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carnuck 10-07-2010 09:46 AM

Wish I had a better place but...
I currently have a 1973 mobile home (aka tin box) that I am upgrading for this winter. I have done about 1/2 the windows so far (the company that made the others botched the sizes, but it's been 2 years since I bought them and they were custom at a discount)
I have to fur out the openings to fit the smaller than ordered windows (they were supposed to be exact sized, but arrived made for rough opening) which I can do, but will take me longer than 1 day to do all 10.

But back to the topic on hand:
I'm looking at getting foam board backing that is shaped for vinyl siding (can't find the guys that have foam backed vinyl siding already made in 4'x8' sheets that I saw advertised on TV a few years back)
I have my local Lowes guy (Lynnwood, WA) looking for it and it's going to be about $2,000 for it (so far) but the spec on this stuff is hard to come by.

Next year I'm going to see about an insulated roof replacement. (there was one advertised that you can roll out and fasten down like a shower cap, but it's not allowed for our state)

I also need to get crawlspace work done to re-do the heat ducts (partially to keep rodents out and to re-route the ducts directly to the vents as the tacked on tin to the floor joists is failing.

edh 10-12-2010 11:38 PM

What's in there now?
Built in 1973 I would guess your mobile home has fiberglass insulation. Is that what you are replacing?

handyguys 10-13-2010 02:37 PM

What's the question?

carnuck 10-16-2010 11:31 AM

My question was about affordable siding. $2,000 just for materials doesn't fly. I was thinking foam siding and vinyl siding till I found out co$t.

carnuck 02-02-2012 02:19 AM

I found a suitable roof insulation/repair material. Long life pool covers (15 year guarantee against sun, wind and other damage) The thick bubble wrap with a rubberized outer coating makes a light material to work with too and only cost me $200 for materials. Still looking for a siding that can insulate yet not be too expensive (can't look like crap either)

Roofmaster417 02-18-2012 10:33 PM

I have found that chain stores have decent deals on some materials but more expensive with other materials.

I would look for a discount or actual roofing and siding distributor.I can save 20%-30% on my siding by staying out of the chain stores.

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