Manufactured Homes: Built to a Higher Standard
Are today’s manufactured homes safer than more traditional site constructed homes…? Simply put – yes, they are. Thanks to congressional passage of the Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards Act – A HUD CODE – passed during the Ford administration, todays Manufactured homes are currently one of the most tightly scrutinized forms of single-family residential housing built: following tough federal safety standards.
With today’s HUD CODE being strictly enforced by the federal government, builders like Kabco Homes are producing many high-quality housing options, like the MD-14. Loaded with modern amenities and contemporary safety features, the Kabco MD-14 not only meet the updated 2000 HUD CODE; it does it drenched in stylish amenities.
32’ x 72’
While the intention of mandating manufactured home builders to comply with the feds strict standards was meant to increase safety – they ultimately increased value. As the feds implemented their rules and regulations and second on new manufactured homes, making them meet or exceed a broad spectrum of health and safety requirements. Many noted that the new requirements, which were far more stringent than those set by the international residential code (IRC), ultimately created a safer home with a lower price point.
That said, not all manufactured homes built to HUD’s CODE are anointed with the same amenities. While all of today’s models should all have a flame retardant furnace and water heater compartment, not all are as well equipped as the Kabco manufactured home MD-14.