Top 5 Singlewide Homes of the Pandemic

April 8, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

Pandemic Spurs Home Buying Frenzy

The Coronavirus Pandemic has spurred an emotional run on home buying unlike any other time in history. With most aspects of daily life suddenly confined to inside the home, the need for more space, a better looking home, and the desire to move into a rural area, folks began home shopping at record pace. Over the last year, this has been further fueled by historically low interest rates. While a high demand in housing has also fueled higher and higher home prices due to a shortage of building materials, it isn’t stopping buyers. So far, we don’t seem to have hit peak pricing for building materials like lumber, drywall, insulation, PVC, steel, hardware, plumbing fixtures, and even paint according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. The cost of building materials continues to climb with no end in sight.

So, if you’re searching online for “new homes”, “mobile homes for sale”, or “modular homes” – you’ve come to the right place. Oak Creek Homes has been building manufactured and modular homes for over 50 years. We are a great choice for first-time homebuyers, starting families, those looking for extra rental income, and anyone who can no longer afford an onsite-built home because of pandemic driven higher home prices. Oak Creek Homes builds affordable heavy homes with quality materials that are less per square foot than a conventional onsite-built home. We also offer more floorplan selections than an onsite builder. Oak Creek Homes has over 100+ floorplans to chose from. We have homes for every style, taste, and budget.

Top-Selling Singlewide Oak Creek Homes

We thought we’d share our customers’ top 5 singlewide home picks during the pandemic to help spark some inspiration. So, start daydreaming!

1. Silver Spur 331

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Say “Hi-Yo Silver” to our customers top pick for a singlewide home – The Silver Spur 331. This family-friendly home has been a fan favorite for quite some time. It’s easy to see why. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1178 square foot home comes packed with standard high-end features. This singlewide manufactured home features transom windows for plenty of natural light. It also has tons of wood cabinets, a designated pantry, built-in entertainment center, utility room, and huge soaking tub.

See the Silver Spur 331 floorplan, more pictures, and its starting pricing here. Step inside and take a video tour with Jon Hitt with Oak Creek Homes in Bryan, Texas.

The Silver Spur is so popular it’s spurred an entire home line. We’ve recently added two additional floorplans: The Silver Spur 358 and Silver Spur 363. Indulge. Learn more about the Silver Spur Home Line here.

2. Park Place 302

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You don’t have to roll the dice and fork out a lot of cash to buy our version of Park Place! Oak Creek Homes Park Place 302 takes the number two spot for top-selling singlewides. This budget-friendly mobile home offers a great open concept 2 bedroom floor plan. It’s perfect home for first-time home buyers or for sharing with someone else. There’s plenty of privacy with a bedroom and bath on each side of the home. It also features a dedicated laundry room. See more pictures, the floorplan, and starting pricing here. Take a video tour with Will Garrison with Oak Creek Homes in Bryan, Texas.

3. Gold Spur 5616

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Saddle up and say “yee-haw” to all the high-end standard features you need with this singlewide top-seller! The Gold Spur 5616 is similar to our number one top-seller, the Silver Spur. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features transom windows, plenty of wood cabinets, a pantry, a separate laundry room, and a built-in entertainment center great for movie nights. This home’s difference? The Gold Spur 5616 also features wood ceiling beams and tape and textured walls throughout the entire home. This Gold Spur can not only be built as a manufactured home but a modular home as well. See more pictures, the floorplan, and starting pricing here. Spur further inspiration with a video tour with Tracy Garza with Oak Creek Homes in Tyler, Texas.

4. Opal 5663

Opal 5663 singlewide mobile home

Coming in at number four on our list of popular singlewide homes during the pandemic – The Opal 5663. This gem of a home is perfect for first-time home buyers or even a family looking to downsize. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1178 square feet, you’ll find that there is plenty of room for living. A tall bank of windows allows plenty of natural light, plus a great view of your land. Top-notch features include a spa-like primary bathroom with a large shower and soaking tub, and walk-in closets will have you wanting to call this place home. The Opal 5663 can also be built as a modular home. See more pictures, starting pricing, and the floorplan here. Go on a video tour with Jon Hitt with Oak Creek Homes in Bryan, Texas and you’ll see just how much this gem of a home really sparkles!

