It should be no surprise that modular homes have been increasing in popularity. These versatile and durable homes are a great choice for anyone looking for a new home. But what if you change your mind and decide you want to move your home someplace new?
While moving your modular home a second time can be done, it’s not as simple as picking the home up and transporting it someplace new.
There a few things to take into consideration before deciding on moving your modular home such as:
- The size of your home
- The distance of the transport
- Permit requirements
- Getting the right type of equipment for the job
- Your home’s condition
- Different climate where you move
How Are Mobile Homes Transported
The planning and preparation are the most important steps to consider. You’ll need to make sure you have enough room at the new location for the home to be set up and that there is adequate space for the truck to access the location.
You will need to hire an experienced transport company to assist you with the disassembly of the modular home while obtaining the necessary permits needed for the job while helping you to put the home back together once it arrives at its destination.
You will need a truck that’s powerful enough to haul your modular home. This is best accomplished with a truck using a hydraulic lift allowing you to move the modules on and off the truck easily. The transport company will need to help with the reassembly of the home once at its new location.
What Does It Cost To Move A Modular Home
The cost to transport a modular home will depend on many factors but on average the cost will be between $1,000 and $20,000. Depending on the size of the home and its transit distance, the pricing will vary.
Here are some things you will need to pay for:
- Transportation: This will include the cost of hiring a transport company with a truck equipped with a hydraulic lift.
- Permits: You will most likely need to obtain permit(s) from the city you are planning on moving to.
- Reassembly: The transport company will help you reassemble the home once it arrives at its new location.
- Insulation: If you are moving someplace with an entirely different climate, you may need to add insulation to your home.
If you are thinking about moving a mobile home, you will need to evaluate all of these factors. This is a significant decision and you’ll want to be sure that you’re making the best decisions for you and your family.
You may face some challenges and restrictions about the placement of your modular home. One of the most common limitations is the foundation on which you’ll be placing the home. What this really means is that you can’t simply pick up the modular home and set it down any place you’d like. If you are unsure if your new land will be able to meet the requirements for your modular home, you can always reach out to a modular home dealer for clarification.
Some other types of restrictions may include the size of your home, materials used, and the climate. Although a modular home was built to code in order to handle strong winds, they may not be capable of withstanding hurricanes or other types of severe weather. If you are looking to place your home in an area with harsh weather conditions, be sure to contact a dealer to see if the home will be suitable for that particular area.
While it is definitely possible to have your modular home moved a second time, there are several factors to consider. If you do decide that this is the best option for you and your family, be sure to contact a professional transport company to help you maneuver this difficult process.