Brainstorm or Brainfart?


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Old 10-02-11, 11:03 AM
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Brainstorm or Brainfart?

Older mobile home with the almost flat metal roof. Hate painting the edges every year.

I keep thinking this ice and water shield, the stuff with the sticky back, would work great.

http://www.na.graceconstruction.com/...ta%20Sheet.pdf

It says: Do not leave permanently exposed to sunlight.
Cover within 30 days.


So, thinking of getting the 9" stuff, put on the outer edge where it wants to leak, and paint over it with the silver fibered coating.

It does say: Low temperature flexibility Unaffected @ -20F


So, I'm just not sure if it would stay down, even being painted over with the silver stuff. Think it would stick?

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Old 10-03-11, 03:31 AM
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I don't think painting over it was what the manufacturer had in mind. I think the UV will still tend to deteriorate it to a degree, even if painted. Then, too, how well will paint adhere to it? Not sure.
This was an ad I saw on the site, which may help. It can be exposed and is made for MH use. Just a shot. 36" ALUMINUM PEEL & SEAL - Nextag Stores
 
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Old 10-03-11, 04:55 AM
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If feasible, the best solution is a roof over. That takes care of any leaks and gives you an attic buffer to help the MH stay cooler in the summer. Also having a bit of an overhang helps prevent some of the water running down the siding which is another place MHs are prone to leak.
 
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Then, too, how well will paint adhere to it?

.....backed by a layer of high-density, cross-laminated polyethylene


Ah yes, never thought of that. Don't suppose it'd stick too good to plastic.
 
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Old 10-04-11, 08:03 AM
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That peel and seal must be heavy, shipping is $118. Looks like good stuff though.
 
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Old 10-04-11, 04:53 PM
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I'd recommend you fill any large gaps with Geocel clear 2300 sealant, then once it has cured, brush on some Geocel Watershield on the edges of your roof.

I also wouldn't recommend doing what you suggested, since that product is strictly an underlayment.
 
 

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