Mobile Home Addition Seam

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Old 08-10-15, 10:33 PM
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Mobile Home Addition Seam

I need some suggestions how to repair the handywork that was done on this mobile. The roof is leaking at the seam in 3 places, The silicon was the last compound used I think. It isn't working.

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I was trying to delete the duplicate pics not getting it to work
 
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I can't help you much with your roofing issue but I did take care of your pictures.

Others will stop by and give you help.
 
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Thanks Pete for fixing my post
 
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One more picture ........
 
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added another picture .......
 
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I couldn't tell from the pics, how was the addition's roof connected to the MH? is there flashing connecting the two?
 
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I do not think flashing was used.Most of the outside wall was removed. there is a header between the sections.
 
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Without flashing, leaks will be an ongoing issue. Flashing can be difficult to install once all the 'goop' has been put in the way. I'd probably try to remove the tar/caulk and see if I could install flashing. .... but I'm just a painter [have built MH additions for self/family/friends] maybe the roofers will have a better solution.
 
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I'm not a roof guy but what I've done at a rental property is to use a roll of aluminum backed self adhesive bituminous memebrane over the seam. Worked for me.
 
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This is going to be nothing but an ongoing issue.
No way would I have used rolled roofing on that low slope roof, a one piece membraine roof and proper flasing would have been good for at least 20 years.
Blobbing more caulking of a different type and not even leveling it off is never going to work and just form a dam for water to run in.
Adding any form of tape over that messed up seam is also never going to work.
Sorry but all that old sealer needs to come off and flashing added.
 
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Old 08-11-15, 07:30 PM
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Sorry but all that old sealer needs to come off and flashing added.
Agree 100 %. A lot of work but the only way unless you build a roof with independent support posts over every thing. Not really making the second suggestion but I have seen it done by a commercial metal building company and it looked nice.
 
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I suggested to the lender (foreclosed property ) that all the gook would have to be removed, They want a quote for repairs, they wont go for time and materials
 
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