Frequently asked questions…

Why Should I Consider A Manufactured Home? If you’re looking to get the most out of your “housing dollar,” you need to consider a manufactured home. Depending on the region of the country, construction costs per square foot for a new manufactured home average anywhere from 10 to 35 percent less than a comparable site-built home, excluding the cost of land. Today’s manufactured homes offer the quality construction, modern amenities and livability you are seeking…at a price that fits your lifestyle and your budget!

How Is A Manufactured Home Different From A Site-Built Home? 

Manufactured Homes are built as either a single section home or a multi-section home, depending on the floor plan. they are constructed and delivered on a permanent chassis, so a permanent foundation is not necessary. Because of their efficient, high-quality construction, these homes provide the best value in home buying. Manufactured homes conform to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) codes.                                

During your search, you’ll often find them referred to as “HUDs.” Prior to the Federal Manufactured Home Construction Safety Standards, manufactured homes were sometimes called ‘mobile homes’ or ‘trailer homes.’ e HUD code regulates the design, construction, structural durability, transportability, re resistance and energy efficiency of a home. It also prescribes performance standards for the mechanical, plumbing and electrical standards.

Modular Homes, while built in the factory and transported in sections, are virtually indistinguishable from a site-built home, though they tend to be better constructed, take less time to build and are more energy-efficient. They are placed on a foundation and are subject to the same codes as any other site-built home, including all local, state and regional building regulations. While manufactured homes are one-story designs, a modular home can be of any size.

Both manufactured and modular homes are inspected frequently at the assembly plant during each phase of construction. In-plant inspectors as well as independent agencies inspect your home on behalf of federal, state and local governments for code compliance. Evidence of this inspection is normally the application of a federal, state or inspection agency label of approval.

Can I Customize A Manufactured Home To Meet My Particular Needs/Wants? 

Salem Manufactured Homes come with “standard” features that you would find in a traditional site-built home. Many floor plans are available that range from basic models to more elaborate designs that feature vaulted ceilings, fully equipped modern kitchens, comfortable bedrooms with walk-in closets, and bathrooms with recessed bathtubs and whirlpools. You may also select from a variety of exterior designs and siding materials, including wood, hardboard, or vinyl siding.

Since our home designers use state-of-the-art computer-assisted design, you have the flexibility of customizing your home’s floor plans, interior finishes, and exterior designs. Your lifestyle and your budget are the only limitations to the options available to you.

We can provide homes that are “accessible” for those with special needs. If you are interested in such a home, Salem Manufactured Homes’ friendly and experienced staff will help you order a home with the accessible features you desire, such as extra-wide halls and doorways, accessible counters and appliances, and specially equipped bathrooms.

Will A Manufactured Home Appreciate In Value?

Generally, a home is a great investment. Appreciation on any home -either site-built or manufactured – is affected by the same factors: the desirability and stability of the community, supply and demand for homes in the local market, and maintenance and upkeep of the home. When properly installed and maintained, today’s manufactured homes will appreciate the same as surrounding site-built homes.

12-Month Warranty   

All of our homes are covered by our 12-month Warranty, the very best in the industry. It’s our way of showing you how much we believe in the quality we build into every home. Our warranty gives new homeowners the assurance that comes from working with a company with more than six decades of building.

Manufacturing defects reported to Salem Manufactured Homes within 12 months will be corrected without charge and within reasonable time. The warranty period begins on the date you take possession of your new home.

Misuse, unauthorized repairs or alterations, minor imperfections and dealer or owner improper transportation or setup are excluded. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights that vary from state to state.