Tips for Choosing Mobile Home Skirting
Mobile homes sit a few feet above the ground. It is important to have a barrier between the outside, and underneath your home. The barrier you need is provided by skirting. For manufactured homes, skirting serves a lot of purposes rather than providing an aesthetic appeal. It is important to protect your home from pest infestation. Skirting can help deter pests such as rodents. You will also be able to preserve the fixtures that run underneath your home from weather elements and freezing. Mobile home skirting should also provide ventilation that prevents the growth of mold. When you need mobile home skirting, you will find that you have several options available. Here are a few tips that will be useful when you are selecting skirting for your home.
First, you need to determine the amount of material you need. It is important to have enough material for skirting around your home. You may also want to avoid purchasing more material than you may need. You can calculate the material you need by finding out the perimeter of your mobile home. You can get this figure by simply adding up the sides of your home. If you have a deck, porch, or any other add-ons, you should include this in your calculations. It is important to also find out the average height of your home off the ground. Many manufactured homes sit 36 inches above the ground. To calculate the height of your home off the ground, you should go to the four corners of your home. You should measure the height starting two inches above the bottom of your house.
Secondly, you need to decide on the right skirting material. Mobile home skirting comes in a wide range of materials. When you are purchasing skirting, you need to find a durable material. Depending on your budget, affordability may also be essential. Different skirting materials will have different costs. Quality material will be more expensive. If affordability is important for you, it is important to make the right trade-off between cost and quality. Purchasing poor quality skirting will be more expensive since you will have to replace it after only a short time. Vinyl skirting is preferred by many homeowners due to its affordability. Vinyl also comes in a wide range of colors making it easy to find the right skirting for your home. Concrete skirting is also a good choice for manufactured homes. Venting, as we mentioned earlier, is important for manufactured homes. Concrete skirting leaves a hidden vent across the length of the skirting. This offers the necessary ventilation and also deters pests.
Finally, you need to consider installation. Although installing skirting may seem easy in theory, you will most likely end up disappointed. You should hire an experienced handyman for skirting installation. Installing skirting will not take long. It can take as little as a day with a skilled handyman. The time needed for installation will vary depending on the skirting material used. Consider these tips when selecting mobile home skirting.