Living in a mobile home has some definite financial benefits over maintaining a large single-family home. If you have an older one, however, energy efficiency isn’t one of them. Today’s newly manufactured mobile homes are more energy-efficient, but there are things you can do besides upgrade to a new one if you want to lower your fuel and electricity bills.
- Mobile Home Roofing – It is always best to be aware of the age of your mobile home’s roof and take preventative action rather than try to remediate a leaking roof. Even if your roof isn’t nearing the end of its 15-to-20-year lifespan, you might want to consider replacing it with an option that is more energy-efficient. Adding extra insulation during mobile home roofing replacement will further increase your home’s energy efficiency.
- Windows – The windows of a mobile home are often lacking in terms of energy efficiency. They permit drafts and heat transfer that make your HVAC system work harder to heat and cool your mobile home. Adding storm windows fitted to the interior of your home’s windows can help quite a bit, as can making sure the frame is tightly sealed.
- HVAC – Just as any other home, your mobile home’s HVAC system should be serviced regularly to keep it operating as efficiently as possible. It might also benefit you to have it replaced with a newer, more efficient unit. Be sure to check the ductwork regularly, as well, as you could be losing heat and air in the crawlspace.
Here at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc., we understand your biggest concern is keeping cool in the summer and warm in the winter at the lowest utility cost possible. We offer mobile home roofing options, as well as window replacements that can help you feel more comfortable in your home, lower your utilities, and protect your home from water damage caused by a leaking roof. Contact us today to learn more about how our 20+ years in the home building and renovation industry can give you the results you need. Whether you have a flat roof or a pitched one, we can help.