Porch Designs for Mobile Homes
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Let's talk porch designs for mobile homes:
A front porch on your mobile home will not only add curb appeal but also provide needed shade and protection from the weather.
There's no reason you can't have the perfect place to relax, to enjoy a good book or a glass of fine wine.
Front porches for mobile homes will help you extend your outdoor time.
As aesthetically pleasing as a front porch on a traditional home, there are certain factors you need to know as you plan and design your porch.
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Porch designs for mobile homes by Ready Decks ®
Mobile Home Front Porch Design by Ready Decks ®
You have almost as many design options for your mobile home as do others for their stick-built homes.
We really like the stone-like porch skirting in the photo above.
That, along with other options for porch columns, railings, steps, ceilings, and more, will give you plenty to consider when planning your front porch.
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To maintain the value of your home know what is required as the porch construction process can be different than for a traditional home.
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Read our response to a site visitor's question about mobile home porch designs - ideas you could possibly use yourself.
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He has many tips and ideas. you can easily incorporate into your mobile home's porch design.
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Note in the photo below the additional columns adjacent to the home.
Most mobile home porches must be self supporting include holding the roof in place.
Do you see the wagon wheel pattern on the open gable roof design?
Homeowners could easily install porch skirting to hide the porch piers in the photo below.
This would give it a more finished look and possibly give you additional storage space.
Love the placement and width of the steps in the photo below.
Wider staircase gives you a more open feel and makes your porch appear larger.
It also provides space for potted plants or other decorative items.
Mary and I would add custom vinyl lattice panels to hide the piers.
You can choose from a wide variety of lattice panel designs or even create your own.
They come in a variety of colors but we prefer black for porch skirting.
Note the exposed rafters on the gable roof below.
You could opt to cover them with bead board or tongue and groove panels to give it a finished look.
Add an outdoor ceiling fan for additional comfort!
When considering porch designs for mobile homes also include amenities like fans, lights, and railing and column options too.
Tip: Porch Designs for Mobile Homes
If you live in an area that is prone to the wind blowing leaves and other debris on your porch, consider
installing a bottom rail no more than 4 inches above the porch decking.
Extend your balusters slightly below or even with the bottom rail.
Why? This will allow you to easily sweep the debris off your porch.
Otherwise leaves and debris are stuck on your porch with nowhere to go - and hard to sweep away.
Really nice design for an accessible wheel chair ramp.
If you don't have the space for a wheel chair run as depicted in the photo below, you can make it shorter by creating a turn;
however, porch designs for mobile homes must meet specific
building code requirements.
This is really neat as a porch design for mobile homes - a front porch and deck combination.
If you have the space you ought to consider one of these for your home.
The porch skirting is also an attractive feature.
Mary and I are excited to share these porch designs for mobile homes and are grateful to Ready Decks who are both builders and designers.
Ready Decks is not one of our paying advertisers, but we are pleased to show off their products with you to give you ideas for your mobile home.
Look at This Gable Roof Design on a Mobile Home
Here's one of Ready Decks gable style porches painted and ready for outdoor enjoyment.
Add landscaping, grab a glass of iced tea, and do some porch sittin'.
Note how this has a closed gable with vinyl to match the home.
Do You Have a Shed or Flat Roof Design?
A shed-type or flat roof design may be perfect for porch designs for mobile homes having either very low roof clearances or for those with straight roof lines.
It allows for maximum use of head room yet maintains openness.
See how the flat roof gives you maximum space.
Your local building codes will dictate the rise and run (steepness) of your porch roof.
People living in snow country normally require a minimum rise and run.
We like this one. It has an open feel and is large enough to accommodate comfortable furniture.
Note the metal roof which is recommended for flat roofs.
Spacious and well designed, this porch will provide you with lots of outdoor time.
Note the porch skirting which gives it a finished look.
Ready Decks ®
This Ready Decks ® porch design has an accessible wheel chair ramp AND curb appeal
We like these attractive Ready Decks ® porches on mobile homes
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Mobile Home Screen Porch and Roof Options
There are also options to either add a screen porch kit or if you already have a porch, add screen walls to create a screened porch.
Screen room kit with extended canopy mounted on manufactured or mobile home
In addition, you can screen either the entire porch or just a portion.
Works for trailers too!
Surprise Your Family with This
You can add an outdoor space with a screen enclosure to fit right on your mobile home porch.
Screen enclosures like the one below come in different sizes and are easy to install.
Mary and I had an enclosed porch on our deck similar to the one pictured below.
I can remember a particular Father's Day where we had dinner on our porch.
Mary had flowers on the table and she and our boys fixed a delicious meal.
Then we played a game of family basketball. A perfect day.
Create an outdoor room for all to enjoy and you will be creating some wonderful memories for your family.
Can you imagine how nice that could be?
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Porch Designs for Mobile Homes
Bradley Johns of Ready Decks addresses a few common issues for porch designs on mobile homes.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are some typical problems you encounter when building a porch for a mobile home?
The only recurring issue we have with adding a porch to a manufactured home is when the
home's roof is constructed with a sheet galvanized metal that has no overhang.
The is usually a tiny gutter that can be flashed behind but we cannot get a proper
mechanical fix so to prevent leaking we often end up relying on sealants which often fail in places.
2. What are typical concerns of owners considering adding a porch to their mobile home?
The biggest concern for adding a porch to a manufactured home is how the roof is attached to the
home's roof. Most manufactures tell their customers that they cannot attach anything to the home.
We at Ready Decks had already solved this concern by making our porches fully self-supporting.
This takes the load off of the home and the customers mind.
3. How is building a mobile home porch different than one for a stick-built home?
There are actually no any mentionable differences in the building process between a site built
home and a manufactured home with the exception of the sheet metal roof homes in which roof flashing is often not an option.
4. What is a common mistake mobile home owners make when designing a porch for a mobile home?
Placement of your porch in relation to door entrance and steps.
I have notice that, in general, people tend to want to put their porch center of their door and center the steps on the front of the porch.
Even on a popular 12 by 16 porch, the walking path from this layout cuts the porch in half leaving little usable room for a patio
table set or other items. When it is possible, position porch to one side of the door with the steps on the same side.
This often looks just as good as centering the door while freeing up the rest of your porch space.
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Trey Oliver, new owner of Ready Decks ®, uses the best materials along with a patent-pending building system that can actually build your deck in one day.
Not only that, as you have seen from their photos above, they can build your mobile home porch too.
Not only do they build decks and porches, Ready Decks ® can also build your screen porch, ramps, pool decks, car ports,
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