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Standing Up to Storms: Why FEMA Says Modular Homes are the Safer Choice

People have plenty of reservations about building a modular home.

There are plenty of myths about modular homes, but one in particular stands out: that modular homes won’t survive a storm.

Modular vs. Mobile

Mobile homes are well known for being unsafe in extreme weather conditions. Because mobile homes are mistakenly equated to modular homes, there is a common myth that modular homes are not safe if you live in an area that experiences hurricanes, blizzards, and other severe storms.

The concern is understandable, considering the common mixup between a modular home and a mobile home. It might surprise you to learn, however, that from as early as 1993 following the wake of hurricane Andrew, FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) has repeatedly praised the ability of modular homes and their ability to stand up to extreme weather conditions.


What makes a modular home safer during a storm?modular homes in storms

Strong Frames

Because modular homes are built in a factory, every separate module must have the structural integrity to travel to the construction site. That means withstanding bumpy roads, highways, and all types of weather conditions.

Each module is designed and built to withstand the stress of transportation, making your entire home stronger and more able to stand up to extreme conditions even after construction.


Thorough Inspection Process

All modular homes undergo a rigorous inspection process both during and after their construction. In addition to multiple inspections performed at every step of the fabrication and construction process, modular homes are also subjected to the same inspections required by state and local regulations.


High Quality Workmanship

If you’re looking for skilled labor, would you prefer someone who does the work you need as only a fraction of his job, or someone who practices that skill full time? Each part of a modular home is manufactured by a specialist with the exact tools, training, and experience needed to get the job done right every time.



If you’re looking for a customized home that’s energy efficient, made in a controlled environment, and built to last, contact Carolina Custom Homes of Burlington today.

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Carolina Custom Homes of Burlington was founded with a mission to provide customers with an alternative, greener way to build. We partner with North Carolina’s top manufacturers to create both practical and luxurious designs for your home. We maintain a low operating overhead, which means that more of your money goes towards designing and building your perfect home. We provide you with high quality, custom modular homes at an unbeatable value.

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