Live in Luxury By Living Green


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One of our home manufacturers, Skyline Manufactured Homes ensures their homes are energy efficient in three ways: manufacturing the homes in a manner which is environmentally safe, building safety, and building the homes with many green features. We have included information from their website.  Let’s take a closer look!

Manufacturing the Homes in a Manner Which is Environmentally Safe 

  • Skyline has over 65 permits with environmental agencies and is continuously inspected to verify strict adherence to permit requirements. Despite these stringent requirements, Skyline has not paid a single penny due to an environmental violation in more than a decade
  • Skyline has completely eliminated generation of hazardous waste from all production materials. The only potentially-hazardous wastes generated are batteries from our walkies-talkies and fluorescent light bulbs. Both of these wastes are recycled through approved facilities
  • Skyline has eliminated purchasing materials in drums wherever possible to eliminate the cost and potential liabilities associated with disposal of contaminated drums
  • Each Skyline factory recycles all process waste materials, including wood, metal and plastic where feasible. At many factories, waste sawdust and drywall is used locally as a soil amendment and for animal bedding

Building Safety

  • According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, Skyline is four times safer than the average manufactured home factory. Better safety translates to a happier and healthier employee and a better product
  • Skyline invites OSHA to perform a voluntary inspection at each factory annually to continue to improve safety performance
  • Skyline has implemented an ergonomics program throughout the company since 1999 to improve worker safety and indentify best practices despite OSHA withdrawing regulations requiring such
  • Skyline has implemented a risk reduction program that has resulted in world-class safety performance. In recognition of this accomplishment, Skyline was requested to participate on the national advisory board of one of the nation’s largest insurance companies to indentify, promote, and share continuous improvement opportunities

Building the Homes with Many Green Features

Resource Efficiency:

  • Use of Prefabricated components (trusses)
  • Efficient framing practices through framing details and cut lists
  • Water Resistive Barriers (Tyvek for example) are standard on some products available on others
  • Ice Barriers available in cold climates

Energy Efficiency:

  • Energy Star Homes available
  • Energy Star appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, clothes washer available.)
  • Building envelope treated to limit air infiltration leakage (mating line gasket, caulking at major envelope joints and penetrations, etc.)

Waste Efficiency:

  • Use of low flow fixtures (1.6 gpf toilets, 2.5 gpm showerheads and faucets.)
  • Energy Star dishwashers and clothes washers available

Indoor Environmental Quality:

  • Use low emissions wood (plywood meets PS-1, OSB meets PS-2)
  • Low formaldehyde emitting products used (CARB, etc.)
  • Water lines not installed in exterior walls
  • Sealed combustion or direct vent fuel burning appliances available (furnaces and water heaters)

To learn more ways in which Skyline is going green check out their website at

The 5 Q’s

Skyline Manufactured Homes: Customer Satisfaction and Safety

QUALITY EMPLOYEES – At the heart of every Skyline factory are the employees who work to build your home. Skyline employees are a proud and dedicated group whose goal is to provide the best home for your hard-earned money.

QUALITY BRANDSSkyline understands the importance of using quality name-brand materials and appliances. After all, this isn’t just another house, this is your home. With names like Rheem, Delta, Owens-Corning, Coleman, Congolium, Shaw, and GE you can be confident that a Skyline home is built with with some of the best names in home construction.

QUALITY CONTROLSkyline’s Quality Assurance Process is paramount in ensuring compliance with Federal Manufactured Home Construction Safety Standards (or HUD code). Skyline’s in-house quality control team, as well as independent third party agencies, inspects your home during each phase of the construction process. These codes ensure that your home is built to specific structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and safety standards.

QUALITY MATERIALSAll Skyline homes are built in an environmentally controlled manufacturing facility with no exposure to the outside elements. The same holds true for our building material storage. They store all building materials in an environmentally controlled warehouse, with no exposure to the outdoor elements. All materials are stored per the supplier’s recommendations. Their own internal Quality Assurance Process requires a weekly inspection of stored materials to assure they are in ready-to-use condition. Their suppliers, independent third Party inspection provider, and other governing agencies also conduct periodic inspections of our stored materials.

QUALITY HOME DESIGNSkyline homes are designed to enhance the quality of today’s lifestyles. They have a home to fit whatever stage of life you are in. First time home buyers, a family that’s growing, or an empty nest can all find homes to fit their needs. Their design team had created a portfolio of floor plans, decors, and optional amenities to ensure the flexibility needed to satisfy your housing needs.

The 5 Q’s are important to us.
The 5 Q’s are important for your Satisfaction & Safety.
Why Compromise? Check out the Available Skyline Homes Today.

Information in this post is based on the Skyline Website.
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