Liquid Roof RV Repair Made Easy

Making repairs of any kind can be daunting. This is especially true when you have to make repairs to the roof of your RV, which is, for all intents and purposes, your home. But, there’s no reason to despond if your RV roof has sprung a leak. In fact, you’ll find that it’s easy to make liquid roof repairs with EPDM coating!

What Is Liquid Roof?

Liquid roof is pretty much what it sounds like. It’s made from the very same polymers that make up EPDM, which stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer. Unlike EPDM roofing, however, which is applied in sheets, liquid roof is applied as a liquid that takes a very short time to set. Because it comes in this liquid form, you’ll find that it is relatively easy to transport and apply, which makes it an ideal solution for making repairs to the roof of your RV.

Applying Liquid Roof to Your RV

You’re going to find that doing liquid roof RV repairs is a relatively simple and painless process. All that you’re going to need is a few tools, the liquid roof, and some spare time. As far as tools are concerned, you’ll likely need to following:

  • Cleaning Products: You’ll need these in order to make sure your roof is squeaky clean before you make the repairs.
  • EPDM Roller: You’re going to use this to apply the liquid roof to your RV.
  • Masking Tape: This is optional, but you may find it useful if you need to protect certain parts of your RV’s roof from getting covered with the liquid roof.

Once you have these products, making the repairs is going to be a cinch. First, make sure that you have a clear day when precipitation is not expected. The air temperature won’t be much of a factor, unless, of course, you’re trying to make the repairs in extremely cold weather. But, who would do that?

The first step that you’ll need to take is cleaning your RV’s roof. Make sure that the entire roof is clear of any debris, and also that you’ve rid it of dirt and grime as best as possible. This is extremely important, as the liquid roof will need to bond directly with the EPDM RV roof that you already have in place, and any impurities that stand between the liquid roof and the RV’s roof will degrade the liquid roofs ability to form a cohesive bond.

After the roof is cleaned, you’ll need to apply the liquid roof. You can do this by using the EPDM roller to spread the liquid roof as evenly as possible across any trouble areas. It’s important, too, that you spread as even as possible, as letting the liquid roof bunch up in any particular area will seriously jeopardize the effectiveness of the repairs you’re making.

Once the liquid roof has been applied successfully, you’re pretty much in the clear. Give the liquid roof around 24 hours to set, and after that you’ll be good to hit the open road again!

How Can I Fix My RV’s Leaky Roof?

Popular for many commercial spaces, EPDM is frequently used as a roofing solution for RVs and motor homes. The reasons for this are simple. EPDM has been proven time and time again to be one of the most weather-resistant and durable roofing solutions there is. This is especially important for RVs and motor homes, as they are constantly on the move and frequently finding themselves in inclement weather.

If your RVs roof has sprung a leak, there’s no need to panic. Even though it may seem daunting to hop up on the roof and fix the problem, in most cases the repairs are relatively simple to make. All you need are the right tools and a little bit of know-how, and that leak will soon be plugged!

How to Repair a Liquid Roof RV

Even though an EPDM roofing solution for your RV or motor home is exceptionally durable, the truth is that over time everything fades and everything wears out. While your EPDM roofing will have more longevity than other roofing solutions for your RV, at some point it will become necessary to make repairs. When that happens, it’s important that you know how to do so.

You’ll need three things. The first is a liquid roof coating. In a nutshell, liquid roof coatings are a liquid version of EPDM, and after they’ve been applied to your roof they will dry and fill in holes. Secondly,  you’re going to need a liquid roof roller, which you will use to apply the liquid roof evenly to the surface of your RV or motor home’s roof.Finally, you’re going to need something to clean that roof.

Making sure that your roof is immaculate before you apply the liquid roof is essential. Because the liquid roof bonds to the surface of your RV’s roof, if there are any contaminants between the bonding agent and your roof, imperfections will be made. If there are imperfections that are made while applying the liquid roof to your RV, these imperfections will very quickly become repairs. Don’t let yourself get into a cycle of continual liquid roof repair!

After you’ve cleaned the surface of your RV’s roof, you will then need to apply the liquid roof over the existing one. To do this, all you need to do is simply spread the liquid roof over the surface of your RV’s roof using the EPDM roller. It’s that simple! While you’re doing it, be sure to use an even coat.

What About Minor Repairs?

These are simple, too. In order to cure simple tears and other small imperfections and problems, you can generally use a sealant. Like before, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve adequately cleaned the spot of the repair, as debris and other “dirtiness” will drastically undermine the efficacy of the sealant that you’re using. It’s also worth noting that in some cases you may only need to use specialized tape to cover up the tear.