Manufactured homes are both a practical and popular choice of living for those who wish to have the security of owning a home but do not have the capital to invest in a traditional property. Over the years, the quality of manufactured homes has risen greatly, with many state of the art features that really turn a house into a home.
There are a few important factors to consider when choosing the parts and supplies for your manufactured homes so that you do not encounter too many problems, these include
Good quality skirting is required to keep your home looking good and actively keeping away vermin that can get in between the cement base and the base of your home. Pests may seem harmless but they can easily chew through your electrics and your plumbing which can be costly to repair. Good quality skirting looks good and makes your home appear and feel more secure.
A solid floor should be a definite investment as scrimping on the quality of the wood will only lead to issues with damp and rotting a few years down the line. If you are currently living in a manufactured home and have a soft spot on the floor it will need to be addressed as quickly as possible so that the whole floor does not crack.
A solid roof is essential in keeping out rain, cold and pests. A leaking roof can quickly cause mold inside of your house and if you leave it unchecked your whole roof could give way. A well-built roof will also provide great energy savings as it will keep in heat during winter and in summer, a cool roof coating can reflect up to 80% of sunlight.
Good ventilation is a legal requirement when owning a manufactured home with 4% of their floor area in the form of windows or a ventilation providing ventilation for the whole home. There are a number of ventilation systems available with varying levels of energy efficiency. You will need to explore all options to see what system would suit your requirements.
A good plumbing system is another integral part of a manufactured home. The last thing that you need is a clogged up toilet or a blocked sink when you are trying to relax after a hard day at work. Plumbing is likely to be one of the most costly aspects when building or renovating your home, but spending money from the start will save money on repairs in the long-run. An electric water heater is a must if you want a reliable hot shower in the morning. A plumbing system for a manufactured home is different from a site built home so you need to do your homework before rushing to fit it in your new home.
If you own a manufactured home or you are looking to renovate your existing home, ensuring that you have covered all of the above necessities will ensure for a happy home and many years of content.