Manufactured Homes are as Safe as Traditional-Built Homes
Manufactured Home Durability
Anchoring is what holds manufactured homes firmly in place. Anchors are steel rods several feet long that screw into the ground, and steel straps fasten around the frame of the mobile home and are attached to the anchors with adjustable bolts. In 2007, the federal government established standards requiring all new manufactured homes to meet minimum requirements for installation and anchoring in accordance with its structural design and windstorm standards. In addition, states have the authority to establish additional installation standards above the minimum federal standards. State governments may establish installation and anchoring requirements for homes depending on soil conditions and other factors in their state. The industry supports state efforts to ensure that older homes are retrofitted with proper installation technologies to ensure their safety.