Skirting for your mobile home is a must. Mobile home skirting has many benefits for a manufactured home. Skirting not only improves the appearance and curb appeal of your manufactured home, but it also provides important protection from the elements. For one thing, mobile home skirting adds a level of insulation in the form of an environmental barrier. This can keep your pipes from freezing, retain heat in the winter, and keeps critters like skunks from nesting under your home. Finally, mobile home skirting can give your mobile home a more attractive and finished look.
Types of Mobile Home Skirting
There are a lot of mobile home skirting ideas out there, including cement blocks and bricks, wood, aluminum, vinyl or foam sheets. Be sure to do some pre-planning before buying any materials to create skirting. You’ll need to measure the height and length of the space under your house, and it’s good planning to add two inches to the height to compensate for any uneven ground.
Porch skirting is made of wood or vinyl lattice. It’s very decorative, and provides plenty of air circulation under your home. It’s not only manufactured in the traditional lattice pattern, but also other patterns. This may be a very good choice if you live in a warm climate, however, this would be a poor choice for areas with cold winters.
Insulated manufactured home skirting is one of the best investments you make for your mobile home, especially if you live in a cold climate. With heating costs climbing higher every year, nsulated mobile home skirting is bound to save you money. This skirting is typically insulated with sheets of foam. Make sure the insulated skirting you purchase is at least 2” thick and very solid.
Vinyl skirting is the most common and popular type of skirting for a mobile home. It’s an inexpensive way to protect the underneath of your home from both the elements and animals. This skirting typically is white, however, some manufacturers produce other colors to complement the color scheme of your home.
Mobile home rock skirting is perhaps the most unique type of skirt. It creates the appearance of a rock foundation, giving your mobile home a very permanent appearance. Rock skirting comes in a variety of colors and patterns, including brick, and are typically manufactured from vinyl or foam. Also, rock skirting is often insulated. These panels come in a variety of sizes for easy installation.
Mobile home skirting kits are an easy and affordable way to improve the appearance of your manufactured home, as well as gain all the benefits of skirting. A skirting kit easily gives your manufactured home a finished look; typical skirting kits come with vinyl panels, but there are also skirting kits with panels that have realistic brick and stone designs. These stone and brick kits can give your home a more traditional and permanent look. In fact, you can purchase skirting kits in just about any style you like.
Whatever style of skirting you choose, know that skirting is an important finishing touch for your manufactured home, that adds not only to your home’s value, but also to its comfort.
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