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Manufactured Home Skirting for DIY

by Richard Imus on 12/03/12

If you are searching for the right manufactured home skirting for your DIY project, it helps to know what options are available. The main two types of skirting used by the majority of homeowners are aluminum, concrete and vinyl skirting. Lattice skirting is also often used. Finally there is a selection of temporary measures that can be utilized. Here is a brief guide to the types of shirting you can pick from:

Aluminum Skirting

Aluminum home skirting is strong, relatively inexpensive and widely available. It comes in a range of colors and styles to fit in and color coordinate with your mobile home, although this increases the costs, and is one of the easiest types of skirting to install.

Concrete Skirting

Concrete home skirting is very popular and one of the most durable types of skirting that you can install. Concrete can be placed on any terrain and requires the least amount of maintenance.

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Vinyl Skirting

Vinyl skirting is extremely popular due to its versatility. It normally comes as either insulated with an attached foam board, or with no insulation. Vinyl manufactured home skirting comes in many different colors and can last for many years if given the correct care. Also available in different textures so that you can copy almost every other style of skirting including wood, rock and metal.

Lattice

Whilst lattice home skirting is very easy to install, it is not very durable and will not provide the same level of protection as aluminum and vinyl skirting. It does have its uses and can prevent larger animals getting under the home. Due to its lattice framework it also allows good air circulation preventing the build-up of stagnant water that can lead to mold and insect infestation.

Temporary skirting

Cement blocks, plastic and plywood are often used when a temporary solution is needed. While cement blocks have limited use as they are not attached to the home and can fall over easily, they are useful for a fast and cheap temporary way of complying with any local planning regulations as cement is an approved skirting material.

Plastic skirting such as that made simply from sheets of hard or soft plastic is nailed or stapled to the sides of the home as a very temporary measure usually only to be considered in an emergency situation such as a storm.

In the same way, plywood sheets are able to offer an emergency and very temporary solution to a lack of skirting. Plywood is very cheap, easy to attach and does the required job for a short period. However, it quickly rots and is all but worthless as a long term solution

In conclusion, the only materials you should be considering are manufactured home skirting types which are aluminum, concrete and vinyl.

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