In today’s world, there are a lot of choices when it comes to your housing options. You may be considering purchasing a manufactured home. However, when looking for your new home, it’s possible to wonder how long will my manufactured home last?
Manufactured homes are built in an indoor facility, where changes in the weather does not affect build time or materials. Homes built in a controlled setting means uniformity in the building process, standard quality control and are HUD Certified before they leave the production line.
Unlike site-built homes, the wood, metal and piping used to produce Manufactured Homes are stored inside and not exposed to the elements. Not to mention, this method wastes less building materials and provides stability for workers in factories.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency released a report showing that manufactured homes retain value similar to site-built homes according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). A report done by the Manufactured Housing Institute placed the average life expectancy of a manufactured home at 55.8 years (mhvillage.com). With the proper upkeep and maintenance, manufactured homes have a long-life expectancy, with the potential to last forever.
“Since 1976, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has upheld a high level of quality inspection on all manufactured homes” says mhvillage.com, a leading manufactured housing website. “In fact, it’s not a manufactured home until HUD has attached its metal verification plate. With inspectors in a home-building facility several times per month, manufactured homes rank as the most heavily inspected form of housing.” Mhvillage.com says.