Re Roofing an Old Mobile Home is Not a Good Idea.

Les and Gina
by Les and Gina
We don't recommend doing this. What is on the mobile home now is what is suppose to be there. The house can only handle the load that it's rated for.
Some people think all they need to do is put a pitched roof on top of a old mobile home. However the side wall load will not handle the extra weight and the fire marshal will not approve it if the house has to be moved from the park. If the park is telling you to update your home in order to keep in the park you really should consult an engineer first before you put a roof on it.
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  • Loy13779145 Loy13779145 on Nov 19, 2016
    What can we do to make our Mobil home to update it . We had planted to put a roof on it
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  • William William on Nov 19, 2016
    Either reinforce the walls every few feet or metal studs and metal roof.
  • Sandi Shutt Sandi Shutt on Nov 21, 2016
    We consulted an engineer for our lake place mobile home and we ended up with a white aluminum roof over our existing roof. (Costly, but guaranteed for 30 years). Metal was too heavy for the wall structure of the trailer.