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Siding Replacement For That New Home Look

Out with the Old…… Just make it “LOOK” new.

Want a new home but it’s not in the budget?

New look to your homeThere are a couple of things you can do.

You can install new vinyl siding on your home and make it look brand new.

There are so many colors to choose from.

The costwill depend on a few things to include the size of your home, but typically you can do this for less than $5000.00.

You may also want to add new shutters by your windows.

These come in a variety of colors and styles and are available for under $35.00 per set many places.

Re level in Time For the Holidays

It’s almost TURKEY TIME!!

Holiday repairs

 

Before you pull out those decorations and get ready for the upcoming holidays, is your mobile home level?

 

 

If you need to make any repairs or have your home re-leveled before the holidays email me today @ Askzoeynow@gmail.com.

If we can’t help you; we will help you to find someone in your area who can.

Vinyl Lap Siding Care Tips

Pressure Washing Mobile Homes

I’d like to share with you a helpful hint when you pressure wash a mobile home.

Dirty Vinyl SidingInstead of purchasing expensive products to protect your vinyl siding,  you can use a little car wax.

This will help keep the dirt, and pollen, etc from collecting on your mobile home and stop it from becoming brittle and cracking in the sun.

If you have any helpful hints that you would like to share,

please email us @ Askzoeynow@gmail.com

 

Flood Zones

Flood zone caution

STOP! The minute you find you are in a flood zone slow down and check into everything you are going to need in order to move forward.

 

Depending on the type of FLOOD ZONE you are in, there could be additional steps and expenses to installing your Mobile Home.

You will most likely need a current Survey and an elevation certificate. You could also need a FEMA P85 (which is basically a plan from an Engineer).

How Much Will It Cost to Install My Mobile Home?

I hear this question all the time and there’s not a quick and easy answer to it.

First, it makes a difference as to whether you have a single wide or a double wide mobile home.  The size of the home makes a difference as well.

Blocking and anchoring the mobile home that you have is called “setting” it or “installing” it.  But there is so much more involved and so many other expenses.

You’re going to need to have an installer pull a permit in the appropriate county prior to the home being moved to your location.   You cannot pull your own permit as a homeowner for the installation part.

If you are installing a used mobile home then many counties will require a Pre-Inspection prior to the permit.  If you are on private land and you have a septic tank then you will need to request a “pump and cert” (a tank inspection) from a local septic contractor for the environmental health side of the permit.  If you have had one within the last year that should suffice.

The State of Florida will require that you have an appropriate pad for the mobile home to be placed on and the amount of dirt you need will vary depending on your property as well as the size of the mobile home.  The price will vary per load based on the area you are in.  It will take a tractor, dozer or bob cat to spread it.

Once you have a permit and you have a pad with the home on it; blocking and anchoring can begin.  You cannot get power nor your certificate of occupancy (CO) to live in the mobile home until you get through all of your inspections.

You are going to need plumbing, HVAC and Electrical.  These are additional expenses that come with a lot of other questions to determine those estimates.  You are going to need a set of code compliant steps by each door to the home.  And last but not least you will need to have skirting around the mobile home.

So, when you ask… “How much will it cost to set my mobile home?”  Please be sure that you know what is included when you get your answer.  Some contractors will give you the “block and anchor price” and others will tell you about everything so make sure you familiarize yourself with the scope of work in relation to your bid.

Zoey’s Tip Of The Day

Be sure to check the level of your mobile home

prior to making any repairs whatsoever.  If your home

is level and you are adding tile, or just bringing much

heavier items into your home such as a pool table; you

may need to add additional piers to your home.