Manufactured log homes, sometimes referred to as pre-manufactured homes, are not built to the same construction standards as modular homes. To sum it up, there are two distinct differences between manufactured and modular homes, namely, construction standards and finances.
Description of Manufactured Log Homes
- They are built on steel framing.
- They are built with thin walls.
- They don’t meet all the residential building codes.
- They appreciate in value at the same level as a mobile home or trailer.
Because these structures are built on a small steel frame, they require thin walls to increase interior space. Unfortunately, this limited space and foundation leads to compromised quality and design overall. For the purposes of financing, even when these manufactured homes are built on a foundation, so that they are not really “mobile”, these manufactured homes are still treated as mobile homes.
Important Note: To further the confusion, many log cabin builders offer both log cabin pre-manufactured homes and modular-constructed homes in their product lines. They often fail to differentiate between the two, except when talking about pricing.