A Guide to Mobile Roofing


There are many reasons that a mobile home might need to have the roof repaired. Storms and bad weather can cause damage to the roofing. Old age can also wear the roof down. There are many options when it comes to repairing a mobile home. The best option depends on your preferred appearance and budget. Below are some popular mobile home roofing options.

Types of Mobile Home Roofs

Composite Roofing is an affordable and easy roofing option. Shingles placed at an angle so that water can run off make up this type of roof. Some companies even make specialized shingles that are resistant to mold and algae. Composite roofs have a lifespan of up to 50 years but are susceptible to high wind damages.

Steel Roofing is durable and is very easy to maintain. The roofing material consists of recycled metals and aluminum. The drawback to this type of roof is that its weight puts a strain on the mobile home. 2X2 foot lumber doesn’t work well with this type of roofing.

A Rubber Membrane may be a good roofing option if you plan on staying in the mobile home for a long time. Flat and low sloped mobile homes often have rubber roofs. Installing the roof takes a bit of skill since it consists of stretching a rubber membrane from one side of the roof to the other. The material is affordable and last for decades.

Liquid roofing is another affordable option. Liquid roofing installation requires a liquid material to be painted on the roof with a roller. A liquid roof can last around ten years. Repairing the roof only requires painting another layer over the damage.

Roof Overs

One popular option in fixing mobile homes is using a mobile home roof over. A roof over places a new roof over the existing one instead of replacing it. There are three popular types of roof overs metal, shingle, and TPO.

The most popular type of roof overs is metal roof overs. A metal roof over has around a 40 to 60-year lifespan. Benefits of a metal roof include increased energy efficiency and reduced noise due to the installation between the old and new roof. Installing a metal roof over increases the thickness of the roof causing the height of the mobile home to grow a few inches.

A shingle roof over is often chosen for improved curb appeal. There are many colors and textures of shingles available. The downside of shingles is that it will make the roof heavier. Multiple layers of shingles can be too heavy for your home to support, so its next recommended having more than one roof over.

The last style that is used for a roof over is a TPO. A blend of plastic and rubber creates a TPO membrane. This type of roofing help protects from wind and rain. It also reflects heat and light away from the home increasing energy efficiency up to 30 percent. The roof comes in a range of thickness from 45 to 90 millimeters.