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Modular vs. Mobile

Modular Homes vs Manufactured Homes.

Many people are confused about the differences between Florida modular homes and manufactured homes.  Both types of housing are built in the same controlled environment look very similar and the same types of materials are used in their construction. A manufactured home is built to comply with the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD Code), whereas a modular home in Florida is built in accordance with the Florida State Building Codes. (DCA Code)

Both homes offer superior construction and affordability.

What is a Manufactured Home?
A manufactured home, sometimes referred to as a mobile home, is built in accordance with federal building code set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Manufactured homes are most often found within communities that were developed for this type of housing. However, in northern Florida, where there are few manufactured housing communities, you will find a larger selection of building lots that are zoned for manufactured homes.

A manufactured home can usually be ordered and move in ready in approximately 6 weeks.

What is a Modular Home?
A modular home is built in accordance with the Florida State Building Code, the same building codes that govern a traditional site-built home.

Modular homes have many advantages and can be constructed on any residential town lot that is not deed restricted. Modular homes qualify for the same conventional mortgage loans and insurance rates.

Since modular homes are constructed in a factory and transported to the site, up to 15% more lumber is used in construction than a site-built home; thus, adding strength to the structure of the home.

Modular Homes can be constructed in two different manors. One can be built and remain on the metal frame and the other will be installed on a stem wall foundation. A stem wall foundation is engineered and is like that of a crawl space. It can be constructed by either masonry block or poured in place concrete.

A modular home can usually be ordered and move in ready in approximately 10 weeks. Two story modular homes available!

Our sales staffs are experts in both of the homes and are available to answer any questions you may have.

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