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Mobile Home Metal Roof Replacement

Mobile Home Metal Roof Replacement

Updated 1-22-23

Double-wide mobile home metal roof installation. Metal over shingles.

00:00 Gathering up materials
00:39 You don’t need slip sheets under the metal
01:00 We’re not doing this because we make a bunch of money from you watching
01:45 The people talking aren’t trying to help you out
02:15 Using screws, will tack off as much as possible
02:28 Wanted an overhang
02:45 12 sheets in 30 mins, to a vent
03:07 Right now, need to get under it
03:40 If we needed to replace the vent you would need to order it
04:30 We’ll tape around the vent
04:45 Make sure all the nails and staples are down
05:00 Multiple layers of shingles
05:40 We’ll replace the plywood, new felt paper, and shingle
06:00 Took out the old plywood
06:13 Vent/duct is back on
06:26 Cut V into the vent
07:48 Want to screw all the way around and then seal the vent up
09:00 Well flatten down, put tape around it
09:15 Putting tape for the tar, perfect corners
09:45 How you can save money on the roof
10:27 Applying the tar
11:26 Getting it off your hands or other things
11:47 Pulling the tape up
12:40 Need to measure for the ridge cap and foam
13:15 Make a mark from the peak and pop a line
13:25 Put your foam on the chalk line
14:58 The ridge cap
15:10 How you want to lap over the ridge cap
15:39 You want to screw down both ends first
16:15 That way you keep everything square
16:26 End of the roof
16:51 We did 3 roofs in Florida 23 years ago, they are fine
17:23 What we charge a sq ft for metal roof vs. what the average price is
17:40 You can do this yourself
18:00 All the maintenance

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Effectively. We started about 7:45. That doesn’t count the all time we took the set up and going to get metal, that’s hours of work. Well, we’ve got rain coming in on this particular metal roof and I expect it to be around 2:00. So we see what we can get done before two o’clock.

Which means we might go right through lunch and then eat lunch late. I had a lot of discussion, not a lot of one or two guys talking about not having the slip sheets and how condensation and everything could possibly get through and cause the roof to leak.

I’m going to say that’s a bunch of bull, but I’ll do a video separate on that. But I want you guys to know, then are watching these videos to understand.

I’m not doing this because I get paid a lot of money or something by you guys watching, and I certainly wouldn’t get paid if I told you the wrong thing. So the people that are being negative, if you notice, and there’s not very many, they don’t say anything positive. So in reality, they’re the same kind of person that might be criticizing Mother Teresa for not having a better career.

So I don’t I will help you with your confidence about how you feel about what I do so that you can know how to do it, because I don’t do metal roofs in anywhere but this area. About a two-hour radius. I don’t do it in Seattle and don’t do it. So all you people that are in whatever town take confidence.

The ne’er do wells always be there. And these things can be done. And I’ll do a separate video about how condensation happens and what you might do to not let condensation be there. In this case, shingle roof don’t need slip sheets, which is just another way to spend money and make it seem like they’re doing something special and they need talent.

Oh, we’re using screws and I’m going to tack them off, get as much metal on as possible, and then we’ll go back and screw it off and try to keep straight lines with chaulk lines and such as. Here we go.

I wanted an overhang because they don’t want water to run into the windows anymore, or do damage to the masonite siding this house is never going to move. If it had to be moved, then you could have to cut metal siding up because you couldn’t have the overhang. But we’re trying to hurry it up for the rain gets here.

Now, we’ve got 12 sheets up in 30 minutes. That are tacked off. Some are a little more than tacked off. We’re getting to a vent here. There’s probably for a bathroom since it’s not on the outside wall, and I’m probably going to reuse this. Well, I know I am. And I’ll show you how to.

Right now. We’ve got to get underneath it. Pull it up, and then we put metal and cut around it. And it smells like a sewer vent or something.

If we were to try to find one of these, we’d have to order it most likely. And I can easily shape this for looks without actually building too much of a curve in the staples and nails into the vent. We’re going to use the caulking, or not caulking, but tape. Great big vent.

“For a teeny tiny hole.”

But that’ll work. We’ve got to make sure that all the nails and down the staples are down all the junk out of there. In reality, we only need a hole this big. So we’ll get to you and we’ll show you all that as we come along.

Two layers of shingles looks more like 4 layers on the end, and they never did get it sealed properly, right here. While it moved. So, actually nothing, it was kind of… You would not want to step on this. So we’re going to replace all that. It’s at the point where we’re starting to get into the what you might call a rafter in the mobile home business. But it’s going to be right. We’re going to replace that plywood. We’re going to put in a wood around the cut edges and then we’re going to felt paper on it.

We’re going to put new shingles on it. Even though the singles are just there for vapor barrier, and we’ll make sure that it shed water like a regular shingle roof. And I’ll show you a couple of pictures. Here we go.

All right, we’ve took out the old plywood, put in two bys along the edges. Everything’s done with screws, no nails, staples. We’ve got the felt paper cut. We’re fixing to put that down.

Put the duct back on there, it was the exhaust fan for the bathroom and you duct tape it and use a nail gun like they did and cleaned up all the single stuff on the outside of it. And then I’m going to set it on the hole. I’m going to cut a V to the center of the ribs in both directions, on the outside of the rib to the in the middle. It’s a little tough over here because it’s got two layers. Which is odd.

But we are fitting the budget of the owner and it will not leak. Then when I do is I put a screw on this side of the ribs, suck it up, do the same down here. And then, I’m going to do the other side of the rib. That’s going to have to have more than one screw there. We’ll have to seal all that up, put screws all the way around it. Right beside the rib first. If I actually see a hole I’ve filled with a screw. I hate these screws.

