What is the difference between a modular home and manufactured/ mobile home?
The many terms used in the industry to describe manufactured and modular homes can be confusing. For example, some people think that a double wide refers to a two section manufactured home. This may or may not be true. Modular homes are also built in a two section double wide manner. Numerous complaints are received from consumers who thought they were buying a modular home only to find out that they were sold a manufactured home. It appears that some sales representatives think that all homes that come in modular sections are modular homes. This is not the case. It takes more than modular sections to make a modular home such homes must meet all applicable requirements of the State Building Code. Another misconception is that all homes with steel frames are manufactured homes. This is also not true. Many modular homes are also built on steel frames. To clear up the confusion between manufactured and modular homes just remember the following: There are only two types of factory-construc