Metal Roof Sealant Recommendations


Question


My rig has a tin/metal roof and I’m seeing some water deposits inside. I’m noticing some small holes in the tin – what should I seal it with?

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Answer


I would recommend the metal roof coating from Dicor. It applies easy, will seal the holes and actually insulate the inside better as well. Check out their Elastomeric Metal RV Roof Coating and give it a try. I hope this helps!

Dicor additionally makes sealants for all roof types, not just metal or tin. They have products to help clean, replace, protect, and repair your RV Roof.

Related video: Fixing A Hole In A TPO RV Roof With A Rubber Patch

You might also be interested in our other videos on roof repair:
RV Rubber Roof Conditioning Tips And Products
How To Clean A Rubber Roof
How And When To Walk On Your RV Roof

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12 Responses to “Metal Roof Sealant Recommendations”
  1. Lynda Williams

    RV Make: Hi-low?, RV Model: Tow Lite, RV Year: 1998

    Best way to get side seams front and back to close back after coming apart after top fell while moving. Seller didn’t tell me it had leaked for years. Have the reccomended sealing tape, but need seams closed good.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Lynda,

      Thank you for your patience while I reached out to the expert, here is the reply:

      The only thing you can do is try really long screws to drive the seams in. There should have been screws holding it in before and you can remove those and install longer ones in the same area or make new holes around the existing ones. If you are careful and drive the screws straight along the wall edge and don’t angle them you can use 3 1/2″ screws to try to get a better grab on more supports. If those still aren’t grabbing strong enough then the framing supports are too rotted and will need replaced, if it is possible to replace. It depends on how your walls are made but sometimes the whole wall needs replaced and others can have panels taken out to replace the structure. I would not recommend using any sort of adhesive as they will not typically hold up after travel. Screws into the framing is the best option.

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  2. Darrell Darrow

    RV Make: Prevost, RV Model: Royale, RV Year: 1999

    What is best sealant for Prevost roof?

    Reply
    • Customer Service

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  3. bob_ginny

    RV Make: KZ Sportsman , RV Model: 200, RV Year: 2015

    Last time I took my RV and parked it, I noticed my 2 balls of my Sway Control Bar were bent. Did I tighten the bar too tight?

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hello Bob!

      We’d love to help! What is the year, make, and model of your RV?

      Thank you!

      Jessica
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  4. Danon cook

    RV Make: FOREST RIVER, RV Model: LEXINGTON, RV Year: 2009

    Does anyone know if i can get a power awning put on my 2009 forest river lexington. It has a curved angle at the top of the RV and I can’t seem to find anyone who carries this power awning. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Customer Service

      If it wasn’t powered before it isn’t easy to get powered ones as you would have to drill through the wall and run wires inside to another power source, sometimes this involves going through ceiling and wall panels. Sometimes it can be easy to. If you did already have a power awning the replacement is easy. You should be able to take out the awning and look at the identification tag to find out who makes it. Usually it is on the tube, arms or even the fabric. You can also call the manufacture with the VIN to find out as well. The only company I was able to find that makes the curved arms was Dometic. They have a chart to find out which system you have but did not mention if it was powered or not. Some of these arms are still available online so it might be worth contacting Dometic directly and see if they have what you are looking for. I will share the link with the arm catalog below.

      http://techsupport.pdxrvwholesale.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Dometic-Awning-Hardware-Sets.pdf

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  5. Georgia Nelson

    RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Itasca, RV Year: 1987, Brand: New Mark, Model Number: PA1220

    Looking for manual to know what all the buttons are for.

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hi Georgia!

      I do apologize but we will need a little more context in regards to the manual you’re looking for.

      Thank you!

      Jessica
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  6. Jim

    RV Make: Forest river, RV Model: Stealth G-Series, FSA3320, RV Year: 2020, Brand: Stealth G-Series, Model Number: FSA3320

    Generator isn’t charging batteries. Nor is the solar panels

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hello Jim!

      We’d love to help! What is the year, make, and model of your RV?

      Thank you!

      Jessica
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply