The Role of Insulation in Mobile Homes
Insulation plays a key role in maintaining the livability of your mobile home, making sure that it remains comfortable at all times. The proper insulation around your home can also save you significant dollars on heating bills.
Home insulation is assigned an “R” value. This value stands to the insulation’s resistance to heat traveling through it. The higher the number, the higher the insulating power.
Your insulation is part of how your manufactured home meets mobile home insulation standards and thermal zone requirements set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). And in the manufactured housing industry, home insulation levels are determined by final home location to ensure that your home doesn’t exceed heat transfer requirements that HUD Code has put in place.
Changing Manufactured Home Insulation
If you would like to change out your insulation, check to see what type you already have in your walls.
Many houses have fiberglass insulation that fits in between studs. But it can differ in the roof. For instance, many manufactured homes have blown insulation in the roofing system. Make a note of this and contact a contractor for a consultation to upgrade your insulation if you want an insulation upgrade.
Buying a Home
If you are buying a manufactured home, get an inspection to make sure they take a look at the insulation around the house. Nowadays, there are many choices for insulation depending on your home, budget, and your do-it-yourself skills, if installing it yourself.
Homebuilding, especially in manufactured housing, has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Learn more about industry changes, which include what goes into homes and what kind of features mobile homes offer!