How to Repair, Waterproof & Maintain Your Motorhome, Campervan or Caravan Roof
For those of us with a motorhome, we treasure our investment in a vehicle which provides us with a great and varied lifestyle. Because of this it is vital that we maintain and protect that investment.
One of the most important parts of the motorhome is its roof. As many of you will know, finding a leak in your roof can be truly maddening. That’s why maintenance is vital!
Wear & tear and exposure to the elements will cause deterioration over time so it is recommended that you inspect and clean your roof regularly.
What is the best solution for a leaky roof or a roof surface which has deteriorated?
The best solution if you want a roof repair that will really last, will not cost a fortune and will look great is to coat your roof with a paint-on silicone coating, such as Eterna-Kote Silicone Waterproofing Technology.
The silicone coating is easy to apply and will form a long-lasting flexible membrane which will cope with vibration and movement of the vehicle.
A white UV-resistant Silicone does not need to be top-coated and the reflective surface of the Cool Roof Coating will keep your motorhome cooler in summer.
How Do I Apply the Silicone Coating?
Silicone Roof Coating is so easy to apply that you can even do-it-yourself. If you prefer, you can get a painter or handyman to do the job.
Before you get on your roof, make sure you check the vehicle manual for any advice on walking on the roof. Always ensure the vehicle is located on a level surface.
Make sure you read all of the instructions on the product labels or product data sheet.
- Before applying the Silicone you need to clean the roof thoroughly using a pressure washer or hose.
- Repair any damaged seams with a silicone sealant, such as Eterna-Kote S1 Silicone Sealant
- Coat the surface of the roof with Eterna-Kote 100% Silicone Roof Coating using a brush or roller – no need to undercoat or topcoat.
It’s that easy!
Just see what an amazing transformation you can achieve –