5. Nexus Aries 9166

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The Nexus Aries 9166 comes in at number five on the list. This 3 bed, 2 bath manufactured home is a great choice for first-time homebuyers or for a family on a tight budget. This split floorplan offers every feature you needs: plenty of cabinets, a double kitchen sink, GE Appliances, durable laminate flooring, and lots of electrical outlets for all your gadgets. There’s privacy too! The secondary rooms are located on one end of the house, the primary bedroom on the other. The Aries is part of our Nexus Series of budget-friendly homes designed to be built strong, but not break the bank. See more pictures, starting pricing, and the floorplan for the Nexus Aries 9166 here.

That rounds out our Top 5 Singlewide Homes sold during the pandemic over the last year. If you’re looking for something bigger, like a doublewide manufactured or modular home, check out all your floorplan choices here.

The Oak Creek Difference

Oak Creek Homes are builtstrong. We use 33% more lumber than what HUD code requires. We also build our homes with more wood than our competitors. See why the proof is in the pounds. This keeps you and your family safer in the event of a tornado or storm. Don’t take our word for it. Listen to what one of our customers, who’s an engineer, has to say:

We have two manufacturing plants in Texas. Right now, if you order a new Oak Creek Home it will take on average about three months to receive. Many of our competitors are experiencing a 10-month backlog on orders. Now is the time to buy before prices rise further and interest rates are still low.

Contact us to Schedule a Visit or Tour

Want to see a home in person? Have questions? Let us know, we’d be happy to chat with you. We can also help with financing and finding land. Land and home packages are available.

Other Educational Resources

Just starting the manufactured home buying journey? Download these handy checklists. They’ll start you off on the right path.

Video Blogs to Check Out

You can buy any of our top-selling singlewide homes at your nearest Oak Creek Home Center. We deliver to Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and parts of New Mexico. Manufactured home builder Oak Creek Homes has been building manufactured houses and modular homes for over 50 years.

 

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Diamond Series Homes Becoming a Top-Seller!

March 8, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

Affordable Singlewide and Doublewide Manufactured Homes

The Diamond Series of Homes is a girl’s best friend! It’s sleek on the outside. On the inside, its brilliance shines with every feature your family needs. These homes come packed with great standard features and amenities. So, there’s no wonder that it’s becoming one of our top-selling home lines!

Princess R56E KitchenEasily prep dinner in an open kitchen with a big island and stainless steel appliances. Keep all your ingredients handy in your walk-in pantry. There’s even a solarium window in the pantry to help you see what you are looking for. After dinner, enjoy the view of your land while doing dishes in your huge stainless steel farm sink. You’ll always have plenty of light, thanks to LED can lighting throughout the home. Later, you and your loved ones can watch your favorite movie or show from your built-in entertainment center. Rest and relax before bed by soaking in a huge stand alone bathtub.

The Diamond Series offers five models to choose from. Each with an open concept split floorplan. Choose between two to four bedrooms and 961 to 1868 square feet. The primary bedroom sits privately from the other secondary bedrooms. Each home, regardless of the floorplan you choose, has two bathrooms. See the entire series here.

Diamond Series Picture Gallery

A Diamond Series Home can be placed on ranch, lake, or beach property, or in a mobile home community.

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Diamond Series Floorplans

Choose between a singlewide or doublewide manufactured home. Again, there are five models to choose from. The two bedroom floorplan is great as a starter home or for someone looking to share a home with someone else. The three and four bedroom models are great for starting families or those looking to upgrade and enjoy high end features. Each is affordably priced. Take a virtual tour and see each model’s floorplan and starting pricing below:

Video Tour of the Rose R68E

Not sure which model to choose? Give her a Rose! The Rose R68E is our most popular home model in the Diamond Series. Take a video tour with Bill Wilkins of Oak Creek Homes in Abilene, TX. The Rose R68E has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1858 square feet.

 

Contact us to Schedule a Visit or Tour

Our homes are even better in person! Walk through every room and experience the brilliance of the Diamond Series for yourself! Have questions? Let us know, we’d be happy to chat with you. We can also help with financing and finding land. Land and home packages are available.

Additional Educational Resources

Just starting the manufactured home buying journey? Download these handy checklists. They’ll start you off on the right path.

8 Things to Consider when Choosing a Manufactured Home Builder.

19 Questions to Think About Before Buying a Manufactured Home.

You can buy a home from our Diamond Series Line at any of our 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Manufactured home builder Oak Creek Homes has been building manufactured houses and modular homes for over 50 years.

 

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Diamond Series Homes Becoming a Top-Seller!

