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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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