Manufactured/Modular Homes that are Engineered and Built to Last
Why is Construction in a Factory Better?
All of our manufactured homes are built and engineered in a factory to ensure they are built to last. There are actually a number of benefits that come with building a home in a factory, some of these benefits are provided below:
- Controlled environment - While homes are being built in a factory, they aren't exposed to weather and other physical elements.
- Time - Scheduling hassles that usually slow down site-built construction are minimized because the electrical, plumbing and other construction processes are performed at the factory. In addition, since the manufactured home is constructed in a factory it prevents weather delays from occurring.
- Cost - There is little to no waste while building a home in a factory and this allows the factory to purchase construction materials in large quantities. As a result, this translates to much lower prices being offered to customers.
- Quality - Every Fleetwood home is carefully tested and inspected to ensure that it meets or exceeds HUD codes. This way we ensure that the customer gets a high quality manufactured home every time.
Highlights of Our Construction Process
Skilled craftsman perform thousands of tasks on every manufactured home that we build. Some of the highlights of this construction process are detailed below:
- The underlying base frames of the homes are designed and engineered to meet federal building codes and support the weight of the structure. This is accomplished by having outriggers and steel cross members welded to giant steel I-beams that end up forming the base frame.
- Floor joists are then placed on top of the base frame which allows the insulation, heat ducts, and plumbing to be installed.
- The flooring is then glued and fastened to the floor joists.
- The walls are built while the frame is being constructed. To ensure extra stability and strength, the sheet rock is glued and nailed to wall studs.
- After the walls are installed, high-grade insulation is put in, and truss rafters are attached.
- The roofing process varies by home type, however, at this stage the roofing paper and sheathing are installed. Tar is used as the sealant here and is used three feet away from the edge. This step in the process ensures extra protection. After this has been completed, the roof is then shingled.
- This concludes the interior portion of the home building process and all interior finish work is finalized. This includes the installation of any custom cabinetry requested from Fleetwood's renowned cabinet shops.
- Windows are set, and the siding is mounted.
- Each home is scrutinized to ensure patterns and seams match. Afterwards, a final inspection takes place and then the home is prepared for transportation.
What follows from this process is that another Fleetwood home is completed and it can then be immediately delivered straight to your home site. This ensures that the delivery time is cut to just a few days, instead of weeks or months for most our competitors, which allows our customers to live in their brand new manufactured home as soon as possible.