Once stigmatized as housing for those who simply couldn’t afford a traditional single-family home, mobile homes have come a long way. As a matter of fact, the majority of Carolinians who live in these abodes have all of the features a conventional house would have. Many modern mobile home manufacturers even include granite countertops, hardwood flooring, and other high-end amenities. If you are a mobile homeowner looking to spruce up your residence with new windows, this guide will help you.
Is replacing mobile home windows difficult?
Replacing mobile home windows is not quite the same as replacing windows in a conventional residential structure. One of the main reasons for this is that they are only available in a selection of standard lengths and widths. Although today’s building codes do have standard sizes for window openings in traditional buildings, older homes are likely to require custom-cut panes of glass and window frames.
To answer the question that heads this section, if you own a newer mobile home, the process of installing new windows will probably be easier (and less expensive!) than in nearly any other type of home. If, however, you purchased your North Carolina or South Carolina mobile home several years ago, the installation process may be more challenging. In this case, the new windows may have to be retrofitted to be installed in spaces that are not standard sizes.
How much do mobile home windows cost?
Because mobile home windows are only available in certain sizes, they tend to have more standard pricing than windows for traditional houses. Even the most expensive mobile home windows, which come equipped with low-E panes, run from $175 to $300. More budget-friendly styles can cost about $85. It’s important to remember that shipping costs can add $30 to $40 per window, so if you can purchase your windows locally, you are likely to save money.
It is also important to account for labor costs when you have your mobile home windows replaced. The hourly cost for an installation contractor is generally somewhere between $35 and $40. Different Carolina window replacement specialists charge different amounts for their services, so it is a good idea to get multiple quotes before you officially hire someone.
How can I find a reputable contractor?
One of the toughest parts of having replacement mobile home windows installed can be finding the right contractor for the job. If you have close friends or relatives who have recently had window replacements performed in their own homes, you can ask them for recommendations. Doing online research can also be helpful. Visit well-known consumer review sites to learn more about window installation professionals in your area of the Carolinas.
The team at Hatch Homes offers a variety of exterior renovation services, including window replacements. If you are interested in getting new windows for any type of home, contact our office to schedule a free consultation. We’re here to answer all of your questions and make you feel totally comfortable throughout the renovation process!