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What Makes a Manufactured Home Different?

Ever since the traditional housing market began crumbling in 2008, Americans have been more receptive to affordable housing options such as manufactured and modular houses. But these buildings are not built like traditional properties. They have certain key maintenance and repair elements that differ significantly from traditional buildings. Here are some terms that prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with before making a new purchase or hiring a contractor to fix up an older unit.

  • Mobile Home - This term refers specifically to units made before July 1, 1976. Many of these units are still happily inhabited in their original locations. Though many people still refer to newer units as mobiles, it is an incorrect use of the term.
  • Manufactured Home - Are built after July 1, 1976 and conform to the Housing Construction and Safety Standards (HUD code) and are fixed to a permanent chassis, but can be moved to its location in pieces.
  • Belly - the area between the floor of a unit and the ground it is placed on. This space allows access to the bathroom pipes and other areas for maintenance and remodeling.
  • Skirting - the vinyl or metal covering around the belly of the unit. Almost any repair or new appliance installation will involve removing the skirt. The skirting helps the unit retain heat during the winter, so replacing it is a job that should be handled by a contractor.
  • Pier Footings - large masonry or steel beams upon which the unit rests. Proper footing placement is a critical component of the installation process. Pier footings that are not set deep enough can make the unit dangerously unstable. The depth of the footings is set by the HUD Code, but is generally around frost depth.
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    AA Holmes Heating Cooling & Plumbing LLC
    New Carlisle, OH 45344
    Over 20 years of experience in heating, plumbing and air conditioning service, your business and family can count on us to be there when you need us. Big or small, we do it all.
    (937) 845-2212
    Mobile Home Reconditioners,Inc
    5646 Wild Rose Lane, Milford, OH 45150
    We provide quality mobile home repair. We specialize in fire damage and insurance work. Call the people banks and insurance companies call for there repairs.
    (513) 587-3504
    Tri Star Heatg & Coolg
    10065 Duncan Dr, Florence, KY 41042
    Providing complete HVAC services for both commercial and residential properties throughout Florence and the surrounding areas.
    (859) 282-7827
    Merit Construction Co
    1828 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410
    (937) 435-0585
    El Jay's Mobile Home Serv
    610 N Miami Ave, Dayton, OH 45449
    (937) 859-4668
    AA Holmes Heating Cooling & Plumbing LLC
    Enon, OH 45323
    (937) 864-2212
    Dew-Rite Mobile Home Service
    11330 W National Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344
    (937) 845-2265
    Lynn's Associated Services
    64 Po Box, New Carlisle, OH 45344
    (937) 845-5948
    Holmes Heating and Plumbing
    527 Snider Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344
    (937) 882-1231
    Garvey H H
    4303 Oriole Ct, Lebanon, OH 45036
    (513) 933-4999
    B & S Mobile Home Service
    Springfield, OH 45501
    (937) 324-1645
    AA Holmes Heating Cooling Plumbing & Remodeling
    Springfield, OH 45501
    (937) 324-2212
    Callahans Binkley Service
    2479 N Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040
    (513) 336-2269
    Thermal Shield
    6775 Station Rd, West Chester, OH 45069
    (513) 779-2271
    Alan's Mobile Home Serv & Parts Inc
    6538 Snider Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
    (513) 722-3525

    Mobile and manufactured homes don't always need the same types of repairs as brick-and-mortar buildings. Instead, they need contractors that understand how to fix and install equipment specifically made for mobile homes. Manufactured home maintenance contractors often offer a wide range of repair services. They might offer removal services for vinyl siding, windows, doors, and ceilings that have sustained damage over the years. Removing damaged areas of the floor and wall often prevents problems from spreading to other parts of the home. They might also provide bathroom remodeling services that include replacing old plumbing and electrical systems. Installation contractors might fix old equipment, but many of them also have experience with removing old pieces so that they can add-on replacements. They might, for instance, replace ceilings and roofs that have been damaged by heavy storms. They might also have experience installing new heaters and air conditioning systems. Some even have experience adding basements to manufactured homes. When it comes to adding, removing, or repairing a part of your mobile home, it pays to learn about the different contractors in your area. You can start by searching the internet for their websites. This will give you some information about the types of installation, repairing, and remodeling work that they have done before. Look for websites that include pictures of their work. You can also search the internet for consumer forums where people in your area have posted reviews of the contractors. This can help you learn about the companies from the prospect of the clients.
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