When you live in a mobile home, a chore that inevitably comes up is repairing or replacing the skirting. Skirting provides an invaluable service to your home by protecting your pipes from outside elements such as weather, temperature, or other troublesome factors.
Naturally, with all the work your skirting does protecting the underside of your home, it takes its fair share of damage and needs replacing. So, it’s a good idea to know what to expect before replacing your mobile home skirting and what tools are best for the job.
How Much Skirting You Need
One of the first things to figure out before replacing your mobile skirting is how much skirting you need to replace. The easiest way to do this is to measure the length and width of all sides of your home, including any extras such as carports or decks where you plan to install skirting.
Once you have your measurements, an online skirting calculator is the best way to quickly and efficiently discover the specific skirting kit options for your home.
Something to know before replacing your mobile home skirting is what material you want to put on your home. Skirting comes in many different materials, patterns, and options to best suit your home. The most common options are vinyl skirting or a form of sheet metal. Vinyl is suitable due to its affordability, accessibility, and options for colors and patterns to improve the look of your home. Other standard options are brick, wood, or foam skirting. Pick the material that you feel works best for your home.
Depending on the size of your mobile home, replacing skirting is a relatively cost-effective procedure. When replacing vinyl skirting on a standard single-wide home, the cost ranges between $500 and $900. For a double-wide, it may range between $800 and $1800. These wide ranges account for the skirting kit and potential labor to make the changes. Different materials come with additional costs, and you can always save some money by handling your own installation.