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Old 11-03-2012, 01:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy 3" hole through roof from Sandy

Just arrived at the campground after Sandy passed by Kill Devil Hills, NC to find a 3" diameter branch through our roof (did not penetrate the ceiling). Put a temp patch on until I can get to the rv parts store tomorrow and get a better temp patch until my insurance co. can get here to look at it. Had a small amount of water in the floor inside, and the carpet in the slide was damp, but I think it will dry out ok, also some water in the ceiling but I think I got most of it to run out. Has anyone had any experiences with large holes on the roof to fix? Is it something that can be patched, or are we looking at a new roof completely? Sorry for the long post, but any input is appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:50 AM   #2
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Personally, I would push for a whole new roof, but in the end the insurance company will probably decide.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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I would think repairs for roof damage (large or small) would be common and readily available. I agree with krackeer - if you can get a whole new roof, go for it. But, if it's patched, and it's done correctly you can still enjoy leak-free camping. You will be maintaining your roof seals anyway - it would be just one more item up there.

If it was mine, I would make sure there was no other damage before a patch was applied. No sense covering up something you might have to deal with later.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Dont let them patch it... peel the roof off and let it dry.. there will be water held in the roof area and if it does not dry out thoroughly you will be in trouble in a few years.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input put a Dicor patch on until the insurance people can get out going to try to get a new roof will keep updating.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
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After you get through with the ins co, & if you only get a patch job, have another roof vent installed, probably cheaper than a patch. Larry
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