Tips for Adding a Deck to Your Mobile Home

Tips for Adding a Deck to Your Mobile Home
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    Sometimes you want to spruce up your mobile home and add a deck for entertaining and relaxing outdoors.

    Decks are a big project, but well worth the effort.


Fortunately, they’re much more manageable when you follow these tips for adding a deck to your mobile home.

Determining the Size

The first thing you want to do is measure out what size you need. An 8×10 deck is suitable for a small number of people, but the right measurements all depend on the size of your home.

Gather proper measurements before moving on to anything else. Before building, weigh down a tarp or piece of landscape fabric in the area you plan to put your deck.

This will give you a good idea of how much space the deck will occupy, making it easier to visualize the end result and adjust your measurements accordingly.

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Cutting the Ledger Board

Once your deck surface is clean, make any necessary cuts after measuring the ledger board to your door. If you live in an area with heavy snowfalls, we recommend fastening the ledger board about an inch and a half beneath your sill.

Galvanized fasteners connect the board to your home but remember to leave a little space for rain and snow to fall through.

Securing the Deck

Once everything is cleaned, cut, measured, and ready to go, it’s time to attach the ledger board properly. Attach your deck to the home using lag screws between the joists.

Hammer the lag screws directly into the house frame to ensure you appropriately fasten the ledger board. Caulk the holes made from drilling to protect your deck from moisture build-up.

Additional Steps

After adding the deck to your mobile home, take precautions to keep it in good shape. Make sure any sealant you use is compatible with the paint you plan to use on your deck.

Weatherproofing your new deck is a task you should complete before the rainy season hits. You don’t want to try and make these adjustments when the weather is already bearing down on you.

Securely attach any accessories you plan on using for the deck, such as steps or railings. These additions look good and make your patio a safer place for people to relax and spend time.

Adding an extra touch to your deck to personalize it does wonders for turning it into a genuine part of your home. An outside patio is a big responsibility, but with the right tools, know-how, and materials, your deck can become a place where everyone feels at home.

It’s a good idea to cut all your pieces to the proper size. Make sure to clean your deck and attach the ledger board securely.

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