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

Roofing

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

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

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.

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  • Avatar Jay Steelman ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I received several quotes for my roof replacement. I chose Beantown Home Improvements because of Derek Straughn’s quick response and follow up. My neighbor had recommended Beantown, and I know how pleased he was with their work.Derek was … More very professional throughout the process. He followed up with the quote and answered all of my questions. He communicated the timeline clearly so I knew what to expect. The crew arrived as scheduled and did a complete and quality replacement in just one day. It was a pleasure to do business with Beantown Home Improvements because they do what they say they are going to do. I feel like I received the highest quality roof replacement at the best price. I highly recommend Beantown Home Improvement for your roof replacement.
  • Avatar Julie Dennis ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    My family had a major renovation project (roof & siding) and I was at a loss as to where to begin. As soon as Beantown came to give us an estimate, I was so impressed with their knowledge and presentation that I knew they were the company … More I would feel comfortable working with on this job. Jim was patient with me as I made all my decisions. In sometimes bitter cold weather, their extremely hard-working crew worked quickly yet precisely to complete the job in the time frame given to us. The lines of communication were always open for me and Beantown addressed all my questions and concerns until the project was completed. And the result is that our 46-year-old home, and outbuildings, have been restored to beauty once again. I highly recommend Beantown Home Improvements for all your construction projects.
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    Beantown Home Improvement is perfection! We have a beautiful new deck. Jim and his team are professional, detailed, honest and on time! The crew showed up early every day. The detail they put into the job goes above and beyond. They exceeded … More our expectations. We highly recommend Beantown for any project!