The mobile home siding protects your home against the elements and pests. It also helps prevent moisture penetration and the growth of biological contaminants such as mold, dust mites and bacteria. Another important aspect of siding is its energy efficiency. By upgrading your old siding you can increase your home’s life expectancy and reduce energy costs. If you’re thinking of updating your mobile home’s siding you will need to decide which material suits your budget and needs best. Your local weather and ability to install the siding are important factors to consider too. We will cover the most popular siding options along with their weight. Weight is an important consideration for manufactured homes simply due to the way they are built. If there is a chance that your home will be moved after the new siding has been installed the weight of the material will need to be considered carefully and additional reinforcement may be needed. Even if your home will never be moved again it is still important to understand that the home was built in such a way that additional weight could cause structural issues down the road so keeping the weight of the materials in mind is smart. Installing new siding can be a bit more complicated if you live in a mobile home that has a flat roof. If that is the case, you will probably have to extend your roof line or devise a way to prevent water from getting behind the new siding.