With hurricane season fully upon us, anyone thinking about building a home in the southern US is probably having second thoughts. As tropical storm after tropical storm pummels the coast, homes across the board are being destroyed. However, it`s the perfect test for modular homes.
The Herald Tribune reported in 2005 that modular homes are actually safer in a hurricane than stick built homes and that they are designed to withstand those high winds that tend to knock weaker homes down.
While we would never advocate staying in any home in the direct path of a major hurricane, the fact is that, since 1994, modern manufactured homes have been built to withstand winds of up to 130 mph.
As hurricanes seem to be getting more and more frequent these days, anyone considering building their own home should definitely be looking into modular homes as an option.