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Our trailer has a small front porch that is kind of in an alcove at the front door and kitchen. I had the thought that to prevent the heavy winds and such from blowing straight at the front door, I can insulate the porch with an outdoor rug or artificial grass cut to size and enclosing the rest with greenhouse heavy duty plastic or the like.

What do you think? :shrug:
 

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The only problem I see is how would you go in or out the through the porch? IF you can make a sort of a wall that is to give a 90% bend in front of the door you will have more luck. Even puting a door and a wall in there would be even better. If you block off the entrance you will probily have problems with code enforcement beside puting your family at risk. That is why you have doors so that in an emergency you can get out.
 

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Post on freecycle for leftover insulation board and install it under the porch floor. Amazing difference. I used it all under the trailer, in the entry way walls and in the hot water heater cavity. Saved me more than half on my heating bill that year! If you can find a roofing company that will allow you to glean, take the pieces they are going to throw out anyway. You can mix and match like a jigsaw puzzle and still retain the heat.
 

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Ruby Jane...i enclosed my mobile home porch in a clear vinly you can see through it looks more like glass. i made frames for them like large windows, made the door slide back and forth did not have to worry about it swinging in or out..helped a lot cut way down on wind and snow. we sit out there on warmer winter days it is actualy nice have a little extra room. does not look too *******...lol pat
 

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Post on freecycle for leftover insulation board and install it under the porch floor. Amazing difference. I used it all under the trailer, in the entry way walls and in the hot water heater cavity. Saved me more than half on my heating bill that year! If you can find a roofing company that will allow you to glean, take the pieces they are going to throw out anyway. You can mix and match like a jigsaw puzzle and still retain the heat.
:doh: I never even thought of using that stuff! We have some of it in the barn--thanks for the idea!
 
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