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

5.0 227 reviews

  • Avatar Kimberly Ava Velez ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We had Beantown come to repair an area on the roof near the flashing around the chimney. Upon inspection they found another small area that had some rotting due to water, in most cases you would think a huge headache but not with Beantown. … More They were able to obtain the extra supplies they needed and do this repair all in the same day for an affordable and very fair price!! We also had them install a ridge vent and we couldn’t be more happy. Beantown offers reliable, honest and great quality work. I also was overly impressed with how Jim and Eli took the time to share their knowledge and explain everything so you could really understand how everything worked and appreciate the quality of it. Will definitely use Beantown again in the future!! Call them! You won’t be disappointed!!
  • Avatar Joan Carson ★★★★★ a month ago
    Beantown installed a new roof, 2 skylights & gutter guards onto our raised ranch. We couldn’t ask for better results! After receiving 5 estimates from different companies, Beantown was selected due to the products offered, stellar … More reviews, & overall price. The project manager, Derek Straughn, took lots of time explaining all the products & steps that would be taken on the day of installation. He offered loads of necessary information as well as being a good listener to our needs & pocketbook! The total job was impressively completed in one day! The crew stayed focused & professional the entire day! Clean up was impeccable!
  • Avatar Frank Mulé ★★★★★ 7 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 Michelle Benjamin ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Had new windows done. They also did my roof a few months ago. The crew was professional, on time and cleaned up everything!! Jim the installation manager was also great to work with and answered all my crazy questions.