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Old 02-06-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
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need help with a leaky roof

My 1982 Class C is covered with many inches of snow at the moment. The snow has been coming every few days and I don't always have access to clear it off. The last time I moved her (during a very brief warm spell), there was a steady stream of water coming through the middle of my ceiling. I'm very handy with tools and have done fiberglass repair but have no idea how to fix a roof. The roof seems to be fiberglass but is covered with a black coating in spots and has metallic silver stuff on the edges in a few places. What can I do to prevent more damage and how to I repair the roof when we finally get more than a day with temps above freezing?

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:11 AM   #2
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You'll find that the source of a leak does migrate a long ways on the ceiling of your M/H.That the only true way to fix it is to take down the whole ceiling to see where it is "currently" leaking.Your taking down the whole ceiling and insulation because it is now water soaked and will mold.That spot repairs rarely work for the long term and often result in more damage.And it is a lot of scrapping to do the job of removing the ceiling which you can do in the winter as part of the prep work to seal the roof.You need consistent 50 degree dry conditions for about a week.That is because your going to scrape all the seams old caulk out and reseal the seams,you going to primer the roof and let that set of atleast a day,two is better,Then three coats of Snow Roof Systems each needing atleast a day and again two days is better.Once you have scraped the whole ceiling,you'll appericate why I am insisting you go with a quality roof sealer like Snow Roof Systems and no other.The sealer is expensive,but better to do the job right once than do it over again having it cost you double.

I would remove the snow on there now and the best thing to do would be tarp it.
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