Housing in the US has become more and more expensive and as a result – many Americans have decided to choose more frugal options when it comes to finding a place to call ‘home.’ Even in our world – mobile homes aren’t coming nearly as cheaply as they used to. Tiny homes, more efficient spaces and creativity rule the day – and folks are taking different paths to get to their desired destination.
One of the things they’ve chosen to do is to purchase older mobile homes with the hope of remodeling them; giving them the value and bang for the buck they seek. But when it comes to these older mobile homes, they don’t always come with high quality windows and replacing them almost always finds itself high up the priority list when it comes to what to renovate first.
Today, we’re going to talk about some of the issues that come up with this renovation, what to do and how a St Petersburg window contractor can come into play. Let’s jump right in!
Window Openings and size issues
The first thing you’re going to have to consider is the overall size of your mobile home. Because these homes are designed to save on space, the original window openings might not be a match for more modern options that are out there. So the first thing you or a St. Petersburg window contractor will want to do is measure the window to see what options are out there.
In addition – you’ll want to make sure that if you decide to enlarge those openings that it won’t impact your mobile home in some sort of structural way. Just be aware of what a larger opening could do to load-bearing walls, wiring, plumbing and the like. You may have to relocate certain fixtures and the like.
Simply consult with your St. Petersburg window contractor to get a clearer picture of what’s possible.
The next thing you’ll need to consider is the depth of the windows and the spaces they’ll be soon to occupy. Mobile homes – even modern models – are built with more narrow walls than a conventional home. Many times the depth of the sill will have to be increased in order to accommodate the new window.
One great option to overcoming this is to purchase a sashless replacement window. That way you can build custom depth sills and match the trim to meet your depth requirements.
At the end of the day, we certainly advise that you hire a St Petersburg window contractor to do the job. This isn’t a DIY project and with the range in mobile home specs out there, you’ll want a pro in the fold who will be able to point you in the right direction. If you need any help or are considering a window renovation for your mobile home, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then we hope you found this blog helpful and good luck!