Winterizing Your Mobile Home: Essential Tips and Tricks - Granger Mobile Homes

November 24, 2023

Winterizing Your Mobile Home

Essential Tips and Tricks

As winter approaches Southeast Oklahoma, it’s time to think about preparing your mobile home for the colder months. Winterizing your home is a crucial step to ensure your comfort, safety, and to prevent costly repairs in the future. At Granger Mobile Homes, we’ve put together an extensive checklist to help you survive and thrive in the ice and cold.

Checklist for Winterizing Your Mobile Home

1. Skirting Security

  • Inspect the Skirting: Check the skirting around your mobile home’s base. Secure any loose parts to protect the underbelly from small animals and cold drafts.
  • Add Insulation: Consider adding insulation material to the skirting for extra protection against the cold and wind.

2. Under-home Inspection

  • Check Insulation: Inspect the insulation under your home. Look for any open areas or damage, and repair them to maintain effective insulation.
  • Repair Water Leaks: Examine the underside of your mobile home for any signs of water leaks and address them immediately to prevent further damage.

3. Water Heater Maintenance

  • Inspect for Damage: Regularly check your water heater for any signs of cracks or leaks. Early detection can prevent major issues down the line.

4. Roof Care

  • Assess Roof Condition: Inspect your roof for any damage, such as missing shingles or wear and tear around stacks and vents.
  • Repair with Roofing Tar: Use roofing tar to seal any gaps or leaks, ensuring your roof is watertight for the winter.

Taking Action for a Warm Winter

5. Seal Windows and Doors

  • Caulking Exteriors: Check exterior windows and doors for gaps. Where necessary, apply caulk, preventing cold drafts and heat loss.

6. Gutter Maintenance

  • Clean Gutters: Remove any debris from your gutters to prevent water buildup, which can lead to roof damage and leaks into your interior.
  • Install Gutter Accessories: Consider installing leaf guards and downspout extensions to improve water flow away from your home.

7. Duct Sealing

  • Use the Right Materials: Seal all ducts using tape or butyl (mastic) or both, to prevent heat loss and improve heating efficiency.

8. Weather Stripping

  • Insulate Doors and Windows: Apply weather stripping around doors and windows to further prevent heat loss and block cold air infiltration.

9. Detector Installation

  • Safety First: Ensure you have carbon monoxide and smoke/fire detectors installed, and check that their batteries are working.

10. Air Circulation

  • Open for Ventilation: Keep closet and cabinet doors open when possible to allow proper air circulation, preventing dampness and cold spots.

11. Outdoor Preparations

  • Remove Hoses: Detach garden hoses and check water faucets to ensure they are properly sloped to prevent freezing.
  • Faucet Insulation: Insulate outdoor faucets to protect them from freezing temperatures.

Proactive Steps for Winter Preparation

12. Window Upgrades

  • Energy-Saving Windows: Replace any single-pane glass with vinyl thermal pane windows for better insulation and energy savings. (Did we mention – all Granger Mobile Homes come with energy-efficient windows?)

13. Thermostat Upgrade

  • Programmable Thermostat: Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat to control heating more efficiently and save on energy costs.

14. Furnace Inspection

  • Professional Check-Up: Schedule a yearly furnace inspection with a heating/HVAC expert. This can improve efficiency and safety.

15. Furnace Filters

  • Regular Replacement: Stock up on furnace filters and replace them frequently during the heating season to maintain air quality and heating efficiency.

16. Heater Safety

  • Avoid Kerosene Heaters: Refrain from using kerosene heaters to prevent the risks of fire and suffocation.

Following this comprehensive checklist can help you prepare your mobile home for the winter months in Southeast Oklahoma. While some steps might require an initial investment, the long-term savings and increased comfort they offer make them worthwhile. Remember, at Granger Mobile Homes, we’re always here to assist you with your winterizing needs and any other mobile home concerns you might have.

