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My final roof completely coated in RV Armor
My final roof completely coated in RV Armor

RV Armor — The end-all to a roof problems

Permanently seals any RV roof
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  • Rated 5 stars
$120/linear foot
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Summary:

I have been writing about the RV industry for 16 years, and one of the most common problems people have with their RVs are leaking roofs. With a 12-year-old motorhome, eventually I would need to take action to repair and reseal the roof. So, I decided to do it now before I had to deal with any damage.

RV Armor is a liquid roof membrane applied in stages over several days that, once finished, makes an RV roof nearly invincible to water penetration or damage. It actually extends the roof line over the front and end caps of the RV to prevent water from seeping those areas.

A trained and certified technician came to my home last April before I left Arizona full-time. The first day he scraped off all the other sealants that had been applied around the vents and antennas and whatever else was on the roof. Then he gave the roof a good cleaning and checked for signs of damage that would delay the process as the roof would need to be repaired before the RV Armor is applied.

Once the final coating was applied, the product has lived up to its name by forming an armor-like protection over the roof that provides protection against ultra-violet light damage, punctures and water. I have endured some torrential downpours since the roof was installed and have not seen any signs of leaking. I have even had a decent size branch or two fall onto the roof, along with an ample barrage of chestnuts. The roof has provided flawless protection.

The best part about installing RV Armor is that I will never need to get on my roof again to clean it or check the seals. As someone who is afraid of unprotected height, that is a HUGE plus for me.

RV Armor is a permanent solution to a potentially costly problem. Sure, people can replace roofs for thousands of dollars in a repair that takes weeks to complete. Or, they can seal their RV roof over a few days and never have to worry about roof problems again. But, one way or the other, every RVer will eventually have to address the condition of their roof.

However, should something happen to the roof, it is covered by a lifetime warranty that is transferable to a new owner if the RV is sold.

RV Armor - Second coating

Second stage coating applied
Second stage coating applied
Additional sealant applied around vents and other roof objects.
Additional sealant applied around vents and other roof objects.
My roof before RV Armor was applied
My roof before RV Armor was applied

Pros

  • Creates a permanent barrier to water and is resistant to punctures and damage from hail and falling branches
  • Can be used on any type of roof — fiberglass, rubber and metal
  • Seal extends beyond the front and rear caps of an RV to ensure no leaking through those seals
  • Can be installed in a driveway, on the street, at a campground or at an RV dealership
  • Installed only by trained technicians
  • Ends black streaks down sidewalls
  • Roof is fully inspected for damage and rot before the material is applied.
  • All old sealants are removed and roof thoroughly cleaned on day one
  • Lightweight protection — adds 80 pounds to the roof
  • If you add something to your roof, such as a vent or TV antenna, the company will reapply the RV Armor to maintain the warranty.
  • Works on any type of RV, including motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, pop-ups, truck campers and park models.
  • RV Armor is a commercial grade roofing material

Cons

  • The cost seems pricey upfront, but when compared to the cost to replace a roof, it is significantly less money.
  • The install process requires several days to allow the material to dry. It may conflict with some community zoning laws that allow an RV to be parked in front of the house for 24 hours or less.

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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