Double wide manufactured homes are residential homes built in a controlled factory setting in 1, 2 or 3 sections from the steel frame to the shingled roof. Building in a factory protects the home from elements during the building process as well as helping to maintain constant “eyes on” the build process. Homes are inspected and certified built to HUD standards. There are many San Antonio Double wides.
Are manufactured built to the same standards as “site built” homes?
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards for San Antonio Texas
HUD Mandates federal standards for design, construction, and installation of manufactured homes to assure the quality, durability, safety, and affordability of manufactured homes. The program also includes a dispute resolution component.
Transporting a manufactured home can range in price from $1,000 – $6-7,000 depending on the size and distance. An average cost of a double wide breakdown, adding axles, welding the hitches on, moving the home off the property to a new location, then setting it all back up runs $4,500-$6,500. A single wide transport cost is about 1/2 as much as a double wide transport or $2,000-$3,500. These prices based on standard local delivery and setup in TEXAS.
Is a Double Wide considered a modular home?
Yes… & NO. Double wide manufactured homes are built as modular homes. So the question should be what’s the difference between a modular home and a double wide manufactured home. The difference is the upgrades to make the “DOUBLE WIDE” a modular. They look the same, the cost is higher for the modular adjustments because of the added time and materials required to make the homes comply with Modular standards.
Known throughout the Southwest as a builder of the highest quality, custom-built manufactured homes, Oak Creek Homes is recognized for it’s innovative manufactured home designs, distinctive architectural exteriors, flexible floor plans and custom amenities.
Oak Creek manufactured homes are built to appeal to both the first time home buyer on a budget and move-up home-buyers looking for the larger, higher quality manufactured home with custom features. Oak Creek Homes offer a broad selection of floor plans, including unique designs that can’t be found anywhere else.
Oak Creek Homes has built a name in the manufactured home industry that is recognized throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Oak Creek sells its manufactured homes through a network of company owned and independently owned model manufactured home centers and builders throughout the Southwestern U.S.
Understanding Today’s Manufactured Housing
Manufactured Homes are homes built entirely in the factory, transported to the site, and installed under a federal building code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (commonly known as the HUD Code) went into effect June 15, 1976. Prior to this this type home was known as a mobile home. The federal standards regulate manufactured housing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and quality. The HUD Code also sets performance standards for the heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. It is the only federally-regulated national building code. On-site additions, such as garages, decks and porches, often add to the attractiveness of manufactured homes and must be built to local, state or regional building codes. Built as singlewides, doublewides and even triplewides these homes are often delivered to the home site in more than one section.
The need for quality, affordable housing has never been greater.
Today’s manufactured homes can deliver outstanding quality and performance at prices ranging from 10 to 20 percent less per square foot than conventional site-built homes. These savings allow more and more Americans to own their own home, even in the face of an ever-widening housing affordability gap.
The affordability of manufactured housing can be attributed directly to the efficiencies emanating from the factory-building process. The controlled construction environment and assembly-line techniques remove many of the problems encountered during traditional home construction, such as poor weather, theft, vandalism, damage to building products and materials, and unskilled labor. Factory employees are trained and managed more effectively and efficiently than the system of contracted labor employed by the site-built home construction industry.
Much like other assembly-line operations, manufactured homes benefit from the economics of scale resulting from purchasing large quantities of materials, products and appliances. Manufactured home builders are able to negotiate substantial savings on many components used in building a home, with these savings passed on directly to the homebuyer.
Today’s manufactured homes have experienced a major evolution in the types and quality of homes being offered to buyers. Technological advances are allowing manufactured home builders to offer a much wider variety of architectural styles and exterior finishes that will suit most any buyer’s dreams, all the while allowing the home to blend in seamlessly into most any neighborhood. Two-story and single-family attached homes are but two of the new styles being generated by factory-built innovation. As a result, today’s manufactured homes are offering real housing options for the neglected suburban and urban buyers.
At the same time, greater flexibility in the construction process allows for each home to be customized to meet a buyer’s lifestyle and needs. Interior features now include such features as vaulted ceilings and working fireplaces to state-of-the-art kitchens and baths, giving the homebuyer all the features found in traditional, site-built homes. Enhanced energy efficiency in manufactured homes, achieved with upgraded levels of insulation and more efficient heating and cooling systems, provide another source of savings for homeowners, especially in this era of rising energy costs. Smart buyers are turning to Energy Star-labeled manufactured homes for substantial savings in many aspects of owning and operating a home.
Technological advances, evolutionary designs, and a focus on delivering quality homes that families can afford are the driving forces within the manufactured housing industry. That’s why more people are turning to manufactured housing to deliver homes that fit their needs and wants, at prices they can afford!