Leaky roofs are among the most common problems experienced by RV owners. If left unchecked, a leaky roof can lead to water damage, wood rot, and mold throughout the coach. If your RV roof is in need of repair, contact MPT Autobody in Murrells Inlet, SC. We specialize in RV roof repairs and replacement.
RV roof leaks happen to everyone at some point. Leaks form for a variety of reasons, including:
- Collision Damage – Because of their size, RVs are prone to collision damage. No one intends to scrape the roof on a tree limb, sign, overpass, or parking garage roof, but it happens!
- Weather – RVs take a lot of abuse from the elements. The scorching sun, intense heat and cold, hail, rain, and ice cause rubber roofs to become brittle. Over time, if not promptly repaired, the roof will crack and peel, creating an inlet for moisture.
- Faulty Sealant – RV roofs house a variety of openings and attachments. Each of these attachments, including ladders, roof vents, air conditioners, etc., are sealed with caulking to prevent leaks. Over time, these attachments can become loose and allow water to infiltrate the roof. Furthermore, caulking frequently dries out and hardens. When this occurs, the caulking will peel and allow water to seep in.
Signs of Damage
RV owners should inspect their roofs on a regular basis for signs of damage. If you notice the roof is cracked or peeling, it’s time to schedule a replacement. Similarly, if the surface of the roof is pitted or wavy, you have likely suffered from hidden water damage. Left unchecked, water will eventually being to infiltrate the cabinet. When this happens, you can expect to pay for much more than a roof replacement. At this point, it is likely that the structural components of the roof, walls, and floor have been damaged, as well as other interior components like flooring, furniture, and cabinetry.
Don’t allow a small leak to compromise your entire rig. Instead, allow the RV repair experts at MPT to install a proprietary aluminum roof with Kevlar coating. Our professionally installed RV roofs are leak-proof and backed with a limited lifetime warranty. Additionally, we specialize in a whole host of RV repairs, including fiberglass reconditioning, custom painting, custom fabrication, and more. To schedule an appointment, contact our office near Myrtle Beach, SC, today at (843) 957-7785.