Replacing Mobile Home Windows - Posted by Tony-VA/NC
Posted by Tony-VA/NC on September 23, 2003 at 20:56:34:
As some of the others eluded to, not only are stick built windows extra work to fit, most everything stick built takes work to fit into a mobile home. Typically the price does not offset the effort (the exception being exterior doors for rental mobile homes).
Mobile home windows are the fastest replacement job you will ever do, if you replace them with mobile home windows.
(Ironically) the replacement looks much like a pit stop in NASCAR. You unscrew about 50 - 1/4 inch screws, pull the entire window and frame out, and then reverse the process with a new window (adding puddy tape to waterproof). The entire change out take a matter of minutes.
I am blessed with a reasonably priced mobile home parts store in my area. A typical mobile home window runs about $35-$40, Screen included.
I don’t find any justification for cutting out and re-studding walls to add stick built home windows in any mobile. If you are selling or renting the mobile, you are simply adding expenses and time with no return on investment or effort. Save that for the doors I mentioned above.