Story of a Modular Home Surviving a Hurricane

Residents in areas prone to hurricanes, like North Carolina, can benefit from a modern modular home. Modular homes built today are created on an improved architectural design that’s stronger and more efficient than models built decades ago. Innovations in engineering have made modular homes more storm-resistant than site-built homes. Special cements and engineered materials used in modular home construction make them impressively resilient through strong winds and storms.

When severe storms and flooding hit an area and completely devastate a community, rebuilding a traditional frame house takes longer than a specially designed modular home. Even multi-story modular homes with porches, decks and more than one garage are built faster. Modular home designs have evolved over the years to withstand hurricane force winds while still being quick to construct off-site and securely built on-site when the property is ready.

Hurricane survivors across the country who rode out storms in their modular homes have been interviewed and say they didn’t even feel their house shake when windows were blown out from strong winds and their neighbors’ homes were leveled. Homeowners that survived hurricanes while staying in their modular homes found that while windows broke and debris littered their home, all walls, ceilings and furniture remained intact. Homes by Vanderbilt customizes modular homes for buyers, fits the designs to their tastes, uses eco-friendly materials, and ensures that construction meets the latest hurricane codes. FEMA released a statement after a Category 4 hurricane hit Florida and said that the structural integrity of modular homes “performed much better than conventional residential housing.”

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