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Manufactured Homes: Material And Process Comparison Checklist

This extensive checklist can be used by developers and consumers to compare the materials and processes used to construct a manufactured homes. This list is by no means comprehensive – for example, it doesn’t address foundation designs – but should provide a basis for dialogue with a manufacturer or retailer. In general, the options listed next to each component appear in order of decreasing performance from left to right. The first option listed will typically provide a higher level of durability and reliability than the second will.