It may seem like repairing the roof on your RV or motor home is going to be a major hassle. But the truth is that it isn’t. In general, any person with a little bit of handiness and the right tools can successfully repair the roof of their RV with liquid roof. So, if you need to perform RV leaks repair or fix your RV’s rubber roof, then you’ve come to the right place!
Step 1: Clean That Roof!
In order to make your repair of your RV’s roof successful, you’re going to need to make sure that your roof is cleaned adequately. There are a lot of ways to do this, but one of the most effective is power washing. If that’s not an option for you, there are other solvents and cleaners that can be used to remove debris, dirt and other imperfections from the surface of your RV’s roof.
The reason that a clean roof is essential is simple: If your roof is not cleaned adequately before applying liquid roof, then the efficacy of the products that you use will be dramatically reduced. This means that while you might be able to repair the leak for a time, in all likelihood you’ll have to repair it again in the near future. So, the lesson is simple: Clean you roof before repairing it.
If you can’t clean your roof adequately before making repairs, though, you can apply an EPDM primer to make the liquid roof more effective.
Step 2: Get the Tools!
You’re not going to need much in order to undertake repairs of your RV’s leaky roof. First and foremost, you’re going to need a can of liquid roof. Secondly, you’ll need a sturdy EPDM roller with which to apply the liquid roof. Finally, you’ll possibly need masking tape (or another kind of tape) in order to protect areas of your RV’s roof that you do not want to be covered by the liquid roof.
Step 3: Apply the Liquid Roof!
Cleaning your roof is honestly the hardest part. After that, you simply need to apply a coating of the liquid roof using a capable EPDM roller. As you are rolling the liquid roof onto the surface of your RV’s roof, make sure that you are applying it evenly. After it has been applied, you’ll need to leave it to set for an adequate amount of time. While the liquid roof cures, be sure to leave it alone. It’s worth noting that liquid roof before it has cured is flammable. So be careful!
If you’ve used masking tape to protect certain areas of your RV roof from the liquid roof coating, then you’ll also want to wait at least 24 hours before removing that masking tape. It takes roughly this long for the liquid roof to cure adequately before it can be disturbed.
That’s it! After you’re done, just wait and soon you’ll be able to enjoy a repaired roof that should last for many years to come!