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Rubber Roof Solves Mobile Home Leak Woes

Ropac’s Perma-Seal Roofing System Comes with a Lifetime Guarantee

Bill and Ruth Bonney lived for 30 years in an 11-room home in Rehoboth surrounded by 30 acres of land, two barns and a two-car garage. When the Bonnet’s finished raising a family of four children. they decided the responsibility of a large house and property was getting to be too much and, like many couples, opted for the relative simplicity of a mobile home. No fuss. No problems. Easy retirement living among contemporaries. That’s what they thought, anyway. “The big house had gotten to be too much work,” said Bill, a retired salesman for Electrolux. “We figured if we moved here, we wouldn’t have as many problems” added Ruth.

Robert Carter, Owner

The Perma-Seal roof is a one-piece rubber membrane.

They purchased a second-hand, seven-room mobile home that was 12 years old. There were water marks on the ceiling, but the owner told them a water leak had been fixed and the ceiling tiles needed replacing. So he knocked a little off the selling price. When the winter snow arrived, followed by the torrential rains of spring, the Bonney’s found – much to their chagrin – that their roof wasn’t as tight as they had been told. The leak wasn’t fixed and, in fact, seemed worse than ever. “We had a leak in the bathroom, one in the dining room and one in the living room,” lamented Ruth.

Mobile homes often develop roof leaks because of their flat surface and poor drainage. But Bill didn’t want to apply one of the popular solutions: An “A” roof built on top of the trailer. “I thought that would be too much weight on a mobile home”, he said, and he also noted the high cost of such a modification. The manager of their mobile home park suggested they tar the roof every two years. “But we couldn’t find anybody to do the work at a reasonable price”, Bill said.

He decided that a permanent solution to his problem would be a rubber roof. He called three firms, including Ropac Roofing Co. Inc. of Middleboro.

One company’s cost estimate was prohibitively high. A second was much lower, but would involve laying a new rubber roof directly over the old leaky surface. “We were worried that the old tar and nails would damage the rubber,” Bill said. The Ropac installation would include two inches of insulation under the Perma-Seal membrane.

Perma-Seal membrane works easily in all temperatures.

The Bonneys were impressed with the “businesslike and professional” presentation made by Bob Carter of Ropac Roofing. in addition, even before being awarded the job, Carter climbed onto the mof and VMS the only person able to locate and repair the original roof leak.

The Bonneys selected Ropac and its Perma-Seal EDPM membrane with a life-time guarantee, and the job was completed in just three days with minimal disruption to the occupants of the mobile home. “Ropac did a fine job,” said Bill. “I like the way it’s finished off.”

Perma-Seal EPDM is not a coating that must be spread on. It’s a one-piece rubber membrane with vulcanized seams developed by Uniroyal. Ruth also noted: “The people were friendly. They were good workers and left the place nice and neat”.

With a Ropac Perma-Seal roofing system, the Bonneys were a step closer to their objective when they left their family home in Rehoboth: Relaxed, maintenance-free living.

Insulation can reduce energy cost by at least 30%.

The Perma-Seal roofing system is extremely light weight and will really beautify your mobile home.

The Perma-Seal system doesn’t need sealants and the roof carries a lifetime, no-leak guarantee. The cost of a new roof for the Bonneys’ large mobile home turned out to be a bargain compared to the cost of A-roof. Financing plans also are available for even the most budget – conscious mobile home owners. In addition to those factors, the Bonneys also appreciated the EPDM rubber roofing has been used commercially for years.

Big corporations like General Motors, Sears Roebuck and AT&T trust the Perma-Seal membrane to protect millions of square feet of roof space covering their investments.

The average mobile home owner has only 900 square feet of roof to worry about. The Perma-Seal membrane also won’t crack or rupture, no matter what the outside temperature is. it also reduces wind-induced roof rumble, an annoying problem with many metal roofs. In addition, the roof helps conserve energy and reduce annual heating and cooling costs by at least 30 percent.

Tired of hearing that steady, damaging “drip… drip… drip…”? Want to know the best way to protect your mobile home from the ravages of the unnpredicable New England weather? Maybe a Perma-Seal rubber roofing system by. The Ropac Roofing Co. with a lifetime guarantee is the answer to your roofing woes. Ask Bill and Ruth Bonney. They’ll tell you.

Bill and Ruth Bonney’s mobile home with their new Perma-Seal rubber roof.