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May 5, 2023

What You Need to Know About Mobile Home Windows

While mobile home and site-built home windows serve the same purpose, they do differ, so you may be wondering what you need to know about mobile home windows.

Windows play a big part in any home. They have a significant impact on the aesthetics of your home, as well as an even greater impact on energy efficiency. Whether you are a current or prospective owner of a mobile home, it is important to understand a little more about mobile home windows. 

This blog will discuss how mobile home windows differ from site-built home windows and the warning signs you need to replace your windows. 

Let’s get started!

How Do Mobile Home Windows Differ from Site-Built Home Windows?

Site-built home windows are available in numerous sizes. Most mobile home windows, however, are available in these three sizes: 30″ x 60″, 36″ x 54″, and 36″ x 60″. 

Another difference is the frame material. Site-built home windows are available in wood, wood-clad, aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass, and composite frames. Mobile home windows, on the other hand, are typically framed in aluminum or vinyl.

In terms of similarities, both windows are available with energy-efficient double-pane glass and Low-E coatings. 

Signs You Need to Replace Your Mobile Home’s Windows

If you are unsure if you need to invest in new windows for your mobile home, keep an eye out for these signs:

You Still Have Single-Pane Windows

You are missing out on all the benefits of double-pane (or more) windows if you are still using single-pane windows. Replacing your windows would give you increased insulation, energy savings, noise reduction from the outdoors, and the peace of mind that comes with security!

Frequent Fog Between Window Panes

Condensation can form between insulating glass panes when the seal between the panes fails and moisture leaks in. Replacement is usually the best option when old windows have cloudy window panes.

Drafty Windows & Higher Power Bills

Old windows tend to let in drafts, reducing the efficiency of interior heating. It can sometimes be possible to repair it by replacing weatherstripping or reapplying caulk. However, in some cases, such as when the window has water damage, it may be necessary to install new windows on your mobile home. 

Energy-efficient mobile home windows with at least double-paned glass are your best bet!

Visible Damage is Present

Damage may appear to be the most obvious indication of the need for replacement. But sometimes windows can be repaired rather than replaced. However, if you witness mold, rust, cracks, water damage, a warped frame, rotten wood, or fogged glass, stop! Repair is most likely not an option at that point. Replacing your mobile home’s windows will be the wisest move! 

Bottom Line

You can feel good about your purchase of a mobile home due to its modern, energy-efficient windows. On the contrary, if you own an older mobile home, keep your eye out for the warning signs we explained.

So, whether you are new to mobile homes, or a current owner, we hope this information helped you have a better understanding of mobile home windows!

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