Your Mobile Home Skirting Maintenance Guide
Our walls and roofs keep us dry, cool, and safe from the elements, but they require repairs and maintenance. While the types of mobile home skirting that Mesa Awning provides are durable, you can do some regular maintenance on your own. If you want your skirting to last for years to come, follow this easy guide from our team.
When to Repair or Replace Skirting
It’s always a good idea to visibly inspect your mobile home skirting from time to time. Usually, homeowners do this when working in the landscape or mowing the grass. A quick glance around your home will allow you to identify weak areas or places that need to be maintained. You should also make it a habit to check your skirting after a storm. Winds and gusts of rain can rip skirting away from your home, which will then lead to other issues if not corrected.
Other signs it’s time for a replacement or repair include:
- Peeling or cracked paint
- Visible holes
- Dents or scratches
- Warped panels
- Erosion of stone
- Sudden change in your electric bill
Five Steps to Repair
As we’ve already mentioned, taking the time to visibly inspect your siding is the best way to spot an area that needs repair. You should also pay close attention to areas around windows and doors. These are potential weak points in your skirting.
No matter what kind of material you use for your skirting, it’s always a great idea to clean it from time to time. Also, if you plan on doing any repairs, make sure you clean the area thoroughly to remove any rust, grime, dirt, and exterior debris. In most cases, a simple pressure washing will do.
3. Fill in the Holes
Most types of skirting can be patched. One of the most common patches people make is adding mortar to their stone skirting. Over time, wind and rain can eat away at the mortar, weakening the bone between stones. Other patches include the use of wood putty or fillers for wood siding. However, vinyl can’t be patched, and your only option is replacement.
If a simple patch won’t do, then it’s best to replace the skirting. This is especially true for vinyl skirting but can also apply to stone or wood skirting. In extreme cases, mortar and wood can rot away, leaving you no option but to replace.
If your skirting damage was caused by water damage, make sure you waterproof the area once your repairs or replacements are done. Waterproofing the area will ensure your skirting doesn’t sustain any more damage. Furthermore, it guarantees you won’t be making the same repairs in a year or two.
Let’s Skirt Your Mobile Home
If you want to make your mobile home more inviting, increase its value, and restrict access to the underside, then you need the stylish and affordable mobile home skirting options from Mesa Awning. We can also install window awnings, a carport, or repair storm damage. Contact us today to get your free quote. We proudly serve the entire community of Mesa, AZ, so call us today at (480) 969-4064.