Things to Consider When Relocating Your Mobile Home
Relocating a mobile home isn’t as simple as loading it on a truck and hitting the highway.
The freedom that comes with manufactured homes is undoubtedly one of their major benefits. They’re not only quality and affordable housing options, but they also enable homeowners to move without giving up a home they’re in love with.
But before you get too far ahead of yourself, there’s something you should know.
Professional home movers with experience relocating manufactured homes need to be involved in this process. These movers will also assist you in determining whether or not you can even relocate your home (or should!) So just because it can be done, doesn’t always mean it should be done. So, assuming your home can be moved, we want to share with you some things to consider when relocating your mobile home.
Local Zoning Laws
When considering a move, it’s critical to research local zoning laws, wind zone requirements, and city planning.
For instance, if your mobile home was constructed to meet wind zone 1 requirements, it cannot be relocated to areas with higher wind zone requirements, where hurricane-level winds are expected. Upon moving, the local code officials in your new town will ensure that your home meets all local and federal construction standards.
Many towns also have land use laws that do not allow single-wide or mobile homes that are more than 10-15 years old.
The Cost for You to Relocate
It’s critical to know ahead of time whether you can even afford to relocate your mobile home. The cost of moving a mobile home is determined by the size of the home, its location, and the distance traveled.
Then there are the costs associated with the new location to consider. Labor, repairs, permits, land, utilities, and foundation changes tend to be forgotten, but can quickly add up throughout the moving process.
Moving costs can vary greatly depending on the numerous factors mentioned above. Be sure to check with the company you choose to see how much it will cost to relocate your home, and what that cost covers.
Hiring a Reputable Moving Company
It is critical to find reputable professionals in the area who provide excellent service and can move your mobile home not only correctly, but also safely. Relocating a mobile home is a complex task that should only be completed by the right professionals. Check that the company you want to use has the necessary insurance, is licensed to move homes in your state (and any other states you may be passing through), and can obtain all necessary permits and bonds.
Don’t skimp on this step or hire someone you haven’t thoroughly researched who promises you a good deal! Cutting corners may actually cut corners in your home!
Working with an unlicensed mover or one who fails to obtain the necessary permits may cost much more in the long run! Hire a reputable company that specializes in relocating mobile homes. Trust us, the peace of mind is worth it. You won’t regret it!
Should I Relocate My Mobile Home?
If you have considered all of the factors we mentioned above and have done your research, then go ahead!
Relocating a mobile home can seem like a tricky process with lots of unknowns. You must understand the area you’re moving to, estimate the costs, and work with a reputable moving company. If you do all these things, you’ll be well on your way to successfully moving your mobile home!
Speak with an expert at Braustin Homes today!