UMH Sales Centers offer both modular and manufactured homes for sale. Buyers have the option of placing their new home in a UMH Land Lease Community or on their own private land with UMH Land Home Deals. Find a UMH Sales Center near you to find out more.
What is a Manufactured Home?
Manufactured homes are, quite simply, homes that are built completely in a factory. Afterwards, they are transported to a home site for placement. Though built in a factory, these homes offer all of the amenities of a site-built home. They come in wide variety of architectural styles, layouts, and sizes, though most are single-story homes. A single section manufactured home typically offers up to 1,000 square feet of living space, while a three section home could offer as much as 2,500. And because they are built in a factory with the efficiency of the assembly line process, manufactured homes are often more affordable than site built homes; they are also perfect for land-lease scenarios, where the homeowner rents only the lot upon which the home is situated.
All manufactured homes are subject to the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, also known as the HUD Code, established in 1976. These standards, many of which are more stringent than standards for site build homes, ensure that the homes meet regional standards for safety, durability, efficiency, roof load, wind resistance, and other important factors. Before the home leaves the factory, it is carefully inspected to ensure compliance with all aspects of the HUD Code.
What is a Modular Home?
Modular homes differ slightly from manufactured homes, but still offer many of the same benefits. Like manufactured homes, modular homes are built in factories. They can be built any time of the year, since they’re built indoors in a controlled environment. Also similar to manufactured homes, modular homes are often less expensive, since factory production allows for a streamlined building process.
Once completed, trucks deliver modular homes section by section. Typically, local contractors assemble the homes on site. Local, regional, and state building codes regulate the quality of construction where the home will reside, not where it is created. As a result, the standards for a modular home are equal to those of a traditionally built home. In fact, many argue that modular homes are sturdier than traditional site-built homes. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, modular homes withstood the wind and water of Hurricane Andrew on the East Coast. Modular homes They’re also very energy efficient and take less time to construct than traditional, site-built homes.
The UMH Difference
Once you understand the differences between manufactured homes and modular homes, you can make a decision about what kind of home is right for you. Who says you can’t have both luxury and affordability? A customized UMH home designer can help you find your Dream Home now, without breaking the bank. Visit one of our UMH Sales Center Locations today for more information, or call us now at 1-800-504-0670. Don’t make your dream wait!