Insulation in mobile homes serves the key purpose of sealing the interiors from exterior elements. It helps in maintaining the interior temperatures and in the efficiency of the HVAC systems installed in the home. Insulating under the floor is the preferred way in effectively optimizing the heating and cooling systems of the home. Furthermore, using floor insulations in new mobile homes for sale will reinforce the overall sealing of the home interiors that provides a better living experience while also enhancing the overall efficiency of the home. Below are the guidelines for insulating under the floor of a mobile home.
Examine the underside of manufactured houses prior to installing the floor insulation. The underside is prone to many damages such as holes and the buildup of water. If any such damages are found, undertake the necessary repairs and remove any of the existing insulation material. Seal any of the holes present in the underside with insulation stuffing or wooden cutouts. In the case of water buildup, the material has to be completely dried for removing any mold that has accumulated on the surface.
The necessary preparations are required before installing the insulation. Allocate sufficient space for easily installing the insulation materials. Disconnect all the plumbing and electrical connections. Before doing so, make sure to turn off the electric and water connection for preventing any hazards related to electrocution. After this is done, purchase the insulation material with good R-value and position it at the floor joists located on the underside of the home.
Start with the end of the first and second joists. Turn down the paper backing and properly affix through stapling it to the ends of the wooden frame of the home. Do the same procedure for the other side as well. Fasten wires for providing good support to the insulation in each of the joists. Repeat the same process for the remaining insulation pieces as well.
Reconnecting Utilities and Covering Insulation
Properly reattach the disconnected plumbing and electrical lines after the installation. Silicon sealants must be applied to the plumbing lines for effectively closing them. Moreover, use wrapping insulators for sealing the plumbing and ductwork. After this is done, cover the entire insulation in fabric and attach it to the wooden frame of the home. It is better to use plastic fabrics, as they will prevent condensation.