Is there anything I can do to insulate my mobile home better?

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  • Gette Gette on Jun 17, 2017
    I live in a mobile home also, just be sure all gaps are filled with spray on foam. Also check underneath to be sure it is sealed..replace insulation where needed...hope this helps a little?

    • Tammy Bassett Tammy Bassett on Jun 17, 2017
      Thanks. I'll try that next. Put up mini blinds and eclipse curtains on all the windows and that has helped.

  • Pamela Rascoe Brown Pamela Rascoe Brown on Jun 18, 2017
    My Mom's double-wide has hardy board siding added. It soundproofed and insulated it very well.

  • Marcia K Geary Marcia K Geary on Jun 18, 2017
    In order to keep varmits out...use steel wool around any pipes that come into the home. In winter use the plastic over the windows that you use a hair dryer to shrink. Use the eclipse curtains.

  • Teraesa Herban Teraesa Herban on Jun 18, 2017
    I live in a mobile home as well with a huge open floor plan.... I have found there is a room or two we don't use often so I have put up a spring tension rod in the doorway and some heavy insulated curtains between the rooms as well as all my windows with Roman shades. This has helped tremendously in summer with the heat and winter with the cold. Hope that is helpful for you.

  • Mrf23631640 Mrf23631640 on Jun 18, 2017
    The walls, roof & flooring are usually very poorly insulated. Mom & Dad Years ago had a mobile home on some lake front for weekends. We built the equivalent of a oversize pole barn and poured a slab and screened in( TX mosquitoes are vicious) the entire building. Cooled the small 12 X 40' foot unit with a 18,000 btu window unit. kept the interior as low as 65 degrees on 100+ degree days. Later added Brick work around the lower 4 Ft. and used that very dark plastic screening and ceiling fans kept the porch area very comfortable 80-85 degrees . It also heated very well in our mostly mild winters. Later on the mobile was removed and the entire unit converted to a very comfortable 1100 ft/sq home for very little money and Mom & Dad used it for a retirement home getting out of the Big City.
    You didn't mention location but the roof of mobil homes transmit a lot of heat if not shaded.

    • Tammy Bassett Tammy Bassett on Jun 18, 2017
      I'm in southern Utah. Thanks for the info about the roof. I was thinking that might be the problem

  • Mrf23631640 Mrf23631640 on Jun 19, 2017
    It's been awhile since I have dealt with pre-manufactured homes but my last was a first. Home builder from the MS River area has some farm land and he built a good sized shop to work on his tractors and decided to start a Deer/Duck camp for some of his contractors and actually moved a pre manufactured building into his shop area. I installed a 3 ton heat pump which after doing the heat load was only slightly over the 30k calculation . We haven't had any 100+degree days yet but the owner called me last week and said he came in for the weekend and it was over a 100 degrees in the shop so he turned on the shop circulating fan and set the Thermostat to 60 and got called back to his business only to return the next day and the Temp in the living quarters was 60 degrees. So far the enclosure seems to reap benefits.

  • Marcia K Geary Marcia K Geary on Jun 19, 2017
    Yah, we did that after a chipmunk got in and chewed the cord on the refrigerator. Later we moved into one by the huge corn field...never had any problem with mice!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 04, 2021

    Hello there,

    Surround your home with a wall of Hay blocks to Insulate and protect the walls from cold. Otherwise Double or triple glaze your windows with Cling film Wrap and Perspex (plexiglass) Walls with Insulation foil backed panels. Best wishes.