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Old 10-06-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Rubber Roof?

How do I know what material is on my roof? How do I seal it or coat it?Can someone please help ? Thank you

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Old 10-06-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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Get on the roof and dig your fingernail into a section. If it feels like Formica, then it's fiberglass, and if it feels more like rubber, then it's rubber.

Trade-offs on both, IMO. Cold weather bothers solid materials more than it does softer ones. Softer ones don't fare as well with falling branches and pine cones.

The trick about roofs is the same; stay on top of them (pun intended) and have a tube of self-leveling sealant in hand every time you go up. Caulk away, and be happy to know that caulk makes the roof more than what's on there now.

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Old 10-07-2014, 11:16 AM   #3
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The roof on a 96 Pace is EPDM rubber (I had one like it). You can seal any roof seam or opening with an EPDM-compatible lap sealant, e.g. Dicor Lap sealant.

Re-coating it is needed only if the surface was worn away, i.e. you can see the woven black backing. It would not be surprising if that had happened by now on a 96, but there are some that are still in good shape. Recoat with a liquid EPDM product like Liquid Roof, Koolseal RV, etc. Repair all seams and opening with Dicor lap sealant first.
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