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RV Roof Replacement Options


The RV is great because it’s a mobile shelter—a way to keep
the rain off your heads. Unless, of course, the roof is broken. Without a
quality, well-maintained roof, your RV isn’t able to provide the adventure and
freedom you’re looking for. That’s why it’s important to consider your RV roof
replacement options if your roof is in really bad shape. Here’s what you need
to know.

Should You Replace
Your RV Roof?

The first question to ask is whether your roof needs
replacement. In some cases, the damage may be so extensive that there are no
other viable options. But if there are small leaks in the roof that don’t
threaten the roof structurally, you might have the option to repair instead of replacing
the roof altogether.

The best way to repair an RV roof leak is with an effective
sealant. First, you’ll want to clear out the area, following that up with a
clean, rinse, and drying period. This will ensure that your sealant is making
contact with the roof—and the roof alone.

Next, head over to our RV sealants collection
to find the sealant that’s right for your roof. If you’re not sure which one is
right for you, let’s take a look at the different roof materials you’ll

What Are RV Roofs
Made Of?

RV roofs might seem like complicated things, but it really
comes down to understanding what kind of material you’re working with.
Generally, your RV’s roof will be made from one of the following materials:

  • Fiberglass.
    One of the most common substances for vehicles around the world, fiberglass
    is also common in RV roofs. We offer LIFE
    Seal® Silicone/Polyurethane Sealant Cartridges
    that are specifically
    formulated to deal with fiberglass.
  • Aluminum.
    Aluminum is a light and inexpensive metal, which makes it ideal for maintaining
    an RV roof—provided that you have the right sealant. Our LIFE
    Seal® Silicone Rubber sealant
    applies to a range of materials
    including fiberglass, plastic, wood, and yes, metal too.

It’s vital that you get a proper match between your sealant
type and the roof you’re trying to repair. But what if the roof damage is too
extensive? What are your options?

RV Roof Replacement

Roof replacements are usually a job for the experts. But
just because you have extensive roof damage doesn’t always mean that you can’t
handle some of the repairs yourself.

The key is knowing when your roof needs replacement or not.
In many cases, a simple leak can be fixed with the proper application of a
sealant, then waiting for that sealant to cure. You’ll end up with a
water-tight seal that keeps your roof functioning at the highest level.

If there’s no amount of sealant on earth that will fix the
roof, however, then it’s time to call the professionals. Have them take a look
at your roof and give you an estimate on repairs or replacement—and don’t be
afraid to call around for a second opinion.

If your roof is already in good shape, don’t forget to keep
it that way with the cleaning and restoration products here
at RV by LIFE

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