Tuesday, May 29, 2012

No leaks

Went out today after a drenching rain last night.  No more leak!

I'm hopeful this roof material will last for years, or until we decide to replace it with new aluminum.  However, we are at the very least happy to see that our trailer is no longer in danger of damage for the foreseeable future.

Monday, May 21, 2012

finished roof

The PVC roof has been applied and the roof should be leak free now since the bad seam in the aluminum is now covered.   You see the metal edge on the top which is where it starts.  It ends on the back side about the same place.  We didn't want it to be visible from the ground.

This job was a big one, taking down the vent again, glueing down the roof material, cleaning up all the old edges and trim, applying new sealant to everything... tooks several days.  Though it isn't a "pretty" look, its white like the aluminum and water tight.  Water tight is something this trailer hasn't likely seen in at least a decade.  If this stops the leaking and we believe it will, we can live with the pvc on the roof.  We'll keep it for as long as it does the job.  When it doesn't, we'll invest in a new sheet of aluminum plus new edging.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hard to believe, but we've been back at working on the Gem.  After all that work, we found out we had a leak that was threatening to destroy all the work we had put into the trailer.  We first noticed a bit of damage inside at the same exact place where most of the interior water damage had been before restoration.  There is a damaged spot on the roof where a tree landed.  Though we thought we had repaired it, it wasn't enough

We are now taking a piece of pvc roof, glueing it down over the damaged area (this included pulling up the vent and side trim) and triming it off.  Short of replacing the aluminum (which would have been the best choice), we went with what we had.  This however should take care of the leak for good and last a long time.