Mobile home owners need to install appropriate roofing depending upon the climate of their frequently visited areas. The older mobile homes used metal roofing, especially aluminum. However, it requires frequent and recurring maintenance dreadfully heats up the entire van on a sunny day. Metal is also sensitive to corrosion and frequent checks need to be made for dirt & bird droppings.
Rubber roofs have been a favorite choice of new age mobile homes. Not only are they available in a wide array of varieties but they also keep away the harsh heat and winds. However, they are more susceptible to hard and pointed objects like protruding tree branches.
Fiberglass roofing is stronger as compared to the above two, except for its dangerously slick nature after a downpour. Polyurethane foam is usually used as a protective coating. It satisfies both the insulation as well as the waterproofing needs of mobile homes.