The all too familiar sound of hail pounding down on a roof is enough to make your skin crawl. And when you’re traveling in your RV, hunkered down to wait out the storm, the sound is almost unbearable! When the storm finally passes and you are able to inspect the damage, you are probably wondering how bad the damage is and how urgently you need to seek out a repair team.
When hail hits your RV, it’s common to wonder at the extent of damage and what it will take to ensure your roof is properly repaired. A professional RV repair shop is the key to repairing your damaged roof and helping you get back to your travels.
Is Hail A Threat To My RV’s Roof?
Hail can be a threat to any vehicle surface it hits, but especially to RV roofs. Your RV’s roof is a large target and is more vulnerable than other vehicle roofs and more costly to repair. The process of repairing a damaged RV roof looks different than the process to repair a car or other vehicle that has sustained hail damage. For most motor vehicles, the process known as paintless dent repair (PDR) is enough to fix any damage from hail.
When it comes to RVs, PDR is not enough to repair your RV’s roof after hail damage ensues. RVs are mainly composed of fiberglass, wood and aluminum, all of which pose more difficulty to repair, resulting in a more costly and longer repair process.