Help! I Think I Need a New Roof for my RV!

That sounds like a dire problem, but before you panic, take a second to breathe and collect yourself. Did you do that? Good. Before you reach for a sharp instrument, why don’t you take some time to assess the problem? You may have noted the leaks with in the walls of your RV home, but have you taken the opportunity to get up on the ladder and see what your roof actually looks like?

Making the Assessment

Once you’ve gotten up on the ladder, it’s time to make your assessment of the kind of roof damage that you’re dealing with. If you’ve just been through a massive weather event and the damage to your RV’s roof seems extensive, then you may be right. It may be time to get a replacement roof for your RV.

But, the odds are that this is not the case. Perhaps when you look at your RV’s EPDM roof, you see a puncture here or there, perhaps a tear. Maybe the damage seems relatively minor. It probably is. Since roofs are consistently exposed to the elements, a little flaw can have larger and more noticeable consequences. A small hole in your roof is sure to create a leak if the weather is severe enough. That’s why it’s important that you make an assessment. The damage on the outside might not be as severe as the leak on the inside makes it seem.

I’ve Made the Assessment, Now What?

If you’ve taken a look and determined that things aren’t as bad as you originally suspected, then it’s time to consider your options. Rather than going for a wholesale renovation of your roof, it’s probable that you can make the necessary repairs all by yourself.

If you have an EPDM roofing solution for your RV, then all you’re going to need to get your hands on is some liquid roof and an EPDM roller. Making repairs to your RV’s EPDM roofing is simple when you apply liquid roof.

How to Make a Liquid Roof Coating

Once you have your hands on liquid roof and an EPDM roller, the first thing that you’re going to have to do is clean your roof. This is a vital part of the repair process, because a clean roof is essential for giving the liquid roofing a chance to bond to your existing EPDM RV roofing system.

After you’ve cleaned up dirt, grime and debris, it’s time to apply the liquid roofing. In order to do this, you’re going to use the EPDM roller to spread the liquid roof as evenly as possible. It’s important that the spreading of the liquid roof be even, as an uneven spread will lead to repair-related headaches later.

Once you’ve successfully applied the liquid roof coating, the next step is waiting. Once the liquid roof has been applied, you’ll need to wait 24 hours for it to set. After that, you and your RV are going to be ready for life on the open road once again!