Industry Facts

Factory Built Homes

A factory built home is one built in a factory and transported to the site on which it shall be placed. Constructing your home inside a factory is more efficient than the traditional method, with less cost for labor and no time off for inclement weather. They are built individually, one home at a time.
Factory built homes are built under the federal building code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HUD Code regulates manufactured housing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and general quality. The HUD Code sets standards for the heating, plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical systems.

Almost one third of the homes sold in America today are factory built homes. They offer a wide variety of floor plans and options suitable for your family’s needs. Each Cavalier home passes a 12-point inspection before it ever leaves the factory, to ensure that it is weather tight, properly trimmed, and outfitted the way you want it. We check all mechanical and electrical systems, cabinets and doors, chimneys, vents, and flues. The complete start-to-finish approach to the construction of your home is one of the reasons to choose factory-built homes. There are thousands of happy Cavalier homeowners enjoying the strength and beauty of the homes we built for them!

Today’s manufactured and modular homes are safe and quality-built.

Factory-built homes are built stronger and safer today. Hurricane Charley in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 provided proof that today’s manufactured homes and modular homes withstood winds up to 145 mph. The strict wind standards, building codes and installation standards for factory-built homes result in safe homes for today’s homeowner.

The Florida Regulatory Agency for factory-built homes surveyed over 11,000 manufactured homes in seven counties after Hurricane Charley in 2004. The results were that EVERY manufactured home built since 1994 to the new wind standard came through the hurricane without major damage. Commercial buildings and site-built homes were damaged, but the new manufactured homes survived sustained winds of 145 mph during Hurricane Charley.

Conclusions from investigations of manufactured homes during Hurricane Katrina’s path in Alabama were that the manufactured homes built today and installed according to the manufacturer’s installation guidelines were not damaged, even when some site-built and commercial buildings were destroyed.

According to a new study conducted by Southeast Research, 92 percent of manufactured homeowners in Alabama describe their home as a safe place to live.

Built for quality, safety, affordability, and built in a factory.