Mobile Home Replacement Windows
Homeowners replace the windows in mobile homes for the same purpose they do so for brick and mortar houses.
If your mobile home windows are drafty, damaged by weather, or hard to operate, then it is time to think about installing mobile home replacement windows.
Many older mobile homes had jalousie windows which opened outward. Today's mobile homes are equipped with vertical or horizontal sliders. Some mobile homes may even have double-hung windows.
Installing Mobile Home Replacement Windows
Using a professional to install mobile home replacement windows is a great idea if you can afford it. If cost is an issue, you can do the job yourself.
Step 1 - Measure the Window
Mobile home replacement windows come in standard sizes. Measurements must be taken of the window hole. Ideally, the existing window is removed and the hole is measured.
Sizing can be accomplished without removing the window. To do so, measure the window only and exclude the window trim and flange.
Step 2 - Remove Current Window
Use a drill to remove the screws from the existing window and take down the window. You will not be reusing these screws, but need to use screws of the same size on the new window.
Once the window is removed, you need to also remove old putty from the frame.
Step 3 - Install New Window
Apply two layers of putty to the window frame. Place the new screws in the middle holes on each side of the window's frame. Then add corner screws and the remaining screws. Add sealant where the window and siding touch.