Confused about what is a modular home or a manufactured or mobile home, or a custom IRC home? You are not alone. Our modular industry tends to use all of those words with clients and each company has a versatile meaning as to what the difference is.
A modular home from the outside can look like a mobile home, but have thousands of $$'s in structural upgrades you will never see. And transversely a mobile home can have lots of "fluff" on the outside and still just be a mobile or manufactured home.
The definition in most jurisdictions is in the "code" approval IRC or HUD, and in the foundation system. If you have a permanent foundation system, most jurisdictions will call the home a modular home. It is usually easier to find financing for a IRC or Modular home than a manufactured home that can be moved away in the night. In the end what you want is a durable and well built structure that meets your individual needs, and falls within your budget. It will be your decision to look at a long term investment such as energy efficient design (saving $$s on monthly utility costs) vs. hard dollars spent today. To learn more about the differences contact our professional team at (800) 441-8577 x 1
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