What To Know About Replacement Doors For Mobile Homes

Posted on: 31 May 2019

Replacement doors and replacement windows for mobile homes may seem simple enough to find. The truth is, there are several reasons you can't just go to your local home renovation and improvement store and grab a door or window you like. If you are in the market for a door or window for your mobile home, here are some of the things you need to keep in mind before you head to the store. 

Mobile Home Information

The first key point to know about buying replacement doors or windows for a mobile home is that you need mobile home information. You will need to have the make, model, and year of the mobile home. You will also need to have the room location for the door or window replacement. The reason for this is that different mobile home manufacturers have different dimensions for certain doors and windows based on the years of certain makes and models. For example, a bathroom door for a single wide mobile home manufactured in the early 1980s may have a different measurement than one made for a double wide by the same manufacturer in the late 1990s or early 2000s.

Door Material

You will need to consider the material you want for the replacement doors or windows. For example, when you are replacing a front door for your home, you have the choice between several materials. Wood, aluminium, and steel are some of the most common options. Many homes come equipped with aluminum that is hollow on the inside. Though that is the standard, you do have an option of going for weather treated wood for curb appeal. You can also go with a steel or storm-resistant option. This is ideal if you live in an area that is prone to high winds and rains.

Hardware Needs

One of the things you need to keep in mind when you purchase the replacement doors and windows is the hardware. Many of the doors for mobile homes do not come with the hardware to install the door. You will have to buy the hardware separately. Keep in mind, when you do you need to make sure that the hardware is for mobile homes and not for traditional home doors. This is because many of the hardware pieces, such as the nails and screws, are suited for the depth and construction of a mobile home and not traditional home construction.

When you are ready to buy a replacement door or window for your mobile home, contact your local home improvement store. Remember, if you have a mobile home supplies store you can get a suitable door or window there. You will still need the basic information regarding the make and model of your mobile home as well as the year of your mobile home.