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Old 09-21-2022, 01:27 PM   #1
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Small tear/hole in roof

Looks like a branch snagged on the roof. Can anyone share what would be the best product or method to repair this before it creates any damage.

I also noticed a small crack in the black sealant on the corner joint on the roof. Does anyone know what product that is and what can be used to patch that area as well.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-21-2022, 01:49 PM   #2
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IF it is only a small tear in the rubber roof membrane then Eternabond Tape is likely your best option. Pictures would be very helpful in getting you a more definitive answer.
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Eternabond is your friend. I keep a small roll in the TT, for this purpose. Take note DO NOT STRETCH it. If you do it will release.

For a short term fix to keep any water out, or wind from more damage, apply a piece of electrical tape to the tear.

Not sure what the black material is, could be Butyl tape, could be Dicor. Do not use Silicone based caulk. I covered all my caulking on the roof with Eternabond.
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I wholeheartedly agree with Marcm157 and Jagiven. 2 years ago when pulling into our camping spot, I came a little too close to a small tree and tore a small tear in my roof fabric. The next day I went to a local RV store to buy a small roll of Eternabond tape to apply to the tear. The Eternabond is working perfectly 2 years later.
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Old 09-21-2022, 07:57 PM   #5
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Eterna bond

Eterna bond saved the day in Pennsylvania this summer, I came to close to a black walnut tree. The next day it rained more than it had all year no leaks.. ;0
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I hear ETERNABOND really sticks, and to remove it is all but impossible. So, what happens if you put eternabond around skylights or any fan vents and something cracks, and the skylight has to be replaced. How do you get the eternabond off without tearing the roof around the skylight seams?
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I hear ETERNABOND really sticks, and to remove it is all but impossible. So, what happens if you put eternabond around skylights or any fan vents and something cracks, and the skylight has to be replaced. How do you get the eternabond off without tearing the roof around the skylight seams?
E’bond is the stuff!

Removing is not too difficult. Gentle use of a heat gun will soften the sticky stuff enough to allow the tape to be removed. I have a HF heat gun and use low heat. Be gentle and patient when pulling the tape. After removal clean the residue with mineral spirits. The area doesn’t have to be 100% “sticky free”, before putting down the new tape.
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E’bond is the stuff!

Removing is not too difficult. Gentle use of a heat gun will soften the sticky stuff enough to allow the tape to be removed. I have a HF heat gun and use low heat. Be gentle and patient when pulling the tape. After removal clean the residue with mineral spirits. The area doesn’t have to be 100% “sticky free”, before putting down the new tape.
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For something like a skylight an alternative is to razor cut the Etearnabond along the edge of the skylight, remove and replace skylight. The just put the second layer over the old after cleaning. It will stick to itself nicely.

I had a screw back out through the Etearnabond. Removed and replaced with longer screw, cleaned area and put a 1 inch square patch over the hole and all good for years now.
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YouTube has a few videos on how to apply Eternabond. A clean surface and using a roller to seal it down are a must. I have used it one time ( preventive maintenance) and it’s really not that difficult to apply. As “ Jagiven “ said” Do Not Stretch it”. I used black because it’s easier for these old eyes to spot a problem from the ladder if there is one.
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eternabond tape

I don't know about the skylight and the tape but I am going to find out! I repaired my cracked skylight with Eterna bond tape. in July 2000 and several storms back, and no leaks. and now I have to remove it and reset a new one.. I'll take pics and post them.
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Eternabond - don't leave home without it.

I've got plenty of eternabond on the roof, but around skylight and vent hood just have dicore self-leveling and check it all once or twice a year.
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Looks like a branch snagged on the roof. Can anyone share what would be the best product or method to repair this before it creates any damage.

I also noticed a small crack in the black sealant on the corner joint on the roof. Does anyone know what product that is and what can be used to patch that area as well.

Thanks for the help.
We use flex seal on just about everything. We keep a variety of flex seal products with us. In case we need it for anything.
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