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How Much Does Mobile Home Skirting Cost?

 
low costVinyl Skirting: $360-$1,300average costSimulated Rock or Stone Skirting: $680-$1,400high costInsulated Vinyl Skirting: $1,440-$4,480
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Skirting provides a decorative finish while keeping animals and debris from under a mobile home. Cost is determined by size of unit, ground conditions and style.

Typical costs:

  • Vinyl skirting[1] is the most common variety used in all climates due to the economical cost of about $360-$1,275 for a single-wide and $400-$1,300 for a double-wide, depending on height of skirting, size of mobile home and manufacturer. For example, vinyl skirting for a single-wide mobile home measuring 14'x60' that sits about 30 inches off the ground through Skirting Direct[2] costs $360, plus shipping, while a 16x84 foot single wide would cost about $500. A single-wide unit typically measures from 14'-16' wide by 60'-90' long while a double wide is 28'-32' wide by 70'-90' in length.
  • Adding a layer of protection from the elements, insulated vinyl skirting[3] for a single-wide mobile home costs about $1,440-$4,000 for a single-wide unit or $1,760-$4,480 for a double-wide, depending on height of skirting, size of mobile home and manufacturer. Insulated skirting is particularly valuable in cold climates as it helps keep the plumbing connections under the home from freezing during winter.
  • Simulated rock or stone manufactured skirting[4] will cost about $680-$1,400 for a single-wide or $760-$1,400 for a double-wide depending on height of skirting, size of the mobile home and manufacturer.
  • Manufactured skirting that looks like brick[5] costs about $1,000-$2,400 for a single-wide unit or about $1,190-$2,750 for a double-wide, depending on manufacturer, height of the skirting and size of mobile home.
  • Hiring a handyman to install the skirting will cost about $30-$60 per hour or about $240-$480 per day, depending on location. Skirting for a single- or double-wide unit typically installs in one day, depending on size of home and level of ground. The more the ground level varies, the more cuts will have to be made in the skirting.
  • DIY installation[6] requires a hammer ($20-$30), plumb bob[7] ($8-$48, depending on weight), measuring tape ($10-$15), tin snips ($5-$8), and snap lock punch tool ($20-$50).
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What should be included:
  • When purchasing a skirting package, all trim and hardware including fasteners and anchors that secure the skirting sections to the ground should be included. Individual manufacturers may also include the access door and foundation vents. The skirting typically locks or is screwed together end to end and rests in a channel at the bottom, secured by anchor bolts. K-Rok stone-finish products sold by Complete Mobile Home Supply[8] are made of a thick ABS plastic that doesn't need to be attached to the ground in a track, only set in a small trench, then secured with spikes.
Additional costs:
  • Access doors for under-home egress cost about $50-$85, depending on manufacturer.
  • Foundation vents[9] prevent moisture buildup under the home and typically cost $7-$25 each, depending on style and manufacturer. The number needed is determined by the size of the home.
  • Prefabricated brick corner pieces to finish off a brick skirting installation cost about $15 each.
Discounts:
  • Some companies offer free shipping[10] if all pieces, including skirting, trim, venting and accessories are purchased at the same time, which can save about $100-$200, depending on size of order and shipping distance.
Shopping for mobile home skirting:
  • Use an online calculator[11] to determine the number of panels needed.
  • Home improvement stores often carry skirting materials and offer installation options.
  • The Factory Built Owners of America organization keeps a list of resources for maintenance and repair[12] .
  • Check with other mobile home park residents for recommendations on installers, and consider checking an installer's status with the Better Business Bureau[13] .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.completemobilehomesupply.com/Vinyl_Skirting_Packages_s/24.htm
  2.  www.skirtingdirect.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?
  3.  www.skirtingdirect.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=everlock&Category_...
  4.  www.mobilehomeadvantage.com/sku.cfm/sub_cat_id/574/ID/26/
  5.  mobilehomepartsstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=EBS
  6.  mobilehomepartsstore.com/vinyl_skirting_installation.html
  7.  www.laserlevels.net/laserLevelProducts.asp?id=32&cat=Measuring+Tools
  8.  www.completemobilehomesupply.com/Skirting_s/5.htm
  9.  www.mobilehomedepotmi.com/parts_pages/vents_foundation.html
  10.  www.randgsupply.com/Warehouse/Skirting/vinyl/vinylskirtbottomtrim.htm
  11.  www.completemobilehomesupply.com/Skirting_Calculator_s/60.htm
  12.  www.factorybuiltowners.org/links.php#maintenance
  13.  www.bbb.org
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