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What mobile home wind zone is Florida?
Saturday, March 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has divided the country in zones according to the level of windstorm speeds a mobile home is likely to have to endure in each area. Florida has three different wind zones:
Wind Zone 2 - Approximately the upper two-thirds of the state, designed to tolerate 100 mph winds.
Wind Zone 3 - South Florida, the Keys, and several Gulf Coast counties, rated for 110 mph winds.
Exposure D - A special category for homes that will be sited within 1500 feet of the coastline, which are likely to experience the most severe hurricane winds. See our blog post What is a D-sticker mobile home? to learn more.
There is also a Wind Zone 1, which covers the parts of the U.S. that are not hurricane prone, but none of Florida is in Zone 1.
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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES:
• Where can I file a complaint if I have problems with my new or used manufactured/mobile home in Florida?
• What are the most common defects in mobile/manufactured home foundation piers?
• How do I determine the age of a very old mobile home?
• What is a "HUD label verification letter" for a mobile/manufactured home?
• When did a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) become required under a mobile/manufactured home?
• Is it safe to go under a mobile home?
• Are older mobile homes unsafe?
• What do I need to know about buying a foreclosed mobile home?
• Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it?
• Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home?
• How do I find out how old a mobile home is and who manufactured it?
• What is the right price for a used mobile home?
• How energy efficient is a mobile home?
• When were the first double-wide mobile homes manufactured?
• How do I upgrade my old (pre-1976) mobile home to meet HUD standards?
• What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home?
• Can you move an older mobile home in Florida?
• What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home?
• Can you put a zone 1 mobile home in Florida?
• How can I remove water under my mobile home?
• What's the differences between a trailer, a mobile home, a manufactured home, and a modular home?
• What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?
• How fireproof is a mobile home?
• Can I install a mobile home myself?
• What is a Park Model mobile home?
• Does an addition to a mobile home have to comply with the HUD Code?
• What walls can I remove in a mobile home?
• What can I do to prevent dampness and mold in my mobile home?
• How can I tell if a mobile home is well constructed?
• How can I tell the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?
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