Clayton Blog

If you are anything like me, a millennial, home repairs have always been “what adults do,” chores to complete or a reason to call the local repair man. However, things have changed, and now it’s our time to do these home repairs ourselves.

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Gutter maintenance is typically thought about in the summer and fall, but what about maintaining your gutters in the winter? Learning how to keep them protected can help you in the long run.

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As the cold sets in you probably want to know how to keep your home warm this winter without racking up a huge utility bill. Fortunately, there are plenty of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) tips for winter that range from routine maintenance tips, to tips for specific kinds of winter weather.

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The winter season is fast approaching! It all starts this Sunday when the time changes and we "fall back." So, don't forget to turn back your clocks an hour and to start getting excited for cold weather.

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Recently, we asked some of our Clayton homeowners to describe their lives after their purchase. We wanted their feedback on what it’s like to live under their new roof and maintain their new Clayton Built® home so that we could use their answers to better serve you.

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Before learning how to paint paneling in your mobile home, it’s helpful to understand what exactly makes up Paper on Gypsum, often called POG wallboards. This material is different than VOG, which is Vinyl over Gypsum.

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The siding of your manufactured home is crucial. Not only is it the most visible material on the exterior of your home, it’s also your first defense against the elements. No matter what type of manufactured home siding material you have, it’s important to regularly clean and service your siding to ensure years of protection for your home.

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If there ever happened to be a fire in your manufactured or modular home, it’s good to know the best way to evacuate your home. Typically, it would be the front or the back door, but if neither of those are safe options, opening a window during a fire is your best option.

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It’s summertime and the living’s easy…for people that is. For your carpet, not so much. In the summer, we ride bikes, frolic in the grass, swim and hike. But when the sun goes down and it’s time to retreat inside for the evening, we bring with us bike-chain grease, grass stains, wet feet and dirty hiking boots.

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If you’re like me, knowing how your home is built, why it’s built that way and how to keep it as good as new is important to you.

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Topics: Home Maintenance