Manufactured homes are a popular and practical living option for those who want the security of home ownership but don’t have the capital to invest in traditional property. Over the years, the quality of manufactured homes has increased tremendously, with many cutting edge features that truly turn a house into a home.
There are a few important factors to consider when choosing parts and supplies for your manufactured homes so that you don’t run into too much trouble, these include
Good quality baseboards are required to keep your home in good repair and actively keep out vermin that can get between the concrete base and the base of your home. Pests may seem harmless, but they can easily chew through electrical systems and pipes, which can be expensive to repair. Good quality baseboards look good and make your home look and feel more secure.
A solid floor should be a definite investment, as skimping on wood quality will only lead to moisture and rot problems a few years later. If you currently live in a manufactured home and have a weak spot in the floor, you will need to address it as quickly as possible so that the entire floor does not crack.
A solid roof is essential to avoid rain, cold, and pests. A leaky roof can quickly cause mold inside your home, and if left unchecked, the entire roof could sag. A well-constructed roof will also provide great energy savings as it will keep you warm during winter and in summer, a cool roof covering can reflect up to 80% of sunlight.
Good ventilation is a legal requirement when you have a manufactured home with 4% of its surface in the form of windows or a ventilation that provides ventilation to the entire house. There are several ventilation systems available with different levels of energy efficiency. You will need to explore all the options to see which system meets your requirements.
A good plumbing system is another integral part of a manufactured home. The last thing you need is a clogged toilet or a blocked sink when trying to relax after a hard day at work. Plumbing is likely one of the most expensive aspects of building or renovating your home, but spending money up front will save you money on long-term repairs. An electric water heater is a must if you want a reliable hot shower in the morning. A manufactured home plumbing system is different from a site-built home, so you need to do your homework before rushing to install it in your new home.
If you own a manufactured home or are looking to renovate your existing home, making sure you’ve met all of the above needs will ensure a happy home and many years of content.