Mobile Home Roofing
Planing your mobile home roofing project requires gathering information on all the options available to you in this process. So we have put together this informative list of the topics that homeowners ask us on a regular basis.
How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Roof?
Determining the cost of your mobile home roofing project depends on a number of factors, the type of material you want to use and the level of risk and headache you are willing to embrace.
Here are the factors that affect the cost of the roof.
How Material Affects Costs
Each type of roofing material has a different life expectancy and material warranty. So if you choose the lowest type of roofing material, a three-tab shingle, you are looking at a price of around $4 to $6 a square foot.
But if you are wanting a stronger roofing material that has a longer life expectancy and stronger wind resistances for hurricane season, you are looking at a roofing material that could be anywhere from $8 to $12 a square foot.
No one can give you an exact price for your roof without first looking at your mobile home roofing, measuring the roof, and finding out what options you want. Along with everything we list below.
The Difference Between Warranties
If your Florida roofer is not certified by the material manufacturer, they will not be able to give you the manufacturer warranty. This is extremely important because any roofer can say they are giving you a 50-year shingle warranty. But if they are not certified by the manufacturer, then they actually can’t give you the enhanced 50-year warranty.
Roofers are required to take into account crucial home dynamics that affect more than just the roof. Such as ventilation, structural integrity, moisture and mold, building codes, and severe weather conditions. How the roof affects the siding, trim board, and gutters.
The risk involved when installing a mobile home roofing system is far too great to leave in the hands of just any roof. Make sure to hire a professional roofing company because there are many out there without a good reputation that could cause more harm than good.
The Size Of Your Roof Replacement
The overall size of your mobile home roofing system is obvious I’m sure but the difficulty level of that roof is another factor. If you have a roof with valleys, lots of penetrations, turn gables, or anything other than a straight run of the roof, it will increase the amount of time and material.
For example, the valley on a roof requires special underlayment, metal, and overlapping the shingles in a different way. This all takes time and extra material
How Unforeseen Components Affect The Price
Every mobile home roofing project should have a full inspection of the roof to identify any significant defects in the plywood or structure. This is difficult though since most mobile home roofing systems don’t have attic access. This means on the day of installing the new roof, when we remove everything down to the plywood, we might find damaged or rotten plywood that we couldn’t see before we started the project. This is normal but unfortunately, it also can add a few hundred dollars to your project.
How Long Does A Mobile Home Roof Last?
It all depends on the type of material you have and was it is installed currently the first time.
For example, a three-tab shingle is designed to last 25-years. But if it has experienced high winds as we often see in Florida, the wind may have damaged all the shingles and how they seal together. This means your mobile home roofing system might be compromised and allow wind-driven rain to get into your home.
It’s also easy for a roof to not be installed currently, particularly with the nailing pattern. If the previous roofers do not place the nails in the exact location they were designed for, then the shingle can either blow off or allow water to get to the nail hole. Every 3-tab shingle requires 4 nails per shingle in a specific location.
Choosing Material For Mobile Home Roofing
Here is the list of different types of material you can use for your Florida mobile home roofing project. In most cases, it is easiest to replace your roof with the exact same material you already have up there. But it is also completely fine to upgrade to a different material. So if you have a shingle mobile home roofing system it is perfectly fine to upgrade to a metal roofing system.
- Shingles, which lasts anywhere from 25 to 50-years.
- Single-ply membranes such as thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO). Which comes in 20 to 30-year life expectancy.
- Rolled roofing, for example, Owens Corning DeckSeal which has a 10 to 12-year life span.
- Metal, which can last up to 50 years.
- Silicone Coating, often used to prolong the life of existing roofing material.