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Posted: 08/29/19 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just bought a '98 Hornet 31F. the roof had previous issues and we will be redoing the whole inside. Now the previous owner redid the roof all in Ice & water. do I need to tear off this roof, or can I just put some other type of roof over it?

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Can you post some pictures, please?


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Posted: 08/29/19 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it leaking now? If not, leave it alone.

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Consider a flex armor roof. I don't have one but everyone who does seems to be happy. A rather large expensive but you know you won't have to deal with it again.

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jondoe941 wrote:

Now the previous owner redid the roof all in Ice & water.
i don't know what this means.

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Ice and Water adhesive membranes need to be covered for UV protection. If it was mine, I wouldn't remove it.
FWIW, when I reroofed the sticks and bricks, I installed a full covering using GAF Weatherwatch, adhesive membrane. Part of the roof was not covered with shingles for about three weeks. I haven't experienced any damage to the membrane.


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It is still leaking, mainly because they didn't seal where the roof meets the front wall.

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As other have mentioned, Ice and Water shield needs additional cover to protect from UV, manufacturer mentions 90 days for exposure so you will need to add something else to cover it.

The good news though since the PO failed to finish the job completely you can simply overlap the Ice and Water shield over top it's self anywhere the PO missed in order to fix the leak..

This is a case of the PO using the wrong material..

The correct material the PO should have used is a product called "Peel and Seal", it is the same base material as Ice and Water shield but has a top layer which IS designed for full UV exposure.

You can find it HERE at Amazon..

You might be able to use the Peel and Seal over top of the Ice and Water Shield but you may want to contact thee manufacturer directly to find out for sure if it is compatible..

Peel and Seal was recommended to me by a RV dealer and so far it has held up to 4 yrs of outdoor exposure for us.

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