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Old 09-23-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Eternabond on roof ... disaster averted.

Finally got around to putting eternabond tape on all the roof openings. After washing, scrubbing and cleaning all the vents and existing caulk, I got the trim rail, 5 plumbing vents, 4 air vents, fridge vent, radio antenna, and skylight done. Still have the ladder mounts, tv antenna, and front cap to go. It does take some time! While I was laying on the roof applying tape to a vent, I noticed a small semi circle cut in the roof membrane, along with a couple other smaller ones nearby. It appears to me that something had been dropped on the roof during manufacturing. The largest of the cuts, and the only one that appeared to cut all the way through, was only about 3/8" long. The roof under the membrane was solid and not soft at all. I applied a section of tape over the area to seal it. I would have not noticed these small cuts had I not been laying on the roof. It was just by luck that I did.

Now for a question. Has anyone applied eternabond to the side roof rails? My roof wraps over the sides down about 4" and I was wondering if I should apply a 2" strip of tape down both sides.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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I have not when I did mine.

Having said that, replacing all the screws with stainless versions and re-caulking the strips is a planned maintenance item.
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I'm not sure which way I'm going to go. I'll take a closer look at it tomorrow, but my first instinct was to go with the tape. Are your screws exposed?
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I'm not sure which way I'm going to go. I'll take a closer look at it tomorrow, but my first instinct was to go with the tape. Are your screws exposed?
There is a rubber cover over them and the ends are caulked.
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Curious as to why replace the screws. I can see the stainless option if they were exposed. Do you replace with a larger screw?
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Curious as to why replace the screws. I can see the stainless option if they were exposed. Do you replace with a larger screw?
I have noticed several of my screws are rusted. If they are lose in their socket I wil use the next size up.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
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For those who want to know, it takes 90' of 4" eternabond tape to do the roof of a 365saq.
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