Repair a few holes in the roof

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by Kasey Redrum, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Kasey Redrum

    Kasey Redrum Member

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    2005 rockwood 1640 ltd, roof seems to be aluminum, and there are a few small holes, and a small crack. I am just looking to keep it from leaking. I am thinking silicone, but what type is made for that purpose? The roof has some texture to it. Thanks for any help.
     
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    Instead of silicone you want to use Dicor or X TRM in a self leveling compound. After a period of time, silicone won't stick to the roof
     
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    No silicone! Self leveling Dicor on the horizontal surfaces and non-sag for vertical surfaces.
     
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    Great thanks. FOund Dicor for roof, $11 a tube on Amazon.
     
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    Ok so the Dicor, for roof, self leveling. How does this get applied? Is it like normal caulk? A bead? Or is it going to flow out like a puddle?
     
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    Self leveling Dicor will not "flow out like a puddle", but it will "flow" slightly and it will remain mostly raised. On my roof seams, I just ran a bead. On my vent, I ran several beads. I put it on pretty thick mostly because I had an entire tube to use for just the vent and I didn't want to toss out too much of the remaining Dicor in the tube. Waste not, want not.
     
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    Do you ever flatten it with finger?
     
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    To flatten it, use a rubber glove and keep the glove moist, we use Windex.
    It will lay down on its own
     
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    No
     
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    I want to update, I was not able to tool it at all with finger/windex. So don't try that, it is not like normal caulk.
    It is also not drying as hard as I thought it would. still slightly tacky and it has been 4 days. I am afraid to put the cover back on as I dont want it to stick.??
    And it has been in the 80s here, no rain.
     

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