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Posted: 10/12/19 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has any one repaired ceiling after leak near antenna , Ceiling has wrinkled at the seam . Noticed stain in light , appears the ceiling material is starting to bubble .

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I haven’t had to do it, but I’d use eternabond and and/or dicor. I think eternabond is better for patching a small hole in the roof.


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Posted: 10/12/19 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need to fund the leak first. Do you know where the water enters? What material is your camper's roof? TPO/EPDM or aluminum?


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Posted: 10/12/19 12:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't the question about ceiling repair, not roof repair?

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ardvark wrote:

Isn't the question about ceiling repair, not roof repair?


Yes but, the water is getting in from somewhere, most likely the roof so you need to start with the source. Fixing the ceiling won't correct the issue.


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ardvark, you are right.

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I just thought he meant roof. What ceiling bubbles?

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The finish on the ceiling is a ceiling board of some type. it varies by manufacturer. It bubbles when moisture gets behind it. It is much harder than a roof repair as you can see it and there is no ready match without replacing a large section.

It's important to inspect the roof regularly as by the time you see damage inside, there has been a good deal of water penetration.

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Water is insidious and I have seen first hand what a very small leak can do. Often the actual damage is far worse than the early signs indicate. Left undetected for even a few months it can create enough black mold to pose a health hazard and structural weakness.

This is an example of water intrusion caught before there was any signs of water damage in the interior. If you are seeing the signs indicated, there is a decent reason to do a more thorough inspection. The RV.NET photo uploader does not work on this site yet works fine for me posting on several other forums ???

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I found the source of the leak I was a roofer for 23 years specializing in flat roofs , My question is has any body repaired the ceiling panel , Thinking of trying to inject some typ of glue in the bubbled area , The damage is at the seam where 2 panels meet there seams to be a joining strip or clip

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