For Tyler Texas residents, the RV Season is upon us. And for some RV owners in Tyler, the reality is that those plans could be delayed due to collision damage hail damage or other damages. Adding to the frustrations of RV owners in Tyler, are long wait times at local RV repair shops. So what can you do?
Luckily for you Coach Specialists has a shop in the Dallas Fort Worth area with three drop off locations with no wait, but more on that later.
One of the most common RV damages that will side line an RV is a damaged or leaky roof. It is a time consuming repair, and most RV dealer shops are simply not able to push the work through.
RV roof repairs in Tyler are also expensive. One question that any RV owner with a leaky or damaged roof will want to know is what does it cost to get the RV roof fixed.
Recently we received an estimate request to put a new roof on a Tyler TX RV for a new customer. In order to help you ballpark your RV roof repair is about $300.00 per linear foot.
Most motorhome roof damage on Texas RV’s is the result of collisions with overhanging tree branches, backing into low-hanging outdoor signage other overhead objects. Of course here in Texas, RV roofs also get severe damages from hail storms, or even from owner neglect because some RV owners aren’t as mindful of all the maintenance and care that an RV roof requires annually.
The reason why RV Roof replacements cost so much is because they are very labor intensive. RV repair shops like ours typically estimate the replacement costs per linear foot coming in at around $300. Completing the estimate involves all the materials and labor costs.
Here we have broken out some basic RV roof replacement costs.
Replace roof membrane labor:
1hr per linear foot
Replace Roof decking and Luan:
1hr per every 4ft of roof (round up) – (ex. 33ft roof = 9 sheets/ 9hrs)
Required removals and installs (R&I) of old materials:
Front cap molding – 1.5hr
Rear cap molding – 1.5hr
Left and Right upper side (gutter) moldings – 2.5hr /each
Powered Awnings if required – 3hr each
Slide out toppers and manual awnings if required – 2hr each
Aluminum Radius- (per unit basis) –
*not all RV’s will have radius
Labor = 1hr per every 7ft
Roof decking- Luan (4×8’ sheets)
$24 per sheet
Replace roof membrane material costs :
21’ = $715
25’ = $850
30’ = $985
35’ = $1,145
40’ = $1,320
Sealants and adhesives-
(1)Roof Install Kit – $295 (Includes – 2 rolls butyl tape, 15 lap sealant, 1 gallon 901B, 2 pro flex.
Additional Sealants for roof appliances and moldings (Lap and Pro Flex)- $15.95 each
Plumbing vents – 1tube per vent
Satellite, skylights, fridge vents, solar panels, etc. – 3 tubes each
Roof A/C gaskets per A/C – $24.95 each
Stay bond (901B) 1 gal per 10’ of roof – $60/gal
Aluminum Radius- (per unit basis) – not all units will have radius
Radius material = $5 per foot
Roof disposal – $20.00
Final detail – 2hrs
(This is includes covering coach and interior during replacement process, final clean up from dust and debris, as well as the final wash/ water test.)
So using this information and an average 40’ RV, this is what the estimate might look like:
Line Oper Description Part Number Qty Extended Price $ Labor Paint
1 # Repl ROOF MEMBRANE EPDM 1 1,320.00 40.0
2 # Repl DECKING (4X8 SHEETS) 10 240.00 10.0
3 # Repl RT ALUMINUM RADIUS 40′ 1 200.00 6.0
4 # Repl LT ALUMINUM RADIUS 40′ 1 200.00 6.0
5 # Repl RUBBER ROOF INSTALL KIT 1 295.00
6 # Repl ADDITIONAL SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES (SEE NOTES) 17 271.15
Note: 2 PLUMBING VENTS (1 TUBE EACH) = 2
1 SATELLITE – 3 TUBES
1 SKYLIGHT – 3 TUBES
1 FRIGDE VENT – 3 TUBES
2 ROOF VENTS – (3 TUBES EACH) = 6
7 # Repl STAY BOND 901B (1GAL INCLUDED WITH INSTALL KIT) 3 180.00
8 # R&I FRONT CAP MOLDING 1.5
9 # R&I REAR CAP MOLDING 1.5
10 # R&I LT UPPER SIDE MOLDING/GUTTER 2.5
11 # R&I RT UPPER SIDE MOLDING/GUTTER 2.5
12 # R&I RT PORCH AWNING (ELECTRIC) 3.0
13 # R&I LT SLIDE OUT TOPPER 2.0
14 # Repl A/C GASKETS (2) 2 49.90
15 # Subl ROOF DISPOSAL 1 20.00 X
16 # Rpr FINAL DETAIL 2.0 1
SUBTOTALS 2,776.05 77.0 0.0
Category Basis Rate Cost $
Body Labor 75.0 hrs @ $ 120.00 /hr 9,000.00
Detail 2.0 hrs @ $ 120.00 /hr 240.00
Sales Tax $ 2,756.05 @ 8.2500 % 227.37
Grand Total 12, 243.42
Insurance PAY 0.00
Customer PAY 12, 243.42
So for a 40’ RV roof replacement, it comes to about $12,000, or $300 per linear feet.
Do you have questions about RV roof repair and replacement in Tyler, Texas?
At Coach Specialists of Texas, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Our technicians are specially trained in all aspects of RV repair and can handle any type of damage your motorhome roof has experienced. For your convenience, we have two additional locations for drop-offs: Plano and Denton, Texas. If you schedule a drop-off at either location, we will bring your RV the rest of the way to our facilities in Dallas for repairs. Our mission is to get you back on the road quickly and hassle-free.
Need to get your Tyler Texas RV roof repaired with no wait times? Click here to get a free estimate, or schedule a repair for a drop off at one of our three convenient drop off locations.