Insulating the Cottage or Trailer Home for Summers

Insulating the Cottage or Trailer Home for Summers

Vacations are for comfort and relaxation. During holidays you relax and admire natural beauty in your lakefront cottage without being bothered by the hot weather. Reitzel insulation can be the solution to your comfort on your holidays. By insulating your home away from home, you will be much more comfortable on your holidays and save energy costs. When it's blistering hot outside, your comfy temperature-controlled cottage or trailer home is a retreat. Unlike RVs, trailer homes lack a heater or air conditioner (sometimes) for temperature control. Proper insulation helps maintain a suitable temperature inside the cottage/trailer home. A luxurious and relaxing vacation requires an insulated trailer/cottage is essential. The owners of trailer home renters can win the hearts of their customers by providing them with a well-insulated and cozy trailer/cottage.  

Know this Before Insulating a Cottage/Trailer

It is critical to know a few things before insulating a trailer home or cottage. 

The exterior walls of your trailer should be weatherproof so that rain and other external factors do not affect the insulation. Protective seals on exterior walls ensure that the insulated wall cavity remains nice and dry. 

Another thing to be careful about is the floor frame of your trail. If the floor frame is exposed, insulation possibly sags with time and attracts rodents. The ideal approach is to insulate the floor over a crawlspace from above.  

Five Ways to Insulate Your Trailer Home or Cottage 

Cover the Trailer Vents

Air vents are a crucial part of the trailer because air and moisture travel through them. Vents keep the indoor air clean and moisture-free; however, extreme cold or heat vents can cause issues. Vents also keep the cottage free of accumulated fogginess and mildew growth. So it is not advisable to close them permanently; instead, you should add vent cushions. A vent cushion insulates the trailer effectively and is removable.  

Insulate the Windows

Single-pane windows are thin and let the warm or cold air inside the cottage. One tip is to replace the windows, but that might be costly. Another reasonable and affordable alternative approach is to insulate the windows. Plastic insulating films are available for a few bucks. These films cover the windows and are fixed with double-sided adhesive tape. The other method to insulate windows is to wrap them in bubble wrap. The only downside is that bubble wrap might reduce the look of your trailer. However, bubble wraps are effective insulators and easily stick.  

Insulate the Doors

You probably know that most heat/cold loss occurs through doors. Your windows and doors can lose up to 25% of your home's heat, and that percentage could be higher if you have poor or no insulation. Good door insulation will help you limit heat loss and maintain a stable temperature. Weatherstrips of various kinds, door sweeps, V-Strips, foam tape, reinforced silicone and other materials to insulate exterior doors. Consult with a professional insulation company, like Reitzel insulation, to find out the best approach for your cottage or trailer.  

Insulate the Walls and Floors

Last but not least, insulate the walls and the floor of your trailer well. You might need to reinsulate your walls because the earlier one is not working. We will help you choose the ideal insulation material. Depending on the area and the location (exterior or interior), we pick the insulation material for the wall. Insulate the floor of your cottage or trailer from above. You can use spray foam, foam boards, fibreglass and other insulation materials recommended by expert insulators.  

Best Insulation Company in Waterloo

Reitzel Insulation has over 46 years of experience in the industry and can handle any project, regardless of the property size. Call us to learn more. 



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