Double wide homes are becoming a popular choice for homeowners. A double wide is extremely cost effective and construction can be completed in as little as four weeks. The structure of a Double-Wide home is unique because it is prefabricated and most often designed for mobility so it can be easily moved to another location. These houses are inexpensive solutions for families who want an instant home with decent living space. Visit a double wide home to find out for yourself.
These homes are constructed in a factory so the owner can pick from a slew of floor plans with some of the hottest features available. Construction costs are kept low because there is less waste of construction materials. The homes are continuously inspected throughout the building process. The construction of the home is built to HUD code. They often exceed the standards of an on-site built home in terms of fire and weather resistance. Each state has different codes so the homes are built to a higher code than what is necessary in some areas.
After the homeowner chooses their design options, construction can begin. The first stage in the construction of mobile homes involves the builder ordering all the needed materials in bulk. The next step required is the building of steel frame to support the flooring. Floor beams are installed and sheets of plywood are nailed down or glued to prevent them from squeaking. Walls are usually built separately which are later on attached to the newly installed floor system. Once done, the construction team will complete the wiring, ducting and plumbing. The roof frames are then installed together with the plywood sheathing, tar and shingles. Roofs are attached thereafter. Windows and sidings follow, then cabinets and fixtures are added.
Once the entire frame is completed, windows and doors are installed with the same grade as any other dwelling. When the house is delivered and set on its foundation no one will know that it is a manufactured home. It will have the same look as a regular home. The cabinetry, flooring and plumbing are all the same. The owner can choose from what each manufacturer offers, and of course what their budget allows.
In the end the house is brought to the property in two semi-completed sections. The sections are securely connected and tied down either to concrete pilings or a set foundation. The options on how the house is secured is up to the owner and the codes within that area where the house is located. The roof and interior are finished and the house is ready.