One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to dealing with roof leaks in an RV is whether the owner should try to deal with the leak on his or her own. It truly depends on a number of factors. For the most part, using a product such as Liquid Roof is easy enough for most people to handle, even if they aren’t necessarily into the DIY scene.
Adding Liquid Roof
To determine whether you can use the product on your own, it helps to know exactly what it is going to entail. Let’s look at the basic steps to using the product correctly.
The first thing you need to do is to remove the debris and dirt from your RV roof. This should be simple enough, but you do not want to skimp on the cleaning. Once you have removed the large debris, you still need to go over it with a brush to remove stubborn grit and to remove as much rust (if there is any) as possible. Once you are through with that, you still need to power wash the roof and let it dry.
Look for any other issues with the roof that you might have to contend with in addition to the leak and make note of them. It is better to take care of these repairs before you add the Liquid Roof. In some cases, you might need to clean the roof again after completing other repairs.
Once the roof is ready and completely dry, you are almost ready to start. Before you begin though, make sure you check the weather. You want to have at least three days in a row of sun and warm weather. Having moisture in the air is your enemy when it comes to using Liquid Roof, as it can take so much longer to cure.
Now that you have good weather and the roof is clean, you are ready to begin. Actually applying the product is very simple. You will find that it goes on just like paint. You even use a paint roller for the larger areas, and then a brush to take care of the finer details. You do not need to use a primer either. One coat and you should be good to go.
When Do You Need a Specialist?
Of course, as easy as it sounds, it might not be possible for you to do this on your own. Perhaps you do not have the time or the inclination. Maybe you aren’t physically capable of doing this on your own. In those cases, you’ll need to simply find a contractor in your area, or a friend, who can take care of it for you. If there are massive repair issues that you do not understand, you should also contact the professionals.
Using the Liquid Roof for your RV repairs is one of the best ways to make sure you and your RV are ready for anything the weather and the great outdoors decides to throw at you.