IBHS researches the high-wind performance of manufactured homes with attached structures to develop guidance for effective mitigation measures. This research also provides opportunity to measure full-scale wind loads on these structures, which can be used to evaluate existing building code wind loads.
IBHS, in conjunction with the American Modern Insurance Group, conducted a series of tests to evaluate the effect of high winds on structures attached to manufactured homes.
Two types of homes were used in testing —a HUD Code Zone III home and a HUD Code Zone I home. A series of carports with varying mitigation measures were attached to the homes and subjected to a range of wind conditions to evaluate the effectiveness of those measures and to identify additional vulnerabilities.