“The best part of working with Ma Williams is hands down the people. They have a fantastic staff that know their jobs and excel at what they do. They understand that customer service is of utmost importance and doing everything they can to meet and exceed customer expectations. They have always provided me whatever I need to help our clients and are quick to respond to requests that either I, or the client may have. When you have partners like this, and people who put in the time and effort just like you do, it leads to successful results, and very happy customers. It’s great to know you have such a great partner who supports you in every way, as it allows you to help the customer. This is how we are able to help all of our customers to the best of all our abilities. There’s a reason they have been in business for 50 years – and more impressively, been extremely successful and respected for those 50 years.”
Steve Harwood, Silvercrest Homes
Tony, the salesperson I spoke with, was very informative. He was thorough without being pushy. He has sent a follow up email since the visit.
Millie P. – Murrieta, Ca
Lavon did an awesome job.
Eva A. – Sky Valley, CA
Lavon was very helpful and did an excellent job. She has also been great with the follow ups.
I'm absolutely pleased with our saleswoman, Lavon! She provided so much information that has been helpful in my decision on a home. She's been awesome. She even sent me a couple of emails, and she's followed up on everything.
Al and Edith M. – Homeland, CA
One of the most harmful misconceptions about manufactured homes and modular homes is their alleged vulnerability to fire and other natural disasters. Despite their design quality and cost benefits, many homeowners may not even consider manufactured homes because of this inaccurate perception.
It’s time to dispel this allegation once and for all.
According to a national fire safety study by the Foremost Insurance Company, site-built homes are more than twice as likely to experience a fire as manufactured homes.
That’s because fire resistance provisions of the HUD Code for manufactured homes include strict standards for fire retardation and smoke generation in materials, large windows in all bedrooms, smoke alarms, and at least two exterior doors which must be separate from each other and reachable without having to pass through other doors that can be locked. Site-built homes are required to have only one exterior door and no “reachability” requirement.
In addition, a 2011 study issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that both the occurrence of fire and the injury rate is lower in manufactured housing.
It’s a staple of local news coverage whenever a natural disaster occurs. Some reporter always focuses on a trailer park that has been devastated – while ignoring all of the site-built homes surrounding that park where the damage is just as extensive.
Obviously, any structure in the path of such rare and powerful weather may be in peril. But to suggest that manufactured homes are more vulnerable is misleading. Part of the reason for this perception is that many manufactured homes are located in rural areas in parts of the country where such events are more common.
It also doesn’t take into account the changes and upgrades in manufacturing that have been implemented since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Today’s manufactured homes are assembled to standards that are equivalent to or more stringent than regional and national building codes for site-built homes.
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