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Metalman RVer

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Spot Roof Repair On Glendale
« on: October 26, 2019, 03:36:43 PM »
We are in the North & did a winterization of the Glendale last weekend, including retracting the 3 slide outs.

I did a roof inspection & found a little spot that had opened up a tiny bit where a previous owner had spot patched it & yesterday I applied a bit of Dicor 502LSW levelling sealant.

The little repair is right by the back termination bar.  I am quite inexperienced at roof repairs but usually go up on the RV to inspect the roof 4 times a year & often find a little spots here & there where there is a tiny crack opened up that needs attention.

Does this type of spot repair look ok right beside the termination bar or does more need to be done? I believe this to be an EPDM rubber roof. The roof in general looks good to me.

There have never been any roof leaks inside the RV as far as I know & I try to stay on top of the inspections.

Thanks





Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Spot Roof Repair On Glendale
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 10:06:02 AM »
I would have cleaned off that black mold first, but other than that it looks ok.  The reason for removing the mold (other than cosmetic) is that the mold can prevent or reduce the bond between the Dicor and the roof membrane. The Dicor is stuck to the mold rather than the roof, so if the mold comes loose, the caulk might come with it.
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Spot Roof Repair On Glendale
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 10:41:19 PM »
Looks like it will keep the water out which is the goal.

I agree with Gary about cleaning the mold off.  I'd use Dawn soap and then clean the area with alcohol. 
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