Anyway, we’ll flatten that all down, put screws in it. Then we’re going to put tape around it for a nice clean border and we’ll put tar and we’ll pull the tape up and I’ll show you that.

Another an inch or two for the tar to bind to the metal. And the, and I want a nice clean look when I get through. So I make. All this as the edge, it makes for a square edge like an artist or something can do perfect straight corners. Usually I use a wider tape and this is what we had today.

And I’ll put the tar around it. And then I pulled the tape up. Which one when we had to replace the plywood and we put the felt paper on and shingles, then they’ve got this rich, the roof jack back on. I mean, you can put new ones on. I do quite often. This is on a budget. So he wanted to, if it were any good, let’s go ahead and save them like 12 to $15 a piece for the roof jack that is flexible and they do a good job.

But this one, really this is roof has had more than one shingle roof put on it, and the second one was leaking worse than the first one. Probably.

So anyway, I kind of do like I’m doing icing on the cake, which I don’t know if everybody’s done icing on the cake, but I had ex-wife who was a cake decorator, so I got to have some experience with that. But smooth it out so that water will tend to run around it and you can see how that forgives us. When it comes to the outside edge, I’ll make sure I’m pressing into the metal and tying it all together. And I go over all the screws.

If you have a tendency to get it on your hands a lot. Then you can wear latex gloves, anything oil base. You can use oil to take it off of you or anything else. So keep that in mind. You can use WD 40. And pull it off of your hands. Pretty good. Then all I’m doing is.

Got it on me.

“Put it on James.”

Put it on my guy down there.

“Oh, I see that ending badly. You’re going to end up getting smacked in the head James.”

Then I’m gonna put. What he do? Is this silicone?

“That looks like…”



Hey, this won’t work.

We’ve been dodging in and out between rain pretty much kept everything dry. And had no leaves. It had leaves before and it has no leaves now. We’re going to put the ridge cap back on. In order to do that the ridge cap in this case, is 11 inches wide. That’s basically the ridge, you can get them as wide as you want, actually. This is 11 inches wide that would be five and a half from center to center. But I generally go five because I don’t want my foam right on the very outside edges.

So, what I’ll do is mark on the peak. Don’t make pay attention to the metal and I’ll measure 5” on each side make a mark on the rib and then top line on both sides and then we’ll show you putting the foam on.

See we’re putting the foam on the chalk line that we made. It’s ah, what you would call closure. This is over closuer, and they make a foam closer that goes under also. But we don’t have any use for that.

It has a female side and a male side. So this is actually has sticky on the bottom. So it’ll set in place. The wind won’t blow it away, you can get it without the sticky. Say if you’re doing the ridge cap and you want to tuck it under as you go. We’re not doing that. We use the sticky and this is the stay uphill side of the line. I’m going to try to do both sides at the same time. So, all thinking for there. This keeps the driving rain from pushing up that ridge cap, once it’s fastened and snow from building up and then getting underneath. And then getting underneath here.

The roof is fairly deep anyway, but we’re not counting on anything as far as the metal we’re just using the shingles, we’re putting the metal and using the shingles as a vapor barrier, anyway. That we’ll show you when we get ready to put the ridge cap.

The ridge cap, so you want to lay on top of and be even a little beyond your foam for that stick out, and you’re going to screw into the ridges.

Now the way you lap over depends on what the highest visibility is. So everybody’s looking this way. You want to cover over this direction. If you go under, they have a tendency to see that edge same with vinyl siding and so on, so on. So we’re going to.

We think that most of the parking and driving is going to be over there, although this is so high nobody will ever see. We’re going to lap it over like this. It’s a line of vision to see that gap.

What I do, I lap over a couple inches anyway, sometimes more than that. Then I screw into the first rib and I go down to the other end. Screw it down.

That way, as I work it this way, it doesn’t walk one way or the other, all right? Then screw every other rib, you don’t have to do everyone if you want to. You can, but you don’t have to.

Here’s the metal roof. I’ve had some people, one guy say something, about a he had a roof that in Florida that it didn’t have the slip sheets. Which is just paper, sort of and said it got scratched and it rusted and he’s got videos to show it. But I’m going to suggest to you guys that I also did three rooves in Florida. Which two of them I’ve called up and said hey how are they doing.

Just since that guy said that. They’re all doing fine.

That’s like 23 years ago. I’ve not had any issues in 26 years. This is a metal roof to fit somebody’s budget and I know what’s irritating a lot of these guys that are watching these videos and this I’m going to put it out there: This roof I’m doing for $3 a square foot. The average price for a metal roof is 10 to $15 a square foot. I’m making money. Good money.

Imagine how much more money they’re making. So, look at this, you can do it yourself. so I’ve actually done one by myself several times just means a lot more ladder up and down. You don’t want to choose to be on a windy day and this is good.

The color got a 40 year warranty on the metal, on the color. A limited warrantee. And then you might know how long a metal roof last. The only maintenance you have are the vents. You’ll have to maintain the tar. I mean come up every two or three years and make sure that there’s no more new cracks, that you don’t need to fill in and in this case, you got dead trees that might fall and hit it all around. But this is the way to go. This will outlast shingles by a long, long ways. This had two layers of shingles and the last layer was 20 plus. It might have been more I don’t know, but it was leaking. So this is the way to go.

I promise you. This is you can do it yourself because you’re an American, not American’t.

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