Summer was fun but we’re already far into the fall and winter is fast approaching. For all you RV owners this can be a daunting time. The rain and snowfall that comes along with the end of year seasons can put a lot of pressure on your mobile home, campsite, or adventure vehicle.
Roof leaks can quickly go from pesky and annoying to devastating and expensive to fix.
In preparation for the coming months and the wet weather and harsh conditions, it’s important to waterproof your RV roof to keep your winter nights cozy, and to prevent any potential damage. Don’t wait until it’s too late, get ahead of the potential damage and save future self from the costly repairs by utilizing an RV roof sealant.
What Causes RV Roof Leaks?
Just like the roof of any home, there are areas for potential damage to occur. The coverings of home as well as RV’s are not singular uniform pieces, rather they are a combination of pieces to make a whole.
From sunroofs to exhaust vents, there are several parts of an RV that are separate and joined with the hope of providing features and a cohesive waterproof roof. Unfortunately, the joints where these parts meet can warp or open up over time to create room for water to get through.
Whether it is soldered or bolted shut, materials aren’t always safe from the ravages of nature. In fact, metal can be quite weak when facing the weather. While metal is often considered a strong material, and generally it is, it also has its fair share of vulnerabilities.
One of the primary concerns facing metal in regards to weather is the formation of rust. More than just unsightly, rust can be a destructive force that eats away at metal and leaves your RV exposed.
The process of rust formation is chemically complex, but is extremely common. Much of our world is built with metal and these things, from sculptures and benches, to vehicles and lamp posts, all must face the extremes that weather can bring.
Not all RVs, or vehicles in general, are built the same. Some may be more predisposed to leakage and rust formation than others based on the way in which it was manufactured. And in general all RVs are susceptible to age and wear-and-tear that can make the roof more vulnerable overtime as cracks open and paint protection fades.
Because of this, most RVs old and new, could benefit greatly from a waterproofing barrier on the roof. In particular, liquid to rubber barriers are the best protection available on the market. For one, in its liquid state, it forms an extremely close bond that can fill every crevice that could have potential for leakage in the future. Also, the rubberized nature of the sealant means that it has give and flex that won’t tear or break in the face of the metal below shifting.
What Kind Of Damage Can A Roof Leak Cause?
The primary concern associated with roof leaks is water damage. This nasty problem can start small but can grow into a major issue that causes several other problems for your RV.
For starters, water damage is tricky. At face value it may not seem like a problem that would be of a major concern for people, water is a very neutral liquid that can dry up and leave no trace. The problems really start to pile up though when it doesn’t just dry up and go away.
If a leak occurs and goes unnoticed or isn’t fixed immediately, the potential for damage drastically increases. Standing water in your vehicle can damage surfaces beyond repair. Odds are, much of your RVs interior was designed with flooding in mind. So carpeting, upholstery, especially leather, can be ruined by prolonged exposure to water and need complete replacement.
The same goes for other items or property in the RV. Any appliances, electrical equipment, or personal belongings can be ruined by the water exposure and the bills can quickly and up.
Aside from the direct damage associated with standing water, it can also contribute to mold growth or rust formation on the interior. Mold for example is hazardous and is unsafe for people, especially with respiratory issues, to be in contact with. Often mold issues require specialty remediation services to ensure the problem is completely eradicated. And depending on how long the water goes unnoticed, rust can form and corrode metal and require costly structural repair.
How To Prevent Water Damage with RV roof sealant?
As we have previously mentioned, the best course of action for all RV owners is to waterproof their roof.
Not all barriers offer the same level or protection though. The best performing waterproofing barrier in the industry is the liquid to rubberized sealant that we mentioned above. It has the coverage and elasticity to last longer and protect better than all other waterproof barriers available.
If you have questions about waterproofing your RV’s roof and need to know how to do it, reach out to the experts to learn more!
Buy Rexoseal For The Best Protection Against Water Damage
Rexoseal is the original membrane barrier and can ward off any leaks. Our products can keep your home safe from potential leaks and even protect RV roofs and home foundation cracks. This rubberized sealant has been on the market for over 10 years and hasn’t had one leak. To learn more about what Rexoseal can do for you call us at 1-888-796-2110 or visit our website.