Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
I would like to warn you to use extreme caution when ordering a replacement RV roof. There are products being sold in this market that would not be allowed on a commercial roof. Commercial roofing products are typically sold in .045 mil thickness and .060 mill thickness. They have a warranty of 10 to30 years and have over 40 years of performance testing on EPDM roofs. If this is the case for stationary commercial roofs, then why are replacement RV roofs being sold in .030 mil thickness? An RV is not stationary, and using thinner and improper material's will shorten the life of your RV roof.
We need to remember that all RV rubber roofing technology originally came out of the commercial roofing market and their minimum standard for thickness for a commercial roof is .045 mil. So, now that you know more information, which would you choose: a thinner liner, or a thicker liner that is tested and proven with over forty years in the roofing industry?
Friday, April 6, 2018
We have been discussing different ways to save money when it comes to repairing or preventing leaks on your RV roof. If you have been trying to find something affordable to repair your roof with that you know will work, you're just in luck! Take a look at our Leak Prevention Kits, which comes in an Economy version and a Premium version. These kits come with just what you need to repair your leaky RV roof or to help prevent leaks from happening down the road. Take a look at the instructions below to see just how easy our kit is to use.
1. Thoroughly clean the detail of the roof that you are repairing with water and a mild detergent. Let the surface dry, then repeat the procedure with clean cloths until all the dirt and grime is removed. Allow the surface to dry completely.
2. Measure 4" from the center of the bar on each side and mark with a marker. These marks will show you where to apply your primer to ensure you have enough coverage for the tape.
3. Take your 2 ounce bottle of primer and shake thoroughly. While wearing gloves, apply primer to the marked area with the provided scrubber pad. Allow primer to dry. For best results, repeat primer application after the first layer of primer is dry. Be sure you apply primer on both sides of the bar, and anywhere you are going to be placing tape.
4. Position tape over the center of the bar and remove the backing paper. Apply the tape over the marked areas, trying to keep over the center of the bar. When you get to the end of the roof, cut off the excess tape and save it for future repairs you may have.
5. Once you have the tape applied, take your seam roller and roll over the tape to help ensure adhesion. Be sure to roll over the edges to make sure they are down.
6. After you have rolled over the tape, you can take the caulk and run a bead down the end of the tape. This is not necessary, but it does give you added protection. You can use the leftover caulk to go down the sides of the tape, too, but you may not have enough to cover the entire piece. You can always order an extra tube of caulk to give you some extra leak protection.
The cured roofing tape in our Leak Prevention Kits is the same roofing tape that has been used in the roofing industry for the past 40 years. It is tried and true, so wouldn't you want to use something that you know has the reputation of being reliable? If you would like more information about our Leak Prevention Kits, you can visit our website at www.rv-roof-top.com and see what all is included.