When you begin your search for a new home, you might be confronted by a wide variety of questions surrounding manufactured homes. These could include comments on their reliability or how sturdy they are when compared to traditional homes.
Whether you’re concerned about some misconceptions you’ve heard or have heard comments by friends and family, Palm Harbor Texas is here to set the record straight to help you make an informed decision. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about manufactured homes and why they’re untrue.
Myth #1: Site-build homes are safer than manufactured homes
Manufactured homes are built using the same building materials as site-built homes. This means that you are getting a home that is no more prone to natural disasters, fires, or other harm than a traditional site-built home.
Myth #2: Manufactured homes cannot stand up to strong winds
Most people envision manufactured homes as structures that are easily destroyed by a light gust of wind. The fact is, manufactured homes today are incredibly sturdy thanks in part to the strict standards set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
These standards ensure that homes manufactured by Palm Harbor Texas are able to withstand hurricane-force winds. Not to mention that these same homes have to pass a rigorous third-party inspection during the construction process. These are all stricter guidelines compared to site-built homes which ensure that you are getting a home that will withstand the harshest conditions.
Myth #3: Manufactured homes are not energy efficient
There are strict guidelines set by HUD that ensure that all modular or manufactured housing meets or exceeds standards for energy efficiency. This means that every home made by Palm Harbor Texas is energy efficient and will ensure that you save money in the long run while also protecting the environment.
Palm Harbor Texas is also proud to be an EPA homebuilding partner. We’ve been highlighted as an Energy Star Manufactured Home Builder of the Year due to our dedication to achieve energy efficiency in homebuilding.
Myth #4: Manufactured homes are not durable or are cheap
All manufactured or modular homes must pass through strict inspections set by the National Conference of States on Building codes and Standards. Add in the fact that Palm Harbor Texas makes all of our homes in a controlled indoors environment with the same materials used in site-built homes and you have a home that will last for years.
Myth #5: Manufactured homes can’t gain value
A manufactured home can gain value with time in the same way a site-built home would. There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration, including the age of the home, the neighborhood, the housing market at the time, and more. This means that any depreciation rates will be the same, regardless of whether you own a manufactured home or a site-built home.
Manufactured Homes Are The Best Option
Whether you want to make the transition from a rental or are looking to invest in a forever home, contact Palm Harbor Texas today. We offer a wide variety of homes to fit any situation, including single-wide, double-wide, or even modular homes. Contact us today to learn more!