In the past, manufactured homes have been known to have metal roofing. However, metal roofing takes specialized training to install and maintain, and it can be more expensive than other roofing systems.
Manufactured home metal roofs are long-lasting, but many homeowners do not prefer the style of metal roofing systems. While available in select home building facilities, many homeowners do not choose metal roofing for their manufactured homes.
We design and construct each home with strength and durability, so let's take a look at what the roof of a Clayton Built® manufactured home consists of and how it's built.
How Manufactured Home Roof Construction Begins
Roof construction of a Clayton Built® manufactured home starts inside a climate controlled home building facility with trained home builders assembling a complex truss system that has been specifically engineered to provide a secure foundation for the rest of the roof. The size of each roof truss depends on the design, roof load and pitch.
Bringing the Roof and Home Together
Once the roof truss system is completed, the manufactured home roof structure is moved over the rest of the home. If the home is a double section or triple section home, this is where structural lumber headers and a laminated ridge beam are used over the openings to join the two sections of the home together.