Mobile homes

Oak Point, Waterview Village, Southmeadow Village, Cranberry Village, Town & Country Estates, Matfield Woods, High Pond Estates, you name them we’ve worked in these communities.
Modular, Mobile Homes and Trailers are built similar to, but different than your traditional stick built house. And almost all are built out of state and then shipped to Massachusetts.

The problem with this is that many are built to different standards that may or may not meet the codes here in Massachusetts.

Mobile Home Roofs


The biggest issue we have encountered from all our work on mobile homes and trailers, is that the roofing assembly is not installed correctly and does not meet Massachusetts roofing code.

These roofs are low pitch, which require entire coverage of Ice and Water Shield, but what we have found is that almost all have only 3′ of Ice and Water Shield if any. Come winter when ice dams form the water backs up and causes significant interior damage.

The below photo is a prime example of what we normally find on these homes. No Ice and Water shield or even paper whatsoever. By code anything between a 2 and 4 pitch, MUST be fully covered with Ice and Water Shield, which you can see in the second photo.

From our experience we have seen many other roofers only install 6′ of Ice and Water shield. Either they do not fully understand the building code requirements or more likely trying to save money at your expense as the Ice and Water shield is the most expensive component of any roof job!

Properly Installed Ice & Water Shield

The below roof is a 2.8 pitch, which by code requires full coverage of Ice and Water Shield. Make sure your roof is installed correctly!

Mobile Home Siding


In every instance where we had to remove and replace siding, we found that NO underlayment such as Tyvek, which is used as a moisture barrier was ever installed by the manufacturer. (see photo below)

Mobile Home Skylights


Most of the skylights installed by mobile home manufacturers tend to be non-insulated bubble skylights. These are made of a thin polycarbonate plastic, offer no insulation whatsoever, and eventually crack and leak. (see below photo)

​Since almost every mobile home roof is low in pitch, a Velux Curb mounted skylight, which lifts the skylight up off the roof deck, is required.

Mobile Home Windows

Windows & Doors

Most trailers have 2×3 framing instead of the traditional 2×4 framing. One must be aware of this when installing new doors and windows with extension jambs so that they can be installed properly. We must also take into account the weight of Bay windows for example.

In the below photo it shows a trailer with an old Bay window. From the inside you could easily see that due to the weight it had sagged almost 2″ from it’s original position! The 2×3 framing was insufficient to support a window of such large size.

We removed the old heavy bay and installed a flush mount mulled unit with 2 Double Hung windows and a central Picture Window.

Beantown Home Improvements, Inc. IconBeantown Home Improvements, Inc.

53 Plain Street, Middleborough

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  • Avatar B B ★★★★★ a month ago
    Beantown home improvements recently built us a new deck and demolished our old one. The project went smoothly from start to finish. The owner, Jim, came to our house, gave us quotes and explained our options. Brian’s crew was friendly, … More hard working and professional. The finished deck is high quality and looks great. We love it! The whole experience with Beantown was excellent and we would highly recommend them.
  • Avatar Joe centorino ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My wife and I have been homeowners for 46 years and over that time we have had many home improvement projects ranging from small to very large and extensive. Working with Beantown Home Improvement was easily one of the best experiences … More we've had. We were looking to replace our cedar clapboard and shingle siding with vinyl for ease of maintenance. We also wanted to strip off the existing siding to expose any rot or other hidden issues due to the ravages of time. Elias met with us on-site and we jointly walked through the entire project, discussing various options and just how the work would be performed. He was very professional and easy to work with. He answered my questions in detail and made sure we understood the scope of the work.After signing the contract we had a target date for the work to begin. We were kept apprised of any date shift due to weather or stock availability and work began right on time.The crew were also very professional and efficient. the Project Manager went over the plan with me to answer any last minute questions. It was obvious the crew knew just what they were doing as they each went about their separate tasks from setting up staging to stripping off the old siding.Upon inspection after the old siding was removed there was some rot discovered which required replacing 7.5 sheets of sheathing. This possibility was noted in the contract so it was not a surprise.All of the trim was wrapped with vinyl-coated aluminum which was cut and bent on-site. The entire job was moved like clockwork and was finished in 3 days. We were more than impressed with the quality, speed and overall professionalism with which this project was completed. We would not hesitate to recommend Beantown Home Improvement to family and friends.
  • Avatar Alysia Shanahan-Belisle ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    We had a wonderful experience with Beantown Home Improvements, Inc! Tyler and his crew showed up on time and worked hard all day to make our new room perfect. Everyone on the site was respectful of our home, and they left it as clean as … More it was when they got there! I will be having them back in the future to do my deck, I am sure! Thank you!
  • Avatar Alessandro Casagrande ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    From the very start ,Dan, the sales representative was extremely helpful in answering the many questions we had regarding the siding of our house. He told us that we may have to wait a few months as they were booked, but if they had an … More opening they would side the house sooner. True to his word they came as soon as they could. Just two months after our first contact with Beantown, they were ready to side our house. They explained how the process would take place, and it all happened just as they said. The work was done in two days. The workers were extremely professional. On day one of the job I returned home from work and saw that they had removed all the old siding and shingles, and had already started framing the windows. My husband said there were 12 workers present on the second day. I came home from work to see that my entire house was sided. Several neighbors had stopped by to tell me how well they worked. They also commented on the great job. I was completely overjoyed to see my house, absolutely beautiful! Jim, the siding manager, was also fantastic, and he was very responsive to any questions we had. We are so please with the job they did and we would highly recomment them to anyone who wants a job done well. Thank you, Thank you Beantown.