Build a roof over an existing mobile home roof ... Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques. Katelyn Weirather.
I am wanting to put a flat roof over an existing wood deck on my Dad's mobile home. Not sure on the best and cheapest way to do this. Also want it to last and be durable all year around.
When I bought my place, it had a 30 x16 galvanized metal sheeting roof over a portion of the deck. The rocket scientists who put it up used single 2x4's spaced 4ft apart to span the 16 feet, and then 1x2's running perpendicular to the 2x4's.
Building a roof over a mobile home will not only improve the aesthetic quality of a mobile home, but it will also cut down on heating and cooling costs. A roof over a mobile home can also help prevent damage from falling tree limbs as well as cut down on the annoying noise of hearing heavy raindrops falling on the roof.
How 2 Build A Flat Roof Over An Existing Wooden Deck On A Mobile ... Use posts next to the home and attach the roof joists to them, much the same way that you would build a free standing arbor.
This is an update of a previous post with more detail. I want to build a roof over my deck. I have a ton of reclaimed 2x4's and don't want to buy any other lumber The back of the roof will attach to house with 16' 2x4 and lag screws.
A few things I would've done different: poured concrete no higher than 6 inches below ground level to let grass cover concrete footings. drywall screws rust. would have used a piece of flashing where the roofs meet instead of caulk - flashing goes under shingles and over metal roof.
Adding a porch to a manufactured home entails techniques similar to deck building. A handy homeowner can typically build a small porch in a day or two. ... If you intend to build a roof over the ...
Look at This Gable Roof Design on a Mobile Home Here's one of Ready Decks gable style porches painted and ready for outdoor enjoyment. Add landscaping, grab a glass of iced tea, and do some porch sittin'.