Onsite vs Manufactured

Learn about the many advantages

How do Manufactured homes differ from houses built on-site?

manu-tmp-2Manufactured homes are built indoors and they can be completed in a matter of a few weeks, as opposed to months. This style of home construction does not see the typical on-site delays that are predominantly caused by the weather. Manufactured homes must conform to specific rules, guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes.

Do all Manufactured homes look alike?

home-tmpContrary to popular belief, Manufactured homes do not all look alike. Manufactured homes have no design limitations. You can create any manufactured style of home you wish from a traditional centre hall colonial, to one that is Mediterranean in style.  Add any style of window or architectural detail that you desire. Nearly all home plans can be turned into Manufactured homes, allowing you to create your dream home.

How is a Manufactured home assembled?

A manufactured-built home starts out as sections that have already been built in a climate controlled area. The finished sections are transported to the building site and then assembled with giant cranes. This process resembles a child building with Lego blocks. A manufactured home cannot be moved after they have been placed and set onto their foundation.

Are Manufactured homes more or less expensive than those built on-site?

Off-site homes can typically save you quite a bit of money.  Because they are constructed in a factory, they can be built in a matter of weeks as opposed to months, which can be quite significant. The reason for this is that there are no extreme weather delays. Furthermore, all inspections are performed at the factory during each phase of construction by a third party inspector, and are completed before the homes are transported to their new locations.

What are the benefits to owning a Manufactured home?

Manufactured homes can be more affordable. Their shorter build time will save you money on the overall construction. Home inspections are not needed as these are all done in the factory by a third party inspector. These homes are much more energy efficient, therefore your monthly expenses will be substantially less. Manufactured homes are also environmentally friendly due to their efficiency. There are a great variety of homes to choose from and many top architects specialize in designing Manufactured homes. As with any home, Manufactured homes can be built on to or expanded.

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