Hey everyone. I have a a 23 year old 16x80 trailerhome (mobile home...that's just what I call it ) that needs some pretty extensive repair. I paid $1,500 for it, and I've been living it for a little over a year now. It's liveable, just not very energy efficent. Here are some issues:
The front door has big gaps between the door and frame
The door frame is not very tightly secured to the house
The roof leaks. The guy who owned it before I resealed the roof every year with something called "cool-seal". I really want to replace the roof.
The pressborad kitchen cabinets are falling apart.
In one of the three bedrooms, there is a hole between the wall and the floor below a window. I believe this was hurricane damage.
The polybutylene keeps breaking. You should have seen how this guy had the crap rigged up. It's leaking again under the second bathroom, which isn't being used right now, so I plan to start replacing it ASAP with Pex as soon as I get paid. It broke numerous times during the winter.
I have a single LG 23,000 Btu AC/heating window unit for the entire house. It works fairly well, but is a leech on the electric bill. There are vents for a central unit, but at the time it was summer and I was living with a pregnant woman, so it was needed BADLY.
It stays extremely dusty in here. The A/C vent is always clogging up.
I just got rid of the last mice that came with the trailer, so that's good.
There is a slight drip from the water heater.
Bugs are always getting in here, especially mosquitos, wasps, and ESPECIALLY ants.
I need some advice on what to do first. I know I have to fix the water leak which will happen as soon as I can do it, and I'm guessing I need to work on the roof next. I really want to remodel he entire home with a sturdier roof, new plywood for the floors, thicker walls, and larger studs. I have no idea about home improvement or remodeling. My dad knows a great deal, but he's legally blind and that doesn't stop him from DIY jobs (even if they don't turn out as great as they used to). I know enough about building to where I can apply any advice given to me. I have a one year old and another baby on the way, so this is really important. Thanks everyone.