Manufactured Home Assembly Process
Your installer is responsible for making sure that your home is assembled correctly. In order for your HUD-code home installation to be certified in PA, the home must be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions to make it weather resistant, wind resistant, and have properly installed and functioning utilities. It’s important that the installer follow the assembly process closely to ensure the home is safe and secure.
A manufactured home is usually placed on cement pads, or piers, placed at measured intervals and lined up with the frames of your home. To stabilize the home, the installer must properly anchor the home with the recommended stability devices and guaranteed that those stability devices are accurately installed.
There are absolutely no shortcuts when it comes to home installation. Your manufacturer or home retailer may have alternate methods of home installation, but all must comply with HUD code. If your home retailer or manufacturer suggests an alternative or a way to “save money,” that is a big red flag and you should speak to your home retailer to resolve the issue.
Once your home is assembled and construction is deemed completed, your installer is given a checklist to identify that every aspect of home building, delivery and set-up was done to HUD and local code. The checklist is given to the building code officer to complete the building permit process.
As you see, there are multiple steps that you must complete before moving into your new manufactured home. While it might be a little intimidating, your manufactured home dealer should be able to guide you through each phase of the project.