Here at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc., we know your home is important to you, no matter what form it takes. While many people make their homes in traditional apartments or houses, many others prefer the lower maintenance of mobile homes. Of course, the main reason that mobile homes require less maintenance is their smaller size, not anything revolutionary in their construction. This means that you may find yourself having to replace your mobile home’s roof just like you would for a traditional house. To prepare you for that scenario, our team at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. has put together this brief guide to mobile home roofing.
- Asphalt Shingles. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the most popular options for mobile home roofing is also the most popular choice for traditional roofing, namely asphalt shingles. However, while the roof of a traditional house can accommodate multiple layers of shingles, a mobile home can only have one layer, as a second layer would add too much weight for the roof struts to handle.
- If weight is a concern, then it’s only natural to consider aluminum as the next option for mobile home roofing. After all, this metal is extremely light, and provides the durability you need from a roof. However, in our experience here at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc., aluminum does not provide the same energy efficiency benefits as other options and works best paired with some type of insulating material to make up for that fact.
- The third option for mobile home roofing that we’ll cover here is TPO, or thermoplastic polyolefin. This material is already widely used in commercial roofing, and it has the benefits of reflecting heat energy with its white color, repelling moisture with its polymer structure, and saving you money with its ease of installation.
If you have further questions about mobile home roofing, call our team at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. to consult with one of our experts.