As an RV owner, it is very important to keep up with the maintenance of your RV roof. It’s not surprising that many times RVers fail to care properly for RV roofs, because they are not easily accessible and visible. However, if you want to extend your RV life and maintain its health – you cannot neglect it.
Top Causes of RV Roof Damage
- Weather is one of the largest factors that affect the condition of your RV roof. An RV roof receives the most weather exposure compared with other RV parts.
- Constant sun exposure will eventually deteriorate RV roof seals and other roof components.
- Wind and rain can cause structural damage.
- Road movement and vibration is another factor that can affect your RV roof, especially after long trips, causing small tears and cracks.
Regular Inspections & Proper Maintenance Prevent RV Roof Damage
The key to your RV roof’s integrity is to maintain it by inspecting, cleaning, and sealing. These three (3) easy steps will prevent issues like water leaks, air leaks, and other damage. When a leak has been found, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible. This will prevent further damage and a costly RV repair, like a total roof RV replacement. Any RVer that has dealt with water damage, understands the nightmare it can become. Water damage creates issues like mold, mildew, and dry rot. Your RV is your home, you definitely do not want any of this inside of it. Neglected roof damage will not only cause these issues, but it will slowly destroy your RV.