RV roof repairs are a crucial part of every RV’s routine maintenance schedule. But not all mobile home roof repairs are the same. Many factors determine the time, cost and overall quality of RV roof repair, including but not limited to:
- The type of roof damage
- RV roof material (typically rubber, metal or fiberglass)
- Thickness and condition of RV rubber roof coating
- The type of RV roof sealant used during manufacture or for previous roof repairs
If you’re in need of RV roof repair, leave it to professionals and get a quote from Premier Coach Works today. We are experts in RV repair, and have the correct tools and facilities specific for RV’s and mobile homes. Not properly repairing the roof of your RV can create even larger problems down the line, so let Premier Coach Works do it right the first time.
All of our RV roof repairs have a 100% lifetime warranty and are done by factory-trained technicians
As a leading RV roof repair center, Premier Coach Works has the knowledge, experience and skill to repair and restore any mobile home roof to its “better than original” condition – including yours! RV repair for your roof usually involves many questions, and we’re here to provide answers.
Importance of RV Roof Repair – Damage 101
The RV roof is perhaps the most important part of a mobile home, but it’s often ignored until something goes wrong. Unlike other RV components and accessories, roof problems usually surface immediately. However, minor damage may cause a small, gradual leak that’s not identified for weeks or months.
RV roof damage can be traced to four root causes:
Weather. Rain, wind, snow, hail, UV rays and more – Mother Nature and RV roofs don’t always get along. The aftermath of severe weather – for instance, heavy snow and ice sitting for extended periods on your RV roof – can also cause extensive damage.
Faulty roof repairs. If an RV roof repair isn’t done correctly, your RV will end up in a worse condition than before. Slow, steady water damage is the primary culprit with roof repair issues.
Accidents. Roof damage from collisions, overhead obstacles (bridges, branches, etc.) and other mishaps will impact structural integrity, degrade roof-mounted components and break down RV roof sealant.
Poor maintenance. Every day wear and tear adds up, and regularly scheduled maintenance can detect minor flaws before they become major problems.
RV Roof Maintenance Tips & Tricks
To save time and money in the long run, establish an RV roof maintenance and inspection plan. This will ensure that repairs are performed in a timely manner, and also decrease the chances that your RV encounter mold, mildew and other consequences of water leaks.
Inspect the following components on a regular basis, at least once per month:
- Roof-mounted components (HVAC accessories, antenna, vents, breathers, etc.)
- RV roof sealant
- RV rubber roof coating
- Roof areas with previous repair work (if any)
- Interior RV spaces (ceilings, corners, walls, etc.) where water could collect from room damage
If you discover small cracks, repair immediately. Any inspections or repairs should fall within your RV manufacturer’s warranty; if you have any doubts about whether a DIY repair will void a warranty, please consult a professional RV repair center (like Premier Coach Works) first.
Proper maintenance also means effective RV storage. When your vehicle is parked for extended periods of time, climate-controlled storage can prevent additional weather damage. If you live in an area with mild winters, an RV cover is recommended.
It’s also a good idea to invest in a sturdy ladder for snow removal and inspections. RVs with a rear-mounted ladder usually aren’t designed for excessive loads.
Mobile Home Roof Repair: Personal Undertaking or Professionals Only?
Only small RV roof repairs should be done without experienced, professional help. If you’re applying a small amount of RV roof sealant, tightening a mounting screw or doing other minor fixes, that’s fine. But whole-roof weatherproofing, RV roof sealant replacement, structural damage repair and other similar projects should be addressed by a reputable RV repair facility.
While there are hundreds of roof repair items for sale, check with your owner’s manual for any suggested products. Subpar or poor-quality repair components will fail, even if installed properly.
Fiberglass and Rubber Roofs
The two primary types of RV roofs are distinguished by material: fiberglass and rubber. Each has its own pros and cons, along with different roof replacement techniques.
Rubber RV roofs provide exceptional waterproof attributes, but are more susceptible to puncturing from sharp objects. Conversely, fiberglass roofs are better at handling hard objects, but don’t stack up to rubber in terms of repelling water, rain, snow and other forms of moisture.
Replacing a rubber roof requires the removal of rooftop accessories in order to access the sealant, membrane, sub-roof and other objects. It’s much more time consuming than fiberglass roof repairs, which involve targeted priming, surfacing and refinishing, as needed.
No matter which type of RV roof you have, Premier Coach Works offers both RV rubber roof repair and RV fiberglass roof repair that is affordable and effective.
Premier Coach Works offers RV roof repair solutions designed to fit your schedule and budget. Don’t delay with RV roof issues – contact us today to protect your investment. We’re available at 623-935-6678, and our contact page has other ways to reach us. Thanks for stopping by Premier Coach Works, Arizona’s best RV repair and restoration shop!