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While we hope you find this series of Mobile Home Inspections helpful, they should not be considered an alternative
to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction methods and materials vary in different parts of
the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
With more than 21 million people in the United States living in manufactured or mobiles homes, it is important that these homes are safe. To ensure that these homes are livable and that they are not in the need to major repair, you may elect to have a professional complete an inspection of the home.
A home inspection may be a complete inspection from the roof to the ground, or of more specific areas of the home that need to be inspected, such as roofs, plumbing, flooring, etc. One of the most common inspections of manufactured homes is a foundation inspection. You will need a licensed inspector or structural engineer that understands the unique issues that may arise with the foundation in manufactured homes, or Factory Built Homes (FBH). Their knowledge will be able to point out certain features of the home that may lower the value, be deemed unsafe, or even be too expensive to repair. More importantly they will be able to provide a written response to a lender, home buyer, or home owner whether the foundation is up to the most recent requirements.
Why would you need Mobile Home Inspections?
There are many reasons why you may need a home or foundation inspection. From bank or lender requested certification when purchasing or selling a home, to just simple peace of mind. It may always be a great idea to have a professional inspect your current or future home.
When buying a home you should always get an inspection of the home you intend to purchase, this will protect you and your future investment. Your bank or lender may require you to have an inspection of the foundation with a written report stating it is up to correct requirements.
Hiring a structural engineer or inspector to look over your home before you sell it could help you find repairs that could be made to your home. These repairs could raise the overall value of the home, or give you an idea of a good listing price for your home based upon the current market.