Are Modular Homes Safe?

One of the questions we get a lot at Building Systems Network is whether or not modular homes are safe.

Many people live in high risk areas for natural disasters. There may be a propensity for earthquakes in your area, or perhaps you regularly get hurricane or storm warnings. All of these can pose threats to your new home and it`sonly natural that people want to know if their modular home will be safe in the event of a natural disaster . . . or at least as safe as a stick built home.

The answer to this question is . . . yes. In fact, modular homes are even more resistant to storms and earthquakes than the average house. This is due to the extra security measures put in to enable the house to travel in units for long distances by truck. The beams tend to be larger than required by the building code and joints are well sealed and usually double joined with screws and glue.

Modular homes are safer than the majority of regular, stick built homes, so there`s no need not to build a modular home just because you live in a warning area.

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