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Old 01-25-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Roof sealant in winter?

What can I use that is a good sealant, but also can set in the cold. I don't have a shop and the temps drop in to freezing.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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Check the "Eternabond" website. That tape seems to stick to anything and may even work in freezing temperatures. But, it's not cheap...

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What can I use that is a good sealant, but also can set in the cold. I don't have a shop and the temps drop in to freezing.

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I would check out the Dicor and Eternabond websites and see what they have to say - off the top of my head I would think freeze issues would create a problem with both products but I don't really know. I do know that both products seem to be easier to apply in warm weather than cold weather which might infer that super cold maybe bad.
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I looked at those 2. Both want warmer temps to apply. It makes sense. I just don't have that at my disposal. I will be throwing a tarp on it for temporary.
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I have used proflex as caulk for windows and side seams in cold weather - it doesn't take long to cure - might not be the best for some roof applications but might be interim fix until spring. Worth a look. Regardless of material you choose I would keep rig tarped until weather gets better - also suggest you consider pressure test which cost about $90 at Camping World.

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If you use a butyl tape (find it MUCH cheaper at Lowes/Menards/Home Depot), you can heat the area with a torch before and after applying. Works fine. Just dont over do it
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I need to reseal the entire roof, not just around windows and such. It's WAY past due.
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In that case, I would wait for warmer weather..
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Put a tarp over it and wait until warmer weather. No sense doing it wrong.
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I may do that. I have to gut the interior and rewire anyway. not like I am lacking work to be done. I only have till end of May where it is parked. After that I won't be able to work on it the same way. Just trying to get certain items done first.
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