest easy in a manufactured home.

MYTH

Manufactured homes aren’t quality homes.

TRUTH

Manufactured home makers are so confident in their materials and workmanship, most homes are covered by warranties up to five years, with three years on interior features. What other type of home can offer you a commitment like that.

MYTH

Manufactured homes always depreciate, or lose value during their life, while site built homes invariably grow more valuable, or appreciate.
hud approved

TRUTH

Studies have found, that what grows most in value is the land upon which the house stands-however it was built. Watching repeat sales of manufactured homes, the researchers at the University of Michigan found that multi-section manufactured homes, in particular, sold for more the second time than the first-the best definition of an investment compared to an expense!