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Old 10-04-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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Planning to use Enternabond Tape to seal the front and rear caps on my roof, as well as around vents ect. Just read a review where the guy said that after one year the white outer layer was pealing down to the gray adhesive and was brittle. Has anyone had this problem or heard of it?
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Planning to use Enternabond Tape to seal the front and rear caps on my roof, as well as around vents ect. Just read a review where the guy said that after one year the white outer layer was pealing down to the gray adhesive and was brittle. Has anyone had this problem or heard of it?
No problem with mine. I used it over the front and back cap seams and down the side seams front to back. Mine has been exposed to all sorts of weather conditions from 115 degree days (for a couple months straight) to rainy weeks and cool temps. I have never heard of anyone else bad mouthing this product.
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Yes this surprised me too, I have never heard anything but good commits.
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I applied Eternabond to all my roof seams 5 years ago. They have become slightly dirty but are in good shape.
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I did the EternaBond thing for all roof seams 3 years ago. So far, all is well. I clean the roof 2 times a year with 303.
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Planning to use Enternabond Tape to seal the front and rear caps on my roof, as well as around vents ect. Just read a review where the guy said that after one year the white outer layer was pealing down to the gray adhesive and was brittle. Has anyone had this problem or heard of it?
I bought a roll of similar tape once for some emergency roof repairs. It wasn't Eternabond brand but similar. This stuff did lose its white outer cover after a few years. Don't recall the brand.
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Sounds like Duck Tape.
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I used something called peel and seal.The white outer part fell off leaving a silver colored tape.
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while on the subject of eternabond tape....I was considering using this next spring on my roof seams. From what I had heard and read here...it struck me as an effective product and perhaps even the preferred method of roof care. Anyway..my question is about using it. Currently my roof has its seams bonded with some sort of roof sealer..not sure what the product is. In some places it is beginning to chunk/crack/shrink; especially where it was applied heavily such as around vents/skylights etc. It does not appear to be loosened from the unit..to date just the top of the stuff is showing above conditions. Do I need to get up there and scrape/chisel the old stuff off before using eternabond or do so for "loose" stuff I can worry off and use the tape over the solid base?
I have no leaks now. Rig will be stored inside for the winter season here in Indiana. My thought was to do the roof in spring as who knows what the cold/warm cycles will do over the winter and perhaps more of the current material will have loosened by the spring.
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while on the subject of eternabond tape....I was considering using this next spring on my roof seams. From what I had heard and read here...it struck me as an effective product and perhaps even the preferred method of roof care. Anyway..my question is about using it. Currently my roof has its seams bonded with some sort of roof sealer..not sure what the product is. In some places it is beginning to chunk/crack/shrink; especially where it was applied heavily such as around vents/skylights etc. It does not appear to be loosened from the unit..to date just the top of the stuff is showing above conditions. Do I need to get up there and scrape/chisel the old stuff off before using eternabond or do so for "loose" stuff I can worry off and use the tape over the solid base?
I have no leaks now. Rig will be stored inside for the winter season here in Indiana. My thought was to do the roof in spring as who knows what the cold/warm cycles will do over the winter and perhaps more of the current material will have loosened by the spring.
Advice is appreciated.
I had the same type of problem on the "goop" that had been used on my seams. I took a putty knife and carefully scraped the stuff off. In some places it was more intact but was far from level, so I just knocked the bumps off. Then I cleaned all areas and applied the tape.
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Used this 4 years ago to seal roof seams that I paid $ 1,000 to have done by a professional (ahem) shop.

Worked very well. Stayed put even after pressure spray washings.

The secret is to clean all intended areas well before you apply it. And roll it with a narrow paint roller on a nice warm (not direct sunlite) day.

It's pricey but worth it.....
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Used this 4 years ago to seal roof seams that I paid $ 1,000 to have done by a professional (ahem) shop.

Worked very well. Stayed put even after pressure spray washings.

The secret is to clean all intended areas well before you apply it. And roll it with a narrow paint roller on a nice warm (not direct sunlite) day.

It's pricey but worth it.....
Eternabond sells a metal roller for installing the tape, but it's expensive. I used a plastic wall paper seam roller. I thought it would break but it held up for all of the work I did.
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I sealed my front cap 3 years ago and have had no problem. It's still holding but is a little dirty, no separation at all. Wonder if the reviewer used a different brand? Everyone I have spoken to about Eternabond has been very satisfied with it. I will continue to use it whenever necessary.
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Just remember...Eternabond is a BRAND, not a generic term. I used Eternabond several years ago on a roof seam and it is still sealed. I also used a wall paper seam roller.
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