Roof sealing questions and answers

Courtesy Dicor Corporation Here are some of my most frequently asked roof sealing questions: Our RV has an all-aluminum exterior. We’re looking for a roof sealant for use around plumbing vents and seams. What’s the best product for the job? Dicor Products’ 501 Lap Sealant is the ideal product to use in these applications. Designed for sealing along roof edges,…

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Find RV roof leaks? Here’s what’s next

Editor’s note: This information is provided by roof membrane manufacturer Dicor. While there’s plenty of “promotion” for their product included, some of the information and principles may be of assistance to our readers. RV roof sealant repair and touch-up is a key part of roof maintenance that most people can do with a bit of care. Given the way your…

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Winter is almost here – Time to prep that RV!

Courtesy of Dicor [Editor’s note: This information is provided by roof membrane manufacturer Dicor. While there’s plenty of “promotion” for their product included, some of the information and principles may be of assistance to our readers.] Fall is a great time for RVing. The air is crisp and cool, and the leaves are changing every shade of yellow, orange and…

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How to locate roof leaks

[Editor’s note: This information is provided by roof membrane manufacturer Dicor. While there may be plenty of “promotion” for their product included, some of the information and principles may be of assistance to our readers.] Being careful, get on your roof and feel around. Soft spots can indicate loose roofing material and damage to the substrate, composed of anything from…

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RV essential tools: Caulking accessories

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a piece he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. These tools are essential to help keep your RV leak-free: Liquid RV sealants: From EPDM seam sealer to silicone to body sealers — all come in 10-ounce caulk tubes; so if you’re going to maintain…

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We tried an RV roof coating — Here’s our six-year report

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris To hear RV manufacturers talk, EPDM rubber roofs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Problem is, even sliced bread eventually gets stale. After a few years in the elements, rubber roofs take the hit of weathering and exposure to UV radiation. From personal experience we can say that a non-maintained rubber roof…

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