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The Ultimate Guide to Mobile Home Replacement Windows

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. 

Let’s begin!

Different styles of mobile home replacement windows on mobile homes

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. 

Pros Cons
  • Excellent ventilation
  • Have a contemporary look
  • Can be an exit in case of emergencies
  • If the panels swing outwards, you may need to be outside to clean the outer side of the window
  • Outward swinging panels can hit deck furniture or window boxes

2. Awning Windows

Awning windows have a hinge at the top and swing outwards from the bottom. 

Pros Cons
  • Excellent ventilation
  • Have a contemporary look
  • Can be left open in light rain because the panel will deflect the droplets
  • If the panels swings outwards, you may need to be outside to clean the outer side of the window
  • Outward swinging panels can hit furniture or window plant boxes

3. Hung Windows 

The quintessential window. These windows, both single and double hung, slide vertically. 

Pros Cons
  • Will not be obstructive to deck furniture
    or window plant boxes even when opened
  • Will not add to the width of your mobile
    home even when opened
  • Tilting hung windows can easily be cleaned indoors
  • The bottom sash can be left closed and the higher sash open for ventilation; perfect for added security
  • Window panels do not open fully; gives moderate ventilation only
  • Commonly used for various types of homes, including mobile homes

 

A beige mobile home with new windows

4. Sliding Windows 

These sliding windows glide horizontally on a track. 

Pros Cons
  • Will not be obstructive to deck furniture or window plant boxes even when opened
  • Will not add to the width of your mobile home even when opened
  • Tilting windows can easily be cleaned indoors
  • Have a contemporary look
  • Window panels do not open fully; gives moderate ventilation only

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. 

Pros Cons
  • Has plenty of glass surface to let in natural light
  • Perfect for showcasing a view with an added angle
  • Increases interior space
  • Gives a bold flair to your mobile home
  • Can be customized so that the central panel opens for ventilation
  • Adds significant width
  • Can be dangerous to put on the side of a mobile home
  • Typically more expensive than other window types

6. Fixed Windows 

Low profile or high profile fixed windows do not open. They are fixed to the wall and can be customized to be any shape. 

Pros Cons
  • Highly customizable; gives sunlight wherever you need it
  • Perfect for showcasing a view with an added angle
  • Perfect for showcasing a view
  • Is relatively more energy-efficient due to being closed
  • Adds a touch of luxury to your mobile home
  • By design, it gives no ventilation
  • If you don’t use security glass, large panes of fixed glass could be a security risk

 

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. 

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