Modular vs. Manufactured

Modular vs. Manufactured: What’s the Difference?

Some people use the terms “manufactured home” and “modular home” interchangeably. However, it is important for customers to know the differences before shopping for a new home. The difference between modular and manufactured homes, where manufactured homes are built to the HUD code, and modular homes are built to the same local, county, and state building codes as site-built homes.  Manufactured homes are built on a steel chassis with wheels attached.   A modular home is similar to a site-built home with similar options and features only built indoors in a factory-like setting. The finished modular sections are covered and transported to their new locations and set on a permanent foundation of basement or crawlspace. A modular home is not a mobile home; it’s simply a home that is built off-site. A well-built modular home should have the same longevity as its site-built counterpart, increasing in value over time.

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