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Old 11-17-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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Metal Roof Mobile Home


I've been helping a friend with his Mom's mobile home.
It needs a new roof in the worst way.
It currently has a metal (pretty much flat) roof. I've seen some metal re-roofs but never done one or subbed one out.
Any tips on where to find a reliable roofer (Los Angeles) that specializes in mobile homes and what to ask for ?
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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Skyhook, I have had a number of metal roofs (on trailers) replaced & use a .045 Single Ply membrane. Lasts a long time & easily a one day job for a roofer. Maybe Jumbo Jack or BC Franks can help you with a roofer. You're a little too far south for me.

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yea what griz is saying i just watched my old mentor do one in a day, the stuff isn't cheap but its the way to go,

he put down foamboard first, and then rolled it over and screwed it off,

the rednecks around here put a polebarn around them lol
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yea what griz is saying i just watched my old mentor do one in a day, the stuff isn't cheap but its the way to go,

he put down foamboard first, and then rolled it over and screwed it off,

the rednecks around here put a polebarn around them lol
Actually the rubber is. My price is under $55 a square. The termination bars and glues are little steep though.
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that isn't bad, my rubber that i use is mucho expensivo, the tape alone is 200 a roll, that bill will make ya say what
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The rubber or similar would be ok except the existing metal roof is rusted through and no support between the truss.
Some neighbors have framed up and sheated, then put down comp. That's looking like the best option right now. Unfortunately there are some leaks and the forecast for this weekend is rain.
My concern is anything less than solid over the old is probably going to fall through when it gets walked on.
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is the home ina park and needs to be moveable?????????????? huge question right there, if it can stay i have seen them rim joist around and use trusses and then metal right over that,

if ya plan on making money run if your helping out thats another thing
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Not in it to make money this time. Helping out friends and family.
Meeting a guy tomarrow who came highly recommended from a roofing supplier.
If the price is right, my friend will pay him direct.
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yea what griz is saying i just watched my old mentor do one in a day, the stuff isn't cheap but its the way to go,

he put down foamboard first, and then rolled it over and screwed it off,

the rednecks around here put a polebarn around them lol
Ther are rednecks up in the 'Cuse?
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beleive it ornot there are trailer parks in the cuse haha but the cuse is bigger than you think we have east north south hahaha
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where is trailer boy anyway?
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where is trailer boy anyway?
You do not want to see what I had to do on the last one of these I did.


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if it can stay i have seen them rim joist around and use trusses and then metal right over that,
Done that. Use scissor trusses. I've also added double plates on top of the walls and set trusses on that.

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Some neighbors have framed up and sheated, then put down comp.
Done many variations of that.


Lots depends on the type of trailer, how old, what walls are framed with, how codes are locally, snowy area?

Trusses and metal roofing is the way I would lean.
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i got plenty of those kinds of jobs too shane
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Trusses and metal roofing is the way I would lean.
same here. I see them run 1x4 @ 16"oc, paralell to the lenght (perpendicular to truss),
then rigid foam board insulation and 1 piece .024" aluminum cap fastened to the sides.
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Last one I did for some reason the inspector told the HO that it needed to be engineered.

Dig footings under the exterior walls to 42", 10' OC.

2' x 2' x 12" footing pads with 3 pcs rebar in each direction.

4 j-hook rebar in pad to tie into 4 vertical rebar, tied together every 12" vertically.

12" sono tube.

3 ply 2x12 beam on saddles.








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