Do manufactured homes have more safety problems than site built homes?
People have always assumed that manufactured homes were more prone to fires and other problems than site built homes. However, insurance companies have found that manufactured homes, in many ways, are safer than their site built cousins. The University of Michigan, in fact, found that manufactured homes in the Midwest have a lower rate of fires than site built homes. Both manufactured and site built homes have the same copper wiring, but as for the rest, the national building codes are actually tougher than the electrical code that governs most site built homes.