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Old 07-11-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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Need Advice - Small Repair On Roof

My roof looks to be in good condition except for one small section. It looks as though something hit this area, the previous owner unscrewed a small section and used silicon caulk to repair it. I can not find any evidence of a leak on the interior. The roofing is loose for 3"-4" on both sides of the tear.

What are your suggestions for the best repair method?

?? http://dicorproducts.com/catalog/roo...of-repair-kit/ ??

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TE=Hatchee;3155576]My roof looks to be in good condition except for one small section. It looks as though something hit this area, the previous owner unscrewed a small section and used silicon caulk to repair it. I can not find any evidence of a leak on the interior. The roofing is loose for 3"-4" on both sides of the tear.
What are your suggestions for the best repair method? [/QUOTE]

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Clean that useless silicone caulk off and cover the tear with Eternabond tape:
https://www.eternabond.com/RV-Leak-R...ducts-s/22.htm
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TE=Hatchee;3155576]My roof looks to be in good condition except for one small section. It looks as though something hit this area, the previous owner unscrewed a small section and used silicon caulk to repair it. I can not find any evidence of a leak on the interior. The roofing is loose for 3"-4" on both sides of the tear.
What are your suggestions for the best repair method?
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Clean that useless silicone caulk off and cover the tear with Eternabond tape:
https://www.eternabond.com/RV-Leak-R...ducts-s/22.htm[/QUOTE]

+1 on the Eternabond comment. I've used it, it is VERY easy to use, if you properly clean the repair area and use the primer.

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The old goo has to go, and since it is silicone, cleaned thoroughly to remoive the oily residue so anything else can stick. A cloth dampened with mineral spirits usually works (just dampened - do not soak the area with any kind of solvent).

The Eternabond tape is an excellent choice, but you could also use a white lap sealant to close that slit or tear. Dicor makes one,but avoid the "self-leveling" type, since it will run on a vertical surface. You want the "Non-sag" formula, which is Dicor 551-LSW for the white color.
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+2 on Eternabond - white or gray color might match your roof. That is the toughest, long-lasting product made for repairs like that. Dicor won't hold up near as long as Eternabond and I sure would not want to be constantly checking and worrying about a leak developing. Just be sure to clean the area as much as possible and I would suggest using the 4" wide tape. Be sure to roll the tape good especially at the edges. Some will put a bead of caulk around the tape edges to ensure the hold. I haven't felt the need to do that. 4 years and counting - looks newly applied.
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Thanks for the recommendation. Have a 4" x 50' Eternabond roll headed my way. Have a couple of other seams around roof penetrations that I also want to cover.

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Thanks for the recommendation. Have a 4" x 50' Eternabond roll headed my way. Have a couple of other seams around roof penetrations that I also want to cover.
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BTW some RV shops sell 4" wide Eternabond by the foot.
(I bought 20' when I redid my front and rear cap/roof seams).

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