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A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.

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What Are Your Best Roofing Repair Options For A Mobile Home?

Matthew Young

If you've recently noticed dripping or other moisture coming from the roof of your manufactured or mobile home, you may be wondering about your repair options. Leaving a leaking roof without repair through more than a couple of heavy storms could result in damage to your roof or even the structural beams of your home, causing you to incur expensive repairs if you don't take action quickly. However, you may not always have the room in your household budget to replace your roof immediately after noticing damage. What are your best options when it comes to repairing or replacing your manufactured home's roof? Read on to learn more about the most efficient and cost-effective repair options. 

What are your best repair options if your roof doesn't require total replacement?

If you're only missing a few shingles or otherwise have minor enough damage that a completely new roof isn't necessary, you may be able to maintain the water resistance of your roof by applying some protective sealant to the surface. This water-resistant membrane goes on as a liquid, but dries to a rubbery solid that is effective at keeping out rainwater, dew, and other moisture. Although you wouldn't want to replace your entire roof with this sealant, it should be effective enough at protecting your home from water damage for years to come, until your roof begins to sustain more damage or you decide to have your existing shingles replaced. 

For situations in which your roof has more major damage (but you're still not able to afford an entirely new roof), you may want to look into some peel-and-stick aluminum or plastic sheeting. Like rubber roofing membrane, this roofing material isn't ideal for an entire roof over the long haul, but can help prevent moisture damage to your home's interior if your shingles or other roof components have been destroyed. 

What are your most cost-effective roof replacement options for a manufactured home? 

For situations in which a patch or temporary repair isn't going to do the job for long, a full roof replacement may be your only answer. Fortunately, today's roofing technologies can provide a greater range of durable and inexpensive options than ever before, helping ensure that your next roof is one of the last your home ever needs (at least during your lifetime).

  • Rubber roofing tiles

When it comes to keeping a manufactured home shielded from wet, windy weather, recycled rubber roofing tiles can be a great choice. These tiles are composed of recycled tires, asphalt roofing tiles, and other crude oil products, mixed together with coloring and UV-shielding chemicals to make the final product both attractive and resistant to potentially fading ultraviolet rays. Although you'll want to make sure you select relatively thin roofing tiles to avoid putting too much strain on your home's trusses and support beams, installing these inexpensive tiles can be the ideal way to insulate your home, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter

  • Recycled aluminum panels

Another great replacement option for manufactured homes' roofs can be recycled aluminum panels. Unlike the metal roofing panels of past generations, today's recycled aluminum panels are a quiet and long-lasting choice. These recycled aluminum panels are less expensive than brand-new steel or aluminum panels due to their recycled content, and can be one of the most durable and longest-lasting options.

If you're replacing asphalt shingles with recycled aluminum roofing panels, you should be able to rest assured that you're choosing an option that will last (and require essentially no repairs) for the rest of your time in your manufactured home. When (or if) you decide to sell your home, you should be able to recoup some of the money you spent on your roof due to the increase in value from a roof designed to last for generations. For more information, contact a roofing repair company, such as Palmer Roofing.