As any average RVer knows, roof sealant is one of the most frequently recurring maintenance costs for the roof of an RV. It’s a vital component that does break down over time, creating the need for new sealant on a routine basis. If you are someone who travels quite often in your RV, then you likely experience the need to have your roof resealed more often than others. Roof sealant is important to protect your roof and interior of your RV, but it does add up over time.
So why not have a protection plan? Just as many vehicles can have service plans when you purchase from a dealership, Elite RV offers protection plans that help you to ensure that you have a good seal all the time and never having to worry about finding issues until it’s too late.
Why Roof Sealant Is So Important
Especially if you’re a new RV owner, you may be wondering why the sealant on the roof is so important. Overall, the roof is one of the biggest shields of defense against the elements and severe damage to your RV. The roof protects the rest of the RV, especially the interior. The biggest threat to protect against is water and moisture. Water leaks are one of the leading causes of damage and the need for repairs. Most RV’s have some type of wood-based component in their construction, particularly in the roof, so water leaks are known to cause wood rot. This causes various parts to deteriorate, which can lead to more leaks and more damage.
Roof sealant is used to ensure water can’t get into all of the nooks and crannies on the top of the RV. Sealant is primarily used around anything that, in general, sticks out of the roof. One of the most common places to find roof sealant is around any exhaust vents, skylights, roof trim, and other protrusions. These are the areas that are likely to experience water leaks if there is no sealant, as the sealant provides the vulnerable areas of the roof with a watertight seal.