A manufactured home requires adequate maintenance, just like a conventional site-built home. This is especially true for their exteriors, since they are constantly subjected to the elements. It is crucial to maintain and repair the exterior of the home for your safety, and to protect its components.
For pre manufactured homes, upkeep of the exterior will prolong the home’s life while also increasing its resale value. Below are some of the major areas to undertake repairs and maintenance in a manufactured home.
The roof of a manufactured home is subjected to a great deal of weather, and is therefore prone to damage. Any cracks in the roofing material can cause water buildup that may eventually damage it. The best way to detect any such issues with the roof is by looking for leaks or stains in the ceiling.
Undertake a thorough inspection of the roofing material for detecting any cracks, holes, loosened material, or soft spots. If you find some, consider repairing them or replacing them entirely with the guidance of a qualified home contractor or repairperson.
The siding is another crucial exterior component that is prone to many repairs. Keeping the siding in tip-top shape is vital, considering the appeal it provides to the entire home and the protection it offers from the weather elements. In addition, a damaged siding can render the value of the home to decrease, thereby enabling buyers to look for other better housing options.
Inspect the siding material for any rot, holes, stains, or waviness. Fully replace the material, or install vinyl siding over the existing siding, if you discover any such issues.
Keeping the underside of a manufactured home in good condition is necessary for the safety and efficient functioning of the home. Remove the skirting and carry out an inspection on the underside of the home. Since most utilities such as HVAC ducts, pipes, and insulation are underneath the home, there is a possibility moisture or wear can weaken them.
If you find any weakened components on the underside of your home, replace them. Then, secure the insulation, and use heat tape around water pipes to prevent the home’s underside from freezing.