Manufactured homes, like any other type, are built to last a long time. You can expect decades of use from them when they're properly installed and maintained. As such, there's no reason for you to worry about having a maintenance plan in place for your manufactured home. However, that doesn't mean that you should skip out on regular inspections. A proper manufactured home inspection will let you know that everything is up to par with your home's age and current condition.
It's important to remember that a regular inspection can save you money in the long run. If your home is inspected on a regular basis, it will help you avoid costly repairs and identify problems before they become big. It's also helpful if you're planning for the future—by keeping tabs on your manufactured home, you'll know how best to care for it and keep it in good shape so that it continues to be safe and comfortable for years to come.
Know If You Need Covered
If you live in a manufactured home and have been told that your unit requires some type of repair or maintenance, it is important to know what is covered under your warranty. This will allow you to make an informed decision on what needs to be repaired and when it needs to be done.
Manufactured homes are typically built using steel framing with wood or metal exterior walls, which makes them susceptible to fire damage like any other structure. While the steel frame may not burn as quickly as other materials used in many homes today, fires can still start due to faulty wiring or appliances such as microwaves and stoves. For insurance companies to offer coverage on these types of homes, they must ensure certain things are taken care of first, namely, making sure there is no longer any combustible material inside the structure. If there is, the home will not be covered by any type of insurance policy. This also applies if you have been told that your manufactured home requires some repair or maintenance.
Get Ahead Of The Problem
You want to avoid as many problems as possible when buying a home. A pre-purchase inspection can help you catch any issues with the house before it's yours. It can also help ensure that the bank, insurance company, and seller are aware of the issues so they can be addressed in time for closing on your new house.
Pay Attention To Warning Signs
If you've ever had to deal with an HVAC system that didn't work right, or if you've lived in a house with a foundation problem, you may have learned the hard way about what happens when something goes wrong and is left to fester.
In manufactured homes, problems can occur for a variety of reasons. Some problems are the result of the materials used during manufacturing; others result from normal wear-and-tear over time, and still, others are caused by human error (for example, not keeping up with essential maintenance). To detect these issues as early as possible—and avoid having them become significant—it's important for owners to inspect their homes for warning signs regularly.
Be Ready To Sell
If you are considering selling your manufactured home, ensure it is in good condition. Whether you're buying a new home, selling an older one, or just want to maximize the value of your current one by keeping it in good condition, regular inspections are essential to ensure that nothing goes wrong. A good inspector will tell you whether or not your house has been assembled correctly and is structurally sound enough to last a long time (or at least until it needs replacing).
Remember, a well-maintained manufactured home can provide you with years of enjoyment. If you have any questions about inspecting your home, give us a call! We're always happy to help our customers.