Are Manufactured Homes Safe During a Hurricane?
It's a question that is asked over and over again by homebuyers - especially during hurricane season. But just HOW safe are manufactured homes when it comes to surviving a deadly storm like we just had with Hurricane Florence? The answer may surprise you!
According to the Manufactured Housing Institute, manufactured homes perform AS WELL or BETTER than site-built homes during a storm! That's surprising news to most people, but what's REALLY impressive is the data behind that fact. To understand why manufactured homes often stand up better to hurricane force winds and the damage they can cause, take a closer look at the construction standards and building materials in the information below provided by the MHI:
And here are some case studies from actual hurricanes and more government information to further back up those impressive statistics above:
Although NO home can be guaranteed "hurricane-proof", manufactured home buyers can have MORE peace of mind knowing that purchasing a good quality manufactured home will afford them the same SAFE shelter during a natural disaster such as a hurricane, as a site-built home - if not BETTER!
For more information and statistics about the safety of manufactured homes during a storm, download and read the following report from the NCMHA:
To SEE the outstanding quality of today's manufactured homes, visit our sales center and take a tour of any of our beautiful homes!