One of the many benefits of owning a mobile home is that sizes for doors and windows are standardized. This means that if you need to replace a window, it is likely to be one of three standard sizes, making it a much simpler process to replace.
Here, we will look at the standard sizes of mobile home windows and the types available.
Mobile homes usually come at are three standard sizes – 30 inches by 60 inches, 36 inches by 60 inches, and 36 inches by 54 inches.
Standard Window Sizes For Mobile Homes
The vast majority of windows in mobile homes are going to be one of three sizes. These are 30 inches by 60 inches, 36 inches by 60 inches, and 36 inches by 54 inches. In fact, it is estimated that between 80 and 90% of all windows on mobile homes will fall into one of these size categories.
The fact that mobile home windows come in a limited number of standard sizes might initially seem like your choices are limited, but actually, these three sizes offer a good variation for any window you might need in a mobile home.
Standard sizing also means that when you want to replace your windows, you will be able to get it done quicker and cheaper. This is because standard sizes will typically be stocked by glazing specialists or hardware stores, so you can buy one off the shelf rather than have to wait for it to be custom supplied or manufactured.
Standard sizes are also made in bulk, as opposed to custom size windows which will need to be made on an individual basis. This also means that they are less expensive than non-standard windows, potentially saving you thousands of dollars when you have new windows installed on a mobile home.
30 inches by 60 inches
This window is the equivalent of 762mm by 1524 mm in metric measurements. It is a good size window to have in the kitchen of a mobile home, over the sink, with the longest measurement being horizontal and the shortest measurement being vertical.
This will allow for kitchen units to be at a standard height without getting in the way of a window. This window size is also suitable for bedrooms and living areas.
36 inches by 60 inches
This window is the equivalent to 914.4mm by 1524mm in metric measurements. It is the largest standard size of window for mobile homes, perfect for a picture window in a living room.
36 inches by 54 inches
This window is the equivalent to 914.4mm by 1371.6mm in metric measurements. It is a versatile window size which could be used in various rooms in a mobile home.
Windows in other sizes are available for mobile homes, but they are less common and may not be considered to be standard sizes.
If you have a particular area where you want a smaller or larger window than the standard sizes offered, you can get a custom size window made for your mobile home and have this installed by a team with experience in installing mobile home windows.
Custom size windows are a good option if the standard sizes don’t work for you; however, you are likely to have to wait longer for a custom size window while it is specially manufactured, and it is also likely to be considerably more expensive than a standard size window.
Types of Mobile Home Windows
Although the size of mobile home windows come in just three standard sizes, these sizes are available in a variety of types which means you can find a window that best suits your needs.
Casement windows are among the most popular types of windows because they are great in terms of function and style. These windows open outwards, just the same as a door would.
When casement windows are open fully, they can be used as a fire escape since they will create a gap big enough for a person to climb through in the event of an emergency; this makes them an especially good choice in bedrooms in case you get trapped by a fire in the middle of the night.
Casement windows are also brilliant for ventilation because you can open them just a little to allow fresh air into the room or open them wide if you want to get a breeze passing through the space.
The drawback of these windows is that they require clearance on the outside of your property since they open outwards. You’ll need to check before ordering casement windows that they aren’t going to hit decking posts or outdoor furniture when they are in the open position.
Awning windows are hinged at the top of the frame instead of at the side like casement windows, meaning they open upwards and outwards. These are good for ventilation even during rainy days since the angle of the open window will deflect rainfall from coming into the home.
Like casement windows, they require clearance to open on the outside of the property.
These windows slide vertically over the top of each other, so they are great if you don’t want your open windows to protrude outside your property. They offer reasonable ventilation since they can only ever open halfway instead of fully open.
Sliding windows are fitted on a track, and they operate much like sliding patio doors. There will be at least two panels of glass, and one will slide over the top of the other to an open position.
Like hung windows, the ventilation with these windows is reasonable but not brilliant, since they can never be entirely open. However, they do not open outwards, so they are a good choice if you have window boxes or furniture close to the windows on the outside of the mobile home.
These windows are designed to provide a view and allow light into a home without having the ability to open. Since they don’t open, they have a sleeker frame that looks minimalist and luxurious. They are ideal for highlighting a view but provide no ventilation.