Aaron W.
Aaron W.
1712357843
My wife and I have been shopping for a house for over 10 years now. Kyle has the best customer service and we are so happy with our choice of coming here we will not buy a house from any other place, ever.I invite you to see for yourself just how amazing everyone here is! They take ownership and pride in what they do and your experience.Every interaction is addressed with care, love and politeness.
Angela K.
Angela K.
1712017925
What a great team of people! Highly recommend!
S C.
S C.
1711479198
Purchased a new home in the of October and beginning of November. We had it set up and we were living in it by the beginning of Dec. Fast, easy transition. All of our concerns were addressed. Kyle is easy to work with and lined us up with financing. Will buy another place from him!
Cristy R.
Cristy R.
1709757123
Great folks - fantastic homes- and tremendous service!!!!!!!
Sandy D.
Sandy D.
1709756441
Love, love Kyle Granger. He goes above and beyond with anything
Susan B.
Susan B.
1708786518
Mr. Kyle and the gang at Granger Mobile Homes have been absolutely wonderful and patient with us during the whole process. Received my new mobile home in record time. They are wonderful people and truly care about their customers. You can not find better service than Granger Mobile Homes.
Dillon G.
Dillon G.
1708127769
Kyle is a very knowledgeable person. Customer service is top notch. Highly recommend!!
Bradley P.
Bradley P.
1706558000
Absolutely the best place to purchase your new home from. Staff is awesome! Thanks a million Granger team!!
Christina H.
Christina H.
1705685421
This was our first manufactured home purchase for my son and I. The owner was so helpful in everyway. With getting us our help to taking care of the paperwork for our land.They have a big selection of homes in all price ranges and was able to take care of all our financing needs. Kyle was very generally responsive to our concerns . He was on my speed dial. He answered every one of my calls and text and if he didnt know the answer to my questions, he would get the answer and call me back..The foundation guys were excellent. The set crew was very professional and with real quality at work. The utility contractors were very reliable at installing the power , septic and water..we had a great experience with them all.
Lynk V.
Lynk V.
1705084342
Kyle is the man! Get with him for your new manufacture home.
tera H.
tera H.
1702778836
Granger mobile homes, great customer service from awesome people!
Cody W.
Cody W.
1702762932
Great customer care and overall great owners
Calvin M.
Calvin M.
1702752242
Price was great and service was great. Kyle and Heather made sure we were happy with all phases of the purchase.
Krystal M.
Krystal M.
1702747718
Kyle, his beautiful family and staff are wonderful! Grainger Mobile Homes is the #1 Mobile Home Dealer in Oklahoma. Kyle prides himself in customer service and has only the BEST quality homes.
Aaron D.
Aaron D.
1702743564
Great people..wonderful to deal with and get the job done..was an amazing experience
caitlin S.
caitlin S.
1702489258
Kyle is absolutely amazing!!! He went above and beyond for my family and I.He is such an amazing person to deal with and makes sure that you don’t leave unless you are 1000% happy!
Caitlin H.
Caitlin H.
1702489039
Kyle went above and beyond when I came to him to purchase a home for our family. He was straight forward, honest and most of all he did whatever he could to help me through the whole process!!! I hands down won’t go anywhere else besides Granger Mobile Homes!!
Alicia P.
Alicia P.
1702413828
Kyle and his staff were awesome to work with and made our home buying process so easy and were there to answer any questions we had! I would recommend Granger Mobile Homes to any one looking for a great buying experience!!
Kenny H.
Kenny H.
1694099623
Hands-down, the best experience ever in buying a home Kyle and his whole crew are nothing but top-notch people
Trevor S.
Trevor S.
1691940198
Would highly recommend Granger mobile homes. Customers are always satisfied! Even after the sale they go above and beyond making sure the customer is happy!
Tyden A.
Tyden A.
1691803330
If your looking for top notch service all all the way around !!GRANGER MOBILES HOMES!! Is the only way to go! From sales to service you can’t go wrong with these guys!
Lee N.
Lee N.
1690918126
Kyle has been wonderful at helping us! Thanks Kyle!
Alice E.
Alice E.
1690845346
Kyle and Heather did everything humanly possible to get me in my home in spite of the weatherWhat an awesome couple
