Water is the most damaging force on earth and your roof is the first shield of defense against it. Proper maintenance can help a lot, but even the most well-maintained roofs will eventually begin leaking.
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Seamless Rubber Roof
A seamless rubber roof is basically a thick coating of liquid rubber poured on the roof. Before the product is applied, the seams and vent flashing are sealed with a rubber neoprene product.
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Seamed Rubber Roof (EPDM)
Seamed rubber roofs are sheets of rubber stretched over the roof. These are very popular roofing replacement and repair options for RVs but larger mobile homes will likely need to be seamed together. The rubber comes in various thicknesses.
The rubber is cut to have enough room to fall off the side of the roof a bit so that a termination bar can hold it in place.
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Corrugated Metal Roof
If sealing and rubber is something you don't want to be involved with, a metal roof is the best option for you.
The basic installation method is fairly simple and the overall cost of a metal roof is affordable. Most homeowners will opt to hire someone to install a metal roof. If you are comfortable with basic construction work, you should have no problem installing a metal roof.
More Roofing Options
Technological advances have allowed the roofing industry to progress quickly in the last few years and new products come on the market regularly.
Be sure to research for the best option for your area. Where you live will have a lot of bearing on the best type of roof for your home. Homes in the north, where the snow is wet and heavy, need a stronger roof than those closer to the equator with little to no snow. Call your local construction professional and ask which option is most popular in your community.
Chances are, the most recommended option for you will be the corrugated metal roof. Though it does have a more extensive installation, it's a fairly common DIY project for a homeowner with average construction experience.
Whether you repair or replace, you want to fix any leak quickly. Never put the repair off. Water can damage your home much quicker than you may realize.