Your RV is a source of great memories, fabulous getaways, and adventure so naturally you want it to stay pristine and in great working condition. The problem is that wear and tear is inevitable and over time you’ll need to perform various repairs on your RV. In this article we’ll take a look at the top three RV roof repair tips that you can make use of and hopefully ensure that you get many more years of use out of your beloved RV. These tips will also help to save you money, something everyone can appreciate.
Tip #1 – Regularly Check for Leaks
One of the biggest problems with RV roof repairs is that people often wait until there is an actual problem, such as a leaking roof, in order to react. By this point the problem is pretty big, which means it’s going to be a much more labour-intensive and a costly undertaking. Instead it’s a great idea to regularly check for leaks. If you can find potential problem spots before they start leaking, chances are you’ll be able to fix them yourself and save yourself a whole bunch of hassle.
Keep in mind there are two important times of year that you should be checking for leaks, and that’s when the frost begins to happen and when the thaw takes place. Frost will create expansion and can sometimes lead to cracks. Meanwhile the thaw is when all that ice melts into water, and can potentially start to leak where cracks were formed.
Tip #2 – Clean Your Roof Regularly
While you’re up there inspecting the roof, this is a great opportunity to give it a good cleaning. Just be careful when cleaning the roof that you’re using a product that is safe for your roofing material. Some of the cleaning products out there can be pretty harsh, and can end up damaging your roof. Depending on how dirty the roof is and if you’re dealing with more than just dirt, you may need to purchase a speciality product that can remove grease, oil, and grime.
Cleaning your roof is something that can be done every couple of months as a maintenance measure.
Tip #3 – Investigate Home Repair Kits
If the unfortunate should happen and you damage your roof, it’s wise to investigate the home repair kits before rushing off to the professionals. If the damage is relatively minor, then there’s no reason you can’t repair it on your own. There are products and kits that can be used on either fiberglass or rubber roofs. Just be sure you are clear on whether the product you purchase is a temporary or permanent fix, as you likely don’t want to have to do the same repair again next season.
As well, another tip when performing repairs is to finish it off with some sort of sealant or protection product that will help to protect the roof from environmental factors.
With just a little bit of elbow grease these RV roof repair tips can help you get your roof in prime shape, and keep it that way!