Double-glazed windows can bring style and substance to your home, just like French windows. To make your windows sustainable, draft-proof gaps between a window and frame with foam tape. Retrofitting your windows can also improve the value of your mobile home for sale.
The U.S. Department of Energy reccommends all home owners install sustainable windows. The windows are one of the three wind load zones of a manufactured home, and perhaps the most important. Below are three interesting points regarding the anatomy of your home’s windows.
Windows Have Ratings
Double-glazed thrives on it, and so do some of the other types of windows in manufactured housing. Bring a glass window with higher U-Value and the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient to make yours heat resistant.
Where SHGC ratings fall between zero and one, U-Value rating lies between 0.2 and 1.2 meaning there is not much between the two on paper. However, the lower the U-Value, the more warmth and coziness, and the higher SHGC, the better it is for your glass windows.
Glass Windows are like a Fly-on-the-Wall
Vinyl framed windows help resist leakage and prevent draft. Builders use vinyl prominently—they also use it for insulation on the sidewalls of small mobile homes. Then, there are fiberglass frames, which also resist heat well.
When you put the windowsill in the front door of your home, you put both outsiders and insiders on a keyhole view. Regardless, viewing through full-scale glass windows put insiders much like a fly-on-the-wall observing a mobile home for sale unravel on the outside.
You must have chosen the best-rated window for your home but once a GC places it properly – you get warmth and comfort. Installation is pivotal for your small mobile homes and its longevity. How you install your windows will determine how long your home stays energy-efficient. All windows, including skylights, should be mounted by professional installers to ensure their efficacy and longevity.
After installing the double-glazed windows, you can proceed to put sealants on window frames and weather-strip the home window on your own.