RV Expert Roof Repair

Taking care of your RV roof maintenance for vehicles with EPDM roofs need to be performed every 3 to 4 months. EPDM is a rubberized layer that is adhered to a tightly woven fabric. EPDM is often mistaken for fiberglass, so you want to ensure you determine which type of roof you have. In its original state EPDM is quite dark in color, but calcium carbonate, zinc, and titanium dioxide are added to the formula for your roof to give it
its distinctive white color. The white color not only gives your RV a cohesive appearance, but creates a reflective barrier to keep your RV cooler on hot and humid days. EPDM has a distinctive method for protecting against the elements. It is designed to oxidize into chalk over time. Most manufacturers use EPDM material that last about 10 to 15 years. RV Expert prefers to use Dicors  Britek RV Roofing system that has a life expectancy
of 20 years .Although  It comes with a 12 years warranty. We have installed many of these roofs and never had a problem . It was intended for flat roofs but we have aquired methods for installing on many uneven surfaces.Your RV roof maintenance for EPDM roofs needs to be performed every 3 to 4 months to wipe away dirt, debris
and any accumulating mold. While molds may begin to grow on your EPDM roof, the mold will not penetrate the EP M fully. However both mold and dirt can cause lasting visual stains, however they will not affect your roof’s performance. It is important to remember that mold can grow on RVs in warm climates that are not particularly susceptible to mold too. This is because the rubberized material of your roof reflects the heat of the sun
allowing mold to grow. To reduce the likelihood of stains get out your ladder, a non-abrasive cleanser, and a soft bristled brush. Ensure that you avoid all petroleum-based products and cleansers when cleaning your
EPDM roof. You should also clean your awning canvas as mold can accumulate on vynol as well
RV Expert perfers TPO RV Roof (Rubber Roof) Dicors TPO is called BritekTPO roofs are fairly comparable to EPDM, yet are smoother and shinier. TPO also has a less porous finish that will not absorb dirt and mold as easily as EPDM roofs. TPO doesn’t chalk up by oxidizing so you wont have the unsightly streaks. TPO also tends to be significantly less slippery when wet. If you find it hard to keep your
footing on the wet roof then you are most likely dealing with EPDM. Very slipery when wet. Be Careful up there!The process for RV roof maintenance doesn’t really change between EPDM and TPO. TPO traditionally has seams that are longer lasting and less prone to separation than EPDM. This makes it easier to maintain from
that regard. This also means they are more expensive to repair given traditional rubber roof sealants may not work as TPO seams are heat welded and become harder to adhere to over time. They also tend not to be as

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porous and require as much cleaning to keep away stains. TPO can be cleaned and cared for in much the
same way as the EPDM.

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