I'm tearing down an old single wide. What is an easy way of cutting the siding (aluminum) and roof (corrugated steel) into manageable pieces.


Circular saw (e.g. Skilsaw) with a carbide-toothed framing or demolition blade (or two, or five). Good eye, ear, and skin protection. Reciprocating saw (e.g. Sawzall) for the tight spots.

  • I hope you meant to say use the circular saw on the material AFTER it's been removed from the trailer. Using a circ saw on vertical surfaces seems quite dangerous to me... Jul 16 '18 at 16:57
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    I imagine it seems that way to the layperson. It's a routine operation for a carpenter. Upside-down, too (such as when retrofitting vented aluminum soffit over plywood).
    – isherwood
    Jul 16 '18 at 17:07
  • I agree with carbide tipped saw I use finish blades more teeth so the chips are smaller. Harbor freight has a tin cutter or nibbler that is not very expensive to get into tight spots but the skill saw is my go to for straight cuts and much faster.+
    – Ed Beal
    Jul 16 '18 at 19:25
  • Fair enough - probably not something to recommend to the inexperienced :) Jul 17 '18 at 19:08

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