Over time, your RV's rubber roof can be exposed to a lot of elements that can lead to damage, such as harsh weather or high sun exposure. If you have an EPDM rubber roof, exposure to the elements can sometimes lead to stains or discoloring as it ages. Of course, it is always a good idea to give your rubber RV roof a good cleaning a few times year. When cleaning or maintaining the roof, you need to make sure the products you are using are made for your roof material and do not contain ingredients that will prove harmful. There are also preventative actions you can take to reduce the risk of damage. To that end, Dicor has come up with a two part system to keep your RV EPDM roof protected for a longer period, saving you from costly repair or replacement.
The first part
of the system entails the EPDM Roof Cleaner / Activator. It not only helps to clean your roof's surface, it prepares the surface for the second step in the process. Using a sprayer to apply a layer on the roof, it can cover up to 125 sq. ft. After at least 15 minutes, the cleaner/activator can be rinsed away, using a high pressure washer to get the best results. It is made to be used specifically with Dicor EPDM roof coating. Using roof coating from a different manufacturer may not produce the desired results. Please note that this product is meant for your EPDM roof only and is not intended as a cleaner for the sides of your RV.
For the next step, you have two options. The first is the Acrylic EPDM Coating, made to add a layer of protection to the roof membrane when used with the Roof Cleaner/Activator. For the most optimum results, two coats need to be applied, allowing the first coat to dry before adding the second. This coating keeps the roof protected from sun, weather and has fire retardant qualities. The second option is the CoolCoat Insulating EPDM Coating, which is perfect for areas that are typically warm or receive a high amount of sun. CoolCoat uses ceramic MicroCells to lower the amount of heat that gets transferred from the roof to your RV interior, up to 29%. Because it keeps your interior cooler, it places less strain on your RV air conditioner in warmer weather. CoolCoat can be applied in the same way as the Acrylic Coating. As with Part 1, Part 2 will also cover up to 125 sq. ft. Both the first and second step should be done in the same day, making sure that all the layers of coating have completely dried.
By Julie T
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