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How to Inspect the Roofs of Mobile Homes for Defects: detailed procedures, defect lists, references to standards. This article describes common sources of leaks and other problems with roofs used on doublewides, caravans, mobile homes & trailers.
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Our photos above show leak-prone low-slope roofs on mobile homes. Behind the home at above right you can see that a steeper gabled roof has been added on that home - a roof less likely to be a source of chronic leaks.
Our photo below shows six mobile home or doublewide home roofs that demonstrate a variety of materials and venting approaches. (Sorry for the big (C) mark.)
Watch out: At ROOFING INSPECTION & REPAIR we provide a series of detailed articles about building roof selection, installation, inspection, troubleshooting and repair.
But an additional roof inspection limitation for mobile homes is that some home roofs are not constructed to tolerate foot traffic without damage or bending or sagging - don't walk on fragile roof surfaces.
Structural Properties & Components of Mobile Home or Caravan Roofs
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