Published at Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 21:07:40 PM. Manufacturer Home Insurance. By Durand.
What Makes a Manufactured Home Different. Since mobile homes are built in factories, they conform to US government's Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards as well as state and local housing codes. They are also built on a steel chassis and towed on wheels to their site. Ever since June 1976, factories making Manufactured Homes follow strict government guidelines monitored by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This ensures that your house is built to last and the materials used pass a high quality standard. There are two major differences between a conventional home and a mobile home. First, Manufactured Homes are built in factories and are far more economical than conventional ones. Since they are mass-produced, material and labor cost is greatly reduced. The second major difference is conventional homes are built on site providing a sturdier base. This does not mean that a mobile home is unstable. Part of the HUD rules and regulations about manufactured homes is that it should be attached to a permanent foundation. This is achieved by preparing an on-site base for your manufactured home, known as tie-downs, ground anchors and block foundations that greatly help in the stability of your home.
A good manufactured home insurance policy will offer protection on your personal possessions. Take a complete inventory of all your personal items. Include pictures of each item. Keep this list, as well as the pictures in a secure place that is not in your home, such as a safety deposit box. If your home is destroyed, you will need this list and pictures as proof of your personal possessions to get compensation. You could trust your insurance agent with it, but it is better to keep a safe copy for yourself. This may seem unnecessary to some, but if you ever have a serious claim situation you will be thankful that you took a few minutes and followed this step.
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