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Siding and Skirting

How to Paint Metal Siding on a Mobile Home

Metal siding was used on mobile homes for over 60 years because it's affordable, lightweight, and nearly indestructible. In this article, we are covering the advantages and disadvantages of metal siding on mobile homes and how to paint metal siding. We spoke to 4 owners that have painted their mobile home's metal siding and got lots of tips…

Homeowner’s Complete Mobile Home Siding Guide

Installing new mobile home siding instantly updates the look of your home, increases its value, and can increase your home's energy efficiency. It's a smart improvement project for older and newer manufactured homes. There are several mobile home siding options to choose from such as stone, wood, cedar, metal, and vinyl. Your choices…

10 Important Questions About Mobile Home Skirting

Buying and installing mobile home skirting is an absolute necessity for a manufactured home. However, there is so much to know about buying mobile home skirting. How much skirting do I need? What kind of skirting is best for my home? Isn't vinyl skirting always the best choice? Why should I consider faux rock skirting? To make an…

Benefits of Re-Siding Your Mobile Home with Fiber Cement

Regardless of the make or model of your mobile home, it still requires maintenance and upkeep.  New windows and siding are the two most common exterior updates for a mobile home. Most of us go with vinyl but re-siding your mobile home with fiber cement siding makes for a great looking home, too. Any house siding will require care during its…

How to Make Your Manufactured Home Look More Like a Site-Built Home

Manufactured homes are affordable and can have all the same great qualities of a site-built home. But let's be honest, it's pretty easy to distinguish a standard factory-built home from a site-built home - not that this is a bad thing. However, if you'd like to make your manufactured home look more like a site-built home these ideas may help.…

Cedar Siding on Manufactured Homes: $500 Reclaimed Siding Remodel

Cedar siding on manufactured homes is a popular trend. Today, we're going to feature a great manufactured home makeover project using reclaimed cedar siding at a cost of less than $500.00. You're gonna love it! We'll share some helpful tips and links about cedar siding, too. Using Reclaimed Cedar Siding on Manufactured Homes Roland and Lori Hopkins…

The Whim: A Single Wide Exterior Remodel

After 3 years, Richard and Marie's single wide exterior remodel is finally finished. It's been a true labor of love and well worth it - the end result is spectacular! The Whim, a Wick Artcraft Model CA-679 single wide manufactured home, has been featured a couple of times here on Mobile Home Living. The lakeside Wisconsin retreat has experienced…

Gorgeous Rustic Cabin Manufactured Home Remodel

Buying an affordable home and turning it into a true dream home is what Mobile Home Living is all about and this rustic cabin manufactured home remodel is a perfect example of that! The McCormacks bought their 2002 Spirit manufactured home in 2009. The 2200 sq ft home has a great view - it sits on the water of Oklahoma's Lake Tenkiller. Rebecca…

14 Great Mobile Home Exterior Makeover Ideas for Every Budget

Mobile homes have many great advantages. If living within your means or becoming completely debt-free is your goal, an older mobile home should be on the top of your potential housing list. Buying an older mobile home, then building onto it and updating it as your budget allows, is a great way to have a wonderful home at an…

10 Great Home Exterior Design Ideas for Double Wides

When it comes to home remodeling most of us don't have a professional designer helping us through every step. We have to decide on the right materials and colors ourselves. An exterior home makeover or remodel is the most intimidating for me. I can tell you exactly what I want to be changed inside my home, down to the secondary trim color, but if…

The Whim; A Single Wide Remodeled with Cedar Shake Siding, Part 2

The Making of "The Whim" What do you call a lovely single wide remodeled with cedar shake siding, a smooth stone foundation and a wrap around deck? "The Whim" of course! The Whim is a gorgeous single wide sitting on the edge of a Wisconsin lake that's being transformed by a talented DIY couple. We featured Marie and Richards vacation home in…

Double Wide Exterior Remodel

I found this double wide exterior remodel on GardenWebs.com and fell in love! It's a great use of multiple materials and colors and it is one gorgeous home! The owners replaced all the windows and added a box window with a bench seat beside the entrance. Since most manufactured homes are straight lines on all sides, giving a little depth and…