Prefabricated Housing Concepts for the Low-Energy Future

Prefabricated Housing Concepts for the Low-Energy Future

As homebuyers up and down the West Coast prepare for a net-zero energy mandate – looming large on California’s horizon – these low-energy manufactured homes are providing a glimpse into of the future modern housing in the Golden State. First displayed at the October 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Held in Los Angeles, a team of engineers and architects produced a modular home comprised of 1,790 ft.². Designed for entertaining and flexible living requirements, the home has movable walls that separates…

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Energy Efficient Technology and Manufactured Housing

Energy Efficient Technology and Manufactured Housing

Energy Efficient, Fiscally Responsible, And Good for the Earth… today’s manufactured housing is responsible homeownership. In addition to the helping the environment with the latest in energy efficient technology, today’s modern manufactured housing models can also offer their owners huge savings over traditional stick built homes. A win-win situation, this means you can build your next home to your specific liking…while keeping it environmentally friendly. Manufactured housing is technologically ahead of the game when it comes to reducing our environmental footprint. If you consider…

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Five Tips to Buying Your Next Manufactured Home

Five Tips to Buying Your Next Manufactured Home

Anyone can overpay for their manufactured house – leading to their ultimate disappointment. Compiled below for your shopping pleasure, are five helpful tips to buying your next manufactured house. A manufactured home, prefabricated home, or a traditional stick built home – regardless of its construction technique, the home buying process is an incredibly stressful process for the majority of individuals who undertake the task. Buyers can easily avoid potential housing issues by understanding manufactured home dealers operate in a similar manner to…

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Alabama Prefabricated Housing Industry To Help Harvey Flood Victims

Alabama Prefabricated Housing Industry To Help Harvey Flood Victims

The Alabama Manufactured Housing Industry has responded to a recent “nationwide request” from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On Thursday, published online reports indicated FEMA has rolled out an industrywide plea for emergency housing to help families displaced by hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas – and Alabama is answering the challenge. More than 4,500  prefabricated housing units are required to help throughout southeastern Texas families. Representatives of FEMA  note that a majority of this need will be provided by a prefabricated housing plan…

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Manufactured Home Community Provides Real-World Solutions

Manufactured Home Community Provides Real-World Solutions

The average first-time guest to a manufactured home community is often surprised when their uneducated stereotypes prove to be erroneous. Example: In the musical, The Great American Trailer Park, the author paints the manufactured home community as being inhabited by a plethora of underprivileged, lethargic and poorly educated people on the margins. The play’s main character, an exotic dancer, requires “a place to live that’s cheap and private where people got so many problems of their own they won’t much…

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Energy Sucking Devices in Manufactured Houses

Energy Sucking Devices in Manufactured Houses

We all usually plug in multiple gadgets or appliances such as air conditioner, smart TV, and other devices in the power outlet of our manufactured houses. However, several homeowners are not aware of the fact that most of these devices will continue to consume power even when we have turned them off. Some devices suck a significant amount of energy and increase the energy bills in your manufactured home. So, you should have a clear idea of the devices that…

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5 Tips to Keep Drainage Issues at Bay

5 Tips to Keep Drainage Issues at Bay

Water damage to the foundation of your manufactured home can be a nightmare and it can cost you more than a few hundred dollars to fix the issue. So, you should try to avoid this by taking a few necessary safety precautions before the rainy season arrives and offer better protection to your manufactured housing structure. Installing proper rain gutters and grading will prevent rainwater from pooling around the foundation of your home, seeping into the basement, and causing serious…

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Understanding the HVAC System of Manufactured Homes

Understanding the HVAC System of Manufactured Homes

HVAC systems are used in all homes, not just the manufactured homes. The term HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning system and it will be beneficial for you to understand its working before you put your manufactured home for sale. HVAC Working Normal HVAC systems make use of refrigerant evaporation to offer conditioned and cooled air inside the manufactured home. These systems can also be used to offer heat in winter via the same ventilation system but will make…

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Fire Prevention Products for Small Prefab Homes

Fire Prevention Products for Small Prefab Homes

Modular home manufacturers often advise their customers to invest in reliable fire prevention products to protect their modular home from fire. However, the reality is that most modular homeowners do not have an adequate amount of fire prevention products in their home. Apart from saving the life of your family and friends, these fire prevention products will also prevent extensive damage to small prefab homes and the valuables in it. In addition to that, these devices also forewarn you of…

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Pros and Cons of Replacing Vinyl Sidings with Brick Veneer

Pros and Cons of Replacing Vinyl Sidings with Brick Veneer

Homeowners use brick veneer on the sidewalls of a manufactured housing to improve the home’s curb appeal. In addition to that, brick veneer also offers a thermal barrier to the home that resists thermal heat. Below is the process of laying the brick veneer on sidewalls by replacing the existing vinyl sidings, alongside the pros and cons of using brick veneers. Installing the Brick Veneer A temporary foundation in a manufactured housing is required to lay the brick veneer on…

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