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Old 08-27-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Roof leaking

What is the best way to treat a roof from leaking. I have a rubber roof and just had all the seams redone. Someone told me to check the roof every 90 days. What is the best way to keep the seams from cracking. How often should the roof be clean and coated. The travel trailer is 2 1/2 years old.

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Old 08-27-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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Dicor sealant will crack. It's what it does.

However, Sikaflex 715 does not crack, I'm going to start using it probably.

Basically, stay on the roof, fill any gaps with sealer once a year or so, and wash/treat the roof. Don't tear holes in it.

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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AT 2 1/2 years nothing should require attention on the roof unless it sustains damage from an outside source. Dicor, who makes the EPDM (rubber) membrane says only washing the roof 2X a year is all the membrane needs to keep it in good condition for the life of the 10 or 12 year warranty. It is going to get splotches on it from air pollution settling on it, what does not wash off is of no consequence, just looks bad-but only while on the roof, it cannot be seen from ground level. Our last 5er, bought new, was 8 years old when we sold it and the roof was in very good condition. I washed it 2X an year with car-wash soap and a few ounces of bleach in a 5G pail of water.
The Dicor sealant on the roof and membrane never required re-doing during the 8 years because we kept the 5er stored indoors when unused.
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