1969 trailer house roof problems.

Old 09-26-19, 12:07 PM
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1969 trailer house roof problems.

Previous owner went through the roof to spray in inculcation and only patched up the roof, then put a sauna in the back room which caused the ceiling to pretty much collapse, and i have since placed wood floor braces up to support the structure of the roof.. The roof has been leaking on the front end, and i am going to place a tarp over the roof. My question is this is a 1969 trailer house, and I live in snow county. Can I place ply board over the front part of the roof to help keep it from leaking, thus from collapsing inside? I do have 1 support beam up in the room currently but only 1.
Old 09-26-19, 12:14 PM
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Although a board put on top of the roof will stop the rain from coming directly in..... the water will still leak under it. Probably not going to help much for snow. A very temporary repair.... at best.

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A little hard to say without seeing just what you have but you might be able to apply roller grade tar over that area and then embed tar paper in the wet tar. Once it dries roll on another coat, and then apply fibered aluminum coating over the entire roof. Ideally you'd install a roof over.
Old 09-26-19, 01:55 PM
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In most cases there is next to nothing to nail or screw to on an original mobile home roof. Typically the best solution on a roof that is beyond repair is to actually frame up a roof with a minimum 2:12 pitch right over the top of what's there. Then sheath and roof that, put siding over the gable ends.

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