CMU Concrete Skirting For Manufactured Homes. How Does DURASKIRT™ Compare?
DURASKIRT™ is a CMU concrete skirting that surrounds a manufactured home. We will explore and compare it to other mobile home skirting/underpinning products.
CMU concrete skirting for manufactured homes is not all built alike. Furthermore, there are many different methods of thought going into each product’s uses. Choosing to install the right concrete skirting around your house can make a huge difference. Ultimately it will be your choice to make but let us explain further some of some various skirting choices.
Here is a common list of mobile home skirting products. The lifespans of these products are approximately 5- 15 years.
- Vinyl Skirting
- Cement and Paper Products
- Plywood Siding
- Pressure-Treated Wood Skirting
- Grout covered with a nylon mesh simply does not last very long. (so-called concrete skirting)
- Concrete Perimeter Support Skirting
Note: Unless you have extra money and time to keep re-skirting your home there is a better option. The option I’m talking about is a concrete panel skirting system for manufactured homes. We feel this option makes the most sense.
What Is the Life Expectancy of These Mobile Home Skirting Products?
Perhaps one of the most annoying problems with maintaining a mobile home is the base, that is, the distance between the foundation and home. In our industry, we call this mobile home skirting or underpinning. In the past, the products used have been primarily wood, vinyl, Hardie board, and block. Using these products for skirting involves future risks.
Subsequently, these products are more susceptible to erosion, adverse weather, and necessitate extra maintenance. The bottom line is the rapidly degrading nature of these products offers an irresistible temptation for pests, vermin, and other nasty critters to come to make a home. Speaking of pests, termites can be an issue in some areas so it’s good to know that DURASKIRT™ is nutrient-free. Additionally, you can read our “Termite Resistance Letter.”
More Consideration on Future Maintenance Costs
As a result, this means replacing skirting, new insulation, restoring the vapor barrier, new crossover ducts, and cleaning the crawlspace. Not only can this be hazardous but tremendously costly. Tens of thousands of dollars. So, using concrete skirting around your house is the better choice.
Best of all using a premium concrete mobile home skirting, like DURASKIRT™, encasing the base of your home is smart. Besides providing your home with the protection it needs and leaving a “Hidden-Vent” running continuously across the length of the skirting.
What Makes The “Hidden-Vent” So Special?
Best of all the “Hidden-Vent” eliminates dead-air between standard vents. Certainly, it’s the best solution for keeping large animals from intruding into your crawlspace. As a result, large animals make it possible for small rodents to get inside. So, the “Hidden-Vent” is the only viable solution.
So clearly, DURASKIRT™ concrete skirting solves many things for your home. Why hold back another day? Call 360-419-9909 today and talk to a DURASKIRT™ professional about concrete skirting for manufactured homes and see what they can do to help your home.
Concrete Perimeter Foundation Support vs. Concrete Perimeter Foundation Protection
There are two schools of thought when it comes to concrete skirting for manufactured homes. One thought is to provide a concrete perimeter support wall in which the skirting takes some of the home’s weight loading. You might think this is a great idea as it has been the practice for site-built homes for years.
Depending on how this is carried out it can either be good or bad. Following the laws for manufactured homes, the correct way for this method is to dig down into bearing soils and place an engineered wall designed for the exact support. This is not a size fits according to the manufactured building regulations.
The second approach is to protect the manufactured homes’ foundation system already provided under the home. This is the method DURASKIRT™ uses and we feel it is the best. Let’s face it, all skirting deteriorates when it’s subjected to the weather. Some last longer and some deteriorate quickly. Why would you want the very thing that is subjected to adverse weather holding up your home if you can help it, right? DURASKIRT™ is, however, a very long-lasting perimeter defense.
Finally, the reason we created DURASKIRT™ is that we care about your home investment, as much as you.
Certainly, DURASKIRT™ is the smart choice:
- Long-Lasting Perimeter Defense
- For When You Pit Set Your Manufactured Home
- Make Manufactured Home Look Like A House
- Real Concrete Skirting Boards
- Discounts for Senior and Military Veterans
- DURASKIRT™ Warranty
- A Component of a Manufactured Home Foundation
- Pit Set A Manufactured Home
Call 360-419-9909 for an estimate today!
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