RV’s are a great way to enjoy the country, whether you are an occasional vacationer, seasonal vacationer or have taken the plunge to live in your RV and go town to town. Of course, no matter what type or how big or small your RV is, it’s going to go through some wear and tear. One of the biggest areas that take damage is the roof of the RV. One of the ways to prevent RV roof repair is to coat your RV Roof. Two types of material you can use to do that is polyurea and rubber. That is why we are going to discuss Polyuera Vs Rubber coatings for RVs, and why we feel Polyuera is the best way to go.
What Are RV Roofs Made From?
1. Rubber TPO – Probably the most common material for an RV roof, and actually comes in two different types: an EPDM RV roof (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), or a TPO RV roof (Thermal Poly Olefin).
2. Rubber EPDM – roof stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer; it is a membrane-type rubber used for flat roofs.
3. Fiberglass – This type of RV roof is hard to the touch, and is a bit rarer than a rubber RV roof because the material adds cost and weight to the RV.
4. Aluminum –Aluminum RV roofs are pretty uncommon. Airstream trailers are some only ones with aluminum roofs. Like fiberglass, aluminum adds weight to the RV. However, an aluminum RV roof has fairly low maintenance.
Rubber RV roof coating.
For rubber roof coatings, one of the well-known products in the market today is Liquid Roof RV roof coating. It is a liquid EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), and therefore, possesses all the characteristics of EPDM when properly applied to the roof. Now, this can be rolled on and even done by the RV owner. Yet, just like painting, it can be hard to get an even coat. And rubber coatings like Liquid RV roof and Dicor are known to discolor within 8 years. You also have to be careful to get a tight seal on al your roof fixtures.
Polyuera RV roof coating.
Polyuera is like Polyurethane on steroids. RV Roof Coatings are measured in mils. A mil is a thousandth of an inch. As we mentioned, rubber coatings that are rolled on can be hard to get an even coat. Spray on Polyuera RV roof coatings get a nice even coat on your RV. Here at Spray America Coatings, we spray our coating 87 mils thick, 3 times thicker than any other options in the industry. Polyuera will not degrade or deteriorate, is puncture resistant, does not black streak or create a chalk-like look or feel, can handle weather change, is extremely puncture resistant, and best of all, no more having to caulk your seams every year to two years. Our Polyuera coating for roofs comes with a lifetime guarantee, which means you will never really have to worry about your RV roof coating again. That is not something that can be said with rubber coatings.
Spray America Coatings has been polyuera coating RV roofs for over 15 years. So bottom line, we have seen every bit of damage you can think of to RV roofs. That is why our polyuera coating is designed to last a lifetime.