March 8, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

Affordable Singlewide and Doublewide Manufactured Homes

The Diamond Series of Homes is a girl’s best friend! It’s sleek on the outside. On the inside, its brilliance shines with every feature your family needs. These homes come packed with great standard features and amenities. So, there’s no wonder that it’s becoming one of our top-selling home lines!

Princess R56E KitchenEasily prep dinner in an open kitchen with a big island and stainless steel appliances. Keep all your ingredients handy in your walk-in pantry. There’s even a solarium window in the pantry to help you see what you are looking for. After dinner, enjoy the view of your land while doing dishes in your huge stainless steel farm sink. You’ll always have plenty of light, thanks to LED can lighting throughout the home. Later, you and your loved ones can watch your favorite movie or show from your built-in entertainment center. Rest and relax before bed by soaking in a huge stand alone bathtub.

The Diamond Series offers five models to choose from. Each with an open concept split floorplan. Choose between two to four bedrooms and 961 to 1868 square feet. The primary bedroom sits privately from the other secondary bedrooms. Each home, regardless of the floorplan you choose, has two bathrooms. See the entire series here.

Diamond Series Picture Gallery

A Diamond Series Home can be placed on ranch, lake, or beach property, or in a mobile home community.

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Diamond Series Floorplans

Choose between a singlewide or doublewide manufactured home. Again, there are five models to choose from. The two bedroom floorplan is great as a starter home or for someone looking to share a home with someone else. The three and four bedroom models are great for starting families or those looking to upgrade and enjoy high end features. Each is affordably priced. Take a virtual tour and see each model’s floorplan and starting pricing below:

Video Tour of the Rose R68E

Not sure which model to choose? Give her a Rose! The Rose R68E is our most popular home model in the Diamond Series. Take a video tour with Bill Wilkins of Oak Creek Homes in Abilene, TX. The Rose R68E has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1858 square feet.

 

Contact us to Schedule a Visit or Tour

Our homes are even better in person! Walk through every room and experience the brilliance of the Diamond Series for yourself! Have questions? Let us know, we’d be happy to chat with you. We can also help with financing and finding land. Land and home packages are available.

Additional Educational Resources

Just starting the manufactured home buying journey? Download these handy checklists. They’ll start you off on the right path.

8 Things to Consider when Choosing a Manufactured Home Builder.

19 Questions to Think About Before Buying a Manufactured Home.

You can buy a home from our Diamond Series Line at any of our 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Manufactured home builder Oak Creek Homes has been building manufactured houses and modular homes for over 50 years.

 

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Silver Spur 358 New Pictures!

March 2, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

See Newest Model in our Top-Selling Home Line

We have new pictures to share of our newest model in our Top-Selling Home Line! The Silver Spur 358 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1178 square foot single wide manufactured home. This new Silver Spur model has solarium windows which flood the open concept living space with lots of light.  There’s also a newly redesigned kitchen with island and a huge utility room with freezer space! It also comes with GE Stainless Steel Appliances. The primary bedroom is situated privately from the other two secondary bedrooms. Rest assured, the Silver Spur 358 still has the same great features as the original Silver Spur. There are lots of cabinets, LED lighting, a built-in entertainment center with storage cubbies, and a huge soaking tub.

Check out The Silver Spur 358 Picture Gallery

Take a Video Tour of the Silver Spur 358

Check out each room of the Silver Spur 358 in this video tour. You’ll especially love the size of the utility room which has an added storage rack and offers space for a freezer.

Other Silver Spur Models

The Silver Spur 331 is the original model that sparked this entire line. After being introduced, it quickly became the top-selling home built out of our manufacturing plant in Ft. Worth, Texas! Now, Oak Creek Homes offers four models and floorplans to choose from. We offer three single wide manufactured home options: the Silver Spur 358, The Silver Spur 363, and The Silver Spur 331. We also offer a bigger double wide version, The Silver Spur II 4276. This Silver Spur model offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Contact us to Schedule a Visit or Tour

Additional Educational Resources

8 Things to Consider when Choosing a Manufactured Home Builder.

19 Questions to Think About Before Buying a Manufactured Home.

You can buy an home from our Silver Spur Home Line at any of our 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Manufactured home builder Oak Creek Homes has been building manufactured houses, mobile homes, and modular houses for over 50 years.

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Silver Spur 358 New Pictures!

