There’s a big difference in the strength of modern mobile homes vs. older mobile homes. New mobile homes are much stronger and are built to handle much higher wind loads in Florida as mandated by the State of Florida building codes, which were amended in 1994 to handle the high winds in hurricanes and strong thunder storms which are so common in the summer months in Florida.
Tie Downs for older mobile homes
Mobile home straps prevent high winds from lifting or moving your mobile home during storms. UnderHome Armor will install mobile home tie down straps to specially designed anchors as shown in the picture to the right.
Tie down anchors are driven into the ground, anchoring your mobile home and preventing movement during high wind events. UnderHome Armor serves many communities all over Florida and we’ll check your local building codes when pulling a permit. We’ll make sure your mobile home is safe and up to local codes. The building code for mobile Tie downs can change in some cases from different city’s and counties building departments.
Mobile Home Tie Downs and Straps
UnderHome Armor will determine which type of mobile home tie down and straps are required in your area. Many of the older mobile homes require that straps must go completely over the top of the mobile home to securely strap it down. New mobile homes don’t require the straps to go completely over the home because of the newer mobile home’s structure.
Underhome Armor will also install hurricane anchors into the ground around your mobile home. The number of mobile home hurricane anchors that are required will vary between models of different mobile homes, Underhome Armor will install extra anchors when needed and extra straps to ensure your home safety.
The other types of anchors for mobile homes we install are:
Concrete dead man anchors: which is a screw auger to a slab anchor, or to the foundation itself.
Auger anchors: are large steel anchors that are screwed into the ground as in the picture shown here.
If needed Underhome Armor will place straps over your mobile homes roofs rafters for straps going over the top of your mobile home, to distribute the force the tie-down strap is holding your mobile home secure.
We will then attach the end of the strap to a turnbuckle as seen in the picture here. Turnbuckles are used to tightened and increase the tension on the strap and remove any slack to secure your mobile home in place.
We will then secure the turnbuckle to the end of the anchor and turn the turnbuckle adjustment until the strap is tight. If needed a metal rod will be inserted. Turning the rod tightens the tension on the mobile home strap.
This may be confusing so we would be glad to give you a free inspection of your mobile home to show you which system you need to make sure your mobile home is safe.
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Clearwater, fl 33759
4798 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland fl 33813
4411 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, fl 34233
2046 Treasure Coast Plz
Vero Beach, FL 32960
13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Underhome Armor Inc. ® Inc. has offices throughout central and southern Florida to ensure fast service for all your Mobile Home needs.
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