The walls of a mobile home are incredibly thin, allowing hot or cold temperatures to become easily transferred between the inside and outside of the home. Adding insulation to a mobile home increases comfort, keeps cooler temperatures in summer, warmer temperatures in winter, prevents mold or mildew, reduces moisture and blocks out pests.
Insulating the crawlspace of a mobile home prevents frozen pipes, keeps floors warmer and prevents cool drafts from entering the home. Most importantly, insulating the attic prevents warm air from rising up and escaping during winter, keeping the interior feeling cozy and preventing the HVAC from overworking.
A mobile home has many areas which are susceptible to energy loss, luckily adding insulation helps protect the home and lowers costly energy payments. The following chart describes the most crucial areas of the mobile home to insulate and why each area is important.
Hot air always rises to the top level of a structure and without proper insulation, the warm air quickly seeps out of the home. In mobile homes with a drop ceiling, the ceiling panels can be removed and insulation can be applied to the attic. For cathedral ceilings, small access holes can be cut and re-patched after the insulation is installed.
The walls of mobile homes can be retrofitted with loose-fill blown-in insulation or injection foam. The attic, crawlspace and skirting may be insulated with batts and rolls. New construction walls may be insulated with batts and rolls as well.
Spray foam is one of the most effective and easiest forms of insulation to install in a mobile home. The foam can be injected within existing walls of the mobile home through small holes, allowing the structure to be retrofitted without having to tear down any walls. The injection holes are the covered and patched up to blend in.
Spray foam creates an air seal which blocks out drafts, pests and moisture. Finally, spray foam boats extremely high R-Values (the measure of an insulation product’s effectiveness) with closed cell spray foam at R-7 per inch and open cell spray foam at R-3.8 per inch.
If you have any questions regarding our mobile home insulation in Rockford, IL, please get in contact with us at 833-244-7283. We will gladly answer any questions you may have and assist you in any way that we can. We look forward to working with you!