How to Build a Mobile Home Deck Roof

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A deck is a way to enjoy the outdoors. A deck on the outside of your mobile home is sure to become a favorite family spot in good weather. With a few tools, the help of a friend or two, a roof can be added so that you and your family can enjoy your deck in all kinds of weather.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 treated posts (4 inches x 4 inches x 8 feet) 2 treated posts (4 inches x 4 inches x 9 feet) 2 treated boards (2 inches x 10 inches x 10 feet) 2 treated boards (2 inches x 10 inches x 8 feet) Drill with Phillips head bit 24 galvanized screws (3-inch) 1 large box of self-tapping galvanized screws (1 inch) Caulk gun 1 case of clear caulk 1 roll of aluminum flashing 3 sheets of corrugated aluminum roofing Framing hammer Box of 16d galvanized nails 4 pieces of treated board (2 inch x 6 inch x 1 foot) 10-foot step ladder
  • Lay out your long posts on the ground. Lay one of your 10-foot boards connecting the top of one post to another and attach with your three-inch screws.

  • Lay out your short posts on the ground. Lay your other 10-foot board connecting the top of one to the other and attach it with your three-inch screws.

  • Measure out the spots for your corner posts on the deck. Place one of your foot-long blocks at each corner and nail it to the deck.

  • Stand your nine-foot frame on the corner blocks nearest the house. Lean it gently against the house. Stand your eight-foot frame on the outer blocks and attach the two frames by running an eight-foot board from top to top at an angle between the frames. Attach the other eight-foot board on the other side. Maneuver the completed frame into position and nail each post into its own corner block.

  • Place a piece of corrugated roof on top of your frame with one foot hanging over the side and secure it with self-tapping screws. Use one screw every four inches. Add the other pieces securing each in the same way. Overlap these pieces and place a bead of caulk between the overlapped areas.

  • Roll out your flashing and attach it onto the roof of the mobile home and deck with self tapping screws. Caulk both edges well.

Tips & Warnings

  • A helper or two would make this project easier, quicker and safer.
  • Power tools, ladders and chemicals can be dangerous. Please read and follow all of the manufacturer's recommendations.

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