Owning an RV is a great way to get out, see the country, and spend time with family, especially when travel is so restricted. Before you head out on the road, be sure to give your RV a good inspection. Check the tires, water lines, engine, and, of course, the roof. If you’ve not climbed up to check the roof in a while, it might be time to wash or even reseal the top of your recreational vehicle. If you’ve never done this before, you’ll want to go with an EPDM coating. These coatings are some of the best products on the market and can help extend your RV life by years, if not decades. Let’s look at a few things you should know about these liquid RV coatings.
They Might Look Familiar
When you buy a gallon of EPDM roof coating, you might be surprised that it looks familiar once dried. This is because it’s the same material used for commercial and residential roofs. It might come out as a liquid, but once dried, it’s the same EPDM rubber that you’ll find on any other roof.
You’re Not Hurting the Rainforest
EPDM roofs are surprisingly eco-friendly, and part of this comes down to their composition. While EPDM is a true rubber, it doesn’t come from rubber trees in the rainforest. Instead, it’s synthetic (EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer)! Compared to natural rubber, EPDM is better suited to harsh temperatures, can withstand UV rays, and adheres to surfaces better.
You Don’t Need Much
While you might think that one coat doesn’t cut it, RV liquid roof coatings can be done in a single coat. Even just a few milometers of coating will protect your RV’s roof for years, meaning that you don’t have to go out and buy several gallons of product. You’ll spend less money and time restoring your roof.
There’s Hardly Any Prep
With a lot of roof sealing products, you first have to prime the roof before they can be applied. With liquid EPDM RV roof sealants, this isn’t an issue. The only preparation you need to make before applying this type of roof sealant is to clean your roof. Ideally, you should clean your RV’s roof anyway, so this is a moot point, anyway.
You Can DIY Your Roof
Rather than paying someone to restore your roof, with liquid RV roof sealants, you can do it yourself. As long as you can get on your RV’s roof, you can use a sprayer or paint roller to apply the coating in as little as an hour. Be sure to be safe up there!
You Can Apply Them Rain or Shine
One of the best parts about EPDM liquid roof sealants is that they go on waterproof. Even if you don’t have much time and it’s forecasted to rain later, your roof will still dry waterproof because the rubber material goes down, ready for anything. It might take a few hours to dry completely, but you needn’t worry about a rain shower.
If you’re looking to hit the road with the family before summer ends, make sure you’ve given your RV a good inspection beforehand. If the roof looks to need some repairs, don’t worry! With a liquid EPDM roof sealant, you’ll be ready to hit the road in time. It will last you for decades and keep your family protected while on the road. When you need maintenance, don’t bother taking your RV into a specialist, with a couple of hours and a paint roller, you could have one of the best roofs an RV can have.