How to Clean Aluminum RV Roofing

The black streaks which run down the sides of RV roofing after it rains are a tell tale sign it is time to wash the roof. Due to the trees you might have parked under and birds droppings RV roofs collect lots of junk. Luckily, cleaning the roof is an easy task. Specialty automotive soaps and waxes can be purchased in place of the dish soap.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Ladder
  • medium bristled brush with extender
  • 5 gallon bucket
  • Dish soap
  • Hose

Step 1 - Water

Fill the 5 gallon bucket with dish soap and water. Use the hose to spray off the roof of the RV, getting as much of the loose debris off as possible. The ladder might be necessary to angle the hose correctly.

Step 2 - Scrubbing

Set the ladder up along side the RV. Dip the scrub brush into the soapy water, climb up the ladder, and begin scrubbing at the roof. Using the extender, work from farthest away to closest to be most effective. Scrub the entire top of the RV, paying close attention to any grooves or creases where dirt may get trapped. The ladder may need to be moved a few times if the extender will not reach.

Step 3 - Rinsing

Rinse the roof top liberally with the hose to remove the soap.