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ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING COMPONENT ID
AGE of a BUILDING - how to determine
ADVANCED INSPECTION METHODS
ARCHITECTURE, STYLE, & Building Age
DEFINITIONS of MOBILE HOME, DOUBLEWIDE, MODULAR, PANELIZED CONSTRUCTION
DEFINITIONS of ENGINEERED WOOD OSB LVL etc
FLOOR, ENGINEERED WOOD & LAMINATES
FOUNDATION MATERIALS, Age, Types
FRAMING MATERIALS, Age, Type
FRAMING METHODS, Age, Types
MOBILE HOMES, DOUBLEWIDES, TRAILERS
MODULAR HOME CONSTRUCTION
NAILS & HARDWARE, Age, Types
SAW CUTS, TOOL MARKS, AGE
STAINS on & inBUILDINGS, CAUSES & CURES
STRUCTURAL INSPECTIONS & DEFECTS
WINDOW HARDWARE AGE
This article lists the manufacturers of kit or catalog homes sold in the United States and provides links to additional references, kit home identification, kit or catalog home restoration and repairs, and kit home architectural and hardware details, markings, and stencils.
For more extensive references on identifying and determining the age of buildings see Find the Age of a House How to Determine the Age of a Building from Visual Clues, Architectural Style, Building Materials, Construction Details, or Documentary Clues
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We've had less success finding details about other kit home companies selling in the United States and Canada, though Rebecca Hunter has compiled a list of a variety of kit house companies. Benefiting from Hunter's work as well as our own search we list a number of kit or catalog home manufacturers here.
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References for Identifying Kit and Catalog Homes from Various Manufacturers
We recommend all three of these publications. Item #1 is a great reference catalog of home designs, organized to help as a field guide. Rosemary Thornton's two books contain additional specific details which you will find instrumental in identifying Sears Catalog Homes.