Kolbey&Connor E.
Kolbey&Connor E.
1690494762
Great people and would recommend them to anyone. They helped every way possible!
Aaron M.
Aaron M.
1690254773
WOW!!!! Kyle and Heather are amazing people and great to work with! They made our experience quick and easy!! I love that to this day I can still call and ask questions and they answer the phone and always are willing to help!! Thanks!!
Tristan S.
Tristan S.
1689965578
Amazing people and treat their customers fabulous!! We bought our first house from them and the experience was A++!
Kate S.
Kate S.
1689436134
I would absolutely 1,000 % highly recommend granger mobile homes in Kiowa, Oklahoma. Kyle is the absolute best to work with and takes pride in selling these homes. He’s super personable and always keeps us updated. We made the best decision by choosing this establishment!! 🏠
Tara M.
Tara M.
1689005356
Great easy process. Everyone friendly and very helpful. Highly recommend doing business with Granger Mobile Home.
Kristi
Kristi
1688603740
Kyle and Heather are absolutely amazing! If I could give them a 10 I would. Every detail of our home buying process was perfect from start to finish. We will recommend them, and Tyden and crew, all day long! Thank you guys for everything ❤️
Leslie B.
Leslie B.
1687461905
This business has the kindest and greatest people ever! They go above and beyond to try and find the best home for ur family. They are willing to help in any way that they can and even if u don't get a house with them in the end. They still treat u like family. If I am ever in the need to buy a mobile home this is the only place I am goin or sending anyone that I know to. Y'all are the true meaning of what good people are. I wish u and ur family the best future ever possible. With best wishes from the Ayers.
William T.
William T.
1687375479
Amazing sales and service, keep up the great work Kyle!!!
Austin B.
Austin B.
1687048693
Go see Kyle at Granger Mobile Homes for a great house buying experience. His customer service is stellar and makes sure each customer leaves happy. Keep up the great work Kyle!
Shelly
Shelly
1687045291
My husband and I shopped around for a mobile home for awhile . Then we see granger mobile home on Facebook so we went and looked at what they had . We met Kyle and Heather and next thing we knew we were buying our home. Kyle and Heather and all the crew that helped get our home moved and set up are awesome they really do treat you like family and they make sure that if something is wrong they get it took care of immediately. So if you want a really good deal on a new home I highly recommend Granger Mobile Home.
Roslyn H.
Roslyn H.
1681841167
Granger Mobile Homes is the place to buy your home! They provide excellent customer service, and they handle everything with care and attention to detail. We could not be happier! Thank you, Kyle and Heather!
patience M.
patience M.
1681233408
Kyle took such great care of us! What an exciting experience! Everything went so quickly and they had great communication 🤗
Alanna R.
Alanna R.
1678828009
After my first conversation with Kyle, I told my husband that we would be purchasing a home through Granger. The home we chose (the Lizzie) was priced $20,000 less than their competitors and took 5 days to close. I have already heard from the movers as well!!! We are excitedly awaiting our new home. Would highly recommend Granger Mobile Homes in Kiowa, OK!!!
Scott B.
Scott B.
1678241407
Kyle is excellent to deal with! Makes buying a breeze!! A++++ 👍🏻
oakley B.
oakley B.
1678236753
Kyle and Heather are some of the best and sweetest people I’ve met! Everything about our experience was so easy and perfect. We recommend you getting your new home here!
Eddie W.
Eddie W.
1678108675
This is where you need to go if you are considering buying a new home. Best prices and the best people to deal with.
Taylor S.
Taylor S.
1677541872
Amazing people to work with. Everything was super easy to get done and quick!
Breanna M.
Breanna M.
1677287014
Beautiful homes for an amazing price and an awesome family to help you along the process !
Tabitha R.
Tabitha R.
1676156900
I’ve had the pleasure of referring several clients to the Granger’s and they have gone above and beyond to help make the process smooth and easy. I strongly recommend them to anyone shopping for a home.
Mate S.
Mate S.
1674691387
Kyle is the most genuine of all the mobile home places we ever visited. We plan on getting a house from him soon and look forward to it!
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Aaron W.
