Why Insulating Mobile Home Skirting Is Unnecessary
Is it a good house skirting idea to insulate the skirting? You may be surprised by the answer. Undeniably, mobile homes have been known in the past to be poorly insulated. That is why people have asked, “should I insulate my mobile home?” when starting their mobile home skirting installation.
Today’s mobile homes otherwise known as manufactured homes are made with heating and cooling bills in mind. Most of these homes have great insulation offering a sealed road barrier to give good interior comfort. Because of this, the skirting needs only provide thermal shielding.
Good Idea! Best Thermal Shielding Skirting Product
What skirting offers the best thermal shielding? Concrete or cementitious skirting products offer the best thermal shielding. Concrete offers both heat and cold transfer resistance which makes it a great house skirting idea. It is also why lenders prefer concrete skirting over other skirting materials.
There’s Another Question to Ask Besides, “Should I Insulate My Mobile Home Skirting?”
Personally, the reason I do not insulate mobile home skirting is that the crawlspace needs to breathe. In fact, the underfloor can be a place where toxic gasses can seep from the ground. This includes radon gas which is a big concern for many areas of the country. So, good ventilation for the mobile home skirting is a must, and insulating your skirting would hinder the ventilation.
So, What Is the Best Way to Keep Underfloor Drafts from Entering My Home?
This is a great question because, like me, you are probably irritated with cold, drafty floors. Over the years, we have found the best way to solve this problem is three-fold.
- Creating a dry crawlspace or underfloor area.
- The “Hidden Vent System” creating a dry crawlspace.
- A fully closed underbelly with loads of insulation directly under your floor.
Finally, the DURASKIRT™ skirting system offers the best solution. Offering the best in the industry ventilation system, concrete thermal barrier, with a long-lasting material result. For more information please call 360-419-9909.
You can find more information about mobile home skirting information in our installation videos.