Mobile and manufactured homes present intriguing difficulties for a home inspector. Originally named mobile homes, they became manufactured homes in the mid-1970s when Federal Manufactured Home Standards were established. With any home or property, our primary focus is on safety items. However, the standards that manufactured homes are held to allow some conditions that would not be acceptable in a site-built home. In addition to differences in construction, manufactured and mobile homes have a different set of problems that we typically find. As a result, a home inspector who is not familiar with manufactured and mobile homes should not inspect them. In the following group of photos, you will see some of the common conditions that we find.
If you are thinking of purchasing a manufactured/mobile home, be sure that your home inspector has experience with these unusual structures.
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Home inspections in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Windsor, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Sonoma,
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