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low costLiquid Roofing: $600-$1,800average costComposition Shingle Roofing: $650-$4,250high costMetal Roofing Materials: $1,000-$8,000
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Sun, rain, snow and wind all play havoc with mobile home roofing, particularly with flat or low-pitch styled roofs that may collect moisture. Replacement roofing costs vary by size of unit, and type of roofing material including rubber, metal or composition shingle.

Typical costs:

  • Rubber mobile home roofs are created by stretching a thick blanket-like membrane over an existing roof at a cost of about $1,175-$2,295 in materials for a single-wide and $1,595-$3,610 for a double-wide, depending on size, manufacturer, shipping distance, pitch of roof and number of vents. For example a 16' x 75' single-wide unit using the RoofWrap[1] system will cost about $2,100 plus shipping. This roofing style is popular with many DIYers because installation can be completed in less than a day.
  • Metal roofing materials cost about $1,000-$2,000 for a single-wide or $1,800-$3,000 for a double-wide, depending on size of unit and manufacturer and are designed to last a lifetime. Metal roofs may be installed over an existing roof with or without a DIYer adding insulation in between. Insulated metal products cost about $3,000-$4,000 for a single-wide unit or about $7,000-$8,000 for a double-wide, including installation, depending on size and manufacturer. For example, Roof Over.com[2] offers a white insulated metal roof with polystyrene backing for about $3,545 for a 14'x70'single-wide with a lifetime warranty.
  • Composition shingle roofing is typically added to a pitched roof that repels water better than its flat counterparts and costs about $650-$2,175 for materials for a single-wide or $1,290-$4,250 for a double-wide, depending on size of unit, thickness or quality of shingle and location. The new roof may either be placed directly over the old roof or after the old roof has been removed.
  • Liquid roofing[3] is rolled onto a clean and prepared rooftop with a paint roller at a cost of about $600-$900 for a single-wide mobile home or $1,400-$1,800 for a double-wide unit and is designed to last about 10 years. The liquid rubber must be installed on a mild, dry day and allowed to dry for several hours. Other liquid products are available for spot leaks and should be reapplied each year. Leaks may also be stopped with Peal and Seal[4] at about $1.25-$2 per sq. ft.
  • Roofing installation costs vary by type of roof. An experienced handyman will be able to install a rubber or metal roof, while a roofing contractor should be consulted for a composition shingle roof where installation prices vary from $675-$2,500 for a single wide to $1,300-$5,000 for a double wide, depending on size of unit, location and shingle quality.
Related articles: Mobile Home Skirting, Mobile Home Insulation, Mobile Home, Moving a Mobile Home

What should be included:
  • For professional roof replacements, costs should include materials, labor and site cleanup at completion.
  • During rubber roof installations, the membrane is fitted over the top, and then secured at the top edges with a trim.
  • Insulated metal roofs may be installed directly over existing metal or shingle roofs. However, before installing over a rubber roof, the rubber and underlayment must be removed.
Additional costs:
  • If polystyrene insulation is to be used under rubber membrane, expect to pay an extra $500-$700 for a single-wide mobile home or $1,400-$1,800 for a double-wide unit, depending on size.
  • DIYers will need a variety of tools for the different roofing projects. With rubber roofing a hammer ($20-$30), and scissors or box knife are needed. Metal roofing tools[5] would include an electric screwdriver ($30-$80) and a metal cutter ($90-$200). A hammer and a shingle cutter ($120-$180) are also needed for composition roofing installations, while liquid rubber roofers would need paint rollers and covers ($10-$15), paint trays ($2-$7), and an extension pole ($15-$40).
Shopping for mobile home roofing:
  • Before buying a rubber roof, use an online calculator[6] to determine size and receive a price estimate.
  • Check with family and neighbors for recommendations on roofing installers, and consider checking a prospective installer's Better Business Bureau[7] rating.
  • Home improvement chains like Lowe's[8] offer roofing materials, tools and installation options.
  • Locate a roofing contractor through the National Roofing Contractors Association[9] .
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mobile home roofers Impossible!
Amount: $2,600.00
Posted by: Char V. in Santa Rosa, CA.Posted: June 21st, 2019 03:06PM
Type of Roofing: liquid patch?Size of Mobile Home: single wide with 3 add ons
Installer: 2 separate roofers
I paid the first contractor $1800. It leaked the same year that the work was done. He was referred by a friend later I found out he was going through a divorce so he was side tracked! Left the area unable to contact. The second guy was a neighbor who does maintenance work in our park and others in our area. Paid him 900.
I have had major leaks now for 10 years. Losing faith.
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Roof white coating
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: Sandra Morgan in Fort Myers, FL.Posted: September 26th, 2018 03:09AM
Type of Roofing: ShingleSize of Mobile Home: Double wide 24 x 44
Installer: Craig Lewis
SCAMMED ME! HE USED WHITE INSULATION PRODUCT, NOT RUBBERIZING. SO, AFTER 3 COATS, STILL LEAKING! SHAME ON THIS LYING, CHEATING SOB.
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Extension of Existing carport front & rear approx 33ft
Amount: $70.00
Posted by: Trevor Cox in Columbus, OH.Posted: October 1st, 2017 06:10AM
Type of Roofing: 12in wide interlockingSize of Mobile Home: double wide
Installer: don;t know
we wantto extend 14ft at rear & 17ft at front ; we want to use the existing product which is 12in wide sheets that interlock together with a profile depth of 3inches ; we can notfind this product can u help us
trevor cox
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recoating options for angled roof on 14' x 70'
Amount: $450.00
Posted by: OhioSnow in Ravenna, OH.Posted: February 28th, 2017 10:02AM
Type of Roofing: metalSize of Mobile Home: 14 x 70 ft
Installer: Legendary MH Service
Had these men for another job, and rehired since they did good work. Not cheap, of course. Utilizing 2 5-gallon buckets of roof coating (the black stuff, not tar) opting for the 3-year kind, versus the silver kind that lasts 5yrs. Ran around $90/bucket. Took 2 men a half a day.
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leak is horizonal from swamp cooler.. leeks off Aoning horizontally from there, It has taken out abot 4 of the in door panes.. (scary -mold)) spentb 2,000 and problem still exxits.. I believe the so
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Julie Rosado in Lancaster, CA.Posted: January 6th, 2015 12:01PM
Type of Roofing: roll on white materialSize of Mobile Home: 20x40
I dont believe this man was licenced ,still have leaks which have ruined 5 of my ceiling panels that I'm finding VERY hard hard to come by/match
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Amount: $4,000.00
Posted by: Francis Childress in clinchco, VA.Posted: December 18th, 2014 09:12AM
Installer: 4,000
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External Resources:
  1.  www.roofwrap.com/calc.php?page=1
  2.  www.roofover.com
  3.  www.liquid-roof.com/liquidrubber.html
  4.  www.solutions.mfmbp.com/MFM-014%20ps%20brochure.pdf
  5.  www.metalroofingsource.com/installation-information/metal-roofing-tools/
  6.  www.roofwrap.com/calc.php?page=1
  7.  www.bbb.org
  8.  www.lowes.com/pd_96189-28906-716702706873_0__?productId=3047973&Ntt=metal+roofing&...
  9.  www.nrca.net/consumer/find/
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