Cost of Mobile Home Roofing


It’s no secret that Michigan weather can be one, unpredictable and two, hard on your house. Specifically your roof. If you have a manufactured or mobile home, the questions and concerns that arise can be numerous. Mobile home roofing in Michigan can be different from other single-family houses because the pitch is typically lower- sometimes even flat. This can cause issues with moisture build up, which leads to deterioration and water damage. Water damage can lead to mildew, mold, and a whole slew of other issues. To better understand how mobile home roofs are built, it helps to understand how the whole structure is created. When a home is modular or manufactured, it is not assembled the same way a typical house is. It literally is built in a warehouse, piece by piece and assembled on site or wheeled there (hence the coined term mobile).

If the structure is older it could have what’s called a “rolled roof”. The edges of the roof are sealed with an asphalt sealant. You won’t see this style on high pitched roofs and typically have a life span of 10-20 years. The advantage of a rolled roof is, well, the roll. It literally comes in rolls of different types of material from rubber, recycled composite materials, and asphalt. As far as cost for replacing a roof like this, materials can range from $1,175 on the low side for a single to $3,610 for a double. This is a relatively simple process and can be done by a handyman.

On the flip side of things, if the home is newer, chances are it has a shingled roof. Shingled roofs are better at repelling water and can be repaired in pieces or patches. Composite shingled roofs can last upwards of 30 years if installed and maintained properly. However, if the whole roof needs to be redone supplies can range from $650 – $2,175 for a single to $1,290-$4250 for a double. When it comes to shingled roofs, it depends on how it was done prior, sometimes the new roof can be put over the old one. A licensed roofer is recommended to make that call as there may be sub roofing issues that need to be remediated first.

Some folks opt for a metal roof. Metal roofs can have a very long lifespan if maintained properly. However, should a metal roof need to be replaced or installed, materials cost from $1,000 to $2,000 for a single to $1,800 to $3,000 for a double. There are some insulated metal roofs that range from $3,000 for a single up to $8,000 for a double. That price tag packs a punch but can be guaranteed to last a lifetime. You could say that in time, it pays for itself.

Installation of any given roof can be, in addition to materials, can range from $ $675 – $2,000 for a single to $1,300 – $5,000 for a double. If you are unsure about what kind of roof you have or the condition it’s in, you’re better off hiring at the very least a handyman or licensed contractor to come to take a look. A roofer can go over any questions you may have and what could work for your budget and your home. The benefit of having a mobile home is the costs of repairs, especially to the roof are less than a standard house. Moreover, since the pitch of the roof is more often low, you’ll have more options available to you. If you take care of your roof, it will help you take care of the rest of your home.

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