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Old 05-13-2021, 08:20 AM   #1
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Roof leak prevention

Hi, with the rain upon us, and leaving SoCal (dry) what is the preventative maintenance that I should do to prevent roof leaks, like not so obvious things like Roof cracks etc since I have been sitting or traveling very little, and I read some posts that people have water leaks coming through lights etc the last thing I want is itís leak an ďonce of prevention itís worth a pound of cureĒ thanks in advance


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Keep the roof clean and inspect all joints and seams regularly for cracks or splits. Then, remove old sealant, clean, and put either Dicor or Eternabond tape or both to reseal.
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Hi, with the rain upon us, and leaving SoCal (dry) what is the preventative maintenance that I should do to prevent roof leaks, like not so obvious things like Roof cracks etc since I have been sitting or traveling very little, and I read some posts that people have water leaks coming through lights etc the last thing I want is itís leak an ďonce of prevention itís worth a pound of cureĒ thanks in advance





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Clearance lights on the front cap have been a common source of leaks so I would make sure they are properly sealed. Check air conditioning bolts to make sure they are properly torqued. Wherever there is a roof opening, like roof vents, check for proper sealant. Where two fiberglass roof sections are joined many times eternabond tape is used at the seam. Make sure the tape is properly adhered. I carry a spare roll of this tape for unexpected cracks or leaks.
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Check all the hold down bolts for your air conditioners. Every single bolt on all three of my air conditioners were loose. Most required two to three full turns to get tight.
I had water leaking in during heavy rain. After I performed this maintenance task I have had no leaking when it rains.
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Thanks all for the assistance, up on inspection I found two things, a clogged front drain and loose front AC bolts, but I didnít dismissed some cracks around vents and skylight. Thanks again


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