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Repair A Mobile Home Belly Board

How to Repair a Mobile Home Belly Board

If you’ve ever read the government published pamphlets about a mobile home underbelly or how to repair a mobile home belly board you’ll quickly notice that they aren’t particularly worried about cost. Every recommendation usually ends with ‘hire a professional.’ Unfortunately, regular mobile homeowners have budgets and we can’t just call up a pro every time …

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How to Winterize your Mobile Home Like a Professional

Winterizing a mobile home means more than just caulking around doors and windows and adding insulation. Most of us already know to do that. The following tips will help you winterize your mobile home like a professional. These lesser-known energy-conservation tips have been tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL, in a partnership …

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Mobile Home Insulation Guide: How to Install Insulation in a Mobile Home

Many mobile homes built before 1976 only have between 1 and 4 inches of poor quality insulation if they have any at all. Even if the insulation was installed, many builders left voids and gaps throughout the home. Fortunately, manufactured home builders have gotten a lot better after the HUD code regulations began and, of …

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Mobile Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Tape Installation and Safety

The secret to staying warm in the winter is layering your clothes and the same goes for your home’s plumbing lines, you want as many layers as possible between the elements and your water pipe. In this article, we’re covering heat tape. We’ll help you understand why and how it works, how much it costs …

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7 Tips to Reduce Moisture Problems in Manufactured Homes

Water is one of the most damaging forces on earth and can destroy a home quickly or slowly. Repairing water damage in homes is a multimillion dollar industry in the US. Instead of having to repair water damage after it occurs, this article will help you understand moisture problems in manufactured homes.  HUD produces some …

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4 Popular Questions about Mobile Home Subfloors

This week in our Ask a Mobile Home Expert series, we are covering questions about mobile home subfloors. Subfloors are an important subject in the mobile home world. Most every home with particle board subflooring will need to have their subfloors replaced eventually. Particle board is made of dust and small chips of wood that …

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Mobile Home Doorway Awnings: Cooling Your Home in Style

Awnings are becoming a necessity for mobile homes rather than a luxury. Not only do they add some visual interest to your home but they also provide shade for your doorway or entrance. Different installation systems, including braces and roller blinds, make the process of setting up mobile home doorway awnings that much easier. There …

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Upgrades that Will Reduce Mobile Home Heating Costs

Mobile homes are an inexpensive and efficient place to live for individuals and families alike. However, despite their many benefits and affordability, older mobile homes aren’t always so efficient when it comes to home energy needs. Here are a few upgrades that will help reduce mobile home heating costs. A mobile home can overheat in …

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How to Seal Heating Ducts in a Mobile Home to Save Money

Sealing heating and cooling ducts in an older mobile home with forced-air heating systems is one of the best DIY home improvement projects you can do because it’s fairly easy, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and has tremendous benefits. We’ll give you easy step-by-step instructions on how to seal heating ducts in your mobile home, why it’s so important, and other …

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How to Insulate Under a Mobile Home to Save Money

If you insulate under a mobile home you can save money. Over the last 3 decades, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has partnered with the US Department of Energy to test various methods of energy efficiency for old and new manufactured homes. Adding better insulation to the walls reduced heat loss by 13%. Coming …

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