By Durand. Manufacturer Home Insurance. Published at Friday, March 30th, 2018 - 20:02:42 PM.
Manufactured homes, also known as mobile homes, are factory-produced homes that can be transported anywhere and installed at a selected site with or without a permanent foundation. Manufactured homes have revolutionized the American housing market by providing affordability and flexibility to potential buyers. During the past few years, nearly 1 out of 3 new homes sold has been a manufactured home. With increasing home costs, many buyers prefer manufactured homes, which meet basic housing needs at a lower price. Instead of constructing a house in 3 to 5 months from scratch, you can get a ready home within 5 to 10 days. Today, manufactured homes are spacious, well-designed and affordable. The main advantage is that these homes are thoroughly inspected to meet the construction standards set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the design, energy efficiency, durability, strength, and fire resistance protocols.
Over the last few years manufactured homes have developed into a beautiful places to live. These homes, when placed on a city lot, can often not be determined from a standard built home. They fit in beautifully with a landscape, have excellent designs, and in general are a welcome addition to a neighborhood. These homes need protection with Manufactured Home Insurance, the same as insurance for a standard house. People sometimes become confused in identifying various homes. A site-built home is constructed on a building site, while a modular home is built in sections at a factory and transported to a site by truck. A manufactured home, on the other hand is constructed at the factory and is built on a steel chassis, with wheels. It is then pulled to a building site or mobile home park. Once the home is in place the wheels are removed, however it is possible to move it at a later time.
Preparing your Home. Despite the recent development and regulations in making mobile homes, insurance companies still consider them riskier to insure than conventional homes. Do not be surprised when you notice that insuring your home is more expensive. What you can do in order to counter this is to make sure that your home has all the necessary equipment and upgrades to get discounts. If you own a doublewide or a multiple-section manufactured home, you can also get a less expensive insurance policy since it's considered to be more stable than a singlewide home. And just like a conventional home, equip your house with burglar and fire alarms for better security and safety. Winterizing and insulating your mobile home is also a good step since it limits incidents of frozen pipes and will also save you money in heating and cooling your home. Although such steps pose additional costs, making these improvements will not only get you insurance discounts but will also make your family safe and secure.
Finally, make sure your mobile home insurance policy not only insures your mobile home, but also insures the surrounding property and out buildings. Have adequate coverage to give you enough money to replace your home in the event that something happens to it. Find a good policy that will cover things like fire, storm damage, smoke damage, explosion and damage from vandalism. Nothing is more frustrating or disheartening than to have a disaster, whether natural or man made, wipe out your home, only to discover that it was not covered. A manufactured home is your home. You need to have it covered just like any other home. Compare insurance companies and read all of the fine print. Get everything in writing. Then get the best deal you can on your mobile home insurance policy.
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