Why A Manufactured Home Inspection?
Any home you decide to purchase or put on the market should be inspected first. That goes for anyone, in any situation, anywhere. The fact is, getting a trained set of eyes to look for common problems, major malfunctions, and the things that a mortgage surveyor or other interested party is going to be interested in will either save you money by catching problems that a seller will have to fix or earn you more money by getting said problems fixed before putting the home on the market. Manufactured homes are constructed differently than a site-built home. These differences save time and money in the building process, but no human-built structure is perfect. Any home ever built, manufactured home or stick-built home, is going to need some repair and maintenance over its lifetime. That’s one of the prerequisites a person understands when first owning a home.
What Will Your Inspection Reveal?
There are specific areas that are thoroughly considered in a manufactured home inspection: roof, plumbing, electricity, heating and cooling, and flooring (to name a few). These areas are all thoroughly checked out and verified to ensure that no damage is there to harm the structural integrity of the home, meaning that repairs do not need to be made anytime soon. A licensed inspector for manufactured homes understands the common wear and tear issues of factory-built homes. This knowledge allows them to pinpoint current or future problem areas that might be unsafe, lower the value of the home, or be too expensive to repair.
Truthfully, things happen. Even the most well-built structure is subject to subtle wear and tear like if the floor near a bathroom suffers water damage because a pipe housing’s guard liner gets worn down over time, enough to make a small, mostly unnoticeable leak. You might never have seen or noticed until somebody who knows what to look for points it out, saving you money and embarrassment before you put the home up for sale. Taking into consideration the work you’ll have to do with manufactured home lenders and manufactured home loans (when you’re ready to move into your next home) working with professionals will always make your life easier. Trust in the manufactured home industry’s professionals to set you on the right path.