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Old 05-20-2018, 08:39 AM   #1
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Roof leak

Has anyone out there use white 4 inch eternabond tape to reseal the seam on the roof. Some people i talk to say good some say no good. Tell me on what you think. Like to here back from you.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:59 AM   #2
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What kind of roof, what kind of RV? There is more than one way to help fix a leaking roof and the tape is one of them if done correctly.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:08 AM   #3
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Used it on all the roof joints on our DRV Elite with fiberglas roof. Worked well stopping the leaks and lasted 4 years till we sold it. Was done after 1 month of ownership as a warranty repair.
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Yea I hear it works well on one piece fiberglass roof seams
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Eternabond works good on our FW TPO roof. Like any repair, clean the repair area good and inspect the repair any time you are on the roof.
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Just remember that water can still sneak under the edges of the tape which is why the experts recommend sealing the edges with Dicor.
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Not sure what type roof you do have. But if you are going to use Eternabond. First clean inspect the joints you have. You want it clean and sealed. Then put the Eternabond in place using there cleaner and primer. You can seal the edges with Dicor per Eternabond recommendation.
This will give you years of trouble free joints.
Poor prep will fail and with the tape it is now hidden and you have no idea that water is getting in.
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Just remember that water can still sneak under the edges of the tape which is why the experts recommend sealing the edges with Dicor.
There will be no leaks under the edges if the job is done correctly. Eternabond says the edges must be rolled down with a roller tool.EternaBond Video Library
I followed instructions, our last 5er never had any issue with loose Eternabond tape or leaking.
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There will be no leaks under the edges if the job is done correctly. Eternabond says the edges must be rolled down with a roller tool.EternaBond Video Library
I followed instructions, our last 5er never had any issue with loose Eternabond tape or leaking.
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I also replaced the eternabond seam on the front and rear cap of our FW. I rolled the edges and have not had any issues or edge lifting in 3 years now. Sealing the edges should not be necessary.
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Yeah, Eternabond (properly installed) will easily outlast any Dicor put down on the tape edges...
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Roof leak

Eternabond recommends adding caulk on the edge to help keep it clean as it is exposed adhesive and collects dirt. It is not required for sealing as others have also stated.
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... Some people i talk to say good some say no good. Tell me on what you think. Like to here back from you.
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I did almost everything up top with Eternabond 4" tape. That was four years ago. Two friends installed Eternabond tape twelve years ago.



Everyone I have personally met that has used Eternabond speaks positively about it. Why caulk every two years when you can tape it and forget about it for 12+ years.



As others mentioned, clean area, spray primer, apply tape, roll/press on tape (adhesive is pressure activated). All the best.
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