Do you live in a mobile home that is beginning to look tired and worn on the outside? There are a few ways to improve the appearance of the exterior of your mobile home without completing an entire overhaul on it. Here, you will learn a few easy-to-do things that will have a significant impact on the appearance of your mobile home.
Update the Skirting
Skirting on a mobile home is a necessity. Over the years, the skirting can begin to look bad or become damaged, or you may have chosen to use low-quality skirting when you first put your mobile home in place.
The skirting available today has come a long way when compared to the basic skirting products of years past. You can choose to replace your old skirting with beautiful stone or brick decorative skirting. Decorative skirting will really have a dramatic effect on the external appearance of your home.
Note: If you live in a cold climate, consider investing in the insulated decorative skirting. Not only will it make your mobile home look great, but it will also help to protect your water lines from freezing temperatures during the winter.
Install New Shutters
Many mobile homes are built with shutters from the start. Over the years, the shutters can begin to fade or become damaged, or they may not coordinate with the overall appearance of the home. Shutters today can be purchased in several designs, including: board and batten, panel, louvered and shaker patterns.
Cover the Porch or Patio
Adding a roof to your porch or patio can extend the living space of your home, as well as add a touch of architectural appeal to the exterior of the home. You can order a kit to the size that you need and within a short weekend, you can have a cool, dry place to spend some time outside throughout the year.
Note: If you live in an area where temperatures soar during the summer, consider a patio or porch roof with a fan support beam built into it. This will make it possible for you to install a ceiling fan or two to help stay cool during those hot summer days.
These are just three modifications that you can make to the exterior of your mobile home. Each improvement is easy and will not take much time or effort to complete. Talk with your local mobile home parts supply store to learn more about each of the above changes to your mobile home.