Your park home insurance will cover you if the unexpected happens, such as storm damage, however, general wear and tear on your park home will not be covered so maintaining your park home is very important. If your home is under warranty, you will be expected to follow a maintenance schedule to keep the warranty valid. Keeping your park home maintained all year round, ensures that your property not only looks its best, but it will help to avoid any unnecessary damage.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your park home in a good condition:
Maintain the exterior walls of your park home
Check the exterior walls of your park home at least four times a year. Check for cracks so they can be treated as soon as possible. Keep the exterior clean and make sure the textured coating is repainted every three years to keep the home weatherproof throughout its lifetime.
Check the seals around doors and windows
Check that the seals are not damaged or broken, as this will help to prevent mould, mildew or damp. Make repairs as soon as you can because if these are not well maintained, damage caused by broken seals may not be covered by your insurer.
Maintain the chassis of your home
Pay attention to what is happening underneath your park home. It will rest on a chassis and a supporting structure, and it’s the only thing on your park home that cannot be replaced. Get a professional to check the chassis of your home regularly, especially if your park home is over 10 years old. The condition of the chassis and the supporting structure is important for the stability and lifespan of your park home. Check for rust as this can weaken the structure and should be taken care of straight away. If your home has been modernised or refurbished this could affect the stability of your home.
Maintain your roof regularly
Check the roof of your park home regularly to make sure there is no damage. Check all the joints on the roof and if you find any problems, make sure you that you deal with them straight away. Make sure that good quality roof adhesive is used whenever any repairs are made to preserve the lifespan of the roof. Check your guttering to make sure it is free of debris and has no cracks or holes. If your roof and guttering are not maintained properly, your home may not be covered by your park home insurer.