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Fixing a Leak on a Modular/Mobile Home Between Main Roof and Metal Roof

In the cities of Casa Grande, Arizona City, Coolidge, and Eloy, modular/mobile homes parks are a fairly popular option for affordable housing.  Communities are built around them that give the homeowners access to a wide array of amenities, and neighbors to interact with.  It also is the basis for many senior communities.

The construction of these homes are typically all the same.  They’re typically what’s known as a “single-wide” with a main shingle roof, and then one or two metal roof awnings off to the sides.  Many homeowners opt to build another room underneath one of these.

The most common problem with all of these homes is that the transition between the two roofs is never as watertight as it should be.  From the manufacturer, these transitions will end up not leaking water for all of 10 years (sometimes less!) before they spring a large leak.  If you’ve experienced this, then you know the pain of calling roofing contractor after roofing contractor and getting various answers on how to fix the leaking.  Many roofers are quick to quote replacement of the entire roof without thinking about the fact that the issue is the transition and not the main roof.

At Castile Roofing, we’ve dealt with dozens of these leaks on mobile homes between a main roof and a metal side roof, and have just the solution you need.  The solution is fairly simple — with a product known as roll flashing, you can connect the two roofs to one another and provide a proper exit for water from the main roof to the side roof.  The process on most homes in Casa Grande involves lifting the main roof, and then installing the roll flashing 6″ on to the main roof, and 6″ over the smaller roof.  It’s very important to ensure that there’s a downward slope so that water exits correctly.  The flashing is then sealed, and the main roof put back down over it.  If you look at the picture below, you’ll see how ingenious this solution is!

Properly connecting a main roof to a side metal roof

Now, in the future when the homeowner experiences heavy rains, the water will run from the main roof, to the roll flashing, to the metal roof, and off the property for good.  Castile Roofing is the only choice for leaking roof repairs in Phoenix, Coolidge, Casa Grande, Maricopa, and Arizona City.

 

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