Hurricanes are a devastating force that can destroy your life, property, and possessions. This is why it is very important to prepare for them, and the best way to do this is to make your manufactured home hurricane proof.
A manufactured home is a fully constructed house that's built in a factory before it's moved to its permanent location. They're also known as modular homes or pre-fabricated houses.
They are built with a steel chassis that holds the entire structure together. The chassis consists of carefully curved beams that distribute the home's weight and withstand 55 miles per hour transport.
The walls of a manufactured home are made from insulated concrete form (ICF) blocks, which offer tremendous strength and can withstand the most violent winds without cracking. They can also be designed to withstand high temperature changes and fires.
These walls are also easy to build and don't take much time, so they can be constructed quickly and efficiently. In addition, ICF is a good choice for homes that are located in areas that frequently experience hurricanes or tornadoes.
There are some things you can do to make your manufactured home more hurricane resistant, but the best thing you can do is call an expert for help. They will be able to identify any potential risks and take steps to protect your home before the hurricane arrives.
In many areas, hurricane outreach programs are available to help homeowners with repairs and renovations. They will often provide consultations to identify storm-proofing features and will work with homeowners to install these improvements.