How much does vinyl skirting cost over time?
Clients ask how much does vinyl skirting cost for my mobile home or trailer? To best answer this is by asking them how long do you expect to own your home? Why should that matter?
The reason is simple. Because, vinyl offers very little protection against animal or rodent intrusions. For this reason, I tell them the experiences find on homes we’re re-leveling or re-skirting.
Truth About Vinyl Skirting
Vinyl skirting for mobile homes is designed for very short-term use. Any longer than a few years at best you’ll need to replace it. Waiting too long to replace torn or chewed through areas will result in a full under floor insulation and cleanup.
Avoid Future Costly Repairs
The cost of insulation repair and rodent damage is tens of thousands of dollars. Moreover, when we get called out to replace worn out vinyl skirting there is almost always extended damages.
These reparations almost always are replacing insulation, water lines, heat ducting, transport barrier, and vapor barrier. For these customers vinyl skirting has cost more than any other type of skirting. In fact, saving a few dollars on skirting has cost them thousands.
Moreover, comparing various types of manufactured home skirting products, I tell my clients to look over the costs over time. For obvious reasons, this is the correct way to view these costs.
Furthermore, let’s say you decide to use plywood skirting or a Hardie skirting instead of real concrete skirting. Plywood and Hardie seem to be a better choice than vinyl although, over time, they can cost you even more.
Since dump fees are paid by weight and plywood and Hardy weigh more. Besides, the rot from plywood wicking moisture upward into the structural members. Finally, are you getting a clear picture now why you need to avoid some products?
A Review of the Costs
Replacing structural members, insulation and damaged belly-wrap, Hardy skirting, plywood skirting, vinyl skirting. Additionally, these costs can go upwards of $20,000 to $25,000 dollars (2018). So, the answer is simply preventative maintenance by using a concrete skirting product.
Let’s Recap the Replacement Materials:
- Dump fees
- Vapor Barrier
- Heat Ducts
- Water lines
- Transport Barrier
Our Skirting Recommendation
DURASKIRT™ is the preventive measure that saves you money over time. Why? Simply read through the skirting brochure provided and read our reviews. Moreover, we have addressed all the skirting mistakes made in the past and this engineered the best skirting solution.
Learn more about skirting at www.Duraskirt.com