As stated by the National Association of Home Builders, manufactured houses, sometimes referred to as mobile homes, is just another type of building system and are constructed to a different building standard. Many communities have restrictions on where manufactured homes may be found.
More people are familiar with the term"modular" than"systems-built" when describing a house that is constructed off-site and trucked into its permanent foundation. Modular homes are built in a manufacturing center and contain anywhere from two to eight modules for typical houses up to 3,000 square feet.
System's-built modular and site-built homes on the other hand, are built to the same building codes required from the state, county and specific locality and so are not restricted by building or zoning regulations for manufactured houses.
Modular homes are available in all styles and sizes. The modules or segments of a modular home are transported to a job site 70-90percent complete. After the home reaches the job site, the modules are all raised onto the home's base working with a crane. A complete crew will subsequently complete the house by tying in the roof sections, siding and interior finish. After the residence is set, your builder will complete additional features like garages, porches and decks.
Your brand new system's built modular home is inspected at the assembly plant during each phase of construction. Proof of this inspection is normally shown by the application of a state or inspection agency label of approval.