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Springtime RV Roofing Inspection Recommendation

Mar 27th 2015 at 9:04 AM

Spring is the time to obtain out the action ladder and also take an excellent take a look at the RV roofing system condition. The membrane on a rubber roofing system is made from an extremely difficult and also sturdy product however it is relatively thin as well as can be pierced by a sharp things.

Yes, you could thoroughly walk on the surface area, nonetheless very first examine your shoes for embedded rocks and also such, that could do damage to the roofing covering prior to stomping around up there. Underlying the rubber covering is usually a 3/16th to 1/2 inch plywood or debris board sheeting that equally sustains your weight. If your roofing system is metal, particularly if it is the seamed type, (has crosswise joints every 48" approximately), then lay a plywood strip or some broad boards (lengthwise) to stroll on. This way the boards reach the roofing system rafters as well as distribute your weight equally on a number of supports.

Closely inspect the roofing system coat disorder on every sticking out component, any sort of damages or thin places could be touched up with the proper material. If the roofing system layer is peeling off or flaking by any means, then the aged finish needs to be removed by scuffing it off. On steel roofing systems I utilize a 1" vast scraper with a company blade, like the ones utilized by auto technicians for removing aged gaskets. For rubber roofs I made a plastic scraper that will not reduce the membrane. If you heat up the aged finishing with a hot air weapon, it will certainly come off rather conveniently.

For metal roofings, utilize the aluminum roofing layer, available in gray or white, and also brush it on concerning 1/8" thick. Stir really extensively and use on a cozy day for the very best outcomes. For rubber, usage elastomeric roofing coating that is risk-free for rubber roofing systems or the special self leveling sealer sold at Recreational Vehicle supply establishments for this objective. Never ever make use of an oil based item on a rubber roofing as harm to the rubber membrane will result. Also, while silicone liquid chalking has an area in the RV, it has no put on the roofing system. Silicone will not stick well and may damage the rubber, and also on a steel roofing it will comply with some places as well as not others triggering pockets that will certainly catch water.

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