Aaron W.
1712357843
My wife and I have been shopping for a house for over 10 years now. Kyle has the best customer service and we are so happy with our choice of coming here we will not buy a house from any other place, ever.I invite you to see for yourself just how amazing everyone here is! They take ownership and pride in what they do and your experience.Every interaction is addressed with care, love and politeness.
Angela K.
Angela K.
1712017925
What a great team of people! Highly recommend!
S C.
S C.
1711479198
Purchased a new home in the of October and beginning of November. We had it set up and we were living in it by the beginning of Dec. Fast, easy transition. All of our concerns were addressed. Kyle is easy to work with and lined us up with financing. Will buy another place from him!
Cristy R.
Cristy R.
1709757123
Great folks - fantastic homes- and tremendous service!!!!!!!
Sandy D.
Sandy D.
1709756441
Love, love Kyle Granger. He goes above and beyond with anything
Susan B.
Susan B.
1708786518
Mr. Kyle and the gang at Granger Mobile Homes have been absolutely wonderful and patient with us during the whole process. Received my new mobile home in record time. They are wonderful people and truly care about their customers. You can not find better service than Granger Mobile Homes.
Dillon G.
Dillon G.
1708127769
Kyle is a very knowledgeable person. Customer service is top notch. Highly recommend!!
Bradley P.
Bradley P.
1706558000
Absolutely the best place to purchase your new home from. Staff is awesome! Thanks a million Granger team!!
Christina H.
Christina H.
1705685421
This was our first manufactured home purchase for my son and I. The owner was so helpful in everyway. With getting us our help to taking care of the paperwork for our land.They have a big selection of homes in all price ranges and was able to take care of all our financing needs. Kyle was very generally responsive to our concerns . He was on my speed dial. He answered every one of my calls and text and if he didnt know the answer to my questions, he would get the answer and call me back..The foundation guys were excellent. The set crew was very professional and with real quality at work. The utility contractors were very reliable at installing the power , septic and water..we had a great experience with them all.
Lynk V.
Lynk V.
1705084342
Kyle is the man! Get with him for your new manufacture home.
tera H.
tera H.
1702778836
Granger mobile homes, great customer service from awesome people!
Cody W.
Cody W.
1702762932
Great customer care and overall great owners
Calvin M.
Calvin M.
1702752242
Price was great and service was great. Kyle and Heather made sure we were happy with all phases of the purchase.
Krystal M.
Krystal M.
1702747718
Kyle, his beautiful family and staff are wonderful! Grainger Mobile Homes is the #1 Mobile Home Dealer in Oklahoma. Kyle prides himself in customer service and has only the BEST quality homes.
Aaron D.
Aaron D.
1702743564
Great people..wonderful to deal with and get the job done..was an amazing experience
caitlin S.
caitlin S.
1702489258
Kyle is absolutely amazing!!! He went above and beyond for my family and I.He is such an amazing person to deal with and makes sure that you don’t leave unless you are 1000% happy!
Caitlin H.
Caitlin H.
1702489039
Kyle went above and beyond when I came to him to purchase a home for our family. He was straight forward, honest and most of all he did whatever he could to help me through the whole process!!! I hands down won’t go anywhere else besides Granger Mobile Homes!!
Alicia P.
Alicia P.
1702413828
Kyle and his staff were awesome to work with and made our home buying process so easy and were there to answer any questions we had! I would recommend Granger Mobile Homes to any one looking for a great buying experience!!
Kenny H.
Kenny H.
1694099623
Hands-down, the best experience ever in buying a home Kyle and his whole crew are nothing but top-notch people
Trevor S.
Trevor S.
1691940198
Would highly recommend Granger mobile homes. Customers are always satisfied! Even after the sale they go above and beyond making sure the customer is happy!
Tyden A.
Tyden A.
1691803330
If your looking for top notch service all all the way around !!GRANGER MOBILES HOMES!! Is the only way to go! From sales to service you can’t go wrong with these guys!
Lee N.
Lee N.
1690918126
Kyle has been wonderful at helping us! Thanks Kyle!
Alice E.
Alice E.
1690845346
Kyle and Heather did everything humanly possible to get me in my home in spite of the weatherWhat an awesome couple
