Safety in Manufactured and Modular Homes

Wind Safety

"Tiedown requirements ensure that a manufactured or mobile home can withstand the same wind speeds as a site-built home"

(Illinois Mobile Home Tiedown Act, Illinois General Assembly, 1979).

Fire Safety

"Research shows that manufactured homes compare favorably to site-built homes in terms of frequency of fires.... Overall, the chance of a fire in a site-built house is twice that in a manufactured home."

(Fire Loss Study, Foremost Insurance Company, 1986).

Tornado Safety

"In manufactured homes or any home without a basement, during a watch, seek shelter below ground level in a substantial structure. During a warning, seek shelter in an interior room with no windows."

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