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How do I find out the wind zone of my mobile home?
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Your mobile home’s wind zone rating is listed on the HUD data plate. The data plate is a large paper sticker that can be found on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door, inside the door to the electrical panel, or on the wall of a closet.
If you can’t find your HUD data plate, there is one more option. Locate your HUD tag, also called the red tag or HUD Certification Label, and you can use that number to retrieve your HUD data plate information from IBTS (Institute for Building Technology and Safety) for a $100 fee. For more details on this, go to our blog posts What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home? and What is a "HUD data plate/performance certificate" for a mobile/manufactured home?
There are four mobile home hurricane wind zones: 1, 2, 3, and Exposure D for locations within 1500 feet of the coastline. Zone 1 is for locations that are hurricane prone, and no part of Florida is in Zone 1.
Also see our blog posts How much hurricane wind speed can a mobile home survive? and What is a D-sticker mobile home? and Where are Wind Zone 2 and Wind Zone 3 for mobile homes located? and Can you move a Wind Zone 2 mobile home to Zone 3 in Florida? and Is a metal roof for a mobile home approved for HUD Wind Zone 3?
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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?
• 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?
Visit our MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.
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