How Long Do Manufactured Homes Last?

Whether you’re looking for new or used manufactured homes for sale, there are a wide range of factors that should go into your decision. One of the most important is a manufactured home’s lifespan because you want to be sure that you’re making a strong investment that will last.

So how long do manufactured homes last? You can typically expect the average manufactured home to last between 30–50 years. With that said, there are several factors that will alter how long that home lasts, just as with any home. Home building regulations, the proper foundation, and regular maintenance will impact the lifespan of a manufactured home. So let’s examine each factor a little more closely.

What Affects a Manufactured Home’s Lifespan?

Manufacturing Regulations

One of the factors that is often overlooked by prospective home buyers has to do with how the home is built. Modern manufactured homes are built to strict building codes, just like traditional, site-built homes.

Just as a traditional home cannot be built with shoddy materials and poor craftsmanship, neither can a manufactured home. Regular inspections during the construction process also ensure that the regulations are met, which helps ensure that your manufactured home’s lifespan is long and that you’re making a great investment.

If you want to know more about how a particular manufactured home was built, we recommend researching the manufacturer. Preferred works with several manufactured home builders, each with a strong reputation for making quality homes with durable materials, many of which are the same as you’ll find in a traditionally built home. 

Plus, by building the house in a centralized, climate-controlled location, with all the necessary tools and expertise in one location, these manufacturers can ensure the highest quality standards for your new home.

Proper Foundations

Did you know that manufactured homes have standard foundations? You can choose from a variety of foundation types, including piers and slabs to crawl spaces or even traditional basement foundations, depending on your budget.

A proper foundation will dictate how well your home lasts the test of time, and we take every possible step to ensure your home’s foundation is solid, secure, and stable for your manufactured home. The quality of the foundation can have a major impact on the manufactured home’s lifespan, and we’re here to give you the guidance and resources to make sure it remains strong for decades to come.

Regular Maintenance

Any home is going to need regular maintenance, and manufactured homes are no different. You will want to ensure that you factor in traditional maintenance and upkeep to ensure the lifespan of your home. Whether it’s cleaning the gutters or replacing shingles on the roof, you’ll want to keep up with maintenance to increase the longevity of your manufactured home. The good news is that regular maintenance will protect your investment and keep your manufactured home in excellent condition for years to come.

Is a Manufactured Home a Good Investment for Homeowners?

One of the most common questions that potential new homeowners ask is: are manufactured homes a good investment? The good news is that manufactured homes will last just as long as traditional homes when built with quality materials and properly maintained, which then means that you will be making a good investment, especially when you choose a quality manufactured home dealer.

Not only do manufactured homes cost less upfront, but manufactured homes appreciate at roughly the same rate as a traditional home. A long-term manufactured home is really not much different from a traditional home except for its initial construction, which means you can expect it to hold its value.

What to Expect from Our Michigan Manufactured Homes

No matter which type of home you choose, you can always expect that your prefab home will be a great choice when you get it from Preferred Homes. We are proud of what we have to offer our customers, from our quality constructed manufactured homes to our level of service when it comes to transportation, installation, and financing. For Michigan residents who want to be homeowners, you can count on our manufactured homes. 

In just a few short steps, you can design your home, find your lot, put in the order for your home, accept delivery, and go through a final inspection. Throughout each step of the process, we will be there to guide you, answer questions, and coordinate transportation and delivery. Our goal is to make this process easy for you. Before you know it, you’ll be moving in!

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