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Question DetailsAsked on 10/1/2015

I want a new perma roof is this metal roof going to be too heavy for this 1979 old double wide?

My 1979 double wide is leaking ,would getting perma roof to put a metal roof would this metal be too heavy up there on top.

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Probably not, but depends on what your trailer roof was designed for, and whether you will ever get heavy snow loads.

I would get make and model number of your unit from the builder's plate (commonly on the tongue if unit has a towing tongue, otherwise probably in or near doorframe or maybe centered on front wall of trailer), and contact rthe manufacturer about how heavy a roofing material load the trailer is built for.

I would also contact the vendor about what his sysstem weighs - I was not able to find any typical weight on their website but I suspect probably about 2 lbs/SF or less including the insulation, which would likely be well within the range the manufacturer assumed for add-on roofing, because that is lighter than most asphalt shingle roofs. Of course, if he is going to be tearing off an existing roof, then that may well offset the weight of the new material entirely.

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