roof or not?
Hi, I'm in the middle of purchasing 2.5 acreas of land with a 72 MH on it up in Central NY. Don't fall off your chairs yet, there are some good things about it, it's within 25 miles of some of the best fishing lakes and holes in the world and the people in central NY are the greastest, I left there for the army over 50 yrs ago and don't know why I stayed away so long.
There are no problems with the MH that I know of other than like my self,age., we have signed the contract and this Sat, I'm going up and spend some time with the old guy who is selling it, I'm 72. we'll uncover the septic tank so it can be pumped and "inspected" which means for an extra $75. the pumper driver will write that the septic tank is not cracked or caved in, I know, everyone has to make a living.. next we'll fire up the furnace and take a water sample.
My first plan is to put a pole barn style roof on the place. the question is, would there be any harm in removing the old drip edge and the whole metal roof leaving just the insulation and old trusses exposed for future work to be done, like more insulation and removing the original trusses as I'll have new 2X6 ceiling joist up there
My long range plans are to replace the whole floor, beef up the walls with 2X6s and R19 insulation.,replace the windows and doors,the wireing,200 Amp service for future, replace the ceiling insulation with R30, make it a completely new home that will last another 50 yrs. when we get done,hopefully people will have to look close to figure out it was a MH. In a couple yrs, we'll probably add an addition with a full basement to it.
This will not be my home, one of my sons went to college and got a job up there and decided he liked it up there better then he did down here so this will be his place. I haven told the build inspector about our plans as he already asked why we would spend money on an "old trailer"? I told him that we wanted the land, the septic,the well and the ele service, the "old trailer" was just a bonus. I also told him that is was an old trailer when the other guy owned it, now that I own it, It's a mobile home and it's my business how i spend my money so he could be a pain when and if i get permits for everything.