Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

While they may not look as good, older manufactured home metal roofs can last longer than shingle roofs with regular maintenance. Just paint the roof surface with a reflective roof coating product specially formulated for mobile home metal roofs. These paint on products protect against moisture and also reflect sunlight to keep your home’s interior cooler. They are sold in 5 gallon buckets and generally cover up to 100 sq. ft. per gallon. There are many manufactured homes that are 30 years old that still have their original metal roofs. When these roofs have been treated on a three year cycle they, not only work as well as when new, they look great, freshly painted.
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Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

The gauge of the metal is a measurement of how thick it is. The smaller the number, the thicker the metal. 24 gauge metal (sometimes written “24ga”) is thicker than 29 gauge, which is the minimum recommended gauge for residential construction. Some roofs, such as Modular Press Formed Granular Coated roof, are only available in certain gauges (26 gauge in this case). 24 gauge is the recommended gauge for high wind areas. The gauge of the roof doesn’t affect the overall price much. The difference is usually a matter of around $100 per square. (A “square” in roofing is a 100 square foot area.)
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Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

If the roof on your mobile home is beginning to show its age, consider correcting the problem with a roof over. Less invasive and expensive than a complete re-roofing, mobile home roof overs can dramatically increase the curb appeal, function, and comfort of your home.
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Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

For those that want a real shingle roof for mobile homes that have a higher pitch or gables, there are roof over options that include shingles. Shingle roof overs are also installed right over your existing roof, as long as you have not already had a roof over previously. One layer of shingles is heavy, two layers may be too much weight for your home’s construction. The subject of whether it’s a good idea to add a second layer of shingles is much debated in the roofing industry. Be sure to get an expert’s opinion before you make a decision. 
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Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

There are also inexpensive peel & seal self-stick Aluminum Roll Roofing. This is a self-adhering waterproofing material with a reflective aluminum surface. The sheet has multiple laminations of aluminum foil, high density polymer films and a thick layer of rubberized asphalt waterproofing compound. The aluminum foil reflects the sun to lower rooftop temperature and reduce energy costs. The films stabilize and reinforce the sheet and act as the first line of defense against leaks. The rubberized asphalt seals tightly at the overlaps and around most punctures, and forms a long-lasting waterproof barrier. This fast application, roofing and waterproofing is available at the Manufactured Housing Parts Store
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Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

Metal roof overs can be installed over most mobile home roofs . Keep in mind, however, that the insulating layer of a metal roof does increase the thickness of the roof by several inches, which in turn, will increase the height of your mobile home. 
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Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

The main benefit to installing a metal roof on your mobile home is the insulation that goes beneath it. A thick layer of foam insulation helps deaden sounds on your roof, greatly reducing the noise that’s common to a mobile home. At the same time, the insulation also helps improve your energy bills, lowering heating bills in the winter and cooling bills in the summer.
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Metal Roofing For Mobile Homes

The type of metal your use for your roof is also important. Aluminum, copper, stainless steel, tin, and zinc are among the most commonly used for roofing.
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When comparing asphalt with metal, the durability of a metal roof is its crowning glory. A roof that will probably outlast its owner is a good investment. Asphalt is more economical, and that’s why it has the majority of the residential market at the moment. When metal becomes more economically viable, that may change. However, for now, asphalt is king.
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The Mobile Home Expert The business of installing and servicing manufactured homes is rapidly moving away from the world of the one pick-up, one jack, local set up and repair guys and into the world of certified tradesmen, and licensed contractors. The modern manufactured home is greeted with stiff compliance codes regulating construction, warranty and installation. As more and more local agencies get involved in the inspection of installations it gets more and more difficult to know what the rules of the game are, especially if your operating in more than one jurisdiction. Consult with R.T. Bonney, who has participated in all phases of the industry over the past 30 Years He can provide solutions for the modern problems of operating most types of manufactured housing business.
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White, single ply TPO membranes are a very popular choice for mobile homes with flat or low slope roofs. TPO membranes are a polyester reinforced, reflective covering made of a blend of rubber and plastic that can protect your roof from rain and the wind. It can also lower your energy bills by about 30% in a hot climate by reflecting light and heat away from the home.
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How the roof is fastened is another consideration. Exposed fasteners are more economical. The fastener, however, is exposed to the elements which increases the risk for leaking. A good roof installer will remove your old roofing material and use a “peel and stick” underlayment to minimize this risk. Concealed fasteners cost more, but they are hidden from the elements, giving greater protection from exposure and potential leaking. They also create a more sleek appearance.
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Why not put an end to endless recoating with a new virtually maintenance-free metal roof? Materials can be purchased at your local lumberyard for less than $1000. The new roof can be installed in 1-2 days, depending upon your skill level. Basically, if you can run a drill, saw and read a tape measure, you can install your own metal roof.
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At the moment, metal roofs account for 10% of the residential market. However, even asphalt roof installers agree that metal roofs are the roof of the future.
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According to the 2014 US Census, the average square footage of the average American roof is 1700 square feet. Calculating the cost of a metal roof isn’t as simple as just knowing your square footage, however. The price of metal is subject to fluctuation. Sometimes it can be pretty volatile. (In 2007, steel had a very wild period in which quotes for steel prices were good only for one hour!)
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Mobile Home Skirting: At a minimum, skirting must be vented in all four corners. A good rule of thumb is at least one square foot of open vent area per 150 square foot of floor area. Keep in mind that vents with insect screens, louvers etc reduce the effective open area of the vent by 30-50%. Since you'll want insect screens and louvers on your skirting vents, be sure to calculate the added 30-50% when determining the number of vents you will need to install in your skirting.
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Call Southern Builders today, and find out how easy it is to increase the comfort, value and beauty of your home with a new PERMA-ROOF. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer all your questions about a new mobile home roof and provide any information you may need.
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Hello! I’m Crystal, the creator of Mobile Home Living and I appreciate you stopping by! I hope MHL is an inspiring and informative resource for you! Please consider letting me feature your remodels, room makeovers, and home improvement projects. There’s not enough inspiration available for manufactured homeowners and I want to change that. Thanks!
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Crystal AdkinsCreator/Author Hello! I’m Crystal, the creator of Mobile Home Living and I appreciate you stopping by! I hope MHL is an inspiring and informative resource for you! Please consider letting me feature your remodels, room makeovers, and home improvement projects. There’s not enough inspiration available for manufactured homeowners and I want to change that. Thanks!
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The Manual for Manufactured Home Repair & Upgrade If your looking for a book that covers all facets of manufactured home repair, you’ve found it! This is the only book of its type, available to the public, that we have been able to find. As you would expect from the title, The repair and upgrade techniques described in this manual are specific to manufactured homes. This book will answer almost every question on manufactured home repair that we have ever heard. Not only does this book show you how to repair and maintain your home, but also great methods for upgrading it.
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If you’ve got an older manufactured home that has an old metal roof, it’s probably been sealed and resealed and then sealed a few more times. And now it’s time to be resealed again, where will it ever Stop! I’ve got news for you, it won’t stop.
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You’ve got a lot of new choices today for manufactured home roof replacement. New engineered shingles are made to look like cedar or tile. Even metal roofs, the old standby for barns, have made a comeback with new colors, styles, and 50 year maintenance-free life expectancy.