I have a question to ask you, have you ever heard of mobile homes? A mobile house, as the name implies, is a house that can be moved, which is different from a general residential house. Mobile homes were built in 1976 and are now outdated. However, the term still exists, but strictly speaking, mobile homes are no longer built. Both prefabricated houses and modular houses were built in the factory and then shipped to the site. Prefab houses are almost the same as conventional houses, because once they are placed on the site, they will not be moved. Modular houses can be placed on temporary or permanent racks. Temporary is called off shelf, and it is usually what people think of when they hear the term “mobile home”. However, the construction of modular houses and industrial houses is very different from the construction of mobile houses.
They have different construction methods and different materials. The same focus is consistency and durability. Many of these houses can be used for 55-80 years.
Having said that…can you add to a modular house or an industrial house? Yes, you can. Because the most popular additions to single-person wide modular houses are terraces, porches, decks, screen fences or solariums. why? Because you already have the feeling of being outdoors at home, it makes sense for some people to bring it in. It does increase the square footage and it looks like it should be there.
Some of these cases are after-sales installation and can be added to your house. It seems that they are part of it from the beginning. These can bear their own weight and can be added without you having to do a lot of work at home.
The carport is also a welcome addition. They also bear their own weight, which may be useful according to climate changes. They do not increase square footage, but not everyone needs internal space.
Now, all of these are considered non-weatherproof. Therefore, it is best not to connect them to the home. If you really want to do this, you need to place the frost line foundation. If the foothold is not deep enough, these may be expensive, and the added space may move and damage your house. Therefore, it is usually recommended to place the attachment next to the house structure and then seal the opening so that the attachment can be moved separately from the house without damaging the house. If the frost line foundation is added, the added content may be part of the house structure, and it will not be separated or moved because of the house.
In addition to popular features, other improvements need to be considered
A home improvement company in Southern Maryland can convert your modular home into real estate. This is by removing the chassis, wheels and axles, and then laying a permanent foundation for your house. Then go to the county recorder’s office to register your modular house. Your house needs to comply with HUD requirements, is located on private land, and has been physically converted.
Redo roof-can also be called roof. Some people like the aesthetics of pitched roofs rather than the flat roofs of most modular houses, but this is not difficult to do. On the basis of ensuring a good shape of the roof, you can directly load another roof on top of it, or replace it with a sloped roof (a sloping roof will increase your ceiling height!).
Is there anything else you need to know?
According to regulations, when adding any modular or artificial houses, the added weight cannot exceed the weight of the original structure. Any increase must fully support itself. This is part of the HUD regulations and is for your safety (and will also prevent your house from moving). The guidelines to follow can be found on the HUD website (the name of the publication is “Guidelines for the Foundation and Support System of Industrial Housing”.)
Before starting any project to change the house, you need to check with your lease agreement and the park management department. Some parks may require integration between all houses, while others may leave room. It is best to check before payment and need to tear off the completed work.
You need to apply for a permit. If you don’t do this, it may cost you a lot of money. This is not only a permit and inspection for your safety, but also a higher quality of the building. It is best to make the right decision the first time, which can save you money and time.
It should be built according to the climate of your place. If you live in a place with a lot of rain, please pay attention to waterproof work. If you live in a sunny place, then you have to add UV protection. Consider your living conditions and ask the contractor for his suggestions. Whether you need to increase insulation and other weatherproofing, adding insulation and other weatherproofing can make your extra space more durable and comfortable.
If your house is still within the warranty period, then please do not perform any operations on the house. Because even if your manufacturer approves the addition, something still happens-it may invalidate your warranty. Please read the rules carefully or contact a lawyer. If you can wait until the warranty expires before adding or rebuilding your house, your life will be much better. Having said that, try using other materials recommended by the house manufacturer to reduce the source of the problem.
If you are not careful and just build a house without considering permits and regulations, then your new house may be transferred, settled and separated from your house. Having a contractor who can help you do your job properly and get proper care, can ensure that your additions can stay in your house for a long time.
Can my modular house have a basement?
Yes… but this requires moving your house a bit, and the dirt below is dirt. Your utilities (wires, pipes, etc.) also need to be moved, which will take some time. This is an important project and it is best to cooperate with the contractor. It will add considerable space to your house, but then you will not be able to move the house.
After considering all factors, living in a prefab or modular house may be economical and comfortable. Through planning and maintenance, other content can also be added. No matter what house you decide to add, adding space is better than moving, especially if you comply with HUD regulations and local laws and regulations, adding space-because safety is paramount. Most importantly, doing this correctly can save time and money later and increase resale value.
Finally, the birth of mobile houses is indeed a lot more convenient, after all, the construction cost of conventional houses is very high, so now more and more people like mobile houses, especially modular houses.