April 8, 2022

Types Of Walls You Can Have In Your Manufactured Home

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4 questions to consider before buying a home

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Simple steps to buy a home successfully

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Consider your finance options, and then choose the best one available

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Make an offer with some wiggle room for negotiation

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Which other tips do you recommend when buying a home?

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The walls in a manufactured home are one of the most important parts of your home. They provide insulation and protection from outside sounds and weather, so they can make you feel comfortable when you are inside. There are many types of wall, each with its level of insulation. Achieving the right level of insulation is vital to your manufactured home. 

The type of wall you decide to have in your manufactured home will depend on the style of home you are building. Different walls can be used for different purposes. Learn about the different types of manufactured home wall and how they can ultimately impact your lifestyle.

Vinyl-Over-Gypsum or VOG Walls

Vinyl-over-gypsum or VOG walls are popular for manufactured homes because they offer soundproofing and protection from the elements. VOG walls are typically installed over gypsum board, an insulating material that offers higher insulation and moisture resistance levels than drywall. VOG walls are also more durable than other walls and can be painted on when damaged. 

Tape-And-Textured Walls

Tape-and-textured walls are the most common type of wall used in manufactured homes. These walls have textured metal or plastic pieces placed on top of sheets of metal or plastic. They are easy to install and last for a long time, but they would probably not provide the appropriate level of insulation for your home's surrounding climate. They also let a lot of outside noise in through the slits in the metal and plastic panels if you do not add soundproofing to them.

Drywall Walls

Drywall walls, often referred to as textured walls, are one of the most common walls in a manufactured home. A drywall wall is typically made of two layers that are tapered and joined together. These walls are popular because they offer a good balance between style and practicality. They can be finished with paint, and most types can be easily sanded for refinishing or caulking for repairs.

A key feature of drywall walls is fire-resistance. This makes them ideal for manufactured homes, which typically require fire-resistant features to pass building codes. Even with their insulating properties, drywall walls still need to be adequately sealed around windows and doors to ensure the interior remains warm during the winter months.

Vinyl Paneling Walls

These walls are typically made of panels that are mechanically bonded together with adhesives in the form of vinyl. The panels can be textured or smooth, and they can be painted to match the interior of your home. A vinyl paneling wall is intended to provide an aesthetically pleasing look, offering insulation from outside noise, heat, and cold. These walls are great for those who do not want to spend too much on their manufactured home.

Considerations for Choosing Your Manufactured Home Wall

If you are looking for a wall to provide insulation, then tape-and-textured walls are your best bet. These walls provide an R-value of about 5, which is higher than most other walls. They are great for those who live in colder climates because they can insulate better than other walls.

If you are looking for a wall that will allow for sound and air infiltration, then drywall walls or other materials like vinyl paneling walls are your best option. These walls offer an R-value of about 3.5+. If you live in a warmer climate and do not need the extra insulation that tape-and-textured walls provide, this would be the type of wall for you.