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What Is A Factory Built Home?

Today’s factory built homes have experienced an evolution in the types and quality of homes available to buyers. Technological advances allow manufactured home builders to offer a variety of architectural styles and interior finishes that will suit most any buyer’s dreams while allowing the home to blend in seamlessly into most any neighborhood.

Today’s factory built homes can deliver outstanding quality and performance at prices that are up to 50 percent less per square foot than conventional site-built homes. These savings allow more and more Americans to own their own home, even in the face of an ever-widening housing affordability gap.

The affordability of factory built housing is due to the efficiencies of the factory-building process. Factory built homes are constructed with standard building materials and are built almost entirely off-site in a factory. The controlled construction environment and assembly line techniques remove many of the problems encountered during traditional home construction, such as weather, theft, vandalism, damage to building products and materials, and unskilled labor. Factory employees are trained and managed more effectively and efficiently than the system of contracted labor employed by the site-built home construction industry.

Check out the video below for an overview about the manufactured home industry and see homes being built in the factory setting. Video courtesy of the Manufactured Housing Institute.