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What is a Wind Zone 3 mobile home?
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
A mobile home manufactured for installation in Wind Zone 3 is rated to withstand sustained winds up to 110 mph, which is equivalent to gusts of up to 130 mph. The Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) has divided the country into four wind zones: 1, 2, 3, and Exposure D. Wind Zone 1 (70 mph max) covers most of the U.S., except for hurricane-prone areas and, of course, none of Florida is in Zone 1. Wind Zone 2 (100 mph) is for areas have weaker hurricanes, and Zone 3 covers areas that are likely to experience severe hurricanes.
Then there’s Exposure D. It specifies further reinforcement for homes within 1500 feet of the coastline in Wind Zones 2 and 3, where the storm winds are most severe. Go to our page HURRICANE RESISTANCE for a listing of other articles about protecting your home from windstorm damage.
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