Living Well In A Mobile Home
Enjoy Living Well In A Mobile Home!
Living well in a mobile home is a lifestyle choice for an ever increasing number of people. The reason is due to the low cost relative to a traditional house. Another fact is saving money on initial costs and maintenance costs does not mean compromising on living standards.
A well set up and looked after mobile home can be every bit as, or more, comfortable and homey than a conventional home. One issue with mobile homes that always needs addressing is the unsightly gap that is left between the floor of the home and the ground. This problem can be fixed easily and quickly by installing mobile home skirting.
Installing mobile home skirting provides the homeowner with a multitude of benefits: it protects the underneath of the home from children or large animals crawling under and invading the underside of the home. It defends vents, ducts and insulation and can lower heating and cooling expenses by providing extra insulation in itself.
The Price Is Right!
The price of installation varies a lot depending on the amount of skirting needed, the type, texture and color used, and whether or not the homeowner is carrying out the installation. Having a professional install your skirting will obviously cost more but can prove to be a wise investment if the homeowner is not very proficient in DIY. When choosing the materials and costs the homeowner should factor in the length of time they plan to spend living in this particular a mobile home.
Homeowners have a large range of options when it comes to the appearance of the mobile home skirting. Aluminum, concrete, vinyl, metal, bricks and stone are all popular types of skirting styles. Concrete skirting is very useful as it is amazingly durable and can withstand damage from lawnmowers and hedge trimmers as well as attacks from the elements.
Choosing The Right Skirting!
Don’t forget that your mobile home skirting will require some regular maintenance; the exact amount depends on the system you have chosen. Ventilation and accessibility are very important. Proper ventilation prevents moisture from gathering under the mobile home preventing mold and possible wood rot.
As a final point you should bear in mind that a well sturdy and attractive mobile home skirting installation will add real value to your home making it more marketable when you are ready to sell on. Whenever you can, choose materials and installers that provide a warranty or guarantee that you can pass on if you do sell the home in the future.