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Old 09-08-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Small tear in edge of roof

I noticed this at the edge of the roof by the middle of the ladder. Eternabond should be suitable for repair?
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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I noticed this at the edge of the roof by the middle of the ladder. Eternabond should be suitable for repair?
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Yes that would work fine, do not wait do it now, like I said before I had a whole smaller then that but didn't know it. when I found it a 12x12 section of plywood delam. It cost me 5400.00 to replace the roof because I missed it. What happened that caused a whole like that. Seems things run in streaks, there has been a lot of roof problems I have noticed. Glad you caught yours, saved yourself some money....
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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Thanks. Not sure how it happened. It in a sort of protected area. I may have hit it recently with a brush while washing the roof.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:04 AM   #4
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Thanks. Not sure how it happened. It in a sort of protected area. I may have hit it recently with a brush while washing the roof.
I realize you said you don't know how that happened but I don't believe a wash brush caused this unless you have a screw sticking out the wash brush to hold it onto the handle.

That was made by something puncturing it. The TPO is actually more durable than most think and somewhat forgiving to abrasion.

Eternabond will fix it for sure. Make sure you use a large enough piece to allow adhesion of at least an inch on all sides.
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Thoroughly clean the area first. See Eternabond instructions.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:25 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. Got eternabond on order.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:57 PM   #7
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Id use lap sealant after thoroughly cleaning the area with soap and water and scrubbing with a soft bristle brush. Id also pull out the portion tucked in where it was punctured. That material isn't gone just turned in so Id use it to heop create a substrate for the Lap Sealant.

If you have to order anything, COVER IT with something to prevent water intrusion while you wait. a SMALL hole (MUCH smaller than that) cost us dearly when it rained for a couple days and the resulting delamination caused $1500 in damages.
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I agree with using the lap sealant first, trying to level it as much as possible then Eternabond over that.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:10 PM   #9
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Good idea. I do have Dicor lap sealant.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:19 PM   #10
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I've repaired worse than this with Eternabond tape and Eternabond double-stick.

You might want to trim the hole a bit to smooth it out. Clean well with acetone and use an abrasive on the surfaces. You should not need the primer. Use a couple of layers of Eternabond 'double-stick' to even out that seam at the edge to provide a smooth transition for the Eternabond tape as it bends over the seam. Then dress the edges of the Eternabond tape with a fine bead of Eternacaulk.

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