An essential part of your RV is the roof. Without an intact, dry roof, you could find yourself in a messy, expensive repair jam. Inspections are easy to do and provide an early warning system of sorts to potential problems. RV roof replacement is not for the squeamish, so consider the alternative. Go up on the roof every year, at least to look it over. Also, get up there and look around if you happen to run under an obstacle that bangs or scraps the roof. It’s easy to do, and all it takes is a ladder. Be extra careful before actually getting onto the roof, though. RV roofs may not support body weight. If your RV doesn’t have a ladder, then find a flat piece of wood to lay on the roof to distribute the load. Hopefully, all your RV will need is a proper washing.
The most common material used for roofs is rubber. Other materials used include vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass. For a rubber roof, clean it at least four times a year or even more depending on where it’s parked. Don’t use solutions containing petroleum solvents or citrus on rubber or vinyl roofs. If you do, it can damage the surface and lead to interior water damage and even mold down the line, which can cause respiratory problems. It can also lead to structural issues if your RV is in a cold-weather area, and water has seeped into cracks caused by improper cleaners and then freezes.
RV roof replacement is something you can do yourself as long as the shell is still intact, even if it’s an old one. The first thing to do is clean the roof of dirt and old roofing material, but be careful not to puncture or tear the roof itself. You’ll … Read the rest[...]