All About Mobile homes which are pre-fabricated homes built in factories, rather than on site, They are then taken to the place where they will be occupied, A Rented or Owned Lot, Set Up On Blocks And starped Down. They are usually transported by tractor-trailers over public roads to the Mobile home owners site or a mobile home park.
Mobile Homes normally retain the ability to be moved. However, They can be made to remain on site as a permanent Structure and even Tied to the property with a Deed. Mobile Home Titles Can be (retired) and a Deed Of Trust issued by the County. They have strong trailer frames, axles, wheels and tow-hitches.
July, 1976, to October, 1994 - The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1976, which created the HUD Code as a nationwide standard for mobile homes went into effect in July, 1976. While standards for weatherization and insulation were nothing to rave about, it was a big improvement. Also, the requirement for review of the design of a mobile home and factory inspection by independent inspectors meant that the new requirements had to be met.
October, 1994, to Present - The Energy Policy Act of 1992, which went into effect in October, 1994, required HUD to upgrade its standards, and the minimum R-value of insulation was raised by approximately 50 Percent, along with other energy efficiency improvements. Also, Climate Zone 3, which sets the highest level of insulation and was formerly limited to only Alaska, was expanded to include most of the Northern United States.
At some point soon, the DOE will issue new energy standards for mobile homes, which was mandated by Congress several years ago. The final comments and reviews appear to be winding down now. In the meantime, there are EnergyStar certified mobile homes offered by some manufacturers that give you not just more energy-efficient insulation, windows, and duct-sealing, but also high efficiency water heaters and heating/cooling equipment.
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