Manufactured homes and mobile homes are both regulated by HUD, the Housing and Urban Development division of the federal government. According to HUD, a factory-built home prior to June 15, 1976 is a mobile home and one built after June 15, 1976 is a manufactured home. A manufactured home (formerly known as a mobile home) is built to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD Code) and displays a red certification label on the exterior of each transportable section. Manufactured homes are built in the controlled environment of a manufacturing plant and are transported in one or more sections on a permanent chassis.
Manufactured homes are built entirely in the home building facility regulated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Regulations include construction, strength, durability, transportability, installation, energy efficiency, fire resistance, and more. Further, many costs savings are realized in the controlled building environment. Manufactured home builders purchase materials in large quantities and lower prices. The efficient flow of materials saves time for the builder, more savings passed on to the eventual home buyer.
All mobile/manufactured homes must be built in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. These regulations, the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards, were amended in 1994 to better insure that mobile/manufactured homes can withstand high winds.
All mobile/manufactured homes installed in Florida must be installed by a licensed mobile/manufactured home installer, in accordance with Rule Chapter 15C-1, which are perhaps the most stringent mobile/manufactured home installation standards in the U.S. All mobile/manufactured homes in Florida must be built in accordance with the Wind Zone standards of the county in which it will be installed.
Finally, most of the homes we sell are 20-30 years old, some even older. They have survived many serious storms through the years, and promise many more years of affordable living for the new owners!