WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MANUFACTURED HOME, A MOBILEHOME AND A “MODULAR” HOME?
A key to understanding today’s manufactured home is distinguishing it from other homes that are, or have been, constructed in a factory. Most homes produced in a factory are comprised of three-dimensional modules. These modules are transported to a home site and installed on a state approved foundations or support systems. Nevada law clearly distinguishes amount the types of homes produced in a factory by the building code to which the home must comply. Manufactured Home. The manufactured home is constructed to comply with the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, a uniform building standard administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD Code). Factory-Built Homes. Often called “modular” homes, factor-built homes are constructed to comply with the Uniform Building Code. Mobilehomes. These homes were constructed to comply with standards enforced by the State of Nevada prior to June 15, 1976. when the federal preemptive HUD