There are some DIY RV roof coating ideas that are easy to do and a few more that are not so easy. You may choose to paint or wax your RV for that shiny new look. It’s really up to you. You can also use a roof coating product like Advo or Zephrr or spend the money to have someone else do it. If you choose to do it yourself, here are some do-it-yourself RV roof coating tips.
You need to have a few supplies on hand if you want to do some DIY RV roof coatings on your own. First, you’ll need roofing tar, roofing nails, roofing felt and roofing shingles. You also need some spray silicon based cleaners or silver polish as well as some rust inhibitor (such as Baklop or Armor-All).
Before you can start doing any RV roof coating projects you will have to stop the water buildup. This includes any standing water that is in the garage or anywhere around the outside of the motorhome. It also includes standing water left in your outdoor sheds or anywhere that might cause the foundation of your motorhome to settle. Anytime there is moisture buildup, especially around your motorhome, you should take steps to stop the water and moisture buildup.
Some people think that roof coating is only useful when there are leaks. In fact, this is not true. Anytime there are leaks in your motorhome, including leaks from plumbing, vents, faucets, washing machines and toilets, and roof leaks, you should consider doing RV roof coating.
If you live in an area that has long periods of sunshine, then it would be wise to invest in RV roof coating as well. Sunlight can cause your wood to age and become less durable. You might also find that harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun damage the wood. When you take the steps to coat your RV properly with a protective layer, you can protect the wood, the inside of your RV, the inside of your motorhome and yourself from harmful UV rays.
Certain level of maintenance is required for all types of vinyl coated roofs. This means that it is necessary to either reseal your seams or touch up any damaged areas. If you notice a dent, leak or other type of damage you should consult a professional RV manufacturer for more information on proper care. By keeping the area free from debris and dust, you can help prevent further damage from occurring.
Another reason to consider DIY RV roof coating is because these roofs are made from a heavy duty rubber. These roofs come with a lifetime warranty that makes them even more valuable. These warranties will cover the damage from both the sun and water, even if it occurs while you are traveling on the road. While the warranty may be strong enough to protect against flood or other outdoor conditions, the longer you own your RV the more likely the warranty will become void as long as you are not using it for business purposes.
When you add up all the benefits of a DIY RV roof coating, you may be surprised at how little it actually costs. This coating is quite cheap and is typically easy to apply by yourself. Prices vary but can range anywhere from five dollars to about ten dollars. You can save a significant amount of money by doing the work yourself and avoiding the hefty repairs and replacements that occur with professional roofing services. In addition, your RV will remain cool in the summer and warm in the winter, saving you money on energy and heating costs during the off season.