Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

01 of 03 Seamless Rubber Roof Wayne Eastep A seamless rubber roof is basically a thick coating of liquid rubber poured on the roof. Before the product is applied, the seams and vent flashing are sealed with a rubber neoprene product.  02 of 03 Seamed Rubber Roof (EPDM) Seamed rubber roofs are sheets of rubber stretched over the roof. These are very popular roofing replacement and repair options for RVs but larger mobile homes will likely need to be seamed together. The rubber comes in various thicknesses.The rubber is cut to have enough room to fall off the side of the roof a bit so that a termination bar can hold it in place.   03 of 03 Corrugated Metal Roof Alf-lgel If sealing and rubber is something you don't want to be involved with, a metal roof is the best option for you.The basic installation method is fairly simple and and the overall cost of a metal roof is affordable. Most homeowners will opt to hire someone to install a metal roof. If you are comfortable with basic construction work, you should have no problem installing a metal roof.   More Roofing Options Technological advances have allowed the roofing industry to progress quickly in the last few years and new products come on the market regularly. Be sure to research for the best option for your area. Where you live will have a lot of bearing on the best type of roof for your home. Homes in the north, where the snow is wet and heavy, need a stronger roof than those closer to the equator with little to no snow. Call your local construction professional and ask which option is most popular in your community. Chances are, the most recommended option for you will be the corrugated metal roof. Though it does have a more extensive installation, it’s a fairly common DIY project for a homeowner with average construction experience. Whether you repair or replace, you want to fix any leak quickly. Never put the repair off. Water can damage your home much quicker than you may realize.
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Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

01 of 03 Seamless Rubber Roof Wayne Eastep A seamless rubber roof is basically a thick coating of liquid rubber poured on the roof. Before the product is applied, the seams and vent flashing are sealed with a rubber neoprene product.  02 of 03 Seamed Rubber Roof (EPDM) Seamed rubber roofs are sheets of rubber stretched over the roof. These are very popular roofing replacement and repair options for RVs but larger mobile homes will likely need to be seamed together. The rubber comes in various thicknesses.The rubber is cut to have enough room to fall off the side of the roof a bit so that a termination bar can hold it in place.   03 of 03 Corrugated Metal Roof Alf-lgel If sealing and rubber is something you don't want to be involved with, a metal roof is the best option for you.The basic installation method is fairly simple and and the overall cost of a metal roof is affordable. Most homeowners will opt to hire someone to install a metal roof. If you are comfortable with basic construction work, you should have no problem installing a metal roof.  
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Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

Since the Ashes’ mobile home had a peaked roof to begin with, the new roof was similarly pitched, and the faced insulation batts were laid, vapor barrier down, between the rafter channels. However, if a flat- or dome-roofed home were being fitted, a 1 by 6 ridgepole could be used along with 2 by 6 collar ties to achieve the necessary 3-in-12, or greater, pitch, and the cap would rest entirely on the external wall plates. Metal or wooden siding would then be used to cover the exposed gable ends.When the 1/2 inch particleboard roof sheathing was fastened in place, the 3-1/2 inch batting left a couple inches of air space between the two roofs for circulation. A full-length ridge vent was placed at the peak to provide an outlet for warmed, moisture-laden air. The sheathing was covered with roofing felt and fiberglass shingles to give it the protection and appearance of any residential roof.To finish the project, L.T. decided to dress the exposed rafter ends with 1 by 6 fascia board and to cover the eave overhangs with 1/2 inch particleboard soffits. At present, spacing behind the fascia allows for some air circulation, but Mr. Ashe plans to have some soft vents installed in the future . . . and to add gutters and downspouts to prevent soil erosion below the eaves.Besides improving the appearance and comfort of the mobile home, the roof-over improves its value and cuts yearly maintenance—as well as heating and cooling costs—significantly. In some locales, a building permit may be required before construction can begin, but that’s a small price to pay for such conspicuous gain.
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Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

Corrugated Metal Roof Alf-lgel If sealing and rubber is something you don't want to be involved with, a metal roof is the best option for you.The basic installation method is fairly simple and and the overall cost of a metal roof is affordable. Most homeowners will opt to hire someone to install a metal roof. If you are comfortable with basic construction work, you should have no problem installing a metal roof.  
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Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

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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Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

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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Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

If sealing and rubber is something you don't want to be involved with, a metal roof is the best option for you.The basic installation method is fairly simple and and the overall cost of a metal roof is affordable. Most homeowners will opt to hire someone to install a metal roof. If you are comfortable with basic construction work, you should have no problem installing a metal roof.  
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Mobile Home Metal Roof Over Kits

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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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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If you’re set on a shingle roof you come in a few different options and styles for roof overs, as well as several different colors and textures. The main benefit to this style of roof over is the appearance, as the shingles can dramatically improve the curb appeal of your property. Installing shingles is typically more costly than a TPO or metal roof but can improve the value of your home helping you recoup the total costs.
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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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The answer was a new mobile home roof and insulation called a roof-over, which is a conventionally built, wood frame-and-sheathing “cap” atop a structure’s existing roof. For the cost of some common building materials and a little time and effort expanded by family and friends, the Ashes are now able to enjoy comfort rivaling that of any site-built home.
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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.