Old mobile-roof leaks!

Old 05-13-01, 02:59 PM
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I am remodeling a 1978 "manufactured home". I believe the first thing I need to do is see if I can get the roof to stop leaking!

It has what my inspector called a "floating roof". The coating is peeling off in several places. It is obvious much patching has been done along the edges of the roof. The leaks come into the window frames and the walls. The roof is slightly curved from the longitudinal center.

What is the easiest (need to be able to do it myself with some help) and least expensive way to stop the darn thing from leaking? I have been reading about "rubber roofing." I think I know now why people build those "shed roofs" over old trailers like this one!

Old 05-17-01, 02:04 AM
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I'm not a pro, but I would use metal flashing over plastic roofing cement with the edges screwed down with self-tapping metal screws.
Then, once you get it all sealed, seal the whole roof with something like Mobile-Kote (sp?) made for the purpose.
It would be less expensive than building a "shed roof" (best solution).
Just check at building suppliers for their suggestions.
Good Luck!

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