Why Wood Skirting for Mobiles?
We all have seen trailer houses or mobile homes and the most defining thing about them is their use of cheap skirting, right? Many of these residences use vinyl, metal or wood skirting. Although wood skirting for mobiles is probably the most prolific.
Perhaps you’re wondering why wood is such a common skirting method since we all know that it rots. Moreover, because of the close proximity to the ground the moisture messes with paint or stains. So, why is it widely used as a skirting product?
Because it’s cheap I suppose. People are always looking for cheap mobile home skirting. Even the search engines have dedicated a search just to “cheap mobile home skirting.” The reason I bring this up is due the cheapness and literally quality of wood skirting.
What Makes Wood Skirting So Cheap?
To define cheap skirting for mobile homes we must include overall cost and quality. Combining these two factors releases the judgement off cheap. More so, cheap is a label we either like or we steer clear. My suggestion is to avoid wood skirting like the plague.
“The Plague?’ Yes, I describe it this way because wood skirting absorbs moisture and wicks it upwards into your home. This causes a life bed for mold spores to grow causing rot. Additionally, this is detrimental to your health also causing harm to your investment.
Do You Still Believe Wood Skirting Is Great?
The most common thought being, “wood skirting will get us by until we can afford something better.” Really? I have seen many homes with wood skirting that has caused thousands in damage. Can you afford replacing rotten joists, insulation, crossover ducts and water lines? This can exceed $20,000 in 2019.
Now do you get it. Wood skirting for mobiles is not cheap nor is it economical. My advice is beginning with a concrete skirting product like DURASKIRT™.