Owning a mobile home can be a challenge when it comes to sealing and weatherizing. With the lack of a foundation many times there are areas that get overlooked when it comes to insulation and weatherization.
Mobile homes can be cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer. This is often a sign of poor insulation and a lack of insulation in some areas or air leaks and poor quality sealing of vents or windows. Newell and Crathern offers an energy audit that will show all the weak and poorly insulated areas. It will show heat loss and holes in your insulation, windows, doors, heating ducts and vents by using a blower door. This is a very straight forward process that pinpoints areas of concern.
In a mobile home, may times the attic area is sealed without access and lacks in insulation. The insulated underside of the home is very susceptible to damage from rodents and objects being stored under the home that may tear the underside insulation while being slid in. Because it is not on a foundation, there is more movement which loosens joints and caulking. The blower door that Newell and Crathern uses during their energy audit will identify all these problems and weak insulated areas. The lack or absence of insulation in your home will be corrected, sealing and caulking will be added and you will immediately recognize an improvement in your home’s comfort level from a heat or cool standpoint. Newell and Crathern can show you how to save money on energy by increasing your home’s efficiency. Call them today to learn more (603) 228-2102.