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Manufactured / Mobile Home Course
Fees: $299 | Hours: 16 | Type: Distance | Enroll
Manufactured homes, also referred
to as mobile homes, are one of the fastest growing home inspection markets in the country. This course, available
online and on CD-ROM, teaches you how to perform an inspection on a manufactured home and how to write an inspection
report that properly addresses its components and systems.
PHII offers the only course that includes
manufactured housing report forms.
Mobile/manufactured housing must be inspected differently than traditional site-built housing because they are
built to HUD regulations which affects the design and construction methods. Some important points include the non-removable
chasis, 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
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.
What You Will Master
- Understanding manufactured,
modular, and site-built
- Reading HUD Labels and interpreting Data Plates
- Comparing HUD code with common residential code
- Identifying the correct wind/load/thermal zone
- Foundations, piers, and stabilizing systems
- Reporting on Roof-overs and other homeowner-added
- Common structural defects from lower quality
- Inspecting the skirting, crawl spaces and belly
- 4-wire electrical panels and proper neutral
- Recognizing fire hazards and HUD-required egress
- And much more
Course CD-ROM, Tracking via the Internet, Online Course Access, Computerized Flashcards
& Testing, Certificate, Toll Free Support. Bonus Manufactured Home Inspection
Report Addendum Forms.
| Hours: 16 | Type:
Distance | Enroll
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