March 2, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

See Newest Model in our Top-Selling Home Line

We have new pictures to share of our newest model in our Top-Selling Home Line! The Silver Spur 358 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1178 square foot single wide manufactured home. This new Silver Spur model has solarium windows which flood the open concept living space with lots of light.  There’s also a newly redesigned kitchen with island and a huge utility room with freezer space! It also comes with GE Stainless Steel Appliances. The primary bedroom is situated privately from the other two secondary bedrooms. Rest assured, the Silver Spur 358 still has the same great features as the original Silver Spur. There are lots of cabinets, LED lighting, a built-in entertainment center with storage cubbies, and a huge soaking tub.

Check out The Silver Spur 358 Picture Gallery

Take a Video Tour of the Silver Spur 358

Check out each room of the Silver Spur 358 in this video tour. You’ll especially love the size of the utility room which has an added storage rack and offers space for a freezer.

Other Silver Spur Models

The Silver Spur 331 is the original model that sparked this entire line. After being introduced, it quickly became the top-selling home built out of our manufacturing plant in Ft. Worth, Texas! Now, Oak Creek Homes offers four models and floorplans to choose from. We offer three single wide manufactured home options: the Silver Spur 358, The Silver Spur 363, and The Silver Spur 331. We also offer a bigger double wide version, The Silver Spur II 4276. This Silver Spur model offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Contact us to Schedule a Visit or Tour

Additional Educational Resources

8 Things to Consider when Choosing a Manufactured Home Builder.

19 Questions to Think About Before Buying a Manufactured Home.

You can buy an home from our Silver Spur Home Line at any of our 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Manufactured home builder Oak Creek Homes has been building manufactured houses, mobile homes, and modular houses for over 50 years.

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First Pictures of Smart Cottage Eagle!

February 22, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

Check out our biggest 18′ single wide Tiny Home Model

Reel-In the first professional pictures of Smart Cottage Eagle! We’re showing off our biggest 18′ singlewide model with a lakeside view! The Eagle features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 980 square feet of luxurious tiny life living. Great not just for the lake, but beach or ranch living, as a guest house, and downsizing too. This particular model home is decked out with smokey madison shaker cabinets, a logic bone ceramic tile backsplash, and winter carnival countertops with a crescent edge. This is just one design setup you can choose. Many other design choices are available.

Take a Gallery Tour of Smart Cottage Eagle

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Take a Video Tour of Smart Cottage Eagle 

Take a video tour of this spacious 18′ modern day tiny home. Its signature features include an 8′ covered front porch with swing and tower dormer windows in the Living Room and Primary Bedroom.

Smart Customization

Smart Cottages can be customized to fit your style and needs. You can choose cabinet, tile, counter tops, flooring, interior, and exterior colors! If you prefer more of a modern farmhouse look – you may opt for white shiplap, white cabinets, white wood molding, white doors, and grey toned flooring. If you like more of the rustic look, you may want to go for the southern yellow pine package which offers hickory cabinets, pine doors, and pine trim. Check out your full range of Smart Cottage Decorating Choices.

Smart Cottage Standard Features

Many high-end features come standard with a Smart Cottage Home. Here’s a look at some of the standard features included:

  • 50-year Warranty Smart Panel Siding
  • 8′ Covered Front Porch
  • 8′ Sidewalls w/Vaulted Ceiling
  • Tower Dormer with (3) 20″ Transom Windows
  • Tongue and Groove OSB Flooring
  • 2 x 8 Floor Joist 16″ on center
  • 6/12 Exterior Roof Pitch
  • Low-E Thermal Pane Windows
  • Can Lighting
  • Ceiling Fan in Living Room and Primary Bedroom
  • Whole House Water Shut-Off Valve
  • Tape & Texture walls w/square corners
  • 50 Gallon Water Heater
  • 2″ Faux Wood Blinds
  • R-30 Roof Insulation
  • R-22 Floor Insulation
  • R-12 Wall Insulation
  • Washer & Dryer Connections
  • Black GE Appliances
  • Mosaic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen
  • China Sinks in bathrooms
  • Elongated Commode

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Popular Upgrades

  • Metal Roof
  • Vinyl Floor Planks
  • 2nd Tower Dormer @ Primary Bedroom
  • Island in Kitchen
  • Porch Swing
  • Rear Deck
  • Shiplap Wall in Living Room
  • Enclosed laundry area in bathroom

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Smart Feature Add-On Options

  • Keyless Entry
  • Front Entrance Light with Camera
  • Smart Lighting
  • Smart Smoke Alarms
  • Smart Thermostat

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

See The Smart Cottage Eagle Floor Plan

Check out the Smart Cottage Eagle floor plan along with starting pricing here.

