Over the last several decades, aluminum sheeting primarily used for practical purposes has given way to aluminum and vinyl cladding equivalent to that used in newly constructed homes. Some of the more expensive mobile home aluminum siding is made of wood and look like the cladding on cabins and retreat homes. The materials used for it have changed a lot because of changes in how mobile homes are built. Here is all the information you need.
Why Is Mobile Home Aluminum Siding Important?
Mobile home cladding is essential because it influences several elements of a prefabricated house’s safety and livability:
- Along with the roof and windows, the cladding is among the most important parts of a manufactured home when it comes to keeping out the weather. Modern home siding protects the walls and other structural parts of a house from wind, rain, noise, animal damage, etc.
- For a house fire to move more slowly, it’s important to have cladding that doesn’t catch fire easily. It is better option than out door wood paint.
- Siding keeps heat from going in or out of a house, which helps keep the house at a steady temperature. This is why manufactured homeowners who choose the right cladding can save money on their energy bills and make their homes more comfortable.
- Siding changes the look and curb appeal of a movable house. The siding’s color, material, and style all help give a manufactured home its personality.
Aluminum siding for houses is a classic choice that has been used for a long time. It can’t get wet, is very durable, saves energy, and is resistant to fire, rust, and bugs. It’s significantly lighter than alternatives like fiber cement. Thus, it may be used as cladding without adding unnecessary weight to the structure.
Aluminum cladding is put on large, vertical sheets that overlap and cover each other. It comes in different thicknesses, from 40-gauge, which is cheap but not very strong, to 53-gauge, which is thick and strong.
The biggest problem with aluminum is that it is very easy to dent. A movable house with vinyl siding at homes will always get at least small dents, which could make it less appealing to some homeowners. Some homeowners also don’t like how aluminum sides looks or think it’s too loud.
How to Choose the Right Siding for a Mobile Home
So, what should you think about when choosing from the many types of cladding for a manufactured home? Here are few important things to think about when making a choice:
- Look for alternatives that have enhanced resistance to moisture if you are buying a manufactured house to place in an area that gets a lot of precipitation, like mobile homes in Florida or mobile homes in Michigan. We’ll talk more about how important moisture barriers are below.
- If you need to relocate your movable house, you might save money by going with a lighter alternative.
- Your movable house park may have rules about what kind of cladding you can use.
- The use of wood or fiber cement cladding, both of which are heavier than vinyl, may need more blocking in the foundation.
- If you’re a homeowner trying to save money on energy costs, look at the R-value of the models you’re considering. A higher R-value means the insulation is better and will help your home use less energy. Not every home needs the same R-value. So, talk to your HVAC contractor to find out what you should aim for.