Chances are very good that your RV has a rubber roof. While fiberglass and TPO roofs do exist, rubber remains the most common option on the market, for many reasons. They’re affordable, durable, lightweight, and can be easily repaired when they suffer damage. Of course, repairing damage to your roof means choosing between the various products on the market. While there are many different options, liquid roof RV repair products are the better choice. Not sold? Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages on offer.
Easy to Apply
First, let’s address the ease of application offered – all you really need to do is pour an amount of liquid RV roof repair product out on the surface to be repaired, spread it out, and then roll it on with a paint roller. That’s it – there’s no fuss, no hassle, and very little mess. Clean-up is easy to do with mineral spirits.
A Single Coat Is All That’s Needed
With many options for RV roof repair, multiple coats are necessary. This is the case with urethane-based repair products, for instance. However, with an EPDM liquid roof repair product, that’s not the case. A single coat is all that’s needed and you have complete protection for years to come. It’s even self-leveling, which means that roller and paintbrush marks will disappear on their own as the material levels.
With quite a few different RV roof repair products, you have to wait for hours, sometimes days, for the coating to become fully waterproof. If it should get wet during that time, there’s a good chance that it will seep through to the interior of your RV, and that it will compromise the roofing product used. With an EPDM liquid rubber based repair product, you don’t have to worry about that. While there is a curing time, the material is immediately waterproof.
Cures in All Temperatures
Some RV roof repair products take a very long time to cure, and that process can be stopped by very high or very low temperatures. With a liquid roof RV repair product, curing occurs in all temperatures, even in very high temperatures that would further liquefy competing products.
As Flexible as Your Original Roof
EPDM liquid roof RV repair products are made from the same material as your original rubber roof (assuming the existing roof is rubber, of course). It offers the same level of protection and durability, as well as the same amount of flexibility, which is an important consideration considering the forces that RV roofs must deal with on a regular basis.
Resistant to UV and Other Threats
One of the things that makes EPDM rubber roofs so prevalent in the RV industry in the first place is the material’s resistance to UV rays from the sun. These rays cause a wide range of damage – they bleach colors, degrade materials, cause flexible materials to become brittle, and more. Because liquid roof RV products are UV resistant, it leads to a longer use life than what is possible with competing products.
Multiple Roof Types
Finally, EPDM liquid roof repair products can actually be used on other types of roof beyond rubber. Both fiberglass and TPO roofs can be repaired with this material, so long as the right type of primer is applied to the surface first.
As you can see, there are quite a few advantages to using a liquid roof RV repair product. EPDM remains one of the most versatile forms of synthetic rubber, and it is widely available, easy to apply, and long lasting.