TREC Approved Course #38228
Texas Manufactured Housing Rules and Inspection
Manufactured Homes also referred to as mobile homes one of the fastest growing home inspection markets in the country. This course covers how to perform an inspection on a manufactured home and how to write an inspection report that properly addresses its components and systems.
The term "manufactured home" was adopted in 1980 by the the U.S. Congress to describe a type of house that is constructed in a factory to comply with a building code developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the past, manufactured homes were called "mobile homes," a term that many people still use. However, "mobile" is no longer an accurate name because fewer than 5% of such homes are ever moved off the owner's original site.
Texas Manufactured Housing must be inspected differently than traditional site-built housing because they are built to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Laws & Rules which affects the design and construction methods. Some important points include the non-removable chassis, bracing and support systems, the 4-wire electrical service common to all manufactured homes, polybutylene supply piping, wind/load/thermal zone ratings, metal roofing, skirting, under wrap, and potentially hazardous aluminum wiring.
You will learn to distinguish manufactured homes that use higher quality construction materials from those that use lower quality materials. The course will teach you the different construction methods and how to recognize them. You will also learn about the HUD Manufactured Home Construction & Safety Standards, and the regulations for electrical, gas, water and sewer hookups.
- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Laws & Rules
- HUD Standards
- Code Comparisons
- Ratings & Foundations
- Report Writing
- Understanding manufactured, modular, and site-built
- Reading HUD Labels and interpreting Data Plates
- Comparing HUD code with common residential code
- Foundations, piers, and stabilizing systems
- Common structural defects from lower quality materials
- Inspecting the skirting, crawl spaces and belly wrap
- 4-wire electrical panels and proper neutral buss bonding
- Recognizing fire hazards and HUD-required egress
Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.