Unlike some structure roofs, RV roofing can be repaired with liquid rubber products. There may be some repairs that require additional work or materials, but for the most part, liquid roof repair coatings are designed for easy application and will cover up any blemishes, damages, or holes in the existing roofing material to provide a fresh layer of protection. Of course, these coatings are not all created equally. By taking the time to learn a little more about what these various coatings have to offer, you will be able to ensure that you get the right one for your RV.
Here are some things to look for:
- The actual base material of the liquid roof repair solution should be on your list. Is it made from EPDM or is it another type of liquid rubber coating? Make sure that it’s the type of roof coating that you have in mind and one that’s compatible with your existing roofing or the structural materials of your RV.
- The application process—it should be simple, straightforward, and something that you can do yourself in a day or two so that it doesn’t take a lot of time and energy. Recoating and roof repairs are standard parts of RV ownership. You can’t eliminate them, but you can make them easier on yourself. Choose products that support that goal.
- Quality and reputation also matter. Look at the brand, not just for recognition, but also for the quality that you expect from these types of products. Make sure that they have a reputation for producing effective solutions for RV roofing because you don’t want to trust your roof to just anyone.
- Durability and longevity are must-have elements. After all, you don’t want to go to all the trouble to repair or replace your roof only to have to do it again too soon in the future. A typical coating should last for three to five years—if yours doesn’t, you might be doing something wrong.
- Other features that the liquid roof repair coatings may offer should also be considered. For example, you’ll want to choose a product that also has a whitening agent, such as titanium dioxide, in order to create a reflective surface that dries white to keep the heat of the sun from being absorbed into your RV.
Don’t Forget to Check for Compatibility and Use
While it might seem like common sense, with so many products on the market today, it might be easy to overlook something like the actual intended use of various liquid roof products, or the uses for which they are approved. For the most part, these products are fairly universal. If they do have limitations, they will typically be upfront about letting you know. One of the big areas of use that people might not think about is compatibility with the actual roofing material. For example, if you have an EPDM roof on your RV, you’ll need to choose a compatible sealant or liquid roof repair product to get the best results.
Don’t Overthink It
There are several liquid roof coatings out there that you can consider, available from all kinds of brands and retailers. That can often make it seem overwhelming when you have to narrow down your options and find the right solution for your RV roof. However, if you keep the tips above in mind, you will have no trouble choosing the right roofing solutions every single time. Even though this is a DIY job, you can also always contact an RV roofing professional to ensure that you get the right sealant or liquid roof repair products for your needs.