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Palm Harbor has done a great job in promoting themseves along with the new hurricane zone code for manufactured housing. The construction of all homes built in the hurricane zone is to the federal HUD code.
SOME FACTS FROM BuiltStronger.com
• Every factory-constructed manufactured home sold in Florida not only matches the strength of site-built homes, but actually exceeds them by as much as 25%.
• Factory-built homes manufactured and sold in Florida meet criteria based on the highest wind safety standard of them all, known as ASCE 7-88. Site-built homes must conform only to state or local requirements for strength and wind-resistance.
• The design and construction of all Florida manufactured homes are monitored through HUD and their agent, Housing and Building Technology (HBT), and by the State Bureau of Manufactured Housing Construction, insuring the highest quality and safety standards. You don't get this assurance with any site-built homes.
Palm Harbor builds a super product but they are not alone. If your looking for high end alterantives in the South East look into some of the builders you will find HERE