Mobile Home Skirting Ideas
by Richard Imus on 02/05/13
Mobile home skirting enhances visual appeal of a mobile home but it also prevents various creatures ranging from rodents to insects and snakes from nesting underneath your home as well as from causing damage to your insulation, water lines and electric wires. The question therefore is not whether to install mobile home skirting or not. The question is which one to choose.
Listed below are a few mobile home skirting ideas including their pros and cons, hopefully, they will help you make the right choice:
- Aluminum skirting. It used to be the most popular mobile home skirting option because aluminum is strong, durable and does not get easily damaged. It is prone to corrosion but all aluminum skirting panels are chemically treated to be resistant to the outdoor elements. With aluminum skirting, you will not have to worry about rusting, rotting or termite infestation. The main disadvantage of aluminum skirting is that it is prone to fading, especially the darker colors.
- Vinyl skirting. It is inexpensive, weatherproof and easy to install. But it is not as durable as aluminum and other materials available, while many mobile home owners who installed vinyl skirting also report that they have problems with rodents chewing their electric wires and making holes in insulation. Vinyl may be tempting due to its low cost but it the long term, it tends to be one of the most expensive options available.