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How To Check Your Manufactured Home's Roof

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that one of the keys to enjoying your manufactured home for a long time is taking care of it!


However, people often forget to take care of one of the most important parts of the home—the roof!


Mobile Home Roof Shingles


Checking the roof of your mobile home, both inside and out, is a smart habit to have. As the main barrier protecting your home from the elements, keeping your roof properly sealed is essential.


Check for these early signs on your manufactured home’s roof when you’re looking for leaks and any other potential maintenance spots.


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What you should be looking for on your manufactured home’s roof interior:

  • Water leaking
  • Dark spots on ceiling
  • Light showing through cracks


What you should look for on your manufactured home’s roof exterior:

  • Roof sagging
  • Separated roof seams
  • Shingles missing, broken or curling
  • Moss or lichen built up


A great time of year to check your roof, along with other home maintenance tasks, is spring. The middle of March is a great time to start checking your roof!



If your home shows evidence of any of the signs I listed, then there’s a chance that the seal of your roof has been compromised.


Get ahead of the curve to prevent further damage and consider hiring a professional to review and fix your roof so you can preserve your home investment!

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