The Entire Smart Cottage Line Up

The Smart Cottage Eagle is just one of 15 different Smart Cottage Home floor plans you can choose from! Flip through our Floor Plan Guide and choose your favorite!

Contact us to Schedule a Visit or Tour

Smart Cottage Homes are built at our Oak Creek Homes Factory in Ft. Worth, Texas. Manufactured home builder Oak Creek Homes has been building manufactured houses, mobile homes, and modular houses for over 50 years. Smart Cottages can be built to different building codes to fit municipal requirements and constructed as either a manufactured home or modular home. They are less expensive per-square-foot than the typical tiny house or on-site built home. You can buy a Smart Cottage at any of our 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

 

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Welcome to Southern Comfort!

January 26, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

Enjoy all the Comforts of Home

The Southern Comfort 6371 is perfect for those families who LOVE to enjoy the COMFORTS of home! This home can be built as a manufactured or modular home. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2168 square foot home is not only spacious, but has high-end standard features sure to please every member of the household. The Southern Comfort is modern, sleek, and trendy in design. It features window bump-outs for added extra space. One in the living room. The other in the dining area.

Southern Comfort 6371 Standard Features

Easily prep a fabulous dinner in the spacious kitchen with island, plenty of cabinet space, LED recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, and stainless steel sink with gooseneck faucet. Then, feast in the giant dining area. Afterwards, cozy up to the electric fireplace and get warm or grab some popcorn for movie night in the living room! Check out the recessed tray ceiling with real wood beams. This home features a family room as well. The primary bedroom and bathroom are situated privately from the other two bedrooms. See floorplan and pricing here.

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Take a Video Tour of Southern Comfort 6371

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If you have additional questions about The Southern Comfort 6371 or would like to see it in person, let us know! We’d be happy to connect you with your nearest Oak Creek Homes Center. We can also help with financing.

Manufactured Home Builder Oak Creek Homes has been building heavy homes for over 50 years! We have 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Click here to see over 100+ model homes we offer. Our homes are built strong out of our two plants in Texas. One in Lancaster. The other in Ft. Worth.

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Buy an Oak Creek Home and Start Unmasking New Memories in 2021!

January 5, 2021By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

See our Top 10 Oak Creek Homes

Ready to make a move? Get INSPIRED. Check out the TOP 10 Oak Creek Homes of 2020 (in the video above).

Oak Creek Homes has over 100+ floorplans to choose from. See them all, along with starting pricing here. Oak Creek Homes are built strong with quality materials and construction. Oak Creek Homes builds heavy homes. In fact, we use more lumber than anyone else in the industry. And we can prove it! See why the Proof is in the Pounds! Oak Creek Homes also have the highest resale value in the industry per NADA Manufactured Home Appraisal Guides.

Head to our Video Channel to take a home tour of your choice or to learn more about the manufactured home buying process.

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If you have additional questions about Oak Creek Homes or would like to schedule a visit, let us know! We’d be happy to connect you with your nearest Oak Creek Home Center.

Customer Stories About How our Homes Weather Storms

Manufactured Home Builder Oak Creek Homes has been building heavy homes for over 50 years! We have 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Click here to see over 100+ model homes we offer. Our homes are built strong out of our two plants in Texas. One in Lancaster. The other in Ft. Worth.

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Customer Story: My Oak Creek Home did NOT Move during Hurricanes

December 18, 2020By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

Fire destroyed Ronald Beaugh’s onsite built home. But hurricanes were no match for his new Oak Creek Home. Ronald Beaugh has lived on the same street in Lake Charles, LA for over 40 years. In his own words, Ronald shares his story and shows why he believes his Oak Creek Home didn’t move or roll after Cat. 4 Hurricane Laura hit on August 29, 2020, and Cat. 2 Hurricane Delta made landfall on October 9, 2020. (see video above)

What makes Oak Creek Homes perform so well during storms?

With the series of customer testimonial from the recent storms in Louisiana, you may be wondering, “What makes Oak Creek Homes perform so well under extreme conditions when others failed?”  There are several key factors in answering this question.  It has to do with the following areas:

Weight

You may have heard us use the term #HeavyHome here on the website and on Facebook.  That’s because Oak Creek builds manufactured and modular homes with 1/3 more lumber then the HUD code requires.  We place exterior wall studs and floor joists every 16 inches, while the HUD code only requires a stud or joist every 24. More lumber means a heavier, more solid home that will stay put and withstand high winds better than a home that only meets the minimum requirements.

