“Overall, relatively minimal structural damage was noted in modular housing developments. The module-to-module combination of units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing.”
-FEMA Report 1992
- Modular homes are built with 15%-20% more wood than a traditional site-built home.
- More lumber is used during the framing of modular homes.
- Are generally constructed with 8%-10% more structural fasteners than site built homes.
- Corners are heavily reinforced and framing elements are both glued and nailed together.