Q. Does concrete skirting help your manufactured home?
Lets’ ask, “Does concrete skirting help your manufactured home?”
People frequently are asking the question, “does concrete skirting help your manufactured home? Of course it does. The obvious reasons for this phenomenon is the materials used in making concrete. What is concrete made of and why is it a good insulator?
Concrete is made of sand, rocks or aggregate, and cement. Have you sat around a campfire lately? As you know, you gather rocks and sand to build a fire isolation because sand and rocks are absorbing and retaining heat. Equally, they retain cool temperatures as outside temps rise. This quality has a cooling effect on your home in the summer heat.
Too, while outside temperatures are cold the rocks, sand and cement retain and slowing the dissipation or heat loss through the concrete skirting. Best of all, concrete skirting does all concrete has a long lifespan. Uniquely, by adding additional cement content, such as DURASKIRT™ concrete skirting, its considered a waterproof mix ratio. But, the joints are not waterproof.
How do you keep water out?
We recommend placing a plastic barrier against your skirting to guide water into your perimeter drains. By far this is the best way in keeping your under house free from outside moisture. Yes, this helps to keep your energy costs down. As you know, moisture getting into insulation brings R-values down.
Back-Filling Concrete Skirting
Keep in mind you can gain more by back-filling your concrete skirting. We have several videos on the subject of back-filling DURASKIRT™. Please watch closely because you will need to do this precisely. Moreover, gaining the natural insulation that dirt can provide will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
For more information about our concrete skirting panels please visit www.Duraskirt.com or call 360-419-9909. We are based in Washington State, but can easily ship to most areas.