One of the biggest benefits of manufactured homes is the ability to personalize them. You can customize your manufactured home’s floor plan, square footage, exterior features, and more while avoiding some of the headaches associated with constructing a site-built home.
Manufactured homes come in an assortment of sizes, often categorized by the number of sections used in their assembly. While single wide, double wide, and triple wide manufactured homes can all range in square footage, most would consider double wide and triple wide homes large manufactured homes.
Because of their size and layout, double and triple wide manufactured houses tend to resemble site-built homes with plenty of interior space and floor plan variety than their smaller counterpart, the single wide manufactured home. Not sure which large manufactured home configuration may be right for you? Read on as we explore key differences and commonalities between double wide and triple wide manufactured homes to help you choose the perfect fit.
How are double wide and triple wide manufactured homes different?
Though the square footage of double wide and triple wide homes can vary based on their respective floor plans, the definitive difference between the two is their general size and the number of sections they have.
Another potential difference? Price. The cost of manufactured homes is dependent on a multitude of factors, but generally, triple wide manufactured homes are more expensive than double wide manufactured homes, just like a 5-bedroom site-built home is generally going to be more expensive than a 2-bedroom site-built home. Larger manufactured homes may cost more to construct since they require more materials, however, manufactured homes are a cost-effective, efficient housing alternative.
How big is a double wide home?
All double wide manufactured homes have two separate sections that are assembled on site. They typically range from 864 to 2,085 square feet, and have two to four bedrooms. Double wide manufactured homes are a great option for growing families or those who need a moderate amount of space.
How big is a triple wide home?
Triple wide manufactured homes are manufactured homes built with three separate sections joined together. They are ideal for larger families or those who enjoy having extra space. Triple wide manufactured homes can be built ranging from 1,600 to over 2,400 square feet, and can include two, three, or four bedrooms and two or three bathrooms. Triple wide manufactured houses may also feature bonus rooms and larger living areas than their double wide counterparts, making them great for families who want to host the holidays or share their space throughout the year.
How are double wide and triple wide manufactured homes the same?
Both double and triple wide manufactured homes must be built to the standards of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (also known as HUD). Because these homes are different from double wide or triple wide mobile homes, which were built before 1976, manufactured homes have to meet a number of criteria that ensures their safety and quality. Here are a few key building standards a double wide or triple wide manufactured home must meet in order to qualify for HUD certification:
- Manufactured homes must be built in a climate-controlled factory and then assembled on a permanent chassis on-site for long-term stability.
- Manufactured homes must be constructed in accordance with fire codes and local wind zone requirements.
- Manufactured homes must comply with national electrical and plumbing codes.
Outside of their certifications, both double and triple wide manufactured homes can be fully customizable to your specific needs. Whether it’s enhancing their energy efficiency, upgrading to luxury high-end finishes, or opting for one of the largest floor plans for extra space, you’ll be able to create a home that’s unique to your needs.
Choosing the Right Manufactured Home Size
Whether you choose a double wide or triple wide manufactured home will depend on your need for space as well as your personal design and floor plan preferences. Along with choosing a home that meets your size requirements, you’ll want to select a manufacturer that constructs their homes with great quality and care.
While all manufactured home builders are legally required to offer a 12-month minimum warranty on their new constructions, Jacobsen Homes provides an additional two to 10 year Home Buyer’s Warranty to give you peace of mind.
If you’re deciding between a new manufactured home or a pre-owned home, look into the home’s warranty qualifications and the quality of the builder. Since manufactured home warranties cover structural defects, researching the manufacturer of a pre-owned home is especially important if the home’s warranty has expired.
Trust Jacobsen Homes to Build Your Dream Home
At Jacobsen Homes, our team of in-house engineers and highly skilled builders ensure our double wide and triple wide manufactured and modular homes are built to last. We use industry-leading technology and the highest level of quality and care when building each of our homes.
We offer a variety of luxury features that can be incorporated into any of our manufactured homes to make it feel like the home you’ve always desired. Our sustainable building practices reduce environmental impact and help you experience the benefits of energy-efficient features long-term.
Contact us today to create your dream home.