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Old 04-01-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question on Roof Repair

2011 Sunny Brooke Brookeside water leak along side calk came loose. Removed calk which was geocel. Found manufacture cut roof short or cut it at four spots just where it meets the gutter. Cuts are about 1/4" give or take parallel to the gutter. Do you think discor lap calk will handle the repair? Contacted manufacture and they first told me to silicone the spot and keep an eye on it. I told them that silicone shouldn't be used that they should repair it. Then they said out of good faith they would pay half to replace roof I would have to deliver trailer to them. My cost would of been at least $2000 and could of gotten the same quality workmanship. Appreciate any thoughts you can provide.
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You could take care of the cuts with Eternabond (sp?) tape & then use Dicor self-leveling caulk, but this is a manufacturing defect and I'd really lean on them about it. I pretty much thought everyone used Dicor for roof seams, though. That stuff never comes loose!
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:33 PM   #3
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Dicor is a good caulk and sealant, but for a gap I'd use EternaBond tape to bridge the space between the membrane and gutter. Yes, manufacturer is at fault, but your RV is well outside any warranty and I doubt if they'd be interested in making it right.
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X2 on the Eternabond tape if it cannot be seen from the ground, Best RV sealant on the market.
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Sorry was not clear these are 1/4" give or take slits not gaps

They are right along next to the gutter slits. They do bulge a little from me removing geocel.
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If I use the ether bond tape

It would have to go over the top ledge and down the side over a little bit of the plastic cover to the gutter. It would be visible. I had thought about running the tape the length of the entire side. Putting dicor first letting it setup than the tape.
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I would run the tape all the way to look uniform and to catch any other area that is short. I don't think you need to caulk if you use the tape.
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It would have to go over the top ledge and down the side over a little bit of the plastic cover to the gutter. It would be visible. I had thought about running the tape the length of the entire side. Putting dicor first letting it setup than the tape.
I doubt Eternabond will work over Dicor as Dicor never hardens. White Eternabond looks almost exactly the same as the EDPM membrane, so it won't be all that visible.
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