Why You Need a Roof Reseal on Your RV
While many RV owners frequently wash and detail their vehicles, many neglect an important part of essential maintenance, resealing the roof. The roof of an RV is very different from that of a car and requires different maintenance because of the different materials an RV roof is made of.
Resealing your roof is an essential part of maintenance and can give your roof years of extra life. It is possible to reseal the roof yourself, but it may take over 20 hours and you won’t be sure it was done correctly. At Smith Bros Mobile Detailing, we specialize in RV maintenance like roof resealing, and we can ensure your roof reseal is done properly without costing a fortune.
Not only does a freshly resealed roof help stop leaks and damage to your RV, but it will also make it look like new.
A roof reseal can be a long job, but it doesn’t have to be a headache. At Smith Bros, we come to you and can reseal the roof of your RV wherever it may be.
How Does An RV Roof Reseal Work?
The most important and time consuming part of a roof reseal is removing the old sealant. It takes a trained professional to remove the caulking without damaging the roof itself. It is possible to seal over the existing caulking, but this will not solve any problems. The roof will eventually need to be resealed properly.
Once the roof is properly stripped and prepped, the new sealant can be applied. We begin by taping off any vents, windows, and moldings you do not want sealed. We want to ensure the new sealant is applied just like it was from the factory. The new sealant is then applied using rollers you may have traditionally seen used to apply paint.
That’s it! A roof reseal may sound like a very simple process, but it takes a lot of time and expertise to be completed correctly.
Do all roofs need a reseal eventually?
While resealing the roof is part of the standard maintenance for most RVs, RV roof material does vary between models.
EDPM rubber roofs are an exception to this maintenance. When applied correctly, EPDM roofs are generally maintenance free aside from your regular washing.
However, all roofs are prone to cracking and damage, and the service needed may vary. Smaller damage may not require an entire roof reseal, but if this maintenance has been neglected, we recommend it be done properly to prevent any future issues.
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