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Orange County

Seminole County

Lake County

Volusia County

Brevard County

State of Florida Guidelines

Rule 15C (code for setting up mobile homes in Florida)

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FHA Loan Upgrades

FHA Loan Upgrades

McLay Mobile Homes can provide FHA Loan Upgrades so that you may purchase a mobile home, sell your mobile home, get new insurance, or re-finance

FHA Loans are becoming very popular these days, however, when applying for these loans for mobile homes, they have a main requirement.

THE MOBILE HOME MUST BE SETUP TO TODAY’S CODES!!!!

We would like to inform you that we are currently doing inspections for manufactured homes for $0. If we inspect a home and it needs to be upgraded in terms of setup and you use J&S Mobile Homes to install the upgrades, we will charge you $0 for the inspection. When it comes to manufactured homes, a state licensed mobile home installer can act as an engineer and cut your time and costs dramatically. Instead of using an engineer who has to charge a fee and then hire us to do the work, just use one company to do everything. Here is an example of the savings:

Hiring an Engineer

Hiring McLay Mobile Homes

Initial Consultation Fee

$250

$0

Inspection Fee

$350

$0

Upgrades to Home

$2,500

$2,500

Re-Inspection Fee

$350

$0

Engineering Fee

$500

$0

Total Cost

$3,950

$2,500

When McLay Mobile Homes does the work, we will provide everything to you at no additional cost, everything is included! We are positive you will be 100% satisfied with the results!

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Under Home Inspections

Under Home Inspections

Most mobile home owners have no idea how their mobile home is setup and therefore may not know how bad their homes foundation can be. Under home inspections will cover many things and give you the information that you need in order to make sure that your home is as safe and efficient as possible.

Under Home Inspections include the following:

How your mobile home is blocked (spacing and footing size)
How many piers are broken or not touching the I-Beam
How many anchors are installed and their condition
The condition of your A/C duct work
Identify any sewer leaks
The condition of your bottom board and insulation
What it will take to bring your home up to safe standards
With the inspection results you can now make an educated decision on whether or not you feel the need to make your home safer or if it is safe enough just the way it is.

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Mobile Home Hurricane Preparedness

Mobile Home Hurricane Preparedness

McLay Mobile Homes can prepare your mobile home for a hurricane and heavy winds

As we know by living in the state of Florida, hurricanes are one of our biggest threats, especially when it comes to mobile homes! We learned in 2004, we cannot take them lightly.

When a mobile home is blocked and tied down correctly, it will withstand 119 MPH winds. However, when it is not, there is no telling how hard the wind needs to gust in order for it to destroy your home.

Mobile home setup codes were changed in 1998 due to the increasing amount of homes that were being destroyed by hurricanes and other mother nature related occurrences. Today’s codes are very stringent and very harsh!

Let us come out and inspect your home and make sure that your #1 investment is safe from the next hurricane that comes your way.

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Moving Portables

Portables

McLay Mobile Homes also relocates portables.

Portables are mostly found at schools and can be purchased from that particular school. The normal size of these portables are 24’x44′. They are a lot more difficult to transport as they cannot be split in half like a normal mobile home can. They normally have to be moved at night or on the weekends due to traffic congestion, however depending on the route and location, they can sometimes be moved during normal business hours. If you are interested in purchasing one of these buildings, or already have and need it moved, don’t hesitate to call us.

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Mobile Home Removal

Mobile Home Removal

McLay Mobile Homes can remove your mobile home and transport it to the landfill

Mobile homes unfortunately do not live forever which is why there may come a time for us to remove your mobile home so that you may replace it with another one. There are 2 ways of doing this:

The mobile home is in good enough shape to transport to the local landfill. This is the cheapest and by the far the cleanest way to remove your mobile home.

OR

The mobile home is in such bad shape that it needs to be demolished on-site. This way is a bit more expensive because of the fact that we need to use commercial dumpsters as well as heavy equipment.

Either way that you choose, your property will look the same once we are finished….homeless and clean.

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Mobile Home Relevels

Mobile Home Relevels

McLay Mobile Homes can relevel your mobile home so that it is just as level as the day it was setup

Mobile Homes settle, just as block homes settle. The only difference is that a block home is on a concrete foundation and a mobile home is on individual piers. There can be many factors that contribute to a mobile home becoming out of level. Some factors are heavy traffic in a certain area, soft ground, washing machine shaking the home, or adding ceramic tile or a new roof. Regardless of the reason, mobile homes need to be re-leveled on an average of every 3-5 years.

An un-level home can cause:

Doors to not open
Doors not staying open
Skirting starting to buckle
Cracks in your interior molding
Make you feel like you are walking on a slope
Most importantly it can severely damage your home!

Re-levels also need to be performed prior to doing any work on your mobile home.

Ceramic Tile
Re-Roof
New Doors
New flooring
Exterior Siding
New Skirting
The cost of a re-level will be determinate based upon many variables including the size of your home, the type of skirting, and the severity of the un-levelness.

Discount are available if multiple re-levels can be performed at the same park / area / subdivision.

Call McLay Homes for your re-level today!

