A modular home is built in a controlled factory environment in modules and is engineered and built to the state or local building codes, just as a site built home is. The modules are then transported to the site and installed on permanent foundations. Modular homes are built with the efficiency and quality control you can only find in a factory environment. Quality engineering and modular construction significantly increases the efficiency of a modular home. Many new homes today are being “systems-built” to rival and often exceed the quality and investment of site-built homes.”
Manufactured homes are factory-built homes engineered and constructed in accordance with the federal building code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD code). HUD Code homes conform to all national codes and are lower cost per square foot than the modular IRC code homes.