Maintaining RV Roof Coatings

For those who have already had an RV coating applied to their roof, you are in a great place toward making sure the roof lasts a very long time. In fact, these coatings can actually offer protection for up to twenty years. However, this only applies when you take good care of them and do proper maintenance.

Keeping the roof in good shape is easier than you might expect, though. We’ll go over some easy things you can do to ensure that RV coating stays in good condition and protects your roof for many years.

Debris Removal

You never want to allow a large amount of debris the ability to collect on the roof. For those who park their RV for months at a time, you may not notice that there are leaves, twigs, and other things on top of the roof until it’s too late. It’s not something you typically look for or even notice.

One of the problems with this is that when it rains or snows, the debris can make a mess. This results in the roof being much harder to clean when you do get to it. In addition to that, if your RV has been parked near a tree, there may be sap or resin that has collected on your roof. Either of these are tough to remove, especially if they have been let go for a long period of time.

Snow Removal

If you live somewhere that gets frequent snowstorms, you need to understand that it is important to remove that snow from the roof in order to avoid it causing damage. People often think about this when it comes to their homes, but forget that it also applies to RVs. If you have a liquid roof coating, that can help the RV handle the low temperatures, but the snow can still bring a lot of weight. Excessive weight can cause massive damage to the roof.

On that note, make sure that you remove snow from the roof. You should also keep the surface of the roof as clean as possible. Occasionally, you may even want to scrub off the roof with soap or a cleaning solution to get rid of any grime that has accumulated. Doing so lets you get a better look at the roof, allowing you to see damage. RV coatings will help with this, somewhat, but you still want to be thorough and get a good look on occasion.

Avoid These Actions

There are a few things to avoid when it comes to your roof, as they can cause damage or problems. You should not use wax or products with oil if you have a coating, as it can cause the sealant to swell. You also do not want to use any abrasive cleaners or stiff brushes which can scratch up the coating.

Pay attention to these tips and you’ll have a roof that lasts for many years!