Adding porch to metal roof home

Old 06-21-08, 06:50 PM
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Adding porch to metal roof home

We are wanting to build a bigger deck/porch to the back of our mobile home but it has a metal roof. How would we tie the porch roof with the house roof so it won't leak? Thanks for the help.

Old 06-22-08, 04:05 AM
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Adding a porch roof to a MH can be a little tricky. The 2 best ways are to either put the roof low enough so you can install flashing under the "gutter" [drip edge] or to start the roof at the peak of the MH roof [assuming you have roof with a pitch - not almost flat with a crown]
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With a moblie home, you need to make the patio cover and the deck free-standing. The walls of the mobile aren't designed to support the extra load of either the cover or the deck.

Build the cover first. I would suggest an aluminum cover for that. To prevent leaks, simply flash from the roof of the mobile to the aluminum cover.

Once the cover is in place, build the deck. Again, free-standing.

You'll probably need permits for the project, depending on where you're at. In CA, the permits would be pulled from either the City or the County, UNLESS the MH is in a park, in which case they would come from the State.

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