Upgrades that May Increase the Value of Your Manufactured Home
Many different home improvement projects can be completed on manufactured homes just like stick-built homes. While some prefab homeowners aim to have these projects completed to upgrade the comfort level of their homes, others intend to increase the value of their most prized possession.
While it’s not guaranteed that these upgrades will add extra value to your dwelling, they will certainly add comfort — and the nation’s leading manufactured home loan lenders are here to share a few upgrades that may be worth your while in the long run.
Consider Adding Insulation
Although newer manufactured homes are already equipped with insulation, since they follow federal regulations mandated by the United States Department of House and Urban Development (HUD), older models built before June 15, 1976, tend not to have it. And if you reside in one of those older “prefab” homes, you may find that your house has minimal energy savings — especially throughout the hottest and coldest days of the year.
To help reduce your utility costs and keep your loved ones comfortable, consider having insulation installed in the following areas of your manufactured home:
- Underneath the flooring
In addition to insulation, you must check for any damages (e.g., cracks). Any discrepancies you find that are not repaired right away can potentially hinder the performance of your home’s insulation.
Replace Your Windows and Doors
If you’re looking to take your energy savings to the next level (in addition to insulation), consider replacing the windows and doors of your manufactured home with energy-efficient models. Making the switch will help cut energy consumption in half by keeping the temperature within your humble abode consistent around the clock; drafts will be a thing of the past.
Additionally, the visual design of doors and windows has come a long way; there are many different styles, shapes, and sizes available to meet any manufactured homeowner’s wants and needs. Plus, replacing the windows and doors of your home is a selling point for potential buyers — something to keep in mind!
Upgrade the Skirting
Nowadays, there are many different skirting (also known as “underpinning”) options available to enhance the visual appeal of your home. Whether you have your sights set on bright, vibrant colors such as white or something more muted and sophisticated as a dark grey, the possibilities are endless (depending on the state in which your home resides).
Now, if you’re looking to not only upgrade your home’s curb appeal but make an effort to lower your heating and cooling costs, consider insulated skirting. As the name suggests, this particular type of skirting will help seal your home’s base against the elements and increase your energy efficiency. Additional benefits of insulated skirting include:
- Moisture prevention
- Pest control
- Protect pipes and more
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Since 1999, the loan specialists at Cascade Financial Services have provided superior loan products to manufactured homeowners across the nation. To obtain your FHA Manufactured Home Loan, fill out our online pre-qualification or give us a call at (877) 408-6032!