RV roof care is one of the most important parts of maintaining your RV. When you know how to properly clean, inspect, and maintain the roof on your RV, you’ll have fewer issues and a roof that lasts much longer without incident. It’s easy to forget about the roof, but if you do, there will be much bigger problems that could result in leaks, water damage, and major roof damage that leads to serious repairs.
So, here’s the first tip: be proactive. When you buy an RV, you should know that it comes with certain needs for maintenance and care. Start by getting to know exactly what those are and creating a plan for managing them. For example, you’ll learn that it’s best to wash your RV roof at least twice a season and to try to avoid parking under trees so that nothing falls on the roof that could lead to damage.
Most of the basic RV roof care instructions are pretty common sense: keep it clean, inspect it regularly, and make sure that you fix any repairs immediately, so they don’t lead to further damage. Of course, that’s often a lot easier said than done.
Make sure that you can safely get onto the roof of your RV. If you don’t feel safe doing it yourself, ask someone else to help or call a professional. Be careful when walking on the roof and avoid all the obstacles. You should also check all of those “obstacles” and make sure their seals are tight and that the sealant isn’t cracked or in need of replacement.
Here’s a tip for those not so fond of heights: take your RV to an area where there’s a hill or higher ground. Bring your binoculars and park below the hill so that you can inspect your roof from a distance without even leaving the ground.
RV roof cleaners exist for a reason. Don’t use cleaners with abrasives or citric elements. There are several great RV roof cleaning options out there, including one designed for your type of roof exactly. Choose a reputable cleaner and spot cleaner that fits your RV roof type.
Anyone can buy an RV, but it takes someone dedicated to caring for an RV and giving it the maintenance that it deserves. This includes taking care of the roof. Fortunately, with these tips, that will be easier than you expect.