Kolbey&Connor E.
Kolbey&Connor E.
1690494762
Great people and would recommend them to anyone. They helped every way possible!
Aaron M.
Aaron M.
1690254773
WOW!!!! Kyle and Heather are amazing people and great to work with! They made our experience quick and easy!! I love that to this day I can still call and ask questions and they answer the phone and always are willing to help!! Thanks!!
Tristan S.
Tristan S.
1689965578
Amazing people and treat their customers fabulous!! We bought our first house from them and the experience was A++!
Kate S.
Kate S.
1689436134
I would absolutely 1,000 % highly recommend granger mobile homes in Kiowa, Oklahoma. Kyle is the absolute best to work with and takes pride in selling these homes. He’s super personable and always keeps us updated. We made the best decision by choosing this establishment!! 🏠
Tara M.
Tara M.
1689005356
Great easy process. Everyone friendly and very helpful. Highly recommend doing business with Granger Mobile Home.
Kristi
Kristi
1688603740
Kyle and Heather are absolutely amazing! If I could give them a 10 I would. Every detail of our home buying process was perfect from start to finish. We will recommend them, and Tyden and crew, all day long! Thank you guys for everything ❤️
Leslie B.
Leslie B.
1687461905
This business has the kindest and greatest people ever! They go above and beyond to try and find the best home for ur family. They are willing to help in any way that they can and even if u don't get a house with them in the end. They still treat u like family. If I am ever in the need to buy a mobile home this is the only place I am goin or sending anyone that I know to. Y'all are the true meaning of what good people are. I wish u and ur family the best future ever possible. With best wishes from the Ayers.
William T.
William T.
1687375479
Amazing sales and service, keep up the great work Kyle!!!
Austin B.
Austin B.
1687048693
Go see Kyle at Granger Mobile Homes for a great house buying experience. His customer service is stellar and makes sure each customer leaves happy. Keep up the great work Kyle!
Shelly
Shelly
1687045291
My husband and I shopped around for a mobile home for awhile . Then we see granger mobile home on Facebook so we went and looked at what they had . We met Kyle and Heather and next thing we knew we were buying our home. Kyle and Heather and all the crew that helped get our home moved and set up are awesome they really do treat you like family and they make sure that if something is wrong they get it took care of immediately. So if you want a really good deal on a new home I highly recommend Granger Mobile Home.
Roslyn H.
Roslyn H.
1681841167
Granger Mobile Homes is the place to buy your home! They provide excellent customer service, and they handle everything with care and attention to detail. We could not be happier! Thank you, Kyle and Heather!
patience M.
patience M.
1681233408
Kyle took such great care of us! What an exciting experience! Everything went so quickly and they had great communication 🤗
Alanna R.
Alanna R.
1678828009
After my first conversation with Kyle, I told my husband that we would be purchasing a home through Granger. The home we chose (the Lizzie) was priced $20,000 less than their competitors and took 5 days to close. I have already heard from the movers as well!!! We are excitedly awaiting our new home. Would highly recommend Granger Mobile Homes in Kiowa, OK!!!
Scott B.
Scott B.
1678241407
Kyle is excellent to deal with! Makes buying a breeze!! A++++ 👍🏻
oakley B.
oakley B.
1678236753
Kyle and Heather are some of the best and sweetest people I’ve met! Everything about our experience was so easy and perfect. We recommend you getting your new home here!
Eddie W.
Eddie W.
1678108675
This is where you need to go if you are considering buying a new home. Best prices and the best people to deal with.
Taylor S.
Taylor S.
1677541872
Amazing people to work with. Everything was super easy to get done and quick!
Breanna M.
Breanna M.
1677287014
Beautiful homes for an amazing price and an awesome family to help you along the process !
Tabitha R.
Tabitha R.
1676156900
I’ve had the pleasure of referring several clients to the Granger’s and they have gone above and beyond to help make the process smooth and easy. I strongly recommend them to anyone shopping for a home.
Mate S.
Mate S.
1674691387
Kyle is the most genuine of all the mobile home places we ever visited. We plan on getting a house from him soon and look forward to it!
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