Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Benefits of Insulated Skirting

Energy costs have been trending up for the past five decades, and they're not showing any signs of slowing down. Mobile home owners spend more on heating and cooling than they do on appliances or electronics, and the easiest way to slash your utility bills is to upgrade your home's exterior with insulated skirting.

ENERGY SAVINGS

Your mobile home is open on all four sides and on top, but it's also open to the elements underneath. While your walls and roof are already packed with fiberglass or foam insulation, your floor is constantly leaking energy, which is costing you hundreds of dollars a year and overwhelming your HVAC equipment.

Many of our skirting products meet or exceed insulation found in permanent construction. For example, the Rapid Wall line of skirting panels offers insulating values starting at R9. The foam and foil wall panels used in permanent homes typically range between R3 and R5, letting more thermal energy escape.

Insulated skirting is more expensive than traditional vinyl skirting, but it will pay for itself in just a few years, and you'll enjoy energy savings for as long as you own your mobile home. With a small investment, you'll enjoy heating and cooling savings of 20 to 25 percent, and you'll be far more comfortable in summer and winter.

UPDATE YOUR HOME'S LOOK

Want to increase your home's curb appeal? Check out our selection of decorative skirting such as K Rok, which gives your home's exterior the appearance of real stone. Prices start at just $4.61 per linear foot, so you can update your home's look for just a few hundred dollars.
For a traditional look, check out our selection of Novik skirting, which looks and feels just like real brick. It's UV-resistant, so it won't discolor even after years of baking in the hot sun, and it's durable enough to withstand any type of climate.

All of our decorative skirting products will look great with your existing siding, and they require absolutely no maintenance whatsoever. Once you install them, you'll enjoy them for decades to come without painting or repairing them. All of our vinyl products come in a variety of colors, so you'll be able to closely match your existing decor with ease.

AN EASY DIY PROJECT FOR A SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Insulated skirting products are designed for fast and easy installation. They require only a few steps to install, and you'll be able to finish the job in just a few hours. Our complete skirting kits include everything you need for installation, so there's no guesswork, and you won't need to order individual parts.

Other exterior upgrades are just as easy to install. Our raised panel shutters go up in minutes, and our fiberglass steps take no time at all. Vinyl siding and skylights are slightly more difficult to install, but most homeowners will still be able to install them without hiring a professional.

VENTILATION AND MOISTURE PROTECTION

Like your roof, your skirting requires adequate ventilation to prevent hot air from building up. We carry vents for each skirting product line, so you'll be able to find the perfect vents for your mobile home. There's absolutely no need to mix and match parts from different brands or product lines.
Additionally, our skirting products provide moisture protection, which prevents moisture from seeping up into your home from underneath. Moisture can be a significant problem in any home by rotting carpet and drywall, cracking wood floors, and discoloring any surface it touches, and it's costly to repair after the fact.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Insulated skirting increases your home's security by preventing people and animals from crawling underneath. You won't have to worry about your kids getting trapped beneath your home, and snakes, raccoons, and other wild animals won't set up their homes beneath your own.

Spring is the perfect time to upgrade your home's exterior. It's neither hot nor cold, and the mild weather is perfect for exterior upgrades. Have a question about any of our products or need some help with your order? Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-771-2200.

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