New doors add a lot to any home but especially a mobile home. A bigger decorative door has the highest return on investment, plus it makes a mobile home look terrific.
New exterior doors add several advantages to a home. In addition to the fresh new look, you will have added security and additional insulating qualities. Some doors have excellent R-value and insulating values. Some have better soundproofing and privacy.
The best advantage for most homeowners will be the added insulation and security. You can save a good bit of money on heating and cooling costs by installing a new mobile home door. Doors and windows leaks conditioned or warmed air, which costs a lot to replace. Caulking an old door or window is always recommended, but being able to replace a door with one that has higher energy efficiency and safety is best.
First, you’ll need to determine whether you need a left or right-hand door. Left-hand doors open inward or in-swinging and have hinges on the left. A right-hand door also opens inward but have their hinges on the right side.
There are also left-handed and right-handed reverse, or outswing, doors. Reverse doors are available in wood jamb doors or metal-framed mobile home doors.
Mobile home doors are available in many materials. To choose the right one for your home, you’ll need to consider which quality is most important to you: security, energy efficiency, soundproofing, privacy, or cost. The most popular materials for mobile home doors are aluminum and fiberglass. Of course, wood is still a popular material.
Steel exterior doors are made from a combination of materials. The interior structural components (rails and stiles) are often wood, the inner core is filled with insulating foam, and the outer skin is made of galvanized steel. The internal wood structure gives it stability and strength. The foam core provides excellent insulation, and the steel skins are durable, resistant to warping or rotting, and require little maintenance. Steel exterior doors can be painted in any number of colors. They are also available with pre-finished PVC coatings that simulate a wood-grain finish.
Fiberglass exterior doors are constructed in the same fashion as steel exterior doors with wood stiles and rails and an inner core of injected foam. The outer skin is fiberglass which provides the same security as steel, but won't dent. In addition to a flat painted surface, it can also be embossed to give it the texture and appearance of wood. Fiberglass is our preferred material when replacing mobile home doors. They offer the same beauty of a wood door but are more secure, stand up to the weather better, require very little maintenance, and are much more affordable.
Metal-framed outswing aluminum doors are the most common style of mobile home doors. They are affordable but still offers a ton of advantages. While aluminum is a weaker material than steel, it holds up remarkably well in extreme temperatures. There’s a reason Airstreams are made from aluminum, it doesn’t rust, and it’s lightweight. Today’s aluminum mobile home doors are designed with other materials to create a long-lasting and more durable product.
Hollow-core doors can save money, but they aren’t that great at insulation, soundproofing, or security. Glass doors are common in the sliding and french door style. They have a decent R-value but security and privacy aren’t the greatest.
There are a few mobile home door styles that are most common:
Kitsap Mobile Home Outfitters carries a wide selection of mobile home doors and manufactured home doors. Many mobile home door styles and sizes are available in-stock and are ready to pick up today. Give us a call to see what we have available. If we don’t have it in stock, we can get it ordered right away.
Kitsap Mobile Home Outfitters in Bremerton Washington carries the biggest selection of mobile home doors and manufactured doors in Kitsap County. Call us today to find out what we have in stock.
Kitsap Mobile Home Outfitters
3667 Chico Way Northwest, Chico, Washington 98312, United States