Why Are Mobile Home Exterior Doors Shorter?


Mobile Home Doors Both interior and exterior doors are different from the ones in home improvement stores. The exterior doors are shorter to allow for the shorter ceiling height and the interior doors are usually shorter and narrower.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a regular exterior door on a mobile home?

Mobile homes need different-sized doors than regular homes. Many mobile home doors are actually smaller than a regular, standard home door. This means a store-bought replacement pre-hung door will not fit into the mobile home opening as is. The standard door must be cut down to size to be installed in the mobile home.

What size are exterior doors on mobile homes?

Also, although standard exterior mobile home doors come in many sizes, by far the most common sizes are 32 X 72 for most mobile homes built before 1980 and 32 X 76 for mobile homes built after 1980.

Are all mobile home doors the same size?

The most common size for a mobile home door is 32 inches by 76 inches. Older mobile homes that were constructed before 1980 have slightly smaller doors. ... These two typical mobile home door sizes are the easiest to find and offer the widest selection, but alternate sizes can also be purchased.

Why do mobile home doors have a gap at the bottom?

The gap, which is usually about one inch, is there for air circulation in older mobile homes. The open slot under the door is especially important when the air conditioning system is operating.

Why is the gap so wide under the doors in my manufactured home?

These work and look great in the homes we renovate and still provide the needed space underneath the door for the air returns. We also install vents above the doors, so that the room gets better air circulation overall, improving the efficiency of the HVAC system. 1) WHAT SIZE ARE STUDS IN A MANUFACTURED HOME?

Are there interior doors on a mobile home?

Mobile home interior doors are not as wide or as tall as regular interior doors found at your home supply store. I was able to find the doors with no frame for around $60 plus shipping. I won’t say it’s easy to retrofit a standard door but it’s not that difficult really.

What's the difference between a manufactured home and a mobile home?

The exterior doors are shorter to allow for the shorter ceiling height and the interior doors are usually shorter and narrower. I have noticed that the newer manufactured homes are using standard sizes now so if your home is newer, you may be able to use any door on the market (lucky).

How much does it cost to replace a mobile home door?

If your door is in need of replacement, you can expect to pay 3-4 times the cost of a standard door to purchase a replacement of less than desirable quality. To get a better quality door at a “normal” price, you have two options — cut the door opening bigger to accept a standard size door, or cut-down a door to fit the opening.

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