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The roof on this trailer is a 1 pitch, it doesn't get that much wind on it where its located. I know shingling a roof on such a low pitch voids the warranty but how many more issues should I worry about.
 

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The roof on this trailer is a 1 pitch, it doesn't get that much wind on it where its located. I know shingling a roof on such a low pitch voids the warranty but how many more issues should I worry about.
Can you say leak? Such a low pitch will not shed water fast enough and you will get water under the shingles. If you want the shingles, you will have to first cover the roof with a self sealing membrane (ice and water shield) which will provide an effective water barrier beneath the shingles. What is on the roof now (typical trailer metal)? Be sure you have enough substrate for nailing to.
 

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yes just old school trailer metal, trying to save this friend money, wont know what Im getting into until this weekend. Inside the trailer you can see some water damage, Im pretty sure that she wants shingles, also wants me to take off existing siding and put new.
 

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If the trailer is old enough to have the old thin metal roof, then you can't shingle it. As said it will leak. Secondly there isn't anything to nail to. You would have to put on decking and then shingle, and that roof system WON'T support the weight!
 
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