Friday, September 20, 2019

Understanding the causes of RV Roof Leaks and how to fix them

RVs cost a good chunk of money and every owner expects it’s to last longer. The good is that, if properly cared RVs can last for decades. Over the time RVs will show some signs of wear and tear and it all starts with a leaky roof. This usually happens around the roof vents, sky lights and around air conditioning units. However, with the advancements of new roofing products e.g. (Liquid RV Roof) in RV industry now you can repair leaks all by yourself.

Start with prepping the area:

You have to start with prepping the surface area. This involves removing the old caulk, sealant and roof adhesives. You will not get the desired tight seal with old sealant or caulk in the way.  For cleaning purpose use scrub pad and mild detergents and water wash the entire roof surface to get the rid of debris and any loose materials. Let the roof to dry completely.

Choose your new sealant

The exact product you will use depends upon the roof material you are dealing with. Mostly two major types of repairs sealants used are fabric sealants and liquid sealants. In many cases you may have to use both in combination. Fabric based products are good for sealing around irregular surfaces like bolts, pipes, curbs, and angles. They are also a good choice when you might need a wider seal than most caulking products can provide. Another consideration that comes up when you are repairing or replacing the sealant on your roof is whether you need a temporary or permanent seal. In some instances like air conditioners which need regular periodic maintenance you will have to use a temporary seal and areas around the edges or seams of the roof require a permanent seal.

Last-Minute Reminders

When replacing any sky light or roof vent, use the knife carefully so not to cut or damage the rubber roof material.
Make sure to fill all the seams, gaps or cracks when you have finished your repairs or replacements to get long-lasting roof endurance.

To conclude, remember to look cautiously at adhesives and sealants because they are designed for specific applications and uses, so you need to make sure that you have the right materials for the job.
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