What Are Roof Repair Coatings and What Can They Do?

Do you own an RV or a camper trailer? If so, you know how liberating it can be to just hit the road and enjoy exploring our beautiful country. However, you also understand the importance of care and maintenance for your RV or camper. One of the most important, yet overlooked, areas of maintenance is the roof, but roof repair coatings can help. What are these coatings and what can they do for you?

The Need for Roof Repair Coatings

First, understand that the most wear-prone area of your RV or trailer is the roof. It’s responsible for keeping you warm and dry, protected from rain, sleet, hail and snow, as well as harsh sunshine and more. Over time, that takes a toll on the roof. Eventually, it will begin to buckle under the onslaught. Cracks will form, and water leaks will occur. Areas of the roof can sink, creating depressions that hold standing water. Ultimately, roof repair coatings can help you fight back.

Roof Repair Coatings: What They Do and What You Need to Know

Most RV roofs (and the roofs of most campers, for that matter) are made from rubber. A membrane is stretched over a wooden or metal framework, and that provides you with protection from the elements. However, natural rubber doesn’t hold up all that well in direct sunlight, and it will eventually dry out and start to crack, allowing water in.

Roof repair coatings, like RV Liquid Roof, are made from synthetic rubber, not natural rubber. Synthetic rubber has a much higher resistance to UV light exposure, meaning that it can last of a much longer time without drying out and cracking. It can also be applied right over the top of your existing roof in most instances. This allows you to repair small areas, moderate areas, or even reseal the entire roof if you need to, without having a new roof installed.

With that being said, there will be some instances where the damage is just too extensive, and the entire roof should be replaced, rather than attempting to use roof repair coatings to extend the lifespan.

Roof repair coatings can be used for any number of purposes. For instance, if you notice that your roof is leaking from a seam where two pieces are joined together, you can easily apply a coating of RV Liquid Roof to seal it and remedy the problem. The same is true for flashing and other seals on the roof – a quick coating of RV Liquid Roof ensures that you have a waterproof barrier between your RV or camper and the outside world.

Finally, you’ll find that roof repair coatings can be applied quickly and easily, even in humid environments, as long as you choose the right product. This means that you can protect your RV from water damage even if rain is in your immediate forecast. RV Liquid Roof is waterproof immediately, and will not wash away in rain before it has cured.

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  1. here are the specifics on when the primer is needed Thank you
    you can also call our office at 855-281-0940 ext 1 for sales
    he following roof types-substrates do NOT require the ProFlex primer only one coat of the Liquid EPDM

    Various Metal Roofing systems
    Weathered Galvanized
    Weathered Aluminum
    Weathered Copper
    Any original epdm rubber roofing system
    Fiberglass
    Acrylic Sheet and any acrylic based products
    Weathered Vinyl
    Polyurethane Foam-Requires the Moisture Cure Version of Liquid Rubber call for details

    The below roof types- substrates will require one coat of the ProFlex primer prior to application of Liquid EPDM Rubber

    Built up asphalt roofs-You would first need to apply the ProFlex Primer before applying the liquid EPDM.
    Modified asphalt roll roofing – First needing the ProFlex Primer
    Stainless steel-Only if sanded
    Neither the primer or Liquid EPDM can be applied to glass
    Silicone caulk-Any silicone caulk needs to be removed and replaced with either butyl or acrylic caulk
    Wood applications; however these are not warrantied as we cannot verify the condition or quality of the wood
    Concrete where there is little foot traffic (concrete applications require one coat of the ProFlex Primer)
    Any roof where a 3rd party coating such as an elastomeric or acrylic was previous applied
    RV’s or motorhomes made by Fleetwood

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