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Preparing Your Manufactured Home for High Wind Events

In part, due the catastrophic hurricanes in Texas and Florida and Illinois’ own exposure to tornados and other high wind events, the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) offers the following information about manufactured homes and high wind safety.

Everyone should understand that a direct hit from a tornado will bring about severe damage or destruction to any home in its path.

But contrary to what you may have heard, by using the very same building materials and employing state-of-the-art construction processes along with rigorous quality-control inspections all factory-built homes are generally higher in quality than anything achievable with typical on-site construction.

Every new manufactured home sold today is installed by a trained installation professional. And every new home is further required to be inspected and verified for proper installation by a building code official or similar code enforcer.

A properly installed and maintained manufactured home may fair as well or better than neighboring stick-built homes when stressed by wind. However, there are three important steps to preparing a manufactured home for wind storms and events.

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