There’s no doubt about the fact that water is one of the most destructive forces that is prone to damaging your home every now and then. But there’s one thing that acts as the initial shield for your home protecting it from the damage – your roof! The roofs of mobile homes are built differently so it’s better to know about the types of roofs and the methods to repair the leakages happening in your mobile home’s roof.
Coating the roof
If the roof of your mobile home was built before June 1976, that means it has a flat or bowstring shape having a definite metal coating on it. For the repair of such roofs, you must coat the roofs every few years but make sure to take your manufacturer’s advice before doing the job.
People generally think that sealing can repair the leakages of the roofs of mobile homes, but that’s not exactly the case. However, sealing the roof will benefit in two ways, Firstly, it will make the roof a reflective surface for the sun rays to reflect, which will eventually prevent the rusting of the metal roof. Secondly, the method of sealing can help cover small leaks but not the bigger ones. Nevertheless, we have got some tips for you to fix the small repairs on your own.
- First and foremost, clean the roof properly and make it fairly smooth before applying any sealant on it. Make sure to remove the older coats applied on vents and seams with a sharp steel brush. Removing them is very necessary before sealing, because it will help the coating stick properly.
- Once you are done with the first coat, stop right there, look for all the problem areas and seal them before applying the second coat.
- Home repair experts mostly advice to use neoprene or polyurethane flashing sealant followed by white electrometric coating on top of it. But it’s better to ask your manufacturer first.
These are the few tips of repairing the leakages in your mobile home roof. But we advise to take professional help for the job. So if you need a company specialized in mobile home repairs, then we are here for you! Dial 714-353-1360 and get a free repair quote now.