Manufactured Homes vs Modular Homes

Manufactured 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.

Modular Homes

  • 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