Don’t wait to treat the roof of your RV because one tiny leak can cause a HUGE mess. To avoid complications from potential water damage, you should clean and treat your RV’s roof at least 2 to 3 times a year. Of course there are variables such as how you store your RV, how often you use your RV, condition, roof types and locations you visit.
First there is a huge difference between a clean roof and a dirty one, as you are well aware of. Cleaning your roof is the first step in your maintenance process. It’s not terribly difficult, you’ll need the usual items: 2 buckets (one empty and the other half full of water), a mop, two mop heads, a soft scrubber, or brush, some towels, a broom and dust pan, a ladder and a cleaning solution specifically designed for your RV’s roof (like Protect All Rubber Roof Cleaner).
Be careful climbing up and transplanting your tools to your RV’s roof. Once you are up there, you’ll want to make sure the roof is dry and swept free of debris. Also, make sure your coach is level. This will obviously keep your cleaning mix from just rolling off of the roof.
Begin at the front of the roof and work in sections. Spray your rubber roof cleaner to a section and agitate with a moist sponge mop. Use your half filled bucket of water to clean the sludge from your mop. Repeat this process until you’ve clean your entire roof. It will take you about an hour to clean your roof before application of a rubber roof protectorate. Allow your roof to thoroughly dry before the protection application.
The treatment process with take about 30 min and about 20 oz of rubber roof treatment. Lightly spray a section of you RV’s roof and spread with a clean and moist sponge mop. Repeat the process making sure you cover your roof in its entirety. You’ll then want to allow at least 24hrs of dry and set time before you use your RV.
There are multiple different products on the market you can use to clean and treat your RV; Protect All is just one of them. If you have any questions about other products on the market, fell free to contact Nielson RV and we can help you select the right product for your cleaning and treating project.
When was the last time you cleaned and treated your RV’s Roof? What did you use? Was the application process similar to what we’ve described here? Leave your comments below, we’d love to hear about your techniques!