What is the difference between a manufactured home and a mobile home?
Mobile Homes are homes built prior to June 15, 1976, when the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code went into effect. The code was created due to poor construction methods and techniques and created a new building standard to which all mobile homes must meet. Only those homes built before the HUD code went into effect are considered “mobile homes”.
First, our manufactured unites and mobile homes are both built in the same quality-controlled factory environment. But the basic difference between the two is the building code to which they are constructed. Manufactured Economy Homes are built to comply with the federal HUD code, while modular homes are built to a state or local residential building code.
A Manufactured Home is constructed in a climate-controlled factory and must be built by a strict code from the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards (HUD Code) of July 1, 1976. A Manufactured Home can be transported in one or more sections, is built on a permanent chassis, and has the option to be built with or without a permanent foundation. A mobile home was a factory assembled home that was constructed before the July 1st, 1976 HUD code came into effect. It is a term used ONLY for these homes that fall into this category and not to be used for any home built after July 1, 1976.