The terminology for pre-fabricated homes are quite often confused. Since the two are completely different housing products we wanted to break down and simplify the modular and manufactured home differences for you.
What are Modular Homes?
Modular homes are built in a factory and meet local and state building codes and standards, known as the International Residential Code (IRC). International Building Code is the standard to which all site built structures are also constructed. Modular homes are designed to be placed on a permanent foundations, such as a basement or crawl space. Modular homes floor plans include rambler or ranch style, cape cod, lofts, and multi-level homes.
What are Manufactured Homes?
Manufactured Homes are built in a factory to a federally mandated building code, known as HUD code. This building code is also known as the Manufactured Home Construction & Safety Standards. Manufactured homes are designed to be placed on frost piers, but can also be designed to be placed on slabs, crawl spaces, or basements. Manufactured homes are sometimes referred as sectionals, mobile homes, and trailers. They can be built as single section homes (single wide) or double section homes (double wide).
Are you comfortable with understanding the basic modular and manufactured home differences?
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