RV TPO Roof Maintenance
The roof of a house is its first line of defense against harsh weather, it is responsible for keeping water away from the very structure of the house, and of course, the properties stored inside. Therefore, the roof of an RV is also a very important area, which represents our home while we are on the road for so many days and depending on the material of which it is made it receives specific care.
We have talked about TPO roofing before, and how it’s one of the best options to choose from out there in the market to protect the roof of your beloved RV. In case you don’t remember TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin and it is a type of single-ply roofing membrane. It is liked so much because of how much it can endure, its cost, its easy installation and last but not least, how easy it is to give proper maintenance to it.
In this post we will go through some of the basic maintenance measures for your RV TPO Roof, so you can preserve it as much as you can without having to invest in a lot of repairs or change it completely before the amount of time it usually lasts.
Make Proper Inspections
Prevention is usually a lifesaver, and in this case, it can be a lifesaver for your roof. If you make periodic inspections every now and then it’s more likely that you spot any potential issues with your roof before they get worse. You can avoid a tiny crack from becoming a big crack and so on. If you can afford one, it is recommended to have a specialist quickly check the roof at least once a year because some problems may not be visible for people that have no roofing knowledge. Doing these yearly inspections will probably save you a lot of money avoiding problems before they escalate.
Cleaning Your RV Roof
This is the best you can do by yourself without the help of a professional and it’s not difficult to do. If you do this you will successfully help extend the life of your TPO roof. It’s been proved that if a TPO roof is really dirty it doesn’t reflect UV radiation the way it should make it more vulnerable to damage and cracking. Make sure to still be careful when you clean the roof, both you and the membrane! You don’t want to jump on it and damage it which is what you are trying to avoid.
If the damage is already there and there is nothing you can do about it; it is time to call a professional so they can take care of it. Don’t try to fix it yourself unless you have experience with it and it’s a small issue. If not, you will need a qualified person because they will have proper knowledge, equipment, and tools.
So now you know what do to prevent or fix TPO roofing problems on your RV, use always the right safety measures to avoid any accidents and if it’s too much to handle contact a professional.