COMMON QUESTIONS

Take a Look at Some of the Common Questions

Buying a home can be overwhelming, confusing, and stressful, but here at Showcase Homes, we understand the many avenues and obstacles you face in choosing the home of your dreams. We offer this page as a helpful tool to get you started on the right path of building your new custom home.

If you have a question that is not covered here, feel free to contact us by either sending an email or calling us.
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Common FAQs

Why should I consider a factory-built home over a on-site stick-built home?

A manufactured home has the advantage of being built under controlled, factory conditions. You can move into your manufactured home sooner because our homes are constructed much quicker than stick-built homes. However, the biggest difference is the price!

Who manufactures the homes that you sell?

Showcase Homes deals with the Commodore Corporation for sectional, modular, and single wide home construction services. The Commodore Corporation is a major producer of manufactured housing. Incorporated in 1952, it now includes 6 plants located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. The corporation manufactures under four trade names: Commodore, Colony, Manorwood, and Pennwest. These divisions offer the broadest variety of options, floor plan complexity, and structural features available in the industry. Commodore Homes of Pennsylvania, in Clarion, constructs houses covering a full range of affordability and markets in 13 states. The division's most valuable asset is its 200 plus employees. Most of them have been with the company for more than 20 years. This experience and team work, along with a culture of quality and innovation, contributes significantly to the superior homes built at Clarion factory. This division provides a complete selection of single-section and multi-section manufactured homes along with customized modular floor plans.

What is the difference between modular homes and sectionals?

Modular homes have a wooden floor system, and you can design your own floor plan. Modulars are built to a stricter building code compared to an on-site stick-built home.

Sectional homes have a steel floor system, and you can customize your floor plan to meet HUD code.

What quality control standards are used when my home is built?

Manufactured homes (more commonly known as doublewides and singlewides) are built to the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (also known as the HUD Code) which regulate the home's design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency, and quality control. Performance standards are also set for heating, plumbing, air-conditioning, thermal, and electrical systems. Modulars are built to a stricter building code compared to an on-site stick-built home.

Do I get to choose the colors inside and outside my home?

Yes, you can choose the colors for your carpeting, countertops, walls, and floor patterns as well as siding, shutters, and shingles. We have many color options to meet your needs.

Can I have an attic in my home?

Yes, a functional attic can be added to your home. It is an available feature in homes with an 8' ceiling and a "7/12", "9/12", and "12/12" roof pitch.

Does my home have to be set on a basement?

Modular homes may be set on a full basement or a crawl space. Sectional homes and single wides may be set on a full foundation, crawl space, or piers.

What type of warranty comes with my new home?

Check out the links given below for warranty information:

For more information about 2-10 home buyer's warranty, visit their website at http://www.2-10.com.

For more information about RWC or MHWC, visit their website at www.rwcwarranty.com.

Warranties change according to the manufacturer we are working with. Warranties are given by the manufacturer and not us.

Where can I find more information on manufactured homes?
Call us at
814-226-8639
for any questions regarding building a home
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