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June 11, 2024

Why Mobile Home Insulation is Important for Your Health & Comfort

If you live in a mobile home, you probably don’t think of your insulation as a crucial element. 

A mobile home’s insulation can help keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Since it limits the loss or gain of heat inside your mobile home, it can also lower your energy costs. 

Increased energy efficiency isn’t the only purpose of mobile home insulation. No, it doesn’t stop there! We want to share with you more of the benefits of mobile home insulation and why it is important to your health and comfort. 

Ready? Let’s get started! 

Why Insulate Your Mobile Home?

Mobile home insulation has a big job. It is crucial to insulate beneath your mobile home for the following reasons:

Underbelly Insulation

Insulation for mobile homes must include underbelly insulation. It is the insulation that is put in place between the ground and the bottom of the mobile home. The home is kept cool in the summer and warm in the winter thanks to the underbelly insulation. It also prevents water from entering your mobile home and inflicting damage.

Energy-Efficiency

Maintaining a comfortable interior temperature is made easier by insulating your mobile home. In the winter it helps to keep the heat in and in the summer it helps to keep the cool air in. This reduces your energy bills because your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. That sounds like a win, doesn’t it?

Keeps the Critters Out

Insulation plays a role in keeping pests out of your house. Pests like rodents and insects can easily gain access to your home if it doesn’t have adequate insulation. The best way to keep them out and safeguard your home and family is with insulation.

Manages Moisture

Insulation also regulates the amount of moisture under your mobile home. Without adequate insulation, moisture can accumulate and foster the growth of mold and mildew. This could damage your investment and, more importantly, be a silent cause of serious health issues for your family.

Insulation Options for Your Mobile Home

There are several options available when it comes to insulating underneath your mobile home. Using the best insulation will depend on your unique needs and financial situation. Some of the most preferred choices among homeowners are listed below:

Spray Foam Insulation

Although spray or injection foam insulation has become very popular recently, its effectiveness is still up for debate. In their container, they are liquid, but once released, they foam, expand, and harden. Their best feature is that they can easily access tight spaces like your walls. The drawback is that it can be very messy and may not be as effective as other types of insulation.

Blanket Insulation

This type of insulation is most common for mobile homes and is available in both batts and rolls. Rolls are cut differently and come in a long roll, whereas batts are rectangular pieces that you purchase in a pack. Typically, fiberglass, mineral wool, or natural fibers are used to make the batts and rolls. You can cut the flexible fibers to fit into places like studs and joints.

Foam Boards

Compared to blanket insulation, foam boards are significantly more solid. Due to its impressive thermal resistance, homeowners frequently use this type of insulation for mobile home belly boards and roofs.

Blow-In Insulation

This kind of mobile home insulation is excellent for hard-to-reach areas of the home as well as spaces with unusual shapes. It is extremely versatile and is usually the type of insulation you will find in older mobile homes.

Wrapping Up

Having your mobile home insulated (and insulated properly) can save you a lot of money on your energy bill and prevent many problems from occurring. Whether you need to install all new insulation or just fix what you currently have, it is most definitely worth your time and money! 
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