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Old 11-05-2013, 07:10 AM   #1
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I plan on cleaning my roof tomorrow. While I was up there inspecting it I noticed a lot of the caulking around the covers and seams were cracked. Can I just caulk over the existing caulk? It would be a real PITA to remove the old caulking (it is 1" wide and about 1/4" in some places).
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:25 AM   #2
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I have the same question. I've read on here somewhere that some just remove the loose caulking and then re-caulk. I am prepping to do some myself thanks for starting the thread.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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Heat gun and a plastic putty knife is what I used when I installed a fan in my bedroom.

Works fast and easy!

Use dicor self leveling caulk.

Ps the dealer said you "can" clean old caulk really well and just caulk right over existing.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:20 AM   #4
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I plan on cleaning my roof tomorrow. While I was up there inspecting it I noticed a lot of the caulking around the covers and seams were cracked. Can I just caulk over the existing caulk? It would be a real PITA to remove the old caulking (it is 1" wide and about 1/4" in some places).
You can add more Dicor caulking to fill in any gaps and touch-ups. You could also look at putting Eternabond (or Dicor) tape over the entire caulked area as a more permanent solution. There's many threads on here discussing that if you use the search function.

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Old 11-09-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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I don't understand if the self leveling caulking is cracking, then why re-install the same product back on? Take off the Dicor self leveling caulking with a dull putty knife, then acetone to clean then use a 4" fiber back seam tape to cover all screws, this should be done on the front, back, all vents, plumbing and kitchen base. You want to use a 4" Seam tape that is going to accept your roof coating, never have a leak again. It works here in Florida....
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I would like to know why it was necessary to use that much caulking material in the first place.


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I would like to know why it was necessary to use that much caulking material in the first place.
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I plan on cleaning my roof tomorrow. While I was up there inspecting it I noticed a lot of the caulking around the covers and seams were cracked. Can I just caulk over the existing caulk? It would be a real PITA to remove the old caulking (it is 1" wide and about 1/4" in some places).
Is this amount of caulking normal?

I think that much is excessive and unnecessary.
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Is this amount of caulking normal?

I think that much is excessive and unnecessary.
Look at my post of pictures when I installed my vent fan .

That is normal.
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Dey use BIG caulking gun and go real fast, hence the pump a pretty big bead, Remove it, caulk over it, put eternabond on; it will all work. The caulks weather and need to be cleaned and the eternabond last longer, or so I have heard.

Pick one and do it.

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