Anyone used DUCT/DUCK tape on an EPDM Roof?

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  1. American Dream

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    :thumb:Hi,

    I need to find a temporary way of stopping water ingress into the roof while taking the RV to get it assessed in a Repairers. (It is currently under cover)

    I was thinking of running DUCK/DUCT Tape along the joins in the roof where the original tape has lifted away due to the water getting under it.

    I was wondering whether anyone has used this as a temporary fix. There is some oxidisation of the original rubber roof coating which will have to be brushed off.

    Thanks to JSW and his links to EPDM roof repairs, this is looking more straightforward now.:thumb:

    All I have to do is look at the reality of obtaining the necessary materials, although the insurance company say they will cover it if I can get it to a local, reputable repairer that is capable of repairs to ARV's.

    Is there anyone on this forum who will undertake such a repair or knows of a supplier of roof materials.?

    Steve.
     
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    Has the roof been physically damaged or is it just generally failing with age? Was Newark the first proper water test it has had since you bought it?:Smile:
     
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    Hi steve how about these there is a DIY option!!!:thumb:

    EPDM rubber flat roofing, roof material for DIY and trade

    Or these

    1 Piece Rubber Roofing

    However duck/duct tape would be a temporary effective solution at least to get the RV to the repairers, but it is sometimes very very hard to see where the water is getting in! It is some times way away from where it shows itself inside!

    Regards Pat
     
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    Judging by the marks on the roof, it looks like something has brushed/scraped along it and torn the Sealing tape between the rubber in the middle of the roof.

    It has never leaked before and looked ok when I did a visual check the other day.

    It withstood the torrential storms of last year and at the beginning of last month.

    Crazy.I was thinking of coating it again soon as a matter of routine maintenance.

    Beginning to wonder whether a low branch has caught it.There are a few twigs stuck under the roof box.:Sad:
     
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    That's brilliant Pat.

    I didn't realise you can get it in one piece to fit.That will mean there will be no joins at all to fail in the future.

    Many thanks for the post.I am looking for someone to undertake the work for me.

    Now I need a supplier of the Ply/foam/Ply laminate "sandwich" material and the aluminium extrusion that runs around the roof.
     
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    :Cool: I have used Duct/Gaffa tape as a temporary repair. The thing I have used for a more permanent repair is this:-

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    EternaBond RoofSeal White

    I believe Linda sells something along the same lines.
     
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    not trying to be funny steve, but why not take it on a dry day and due to the problem ask for it to be stored under cover.

    john
     
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    Cheers John.

    I'll hunt around for some of this as a temporary solution.:thumb:
     
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    Will try to John,

    The problem is, I am having to book it in to get it assessed for the insurance, (At Brownhills) so I am tied to a day and time.The weather has been so unpredictable at the moment.:Doh:

    She's drying out under cover at the moment.I have a supplier that will supply one piece of EPDM Rubber for around £140 + vat, thanks to another link from another forum member, which sounds very good.

    My aim is to rebuild the roof , minus and joins.:BigGrin:
     
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