Speed of Construction
Although the homeowner is responsible for the foundation, and for establishing utilities like electricity and sewage before manufactured homes arrive onsite for final construction, factories can build a typical double-wide or single-wide manufactured home in about one-third of the time it takes a contractor to construct a site-built home [source: ManufacturedHousing.org]. When the house gets to your property, it is nearly 90 percent complete, which allows you to move into your new home much faster, as well [source: Nationwide Homes]. And just because construction and set up moves at a rapid pace doesn't mean the builders can ignore safety and building codes. In-house and third-party inspectors examine each structure before and after the home is on site [source: Modular Center].