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Anchoring

Mobile Home Anchoring

McLay Mobile Homes will anchor down your mobile home to provide maximum wind resistance

Most mobile homes in the state of Florida are not tied-down correctly. More than likely they were set-up many years ago prior to the updated codes. The reason for updating the state codes were because mobile homes were not standing up to the high winds that Florida has to offer.

The updated state codes say that you have to have a lateral anchor every 5’4″ on the long sides of your home, as well as 4 anchors (8 for double-wides) on the short sides. If you live in a 12′ x 56′ mobile home, you should have a total of 30 anchors holding your home down!

Not only that, they need to be galvanized 4′ anchors with stabilizing plates in front of them, attached to the home by a galvanized strap and a beam clamp. The anchors on the short sides of the homes are commonly substituted with Longitudinal Stabilizing Systems.

More than likely, if you look under your home you will find rusted anchors, rusted straps that wrap around your homes I-Beam, no stabilizers, and not nearly enough anchors.

McLay Mobile Homes can anchor down your home and make you feel safe again!

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Mobile Home Relocation & Transport

McLay Mobile Homes specializes in completely relocating and transporting your mobile home to your new location in Florida. However there are many steps that go along with that process and we can assist you with each and every one of them.

Mobile Home Permitting

McLay Mobile Homes will walk you through all aspects of permitting your mobile home!
Each and every county does their permitting process differently but here is some information that can help you be one step ahead:
If your land happens to be on a septic system that is existing, you will need the following:
Your septic tank pumped out and certified by a septic company
Lot boundaries and dimensions
Proposed mobile home location
Location of your septic tank and drain field
Location of your well (if applicable)
Location of your neighbors septic systems and/or wells
Utility or drainage easements
Floor Plan
Application from your county’s Health Department
If you land happens to need a new septic system, you will only need to contact the septic company of your choice and they will take care of the septic permits.
If your land happens to be on county or city sewer, then you will only need a letter from them stating that they provide you service (or a past bill will also work)
If you happen to be placing the home inside a mobile home park, you will need to contact the park itself for information regarding their sewage disposal system
A survey of your land is almost always needed for a building permit, showing the location of the proposed mobile home, as well as the dimensions of the lot and the distances between the mobile home and the lot boundaries
A floor plan of the mobile home
Sometimes counties require a pre-inspection prior to moving a mobile home
Other information will be needed but will depend on the county and we will be able to help you with all that is needed

Mobile Home Site Development

McLay Mobile Homes will fully prepare your site for the delivery of your mobile home

Site Development is a very important part in relocating a mobile home. The foundation that your mobile home sits on is almost as important as the mobile home itself. Site Development can refer to having to bring dirt onto the property and spread it, the removal of trees, filling in a ditch in order to get the home onto the lot, or anything else needed to properly relocate your home.

Sometimes site development is necessary and sometimes it is just a recommendation. Once we come out and see your lot, we can determine how much site development is needed, if any at all.

If there happens to be another mobile home residing on the lot and it needs to be removed, we will give you an estimate on both the removal of the home as well as any other work that needs to be done.

Mobile Home Breakdown for Transport

McLay Mobile Homes will breakdown and prepare your mobile home for transport.

This portion of the move will be strictly determined by you. This is where you can save the most money by determining what work you want to do yourself and what work you would like us to take care of.

For instance, things that you can take care of your self may include:

Removing the skirting
Remove the siding at the ends of the home where the two halves come together (Double-wides only)
Remove any carports, screen rooms, sheds, or room-additions
Remove any obstructions around the home, such as trees in the way of pulling the home out or bushes surrounding the home
Removing the trim and carpet on the inside of the home where the two halves come together (double-wides only)
Removing your steps
Other things that will drive the price of your move up or down are:

Is the hitch there? Is it in good condition? Does it need to be welded or bolted on?
Does the home have the wheels and axles still on?
Is the home 12′, 14′, or 16′ wide?
How far is the home traveling?
Will we need special equipment to pull the home out or park the home?
Will we be transporting your steps, carport, screen room, shed, etc…?
Will we be responsible for cleaning the lot once the home is removed?
As you can see there are a lot of variables that go into preparing to move a mobile home as well as the actual transport itself. These are all things that you can determine if they are worth it for you to do yourself or you would feel more comfortable having us do it for you.

Mobile Homes are designed to be transported empty. However, we do understand that PODS and other types of storage are costly and inconvenient. When we come to your home to give you an estimate we will let you know the things that can stay and the things that cannot. On moving day we will double check your home prior to transport and make any corrections if needed.

Mobile Home Setup

McLay Mobile Homes will setup and install your mobile home to state and county codes

The way your mobile home is set-up will be determined by the year of the mobile home, the county that it will be setup in, as well as the foundation of the land. However, all setups will be to state codes and will be approved for up to 119 mph winds.

There are some factors within the setup which can influence the total price of the move. We can take care of all of these if you would like us to, however we understand that price is always a factor. Here are some of the things that you can decide if you would like to take care of yourself or have us take care of them:

Electric hookup
A/C installation
Plumbing
Carports
Screen Rooms
Sheds
Room Additions
Siding (Double-wides)
Interior trim and carpet (Double-wides)
Skirting
Upon completion of your mobile home setup, McLay Homes will warranty the setup for 1 year after the date that the Certificate of Occupancy was issued.

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