Manufactured & Modular Homes Blog

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Install your new manufactured home right!

Buying a new home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It’s important for you to know that your new home will only function properly if it is installed correctly on a properly prepared site. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has established the Housing Standards Division to make […]

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Gearing Up for Spring with the Champions Dealer’s Conference

Looking outside, it is hard to believe but spring is on the way. Black’s Home Sales has been gearing up for it on several different fronts. Last week we attended the Champions Dealer’s conference. What is this, you ask? It was a select number of top dealers invited to preview and give opinions on new […]

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Window Condensation in today’s tightly built, energy-efficient homes.

This is an important topic because window and door condensation can occur in your new tight built, energy efficient home.  It can also be minimized with the correct heating and cooling plan for your new home. First, what is condensation and why does it happen?  Condensation is the change of state from a vapor or […]

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Insulation in Modular and Manufactured Homes

Insulating your new home properly is one of the best things you can do to be green, and save green too! Over the years, insulation requirements for homes have been steadily increasing. Today’s homes are some of the best-insulated homes ever built. To put this in perspective, just five years ago the standard roof insulation was […]

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Can I see my modular or manufactured home being constructed?

Yes and No. This really is a common question, and one that can be difficult to answer. The manufacturing process is often not an exact science. Several factors can come into play: The scheduling process – any manufacturing plant will schedule their production to their best advantage. This often entails scheduling similar types of homes […]

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A Stone or Brick Exterior on Manufactured or Modular Homes?

Can I put stone or brick on the exterior of my home? Again, let me answer this in terms of manufactured and modular houses. First, manufactured homes are not designed to accommodate brick or stone facades and Federal law does not allow structural changes to HUD code homes. Remember, HUD code homes are designed to […]

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The Markovich Home

From Our Customer…
After looking at many houses, we came back to the first house we walked through at Blacks. We loved the house that we purchased from the first day we walked through. Black’s was very helpful with all of the steps in the process of building and they have been able to accommodate anything that we have needed help with or repaired.  We would definitely buy our house again from Blacks Home Sales.

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Can I install radiant floor heat in my new manufactured or modular house?

The answer to this question varies with the type of home you are buying. First, let’s discuss manufactured homes. These homes come with a factory installed heating system. This system is a forced air system with an oil, gas or electric furnace option. By Federal law, these systems cannot be removed or modified. You will […]

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Cabinet Options for Manufactured Homes: Should you upgrade?

What Can You Tell Me About Cabinets? First, let me go over the standard cabinet options in manufactured homes. This will be a little tricky given each manufacturer offers different series of homes, and each series often offers different cabinet types. However, there are several basic types of cabinets available. A wrapped cabinet door. These […]

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Difference between Manufactured Home and Modular Homes

This is one of the first and most important things you will need to understand when purchasing a new factory built home. Our industry has changed throughout the years and currently there are two different products being produced in factories. The first is a manufactured home, also referred to as a sectional home, or a […]

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Raystown Lake, PA Manufactured Home

No words can say how thrilled I am with my new home. The staff at Black’s Home Sales has been absolutely wonderful. From browsing the homes, answering questions, site inspections, delivery and set up, all have been quite painless. I must say however, the delivery crew was exceptional. I am also quite pleased with my sub-contractors. What a pleasure to deal with, thanks for referring them