What is a Manufactured Home?

What Does the Term "Manufactured Home" Really Mean?

First of all, a manufactured home is not a mobile home. In fact, there have been no mobile homes built in 40 years. That’s right! On July 15, 1976, a law passed by the U.S. Congress titled The Federal Construction and Safety Standard Act, administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was implemented. According to ManufacturedHomes.com, The HUD Code regulates manufactured home design and construction, strength and durability, fire resistance, wind safety, energy efficiency, and overall quality. The HUD Code also sets performance standards for heating, plumbing, air conditioning, and thermal and electrical systems. That means manufactured homes are the only form of housing subject to a federally mandated national building code!

Finding quality, affordable housing is becoming more and more difficult. Today’s modern manufactured home is a viable solution to the uniquely American dream of home ownership. Centennial Homes offers a wide selection of floor plans, models, sizes, and customizing options to fit a homebuyer’s budget, taste, and lifestyle. A new manufactured home will be built with quality, features, and amenities equal and often superior to a comparable site-built home. And it will typically be built with a price between 25-50% less. Modular home shoppers may also not be aware that HUD Code manufactured home builders are also the largest builders and sellers of IRC modular homes in North America, by a huge margin. If you’re interested in learning more about modular homes, click here to see what classifies as a modular home!

If you’d like to compare the two options, read our discussion on the differences between manufactured and modular homes.

Want to Learn More About Manufactured Homes?

If you want to speak to someone directly about manufactured home construction, we’re here to help! Our expertly trained sales and support staff are happy to provide any insight that can make your home buying journey a more enjoyable one. We’re able to answer any questions related to choosing, purchasing, or financing your new home, too! Just fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch right away. Or if you prefer, you can always give us a call at (888) 776-8510 any time!

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COVID-19 Response Plan

Centennial Homes, for the protection of our customers, employees, and communities we serve, will continue to monitor the latest news about the COVID-19 coronavirus. We are taking the appropriate steps and preventative measures as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health organizations. Some of these measures include, but are not limited to: an increase in disinfecting contact surfaces, eliminating all non-essential travel for staff, limiting meetings, trainings, and large groups of people congregating for any function, and utilizing social distancing as much as possible. We are monitoring anyone for illness and are asking them to remain at home or get tested as needed.  We have also encouraged our employees to take similar measures in their personal lives where warranted.

Our commitment is to maintain these protocols and follow the recommendations of the CDC for as long as is needed. We continually evaluate the information on the virus and will act and make changes accordingly. The current nature of how we operate allows us to remain open for business while following the recommended guidelines. We also are available online at www.centennialhomes.com, by phone, or Google search for a Centennial Homes nearest to you.

For current customers, any staff that enters your home to do work will be masked, wear gloves, and will clean and disinfect their work areas, just as precautions. If you happen to be ill and we are scheduled to come to your house, we ask you simply let us know and we will reschedule the work for a future date.

We will focus our decisions on how best to meet our customers’ expectations while ensuring our team member’s safety. We appreciate your understanding of the measures we are currently taking and any we may take in the future as this situation evolves daily.

Thank you,
Chad Evans
President Centennial Homes