A manufactured home is simply a name for a home that is built in a factory. Factory-built homes are made by employees who are trained to do a very specialized phase of construction, which means they are truly masters of their craft. Manufactured and modular homes are built to a series of construction standards that address every aspect of the home: heating, plumbing, structural design, electrical systems, energy efficiency, safety, and even transportation. The goal is to ensure the highest degree of safety in construction available for your hard-earned dollar.
Today’s manufactured homes can be shipped with top-of-the-line brand name appliances. Custom add-ons like fireplaces, decks, and porches are now also easily achievable. Advances in the building process have allowed manufacturers to produce homes in a wide array of architectural styles. While homebuyers can choose from many pre-existing floor plans, they can also customize the layout of their new home to fit their budget, taste, and lifestyle. Manufactured homes are customizable to a degree that leaves traditional stick-built homes at a disadvantage.
In a factory, the climate is controlled around the clock and the weather is, as you might imagine, always perfect! Theft, damage, and vandalism are non-existent. This means that expenses related to ensuring stability, security, and consistency, are vastly lower than conventional forms of construction. Also, these manufacturers are able to purchase building materials on a large scale which results in significant discounts compared to that of a stick-built home. These efficiencies and savings on materials translate directly into affordability for the home buyer.