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Old 07-28-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Is it time for dicor ?

Half way through the season and we just got back from Boondocking for 5 days. Climbed up on the roof for an inspection and I noticed the ( I believe ) Dicor is starting to seperate from my rubber roof. I haven't detected any leaks yet but does this require immediate attention ? See pics
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:17 AM   #2
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How old is the Dicor? In your pic, the crack looks minimal (to me anyway) and I would make sure that it still had good adhesion at the edges. If you can lift or move any of it, it's done.
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Is it time for dicor ?

Thanks for your response!
Dicor is only two years old as the roof was replaced due to hail damage. Yes the edges are lifting.
Can I clean it and put a another coat right over top ?
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2 years old is not very long for Dicor. I would have guessed 7 or 8 looking at it. If is lifting in only one or 2 spots you can probably get away with an overcoat, but IMHO if that is the condition of it after 2 years, I would strip it all off, clean the surface and do it again properly. Then you wouldn't be revisiting this again in 2 years. Also, with water leaks, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Looks like the roof hasn't been washed in the 2 years.
That needs to be done at least a couple times a year.

Dicor recommends 4 times a year.
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Thank you for your responses. I wash it at least once a year but this year we have been in the trees every time out.
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Looks like the roof hasn't been washed in the 2 years.
That needs to be done at least a couple times a year.

Dicor recommends 4 times a year.

How do you clean your roof ?
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Good discussion on it here:

How often do you clean your roof?
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How do you clean your roof ?
I clean my 16 year old roof 2 times a year. For the last 8 years of the 13 I have owned it. A 1550 PSI Pressure Washer without any soap or any scrubbing has cleaned it.

The first 5 I used a long handle brush, bucket with soap and garden water hose it took me almost the whole day to get it done with breaks.

With the pressure washer now it is only a 1-2 hour job with some breaks.
And it gets things like under the edge of the AC units, both roof mounted dishes and the 2 add on roof vents much cleaner.

It also does a good job on the slide out/patio and 3 window awnings with no brushing needed.

I did drag the washer up/down on the roof via the ladder. Until I bought a 25' hose extension. Now it sits on the ground.

The long handle brush does get used some now when washing the MH sides/front/back. That is a 2 day job with a lot of breaks also depending on the sun position.

Did I say I'm retired and have a lot of time to Get-R-Done.
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Lol thanks. The pressure washer doesn't lift the dicor ? That is why I have always used the brush and bucket method. It's at least a four beer job. I'll have to try the pressure washer
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I would use Eternabond on that roof. Never have to worry about it again. Just clean.
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I would use Eternabond on that roof. Never have to worry about it again. Just clean.

As in all over the roof or just where the dicor is separating ?
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If the dicor is lifting in one or two places it maybe lifting in more that you haven't noticed yet. Who replaced your roof? Did they do it right by removing all the old dicor, clear the areas with soap and water, then use denatured alcohol to insure no residue is left before applying the dicor? If not that is probably why the repair job is lifting and would make me suspect the rest of the roof, if someone else did the job.

Like previous posts said, it is better to prevent a leak than trying to stop one.
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