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Old 08-19-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
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Cost to Scrape and Recaulk Roof

So the Greyhawk is still in the shop for the slide out that won't work. It is at the dealer where it was purchased. Slide out is a story all in itself. Motor and controller replaced last year and now it won't budge again.

While in, we had the roof checked as we always do. They are quoting a price of $2400 to scrape and recaulk the roof! That just sounds outrageous to me. Hubby cannot climb on the roof so we will be paying someone to do it correctly. I called another RV repair shop and he is quoteing anywhere from $750 - $1200, which sounds a lot more feasible.

Has anyone had the entire roof scraped and recaulked recently? Price?
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:44 AM   #2
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They don't actually scrape it, just inspect and remove cracked caulk and
re- coat. IMO, both are very high estimates.
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If it were me, I would ask them to explore the possibility of cleaning up the existing caulk, and treating the whole thing with "Eternabond"; right over top the old caulk. It would be a LOT less labor (it's hard and very tedious to remove all that old caulk without destroying the roof), but more expensive in materials, and the repair would basically be permanent.

If the roof membrane is in good shape, this could be a much better alternative, and may even be cheaper.
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Thanks for the replies. I am going to ask about the Eternabond.
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Both quotes seem high. Typically all that is done is clean the old caulk and apply new self leveling over the top. Personally, if getting on the roof is difficult to do, I would consider "Eternabond". Material costs are greater, but long term maintenance will be less. Should still apply a little self leveling caulk along the edges to ensure wind cannot lift the "Eternabond". Scrapping should never be done, you will damage the thin membrane.
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