Smart Panel Siding 

Smart Panel Siding be Louisiana Pacific is a tough, engineered wood product that is designed to withstand significant impacts, and is standard on all Oak Creek Homes.  Thanks to its proprietary SmartGuard® process, which involves a carefully formulated mix of resins, waxes and zinc borate with an overlay finish, the siding offers protection against prolonged exposure to rain and moisture to help avoid swelling and delamination. This makes it a great choice for siding in high wind regions.

Oak Creek Heavy Home

The two key indicators of a siding’s true strength are its wind and impact resistance—and LP SmartPanel siding excels on both fronts. In fact, our impact resistant siding can stand up to wind gusts of up to 200 mph, something you are likely to see during a potent hurricane. As for impact resistance, LP SmartPanel siding can stand up to golf ball-sized hail with a diameter up to 1.75 inches—talk about impact protection that can give you real peace of mind! See how LP SmartPanel siding withstands the impact of a fast-ball in this video demonstration and how it compares to vinyl and cement fiberboard.

47-Point Inspection

We ensure that our homes are installed to our specifications by paying a 3rd-party engineering firm to perform a full 47-point inspection*. Inspectors ensure that the manufactured home is set to our specifications in our installation manual, which meet or exceed HUD requirements in many cases.

They check for proper site drainage and proper placement of anchors, straps, and stabilizer plates, which are critical to the home remaining in place during high-wind events.

A 47-point inspection ensures all Oak Creek Homes are tied down securely (like the illustration above) near the I-beams with stabilizer plates and ground anchors.

 

This Oak Creek Home in the Cooling Springs Residential Community of Lake Charles, LA underwent a 47-point inspection. The home did not move after both Hurricane Laura hit on August 29, 2020 and Hurricane Delta blew through the area on October 9, 2020. The only damage to the home was caused by flying tree debris.

 

Inspectors also check ductwork connections, crossover connections and the marriage line on multi-section homes, just to name a few more key areas.  Furthermore, our contractors aren’t paid until we receive an inspection approval.  That way our service issues are minimized and you, the customer, have less to worry about over the life of your home.

*Inspection program not applicable to single section homes less than 18′ and a small number of other models. We do still require our 14’ and 16’ wide single-section homes to have pictures of the home setup reviewed by our compliance department.

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If you have additional questions about Oak Creek Homes construction and installation process or would like to schedule a visit, let us know! We’d be happy to connect you with your nearest Oak Creek Home Center.

Customer Stories Showing How Oak Creek Home Construction Stands up to Storms

Manufactured Home Builder Oak Creek Homes has been building heavy homes for over 50 years! We have 18 Oak Creek Home Centers across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Click here to see over 100+ model homes we offer. Our homes are built strong out of our two plants in Texas. One in Lancaster. The other in Ft. Worth.

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An Engineer’s Perspective: How my Heavy Home Withstood Two Hurricanes

December 8, 2020By American HomestarFeatured, Retail

An Engineer Documents the Quality Construction of his Oak Creek Home

Kenneth Unkel shares his Oak Creek Home in Kinder, LA with his two dogs. That’s Dusty you see sitting attentively as Kenneth snapped a picture of his home. Kenneth is an engineer. He says he purchased an Oak Creek home a few years ago because of its quality construction. “𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆.” In his own words (in the video above), hear his story and see how his home withstood both Cat. 4 Hurricane Laura and Cat. 2 Hurricane Delta. The only damage to his home was to its skirting. Kenneth said, “𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒔 (𝒏𝒐𝒏-𝑶𝒂𝒌 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒌 𝒃𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒖𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔)… 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓𝒔 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒗𝒆.”

Before and After Hurricane Laura Pictures

All pictures courtesy of Kenneth Unkel.

Oak Creek Home before Hurricanes

Before and After Hurricane Delta Pictures

The Oak Creek Homes Difference

Oak Creek homes are builtstrong. We use hurricane/wind straps to secure the structure and frame of our homes. This makes the home more resistant to high winds (such as those in hurricanes). This helps keep the home from uplifting, sliding, and overturning. In addition, all manufactured homes 18 feet or wider receive a 47-point inspection system. This ensures that the home is installed securely and correctly. Oak Creek Homes builds the heaviest home with the highest resale value in the industry. See why the proof is in the pounds here.

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