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Old 12-24-2008, 05:44 AM   #1
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I have decided to put 4 inch Eternabond over the 5200 caulk on the roof to rail seam and am wondering if I use the aluminum sided Eternabond instead of the paintable. That might help reflect and insulate that area where it rounds as I understand from reading posts here that a lot of heat passes through this area as no foam insulation is in this area. Instead of cutting down the 4 inch tape to 2 inch long strips I will form the 4 inch tape as far up as I can. As hail is sometimes a problem here in Texas & Mobile Al. This might protect the round area (the hardest to patch)if hail hits. Any ideas on this? I wonder what it will look like from the side? Costs more but will not have to check or redo the seam anymore. Any thoughts?
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I have decided to put 4 inch Eternabond over the 5200 caulk on the roof to rail seam and am wondering if I use the aluminum sided Eternabond instead of the paintable. That might help reflect and insulate that area where it rounds as I understand from reading posts here that a lot of heat passes through this area as no foam insulation is in this area. Instead of cutting down the 4 inch tape to 2 inch long strips I will form the 4 inch tape as far up as I can. As hail is sometimes a problem here in Texas & Mobile Al. This might protect the round area (the hardest to patch)if hail hits. Any ideas on this? I wonder what it will look like from the side? Costs more but will not have to check or redo the seam anymore. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:30 AM   #3
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I think it would look baaad.
Doubt it would be of much value as an insulator dont think you could possible see any difference. Now if your whole roof had it, then it would work.
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Most of us have used the two inch (myself included) with good results. Lay it down into the rail and it works great. I did mine three years ago and it is as good as the day I put it on. Good luck.
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