The Advantages of Manufactured Housing
•Depending on the region of the country, construction cost per square foot for a new manufactured home
averages 10 to 20 percent less than costs for a comparable site-built home.
•Independent appraisal studies confirm that manufactured homes can appreciate in value just like other
forms of housing.
Built for Quality:
•All aspects of the construction process are controlled.
•The weather does not interfere with construction and cause delays.
•All technicians, craftsmen and assemblers work as a team and are professionally supervised.
•Inventory is better controlled and materials are protected from theft and weather-related damage.
•All construction materials, as well as interior finishes and appliances, are purchased in volume for
•Cost of interim construction financing is significantly reduced or eliminated.
•All aspects of construction are continually inspected by a professionally trained third-party inspector.
•Floor plans are available that range from basic to elaborate. These include vaulted or tray ceilings, fullyequipped
kitchens, walk-in closets, and bathrooms with recessed tubs and whirlpools.
•A variety of exterior siding is available, including metallic, vinyl, wood, or hardboard. In some cases,
homebuyers can also opt for stucco exteriors.
•Homes have pitched roofs with shingles and gabled ends.
•Design features such as bay windows are available.
•Awnings, patio covers, decks, site-built garages and permanent foundations often are available as
•The home can be customized to meet the needs of the consumer.
•The building materials in today’s manufactured home are the same as those used in site-built homes.
•The homes are engineered for wind safety and energy efficiency based on the geographic region in which
they are sold.
•Manufactured homes are among the safest housing choices available today due to federal laws requiring
smoke detectors, escape windows, and limited combustible materials around furnaces, water heaters and
•Properly installed homes can withstand 120-130 mph 3-second gust winds in areas prone to hurricanes.