For any home, windows are always a big deal. They have a significant effect on the aesthetic appeal of the house and an even greater impact on your home’s ambiance. If you’re reading this article, you are likely considering getting mobile home replacement windows. You could also be a future owner of a mobile home, doing advanced research. Either way, you’re in the right place.
In this guide, we will cover when to get replacement windows for your mobile home, the best styles to choose from, each type’s pros and cons, and more.
Signs That Your Mobile Home Needs a Window Replacement
1. Frequent Fogging Between Panes, Even After Glass Replacement
You are likely to experience this problem many years after installing double-pane (or triple-pane or quadruple-pane) windows. Over time, moisture gets between the panes of glass because the insulated glass unit has a broken seal.
The only remedy for this issue is to replace the insulated glass unit by contacting your window’s manufacturer. However, if you find yourself making these replacements too frequently, it could be time to get more durable windows.
2. Your House Feels Drafty And Your Power Bill Is High
Old windows have a tendency to let in the draft, making interior heating less efficient. Sometimes, it can be fixed by replacing weatherstripping or reapplying caulk. In some cases, however, such as when the window has water damage, it could be time to get mobile home replacement windows.
3. The Windows Already Have Visible Damage
Without careful maintenance, wooden and metallic frames can sustain much damage. Wooden frames can swell and rot if infiltrated by moisture. Meanwhile, aluminum windows will undergo corrosion. If your mobile home’s windows have these damages, it’s definitely time for new windows.
4. You Have Single-Pane Windows
If you’re still using single-pane windows, you are missing out on all the wonderful benefits of double-pane (or more) windows. More panes or layers of glazing gives you the following benefits:
- Increased insulation and energy-savings;
- Better privacy and outside noise reduction; and
- Better security.
Choosing Mobile Home Replacement Windows
Before committing to a window style, here are some insightful questions to ask yourself about your mobile home:
- How often do you relocate your mobile home?
- Would a certain type of window or window placement be more convenient for moving around?
- How much glass surface would you feel safe to have on your mobile home?
- Would you be willing to invest in top-notch durable windows and/or security glass?
To help guide you through these questions, here is a breakdown of the pros and cons of the best types of replacement windows for mobile homes:
1. Casement Windows
Casement windows open outwards, similar to how a door opens.
2. Awning Windows
Awning windows have a hinge at the top and swing outwards from the bottom.
3. Hung Windows
The quintessential window. These windows, both single and double hung, slide vertically.
4. Sliding Windows
These sliding windows glide horizontally on a track.
5. Bay Windows
These are projection windows of a semi-polygonal shape. Bay windows commonly have three panels or five panels adjacent to each other.
6. Fixed Windows
Maintenance-Free and Durable Windows By Clera
Mobile home replacement windows by Clera Windows + Doors are designed to have it all. Our window frames are made of 100% virgin UPVC, which is virtually maintenance-free. Combine this with galvanized steel hardware and durable, energy-efficient glass and you have a window that will serve you well for years to come.
Furthermore, our stylish designs are sure to adorn your mobile home with a distinctly elegant touch that you will love. We can also customize windows based on your specific needs.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Frequently Asked Questions About Mobile Home Replacement Windows:
Can You Put Any Window In a Mobile Home?
Yes. In fact, some may even argue that mobile homes have more flexibility in this aspect than fixed homes. It is easier to install or enlarge windows, owing to the walls of the mobile home that are easier to manipulate, as long as you have the right tools.
What Is the Standard Size Window In a Mobile Home?
In the absence of customization or secondary enhancements, most mobile homes come with windows of these standard sizes:
- 30” by 60”
- 36” by 60”
- 36” by 54”
Can You Add Bigger Windows To a Mobile Home?
Of course! More than just adding bigger windows to brighten up your mobile home and enhance its ventilation, you can also select from Clera’s various window styles. The right window style will serve your practical needs while also adding flair to your mobile home.