There are many different ways homes can be built as a Colorado manufactured home or modular type structure. We are one of the leaders for the sale of Colorado manufactured and modular homes. There are a few ways to tell the difference.
A factory-built home constructed prior to the enactment
of the HUD Code on June 15, 1976
A factory-built home manufactured under the Federal
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety
Standards Act. The Act, commonly called the HUD
Code, went into effect June 15, 1976.
A factory-built home constructed in compliance
with the standards of the regional, state, or local
building code used by the government unit which
the house is to be located. Commonly the UBC or
IRC Code. Colorado Division of Housing refers to
these as Factory-Built Homes.
How can you tell the difference?
The only definitive way to tell the difference between
a HUD code or a modular is the labeling.
Someone may tell you that there are tricks to the
trade…such as if there is a chassis then it is a HUD
code home. Not necessarily true, some modulars
are built on a metal frame and some HUD code
homes built in the 1980’s do not have a metal
frame. …the key is you cannot tell by looking at
them. You can only tell by the label
Manufactured homes are built with inferior materials
and construction quality is poor.
Today’s manufactured homes are built with the same
materials as site-built homes, but in a controlled factory
environment where quality of construction is invariably
superior to what can be built in the “field.”
Manufactured homes lack “curb appeal” and are unwanted
additions to neighborhoods.
Today’s manufactured homes are dramatically different
in appearance from the “mobile homes” and
“trailers” sold two decades ago. Manufactured
homes today come in a variety of exterior designs that
are fully compatible with any neighborhood architectural
No matter what type of home you choose, we know that we can provide you with the best quality, craftsmanship and pricing when comparing apples to apples in Colorado Springs and its’ surrounding areas.