Vaulted Ceilings in Manufactured Homes

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Due to height limits in transportation, manufactured homes currently do not have vaulted ceilings. This is to ensure your fully assembled home can fit through all transportation routes, bridges, tunnels, etc. before reaching its final destination. More modular homes have vaulted ceilings compared to manufactured homes.

Image from Vaulted Ceilings – White or Wood? – thewhitebuffalostylingco.com

We all like that natural light flooding in the space and drama that sloped ceiling volume gives. We may even find a home with intricate beam work or exposed beams with a rich colored wood running across.

Masterclass defines these ceilings as, “A vaulted ceiling refers to any ceiling that angles up toward the roof to extend higher than the standard eight- to ten-foot height of average flat ceilings.” Vaulted Ceiling Guide: Pros and Cons of Vaulted Ceilings – 2022 – MasterClass

Some home centers like Pratt Homes offer vaulted ceilings. (1)

However, dealers like Champion Homes and Clayton Homes, among the leading manufactured home brands in the U.S., have yet to release any vaulted ceilings for their Manufactured homes. (2)

To get more ceiling height for your single wide or double wide, you’d have to stack another module (or a half) on top. Manufactured homes are limited in height due to transportation considerations.

If the house is to be moved as a whole on a truck from the factory to several sites, it has to abide by certain height restrictions of tunnels or bridges and therefore cannot exceed much of what we see today.

Also being streamline made in a  factory, utilizing bulk order materials of the same size and following the strict regulations of the HUD Code (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), make it difficult for manufacturers to mass produce vaulted ceilings while keeping costs low. (3)

Several home centers currently offer 9 to 10 foot high ceilings for their modular homes.

If that lofty vaulted ceiling is really a non-negotiable for your dream home, perhaps you should opt for a Modular Home instead. Modular homes can easily reach heights of 9 feet, along with giving several dramatic ceiling designs: (4)

  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Coffered Ceiling
  • Drop Ceiling

Possibly in the future the home centers will find a way to give more headroom. Maybe they’ll provide an option for an attached ceiling volume you could purchase as a premium? After all, there are manufactured homes with 2 storeys or an attic!

Image from Manufactured Home Interior Design Masterpiece (mobilehomeliving.org)

There are definitely some ceiling designs you can still achieve with your manufactured home. Get creative with a play in level, slight shadow or depth. Perhaps introduce an accent material or colored ceiling panel!

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References

  1. Pratt Homes. (2022, April 7). Manufactured Homes (highly-customizable designs) – pratt homes, Tyler. Pratt Homes. Retrieved July 2022, from https://lpratthomes.com/homes/manufactured-homes/
  2. D., M. (2021, July 6). 6 modular homes with high ceilings. Modular Homes with 9 ft. Ceilings l Clayton Studio. Retrieved July 2022, from https://www.claytonhomes.com/studio/6-modular-homes-with-high-ceilings/
  3. Moyer, J. (2020). Is there double wide manufactured home with high ceiling like … – houzz. Houzz. Retrieved July 2022, from https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5804244/is-there-double-wide-manufactured-home-with-high-ceiling-like-10ft
  4. Build Green NH. (2022, February 2). All prefab home ceilings available for manufactured homes. Build Green NH. Retrieved July 2022, from https://buildgreennh.com/prefab-home-ceilings/