Mobile Home Exterior with Vinyl Skirting
June 11, 2024

How to Keep Your Mobile Home in Top Condition

Could you use some tips on how to keep your mobile home in top condition?

Mobile homes give prospective homeowners an affordable path to home ownership. You can enjoy the same beauty, style, and comfort for a lot less money per square foot than you would for a traditional site-built home. 

Mobile homes are no different from other types of homes in that they require significant maintenance to remain in ideal condition. However, mobile homes are different from traditional homes when it comes to repairing and maintaining them.

That’s why we want to share with you today some ways to keep your mobile home in top condition. Let’s go ahead and get started!

Don’t Neglect Damaged Skirting

Your mobile home’s skirting is crucial for both energy efficiency and protecting the underbelly of your mobile home. Any holes, cracks, or missing or broken panels should be fixed right away to prevent further damage.

Remember that keeping your skirting in top condition isn’t just a matter of appearance. Yes, it will help your mobile home look great, but it is crucial for structural integrity. Furthermore, it can add to the home’s value.

Keep Your Vinyl Siding Clean

You might take into account renting or buying a power washer so that you can clean the exterior of your mobile home quickly. When using a pressure washer near openings such as windows, doors, and plumbing connections, exercise caution. Maintaining clean siding can keep it looking brand new!

Ensure Your Mobile Home Stays Level

One of the most critical ways to keep your mobile home in top condition is to make sure you keep it level. Although it will be leveled when your mobile home is set up, over time you might need to have it adjusted. Consider it a sign that your mobile home needs releveling if, among other symptoms, doors don’t close completely or the floors squeak. 

Maintain Your Roof

We advise regularly inspecting the roof of your mobile home, preferably twice a year, to make sure there is no debris or missing or broken shingles. Additionally, you should inspect the flashing for damage and make sure the roof caulking is free from cracks and soft spots. 

It is recommended that you hire a professional for roof inspections, as this can be a potentially dangerous task to tackle yourself!

Keep Gutters Free of Debris

Water backups caused by clogged gutters can start to seep into your home’s roof or side, causing costly and difficult-to-repair damage. This is a crucial area of your home to watch over, whether you clean your gutters yourself or hire a pro, especially if you live in a cold climate or if your property is surrounded by trees that lose their leaves.

Protect Your Mobile Home with Thorough Maintenance

Although this list isn’t a comprehensive list of ways to keep your mobile home in top condition, it’s a start! Keeping an eye on these five areas alone is a big step in the right direction, and you’ll be sure to have a mobile home that’s capable of having a long life! 
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