When it comes to your roof, nothing is more important than whether or not it provides protection from the elements to those inside. Therefore, if a leak emerges, you need to make it a priority to repair it quickly. Aside from the obvious, letting a leak go could cause all kinds of other problems, too. While there are many ways you could go about seeing to your roof’s repairs, using a liquid application is most likely going to be the best.
What Is a Liquid Roof?
If you hear someone mention liquid roof repair, they’re actually talking about using a form of rubber to handle the problem. Specifically, it’s a rubber known as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer).
While it is applied as a liquid, EPDM usually dries within a couple of hours. Once it does, the result is a hard rubber coating that goes over your roof.
What Types of Roofs Does EPDM Work On?
Liquid roof repair is a fantastic method for handling common leaks that may be affecting your RV. While there are all different types of RVs, as far as liquid roof repair applications go, EPDM will work for all of them. That’s because it will accommodate all types of angles and roofs that have vents or pipes protruding.
Of course, if you have large holes in your roof or some other type of serious damage you need to address, you’ll most likely need a professional to step in first and fix this type of issue. Once they do, though, it would be wise to then put down a coating of liquid roofing.
How Does Liquid Roof Repair Work?
As we touched on above, EPDM is sprayed onto the roof of your RV in liquid form. Sometimes, it’s rolled on, though, like paint. In any case, it doesn’t take more than a couple hours before the rubber turns into the ultimate protection for your roof.
Even if you’re not especially handy, liquid roof repair is something you should have no problem doing. The good news, though, for those of you with huge RVs or who simply don’t want to handle this process is that it’s incredibly affordable. It doesn’t take long hours of work, few people are needed and there is no heavy machinery needed to get the job done.
The Benefits of Applying a Liquid Roof
Aside from how easy it is to install, a liquid roof comes with many benefits. The first is simply how completely it will cover your roof. Nothing else can come close.
Second, there’s the affordability of this method. Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire someone, it won’t cost much to get EPDM applied to your roof.
Third, the finished product will last for decades. This further increases the value of this affordable option. You don’t pay much to apply it and you won’t need to address it again for roughly 20 years.
Even if you have a brand new RV, why risk something happening to its roof? Use EPDM to cover your roof in an impenetrable membrane designed to keep the outside world where it belongs.