Leeky Trailor Roof


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Old 12-10-07, 07:37 PM
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Leeky Trailor Roof

I just purchase a used trailor and found out I have a leeky roof in two different places! I want to make sure I use the best sealant and basically want to coat the entire roof. What should I use?
 
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Welcome to the forums!

Is this a mobile home?

I usually use roofing tar or silicone caulk at the leak and then use a fibered aluminum roof coating to paint the entire roof.
 
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Old 12-11-07, 11:40 AM
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Yes this is a mobile home!

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Welcome to the forums!

Is this a mobile home?

I usually use roofing tar or silicone caulk at the leak and then use a fibered aluminum roof coating to paint the entire roof.
Thanks for your input!
 
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Old 12-11-07, 08:05 PM
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I have actually 'repaired' huge rot holes in mobile home roofs by using silver silicone caulk. First make sure no loose rust. But generally on these roofs the weather takes care of that for you. Then smear the caulk on in circular motions with your hands/fingers so you can make sure the caulk 'takes'.

This is a tried and true method (according to me anyway). The swirling around you do will ensure the silicone mixes with any dust and when it is gooey on the trailer metal and you no longer see if it tries to lift off revealing still dry metal underneath, then you will know you have achieved maximum adhesion, without doubt.

Then if you like, finish buttering it up like frosting on a cake, with a sheetrock mud knife of the width of your choice.

I actually 'relined' a rooftop cooling tower's water pan like this some years back, and it held for a long time.
 
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Originally Posted by ecman51` View Post
smear the caulk on in circular motions with your hands/fingers so you can make sure the caulk 'takes'.
You might want to wear gloves or use a putty knife. Once the caulk sets up on your skin you about have to peel it off or let it wear off
 
 

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