Metal Roof Repair - The Camper House

This information is for a METAL ROOF
If you have a rubber roof, please click here to read the appropriate information.

Before you start repairing the roof, make sure you don’t have any structural damage that needs repaired. Verify there’s not mold or rot or you’ll just be sealing it inside and you will have to come back and fix it later.

We highly suggest Dicor! That’s what we’ve used on both the roofs we repaired, but full disclosure, we’ve worked on rubber roofs. I’ve listed the products you need and put a link to a great video at the bottom. Roofing a trailer is easy, it’s just multiple steps and waiting for things to dry or set up in between. Plan on a whole weekend to complete the project. It’s nice because you won’t spend the entire time working on it, but you need the time between steps.

Quick Guide

  1. Clean the roof
  2. Scrape old sealant from vents
  3. Reseal vents
  4. Prime Roof
  5. Seal Roof

Roof Cleaner I know this says for rubber roofs, you can use it for any roof. You can also use it on the awning if you have one. It gets really slick so be careful on the roof.

Plastic Putty Knife Get a couple of these to scrape the old seal from around the vents. The metal ones can puncture the roof so stick with plastic.

Self Leveling Sealant Use this around any vents you have. Make sure you remove the old and let the new dry before you recoat the roof.

Metal Roof Primer Helps keep rust at bay.

Metal Roof Sealer (In the rubber stuff this went much farther than it said it would. I can’t give you first hand experience with the metal roof, but I wouldn’t order extra.

Eternabond Tape We love it! Be warned that  it doesn’t move after it sticks so be careful with it, When we replaced the slide wall in the 5er we used Eternabond on the side seams of the roof and also the wall and corner seams. We sealed over the end that was on top of the roof and it help beautifully. A neighbor used it to fix a whole in the roof of their pop up. It’s great stuff! If you are worried about leaking in a specific area you might invest in some of it too.

Here’s a quick video about how to with Dicor materials.

Pro Tip:
You’ll need a tray and a roller as well as an extender to do the sealing. Plan to toss the tray and the roller after you finish. It’s brutal to try and wash the stuff out.

Tag us in your before and afters if you redo your roof!