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4quartercirclesperfh
Posted 2017-07-21 4:21 PM (#170308)
Subject: Re Sealing Roof


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I have read through the archives but I wanted a fresh opinion. I have a 2007 trails west with a aluminum roof that was sealed with parabond, its starting to crack and show its age and I was going to replace it. That said it is not leaking yet, would I be opening can of worms if I pulled it all apart stripped the old stuff off and resealed hoping i got it sealed good? or would i be better off instead of going with all new parabond to go with dicor self leveling and seal the over the top of the old parabond?
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arielremos
Posted 2017-08-15 8:01 PM (#170388 - in reply to #170308)
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1) Made that mistake. Wait till there's a problem - really ... "don't fix what ain't broke".
2) Have been told to never add any compound on top of another. Always peel completely, clean & re-seal.

 
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TLR
Posted 2017-08-16 10:09 AM (#170389 - in reply to #170308)
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I have a similar problem but different. I received light hail damage on my 2015 Lakota Bighorn in a recent storm. The insurance has adjusted the damage and sent me a check for a new roof. My promlem is do I tear off and replace a good roof that only has cosmetic damage hoping I get a good product or just wait and see what happens. The trailer has no leaks and I own it free and clear. In addition ,I forgot how to get to my PM. Can someone please  help.

Thanx TLR,

 
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Kay
Posted 2017-08-16 10:13 AM (#170390 - in reply to #170308)
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If it is just cosmetic and you decide you can live with it the way it is, don't replace the roof. HOWEVER, keep in mind that any future damage to the roof will likely not be covered by your insurance company if you do not replace it.
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hosspuller
Posted 2017-08-16 2:18 PM (#170391 - in reply to #170308)
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Only issue with waiting for a leak is the damage a leak will cause. Mold, warping wood, rot, rust and corrosion... Wet bedding is the worse on a trip. (ask me how I know) I prefer to fix stuff on MY schedule not waiting till it schedules itself..
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4quartercirclesperfh
Posted 2017-08-17 12:01 AM (#170397 - in reply to #170391)
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That's for sure! We have a month off before the next show I think the roofs getting re sealed the inside air conditioning air box/internal thermostat getting replaced. May also install some new roof vents for the grey and black and will get the ac cleaned. This is my before winter projects.
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Cutter1999
Posted 2017-08-17 9:22 AM (#170398 - in reply to #170308)
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I would never wait until a roof starts leaking to reseal it. Whenever you buy a trailer, there is maintenance associated with upkeep and owning it. Resealing the roof would be part of upkeep. I have seen recommendations that you should reseal the roof anywhere from every 4-7 years. I bought a used trailer about 2 1/2 years ago that had no leaks, but immediately resealed the roof as we had no history of when it had been done last.

If I were looking at buying a trailer, I would pass on one that had a roof leak, even if it had been repaired. Once water gets to the interior, the damage is done.

Edited by Cutter1999 2017-08-17 9:26 AM
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