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Upgrading Your Home with Quality Mobile Home Vinyl Siding

Published on: June 21, 2023

If you’re looking for a way to increase your mobile home’s curb appeal alongside its value and energy efficiency, quality mobile home vinyl siding is the way to check all those boxes. Whether your mobile home is new or many years old, you’ll experience outstanding benefits from upgrading its siding.

Learn the top factors to consider when evaluating new siding for your mobile home and how to ensure you get the best installation to reap those benefits.

Benefits of New Mobile Home Siding

Before you get into selecting which siding is best for your mobile home, learn about why you should consider new vinyl siding for your home. It can be a very smart investment if you’re considering selling soon because siding has one of the best ROIs as far as upgrades go. And even if you’re staying, you’ll enjoy some cost savings thanks to lower energy bills. Here’s a look at the primary reasons mobile homeowners choose to upgrade their siding.

Energy Savings

Siding is an important element in your home’s energy efficiency. Upgrading your siding can improve your home’s insulation to maintain its interior temperature. Quality siding increases your home’s R-value, which prevents your HVAC from having to work harder. 

Adding insulation to your home and new siding can have a significant impact on your energy efficiency. Some homeowners worry that newer siding will make their mobile homes heavier. But in most cases, once mobile homes are firmly planted, homeowners don’t move them, which means the weight isn’t a significant consideration.

But if you add elements like brick, wood or fiber cement to go along with your new vinyl siding, you might need to add some blocks to the foundation to stabilize things.

Quieter Interior

New siding also has better soundproofing qualities than older siding, which means you won’t have to deal with unwanted noises inside. Whether that’s noisy neighbors or the sounds of nearby traffic, you’ll have a much quieter interior when you upgrade your exterior.

The best way to get optimal soundproofing when upgrading your siding is to replace old windows at the same time. Often, contractors offer a discount to do both at the same time, making it financially a good move. But it also has the perks of added energy efficiency and improved soundproofing to enjoy the greatest benefits of your mobile home upgrades.

Most mobile home communities place homes pretty close together. And prefab materials are often cheaper than replacement materials. With your original siding and windows from the mobile home manufacturer, you might even be able to hear your neighbors while they are inside their homes.

Pest Control

Old siding can become a home for pests. And once they get bored with being on that side of your home, they might work their way inside. Gaps, bowing, and other forms of siding deterioration can leave your home vulnerable to everything from bugs to ice. 

Adding a fresh barrier will help prevent these pests from reaching your home and possibly causing much more serious damage.

And when your home is properly sealed from pests, it also means it is sealed from mold, dust mites and more to create a more enjoyable living environment.

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Improved Curb Appeal

You’ll be amazed at how fresh and new your mobile home looks with fresh vinyl siding. Although your mobile home might be decades old, a few exterior upgrades can make it look new again. You might consider painting trim and staining and sealing wood elements to give your home a totally fresh look.

And again, replacing windows at the same time can help freshen your home’s appearance. Just removing and cleaning your shutters can help brighten up your exterior to give it incredible curb appeal.

Why Mobile Home Vinyl Siding is a Great Option

As you evaluate which siding materials are best for your mobile home, you should consider vinyl. It’s one of the most affordable types of siding and is also durable and low maintenance. And because vinyl siding is easy to install, installation costs are generally less than they are for other siding materials.

If you’re looking at your existing mobile home siding and not pleased with its performance after just a few years, know that replacement siding is not the same as what comes standard on these prefab homes. The mobile home manufacturer likely used recycled vinyl siding, which has a short life of just a few years. But replacement vinyl siding can last several decades.

The thicker vinyl siding you go with, the longer it will likely last and the more energy efficiency it will provide. Here’s a look at some of the benefits vinyl siding can offer your mobile home.

  • Easy maintenance with simple cleaning routines
  • Less likely to scratch or dent compared with metal siding
  • Does not require regular painting like wood or even fiber cement
  • Has a life of 20-40 years based on the manufacturer and line of siding you select
  • Provides excellent weather resistance
  • Lightweight and easier to install, lowering overall costs
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Deters insects and pets
  • Available in a variety of colors to offer the home style you want
Mobile Home Vinyl Siding

While vinyl siding offers many outstanding benefits, there are a few considerations you’ll want to be aware of before selecting it for your home.

  • Is prone to warping when placed in extreme heat, though that isn’t generally an issue in Washington state
  • Can crack in extremely cold climates, which also isn’t generally an issue in the Seattle and Spokane, Washington, areas
  • Is not considered the most upscale siding material, though modern design enhancements have made it so your vinyl siding can mimic other upscale siding materials

Why Your Siding Contractor Makes All the Difference

You can spend months agonizing over siding manufacturers, colors and designs only to work with the wrong siding contractor and end up with a poor installation job that doesn’t allow you to enjoy the many benefits new siding offers.

While every siding contractor will tell you that they are experienced and the best, all contractors are not created equal. You want to know that the job will be done right and you won’t face issues in just a few years. Here’s why the right siding contractor matters.

  1. Insurance: the best siding contractors know that homeowners want peace of mind when having work done on their homes. Insurance ensures that if anything goes wrong or a worker gets injured while working on your mobile home, the contractor’s insurance will cover it so you don’t end up paying out of pocket.
  2. Experience: some homes have unique aspects to them, such as an awkward corner or walls that aren’t straight. Experienced contractors know how to make your siding look great no matter what they encounter along the way.
  3. Budgeting: when you get an estimate from a contractor, many factors can change the final budget. The best contractors will do everything they can to stay within your budget and meet their original estimate. But when they can’t, they’ll also keep you in the loop so there are no surprises when it comes time for invoicing.
  4. Contracts: verbal agreements just don’t do it when it comes to your home and its well-being. Make sure you work with a contractor that uses detailed contracts.
  5. Warranty: the siding materials you select will come with a warranty. But quality contractors also offer a warranty on their installation. Ask questions about installation warranties before signing that detailed contract.

2FL Windows, Siding and Roofing is a trusted contractor serving the Seattle and Spokane, Washington, areas. You can count on their team to show up when they promise to and provide only the highest quality workmanship. Schedule your free estimate now.

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