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.

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

53 Plain Street, Middleborough

4.9 192 reviews

  • Avatar Frank Mulé ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My husband and I hired Beantown Home Improvements to redesign our front porch and extend our roof to cover it and also reshingle our entire roof. We are both extremely happy with the work. Everyone we've talked to says it looks like … More the new work has always been there. Jim was extremely responsive to all of our questions and concerns and both crews (the construction crew and the roofing crew) were extremely professional. The project start date was unfortunately delayed a few times, but it was well worth the wait and, once the work started, easy to see why - the crews care far more about doing the work right than doing it fast, and that's a tradeoff we'd take any day.
  • Avatar Johnny Woods ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Beantown and Jim are amazing. I've always been cautioned to find someone you absolutely trust when looking for a contractor. This is the company for you. Jim is extremely responsive and was always willing to explain the process … More and what we were doing. We ended up getting new siding, tearing down our chimneys, and getting new roofing and gutters. Workers were always on time, cleanly, and did great work. We HIGHLY suggest using Beantown.
  • Avatar Stephen Eddy ★★★★★ a month ago
    Based on a friend's recommendation, we added Beantown Home Improvement to our list of potential roof and gutter replacement providers. We were impressed with Eli's thorough quote, attention to detail and competitive pricing. We … More ultimately hired them, and Eli and Derek were very responsive and professional throughout. They kept us well informed during the whole process, which included prompt rescheduling due to a winter storm. We are apprentice of the professional, hardworking and tidy crew. The roof and gutters look great (and were immediately tested the day after installation with 60 mph winds!). We would not hesitate to recommend Beantown or hire them again.
  • Avatar John Devine ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    We had a great relationship with the Beantown staff and workers. They are all very hard working people and strive for your satisfaction. Our project was a complete home makeover of our 28 year old house, Roof, siding, doors and windows. … More Jim Delprete was very easy to work with and guided us through the process and selection of products. He was very responsive to any questions we had. Our house was transformed over a couple of weeks of work. We would highly recommend Beantown Home Improvement.
  • Avatar Michael Dupuis ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Beantown installed a new roof and gutters for us on our recently purchased home. Throughout the process, Eli was incredibly responsive and professional. We felt as though we could continuously rely on him for honest expertise. We are first-timers … More with this experience and he made us feel at ease. The work was scheduled before our move-in date which was our strong preference. Thank you for getting it done within this time frame! The team was on-time the day of the job and worked efficiently. There were some issues outside of the control of Beantown (some of shingles used were defective from the manufacturer). Eli resolved the problem and the team came back to fix within 2 weeks. The roof is beautiful and we are pleased. As we were prepared for, there were some materials (nails, screws, old roof material) sporadically around the house and driveway after completion. We had to clean it up to ensure our car tires weren't damaged. But this was communicated to us prior to the job as a realistic expectation. I would recommend Beantown to friends and family and would use again in the future.
  • Avatar Robert Mullen ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Beantown Home Improvements completely transformed our home. After several months of research, quotes, and hesitation we chose to move forward with Beantown Home Improvements. Jim had done some work for us in the past and after seeing his … More company grow some more over the years we knew we could trust his company again. Beantown was upfront with all the details, cost, and timeline. His employees were very professional and courteous. Each day his crews showed up and worked from sun up till sundown. Each day the work site was cleaned up as if no one was there. There was constant communication throughout the entire project. We were blown away by the transformation of our home when the project was complete. Beantown Home Improvements does not disappoint. We will continue to recommend Beantown Home Improvements to everyone.
  • Avatar Jim Hicks ★★★★★ a year ago
    We hired Beantown H-I to do a bunch of work at our home in Plymouth. They installed a rubber roof on half of our home, removed a chimney and repaired the hole left by the chimney in the asphalt shingle roof, some exterior siding repair, … More and replaced two exterior doors.All of the crew that worked at our house were polite and professional. The site was always cleaned up at the end of the day / job and both the owner Jim and the roofing "foreman" Eli were great to work with and responsive to any questions or concerns we had.I would definitely recommend Beantown H-I and will gladly hire them for future work on my own home.
  • Avatar Kathy Tabor ★★★★ 6 months ago
    Beantown Home Improvement was a pleasure to work with. They did new siding on the house as well as installed new gutters. The workers were very professional and did excellent work.