Exterior Of A Mobile Home - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
Solutions (handyman)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Alberta Canada
Posts: 391
Rewards Points: 364

exterior of a mobile home

I have been asked to quote on re-siding and a new roof for an older mobile home. In our climate Cebtral Alberta), it makes sense to add ridgid insulation if a re-siding job is being done. Question one, should the old skin/siding be removed or just go over top? Number two, I would plan on strapping as well as the insulation, what is the suggested thickness for insulation. Third, the client wants to add a peaked roof. I have heard to two ways to do this. One is to go on top of the existing roof with taylor made trusses and the second method is to remove the old roof (or open it up) and use regular trusses. The second is so that you can see any damage, mould, water stains etc.,
All advice is welcome, especially from those who have actually done this type of work.


Mark Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
rrolleston's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Granville, NY
Posts: 1,989
Rewards Points: 1,012
Send a message via AIM to rrolleston Send a message via Yahoo to rrolleston

I would remove the siding so you can see what is under there and make sure you will not hit any wires. Our home had a peaked roof added with trusses and it's nice to have a crawl space up there they filled it with insulation but you can get up there to run wires venting or whatever is needed.


With Electricity there is the right way to do it and the dead way. Just because it works does not make it safe.
rrolleston is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on remodeling/renovating a prefab (mobile) home countrylifemom Remodeling 53 03-29-2015 08:15 PM
running electric under mobile home brianbrianj Electrical 8 10-26-2014 02:16 PM
Coleman DGAA mobile home furnace issue baluna HVAC 9 04-07-2012 08:55 AM
Mobile Home Electrical Panel Replacement rrolleston Electrical 2 01-28-2012 05:27 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1