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I have a double wide trailer that has a metal roof, but on top of it is a brown composite type coating then on top of that is a white sprayed on coating which is rubbery. I am attempting to seal it because Ive noticed water damage to my ceilings in several locations of the trailer. there are also many patches previously applied from earlier owner.
In many spots the white coating is bubbled and when I scrape it the soft area comes up easily and there is green moldy type of substance underneath and it is also wet. In several spots when attempting to removed the loose/bubbled coating the brown composite material has also come up leaving the bare metal roofing exposed.
I would like to know what I should use to patch the many holes and cracks in the white coating and also what to use to completely re-coat the roof making it waterproof and stop any further damage to my ceilings.
I bought Henrys roof seam and sealant and also a black mesh which I planned on applying to all of the cracks & exposed roofing areas. then im unsure what product to apply.I know it should be an elastomeric coating, BUT I need something that will seal and waterproof it completely. without costing me a fortune!! Money is a major issue at this point. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I have no knowledge about roofing. Thanks
 

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It is easier to just have a company come and lay down the Rubber membrane that they use now on the old metal roofs.

It is a lot cleaner than putting down the coating, which gets all over you.
 

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Hi Thanks for your response, but I cannot afford to hire someone to do the job, that is why I am asking how to do it myself. I know it will be tough and messy but I need to find out what products to use. thanks
 

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Plenty of products out there. Only problem is that you are using a bandaid on a problem that will keep leaking.

There are programs out there that help those with low income. If it is just that you have the income but too much going out of your budget. You are going to have to sacrifice to get this done and not keep putting it off.
 

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Lots and lots of ppl I know have raved about these new products you may have seen.. Thru the Roof and Lexel.. they are clear sealants that you can purchase at big box stores.. they stay flexible when cured which make them perfect for roofs. I also would suggest using cool seal with fibers in it.
 
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