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Old 06-29-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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Roof repair.

Hi folks! I have a 2005 HR Savoy, and i am very pleased with it. However, i have found a couple of soft spots on the front corners of the roof, and the seal is obviously letting water in. I am going to do this repair myself, and wondered if any of you know if the front cap is an easy remove (should it require this)?
If i am going to repair it, i would rather do a proper job.
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Sorry to hear about your roof. Here is a link to some previous threads which you may find some advice in. Good luck and update us when you can.



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Old 06-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #3
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Front cap shouldn't have to come off unless the rot is way down the front.
We pull the rubber completely, fix all bad wood by usually just replacing the whole sheet of OSB or plywood, and then deck over that with luan so the rubber has a smooth surface to adhere to.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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I agree the front cap most likely does not need to be removed. I would just start removing all the sealant that seals that front section of the roof. Then you should be able to see what you need to do to peel the roof back to expose any rot and/or black mold.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:48 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I doubt if the front cap needs removing, there is no interior damage or smell, just the extreme corners are soft. I saw the sealant was 'cracked' and cleaned and resealed straight away,now the weather has improved, it is time to do a more permanent repair. The soft spots are around 12" square in the corners, so i am hoping that the damage is limited. I will let you know how we get on.

Once again, many thanks,

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Problem with pulling the rubber or TPO roof back is that it probably won't seal back right or the OSB chips will poke up and need to be fixed.
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on one roof repair, I peeled the EDPM back along the side rail about 10 inches by 6 ft. Repaired underlayment and reset EDPM with 3M super 77 spray (Lowes). Great stuff for repairing belly membrane also.

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