If you suspect the roof of your RV has even the smallest hole in it, that’s reason enough to get into action and take care of the problem. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve got to take your RV to the dealership to get it done; doing your own liquid roof RV repair might seem daunting, but the truth is that it’s not nearly as hard to pull off as you might think.
Got a Leak? It’s Okay – but Don’t Delay
It’s important to understand that having a leak in the roof of your RV isn’t the end of the world. While it’s true that a roof that has a leak can lead to an incredible amount of damage to an RV if you don’t fix it, you do have at least a little bit of leeway before the real problem begins. If you live in an arid environment with little rainfall, if you cover your RV with a tarp, or if you park it in an RV-sized carport, this can buy you a little time – but if you want to ever use your RV again you’re going to need to get that leak patched as soon as you can.
How to Find That Leak
Sometimes it’s easy to spot a leak on your RV roof. If you just drove under some low-hanging tree branches, you heard a horrible scraping sound, and then you jumped on your ladder to survey your roof only to see a huge gash in the roof of your vehicle, odds are that’s the spot where you have to repair your RV with a liquid roof product. Other times, the leak could be hard to spot – look for any discoloration and feel for any suspicious softness across the entire roof, but take special care on all the seams surrounding things like air conditioners, windows, antennas or anywhere else a hole was cut into your roof to fit a piece of equipment.
Patch That Leak
The best part about using a liquid roof sealant to patch a hole in your RV is that it’s an incredibly easy process, akin to painting a wall. All you need to prepare is a good, thorough cleaning – a power washer is ideal – though if you spot any large holes or gaps make sure you caulk these gaps thoroughly. Once the roof of your RV is clean and dry, just roll on that liquid roof sealant with a paint roller. A single gallon can cover anywhere from 30 to 42 square feet, so make sure you measure your roof and pick up enough sealant to cover the entire thing. Once that liquid sealant is dry, you can kiss your worries about leaks goodbye – and the best thing is that you will have a pristine, new-looking roof that you can be proud of when you roll into that rest stop on the interstate.