April 23rd, 2013 | More in Modular Homes

Modular Homes: Roofs and Roof Maintenance

Modular-Homes-Roofs-and-Roof-MaintenanceModular Homes: Roofs and Roof Maintenance

One of the best things about modular homes is the level of control the builder has over the quality of construction.  Because the different components of the home are built in the controlled environment of a factory before being assembled on-site, there is less that can go wrong or become damaged. Roofs for modular homes are an excellent example of the benefit of factory construction, which requires adherence to strict codes and standards. Once modular homes are constructed and the owner takes possession of their home, however, the homeowner is responsible for roof maintenance just as in any other home construction.

Modular homes typically have roofs with a 3:12 roof peak so they can clear overpasses easily while being transported to the homesite. However, most modular homes are now available with higher pitched roofs available as options.  Higher peaked roofs seen by some as more attractive, but they can  also add the option of attic space, and be more efficient at repelling snow. However, with the innovation of tilt up roofs, customers have an additional option, with a roof that is hinged to allow for tilting to the desired peak.

Roofs on modular homes can be seamless or seamed, made of aluminum or asphalt shingles. Aluminum is a lightweight option that can be repaired by the homeowner using a kit; and asphalt shingles are most common, usually requiring professional assistance when it comes to repairs. These two roof types require the same basic maintenance as any other roof, which includes keeping the roof clear of leaves and debris, and periodically examining it for holes or damage. While some small holes can be repaired using silicon or rubber cement, larger holes typically require professional repair, so it’s best to keep up with maintenance to prevent problems.

Modular homes from Palm Harbor Homes are well constructed, built of high-quality materials, and designed to exceed customer expectations. That’s because for over thirty years, Palm Harbor has been dedicated to innovative design and a high level of customer satisfaction. For more information on building on your land, manufactured homes, and modular homes contact us at PalmHarbor.com, or join us on our social networks: Facebook, Twitter, and, YouTube.

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