Manufactured Homes vs Modular Homes
- Built to a federal HUD Code standard
- Regulates the design, construction, structural durability, transportation, fire resistance and energy efficiency of a home.
- It also prescribes performance standards for the machanical , plumbing and electrical systems.
- Built and shipped on a permanent steel frame chassis that remains as part of the doublewide or singlewide.
- Constructed to the same code as site-built homes with requirements set forth by state and local government for the specific locality
- Various model building codes serve as the basis for most state code requirements.
- Examples include the IRC, UBC, & NEC
- Modular Homes are built with no steel frame underneath
- Must be set on a permanent foundation