Whether you have a site-built traditional home or a mobile home, the roof is the most important part of your house and is also the most expensive to repair. The reason why it is one of the most expensive parts of the house to repair is that there is a high risk of safety involved and one must climb and be in an uncomfortable position to do the job
It is one of the most expensive repairs to ever be made to your Sarasota Florida mobile home, that of installing a new roof!
Many of our Facebook followers and YouTube subscribers are asking how to prolong the life of their mobile home roof and that is exactly what we want to discuss in this episode.
You have tried to drug this roof along as long as you could but throughout the last several years you have come to the decision that now is the time to go ahead and move forward with your new roof purchase, but before you do, what exactly are you looking for?
Mobile home roofs are one of the four most expensive items to replace throughout any mobile home and it is important to realize when it is time to replace the entire roof or when it would be more beneficial for you as the mobile home owner to look to get it patched.
Before we jump into the signs of when a new mobile home roof is needed we want to stress the importance of proper maintenance on your mobile home roof so that you are able to prolong the life of the roof in the first place.
First, look to have the roof of your mobile home sealed at least every other year.
This sealant can be applied quickly over the entire roof so that it will help in keeping moisture out along with providing additional coverage for the roof throughout the sunny Sarasota Florida sunshine. This sealant is sold in five-gallon buckets and has a bit of an off-white appearance along with the consistency of a glue compound. It is applied by putting paint rolled into the bucket to absorb the sealant and then rolled over the top of the entire roof.
Do not worry if you do not have the tools needed for such a project as there are several reputable mobile home roof sealing companies in and around the Sarasota Florida area who will be able to help you with this job.
Next, anytime there is excess debris in the form of branches, leaves, or shrubs in your gutters or along your roof make sure you do not let that sit on your roof for prolonged periods of time as this will add additional weight to the mobile home roof that could break down the structural qualities of the mobile home roof itself. Very similar to the roof sealant project listed above.
If you do not have tools to get near the top of your roof to pull the debris down don’t worry as most sealant companies will clear the roof and gutters of a mobile home prior to getting on top of the roof to perform the sealant task.
In addition, the following list could be your friend for life if you want to avoid that high roof repair cost.
- Keep your rain gutters clean. Different seasons bring different challenges. Make sure that your gutters are clean, free of blockages, and free of holes. Water leaks from gutters could destroy everything under it, especially your outside walls during the windy season.
- Trim trees near your roof. This is to prevent falling leaves and small branches from your roof. Accumulated falling leaves may clog your gutter.
- Remove snow from your roof and don’t let it just melt. Thick heavy snow can deform your roof and can cause leaks.
- Get a roof inspection. If you are not sure of your roof condition, it is better to have a professional roof inspector take a look at your roof and give you professional recommendations.
Inspection and appraisal done by professionals are important early steps when selling a mobile home.
Lastly, anytime you see any water spots on the inside of the home, either on the walls or on the ceiling itself quickly make a call to a local mobile home roof professional to alert them of this issue. If you see these issues and they progressively get worse without taking any action then there could be a mold issue that is starting to develop under the ceiling and into the walls.
Mobile home roofs are one of the most expensive items that will ever need to replace on your mobile home. The other high-ticket items will be your air conditioning system, electrical system, and plumbing system. In further articles, we will go into what basic maintenance items of these high ticket items are and what you as a mobile home owner within the Sarasota Florida area can do in order to help get the most life out of all of these items within your mobile home.
Keeping up no these basic maintenance items will help prolong your roof and add years to the structure which will further get your money out of the existing roof that is on your mobile home.
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This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer which helps mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.