Weather and time will seriously damage everything that is mounted on the roof of your RV. With the course of time ultraviolet rays that attack your RV roof vents will cause serious damage of your roof that it can be destroyed even by the following strong rain.
The only thing that you should pay attention the most is the condition of your RV roof and roof vents, because nature exposure to these elements can seriously damage not only your RV roof, but the whole trailer as well. So, if the condition of your roof leaves much to be desired, this is the very time to perform your RV vent repair.
Replacing RV Rooftop Vents
Now you need to pick new vents for your RV roof. It is better to take one of your broken vents with you when you go to the RV dealer in order to take measures from it and to pick vents that will perfectly fit to your RV roof.
The installation of vents is quite a simple process. You only need to remove one or two hinge pints, install the pivot point to the mechanism that rises and lowers the shield. And it is not necessary to remove the whole construction, only the cover.
Rooftop Air Conditioner Vents
Air conditioners are considered to be the highest points of RV rooftops. And it means that they are exposed to the weather exposure the most. And as they are completely plastic, only the sun can cause its damage in course of time. So if the only problem of your RV rooftop is damaged air conditioner just take your RV to the workshop and ask for its replacement.
RV rooftop repair
Here are some actions that will show you how to repair RV rooftop and to prevent it from leaks and damages for next 20 years.
At first you need to prepare your roof surface for the following work performance. For that purpose, clean up the roof from dirt and rubbish. Then you need to get rid of the previous coating, silicone or sealants if they are too free and are not fastened well to the rooftop. Lay seam tape to all joints on the rooftop. Take off the cover from the tape for about 1 inch and push it at your initial point. Pell the cover off from the tape and push it as you go, gradually releasing the cover so the sticky part doesn’t attach to itself or to unwanted surfaces.
It is essential to apply the coating when the temperature is higher than 10°C. Don’t scrimp the coating, it is not a paint, it should be applied largely. Apply the coating with roller in two thin layers at approximately 90 degrees to each other. Make sure that all the tape is covered well. If you don’t want to walk around the roof you may use a brush, lay down and paint the tape around vents, and so on. Then, after the solidification, use a roller and finish the coating of the surface. After the final solidification your RV rooftop will be ready to serve you for another 20 years.