@Agall , as per your question:
- “To Rehab or Not?”
- “My biggest worry is the sub flooring…which part of it has bowed due to the water damage. Can that be fixed and is it even worth it?”
My Husband and I own 2 Mobile Home Parks.
We inherited some older, Mobile Homes (with the MHP Sale) that needed renovations and have purchased some newer, Mobile Homes that all needed renovations.
We have done lots of renovations.
Anything can be replaced in a Mobile Home, even the subfloor (just rip up the bowed subfloor and install new subfloor).
However, you first will want to determine if you can find the following who is reliable, responsible and reasonably priced:
- “Manufactured Housing Repairer”
A regular Contractor will have no idea how to renovate a Mobile Home.
It is imperative that you get a Repairman who has lots of experience with Mobile Homes.
Water is the biggest destroyer of Mobile Homes.
You indicated that a tree went through the roof causing damage.
You will need to stop the water damage as soon as possible.
Only after the roof has been repaired should you tackle the other issues.
Our State Licensed “Manufactured Housing Repairer” has replaced and renovated the following:
- New Roofs
- New Subfloors
- New Walls
- New Closets
- New Kitchens
- New Bathrooms
We have a 1966 12x46 Mobile Home that we debated whether we should renovated or remove.
ONLY because we have an awesome State Licensed “Manufactured Housing Repairer” did we select to renovate.
Our State Licensed “Manufactured Housing Repairer” actually told us that we had roof leaks because someone in the past had removed a support beam to the roof. He had been in this Mobile Home model before and he knew what it should have looked like.
This Mobile Home actually had a tree growing up in the kitchen because someone had placed a metal shutter over an exterior hole. Unfortunately, the shutter did not cover the entire hole.
Thus, there was water coming in from the roof and from the side of the home.
We ended up putting a new, metal roof on it, new kitchen, new bathroom, new paint, new light fixtures, built closet, new flooring, new exterior stairs, new exterior paint and new underskirting.
Anything is possible.
You just need to find a Reputable Repairman.
If you can not find a Reputable Repairman, you will want to replace it with a Mobile Home that does not need renovations.
We wish you the very best!