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brandonriffel 10-07-2009 08:12 PM

Manufactured homes
I've been checking into manufactured homes. Not mobile homes, or "modulars", but homes that are custom built in a building, then delivered in pieces and assembled. Here are the key selling points, could somebody comment on each?

1. 2x6 exterior wall construction
2. Very little exposure to the outdoor elements
3. Built using manufacturing consistency and quality

This is one that I'm looking at:

And NO I don't work for them. I want some honest feedback on this please.

Cork-Guy 10-07-2009 11:45 PM

I'm a brick and mortar kind of guy myself... last longer and looks much better in my opinion.

brandonriffel 10-08-2009 12:18 AM

Isn't that WAY more expensive?

travelover 10-08-2009 04:29 AM

My late father in law was head building inspector for a large city. He was impressed with modular constructed homes. Of course the key is the quality of the installation, just like anything else.

We have discussed this here before, but I liken on site construction to dumping 2000 parts at the end of your driveway and having a team of mechanics assemble a car from it - in the rain, dust and wind.

TxBuilder 10-08-2009 08:34 AM

There a good idea depending where you live. I had a friend who bought property out in the boonies and no home builder would go out there. Manufactured homes people fought over him.

funetical 10-13-2009 08:09 AM

I had to have one hauled of a property that my grandmother was renting and there great till you have to move them.

travelover 10-13-2009 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by funetical (Post 35635)
I had to have one hauled of a property that my grandmother was renting and there great till you have to move them.

I think you might be confusing a mobile home with a modular home. Modular homes are like a stick built house, but made in sections off site and put together into a permanent structure. No wheels. :D

oldognewtrick 10-15-2009 07:53 AM

I've seen several modular houses and you couldn't tell that they were built in a factory. There is an advantage to factory built houses, they are framed in a controlled environment, they have quality control inspection as opposed to job site framed, sit in the weather construction methods. All brick houses are a veneer and the brick is not structural in todays construction. You could have modular panels with a brick veneer. At first I thought mobile homes but I'm warming to the idea of modular sections.

funetical 10-15-2009 10:23 AM

oh right. Got it.

lacKailey1 11-17-2009 04:48 AM

thanks for sharing

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