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wijames2002

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Roof repair after removing old TV antenna?
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:19:59 AM »
I have two old TV antennas on the roof of the motorhome I just bought. I'd like to remove them and patch the roof where they are located. What is the best way to patch the roof to assure no roof leaks?
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kdbgoat

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Re: Roof repair after removing old TV antenna?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 08:33:49 AM »
What material is your roof made of? Aluminum, TPO, EPDM, fiberglass?
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Re: Roof repair after removing old TV antenna?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 12:47:53 PM »
What material is your roof made of? Aluminum, TPO, EPDM, fiberglass?

My roof is EPDM.
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kdbgoat

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Re: Roof repair after removing old TV antenna?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 12:58:40 PM »
You can buy an EPDM self adhesive patch to cover the holes, or use Eternabond tape. Either way, make sure the roof around the holes are as clean as you can get them. If you need something solid to cover the actual hole in the sheathing, something like a piece of FRP or aluminum flashing should work. Cut either a bit larger than the hole itself, then make an X cut in the roofing material. Put down the flashing or whatever you use, then fold the existing roof material back over it. Finish patch up with Eternabond tape or the EPDM patch.
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Re: Roof repair after removing old TV antenna?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 02:41:50 PM »
Or just use Dicor self leveling lap sealant to seal around one of the patching methods above.  I like Eternabond myself, but the old-fashioned lap sealant is just as effective when properly applied.

Or get one of the patch kits that has everything you need:
http://www.adventurerv.net/quick-roof-rubber-roof-repair-p-3207.html

Some helpful topics:
http://www.bestmaterials.com/RV_roof_repair_info.aspx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK9rMcQL9c
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