RV roof

Discussion in 'American RV's' started by WinnietheBrave, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. WinnietheBrave

    WinnietheBrave Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    S. Wales
    While I was away last week, I was up on my roof trying to get a TV signal (another story) I noticed that in the rear corner, the surface appears to be splitting and has lifted from the base. I don't have any leaks, and trust me the weather we had last week, we would have known, although I am a bit worried that it could become a problem if i don't sort it.
    Any suggestions? I assume its years of heat and cold and of course the elements that have caused it.
     
  2. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,141
    Likes Received:
    16,407
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    Is it a rubberised roof???
     
  3. WinnietheBrave

    WinnietheBrave Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    S. Wales
    I think so, its sort of like a cobbled effect, but it feels like plastic, it is quite thick, maybe 4 to 6 mm ?
    I think there may have been a rack up there at some point in its life as there are some filled holes. The filler looks like a grey rubber type material.
    I've had a look through some of the threads on roof repair, is there something I should be putting on it regular basis?
     
  4. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,141
    Likes Received:
    16,407
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    There are special rubber roof paints,but they are expensive,and once you start to paint the roof it becomes a job you have to continue doing.
    Best thing is get one of the proper rubber roof cleaners and give it a good scrubbing,that way you will find any hidden problems under the dirt.
    Then make a desision if you want to paint the whole roof or just patch repair and paint.
    Which ever way you go you must remove anything that is loose or flaking first.
    What you must remember is that you can have a small leak in the roof a long time before it becomes evident on the inside...by then the damage is done.
     
  5. WinnietheBrave

    WinnietheBrave Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    S. Wales
    That is my worry, I have been up on the roof a few times, and in general it just appears to be dirty, It has as i said a few holes that have been filled at some point in its life.
    Is there a specific cleaner, or could I just get up there with a good scrubbing brush?
    Are there any recommended companies on here that sell cleaners and sealers?
     
  6. kkclassic

    kkclassic

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    South Coast
    Hi

    We have just done our roof and it looks great if you could see it from above. We cleaned the roof with a special cleaner and it was filthy what a surprise when we found we had a white roof. We got the Elastomeric paint from Linda at Stateside Tunning then painted the roof we managed to get 3 coats out of the tin but you have to have a totally dry roof to start and at least 24 dry hours for the rubber paint to cure. I have been told that the paint should last for at least 7 to 10 years if it is not damaged.

    Kevin and Tricia
     
  7. lugnutt

    lugnutt Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    454
    Location:
    wednesbury.westmidlands
    hi...your not on your own i have cleaned and painted my rubber roof regularly but last year i noticed a bubble a pear about 10" .i was up there not long ago and now it has spread ,like you i have no leaks (YET) if i press the bubble it feels like dried leaves underneath .i think the glue has failed and the wooden boards have started to peel ,don't know if i can cut and roll back the affected area clean off the boards treat and reseal with eternabond what do all you think?:Doh:
    dave
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Sarahchris
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    169

Share This Page