Having an RV is a lot of fun and opens up huge opportunities for adventure, but upkeep and maintenance can often make owning an RV too expensive to consider. At Truco, we know roof damage is usually one of the biggest concerns. The large roof on an RV practically invites damage, and even minor storms can cause issues. A major storm, such as a hailstorm, could easily do substantial damage.
However, there is an affordable and long-lasting option for protecting your RV: liquid rubber coating! Available in white, light gray, medium gray and battleship gray to suit your preferences. A coating of liquid rubber on your RV’s roof can offer substantial long-term protection and seriously reduce your maintenance costs.
How Liquid Rubber Coating Protects an RV Roof
The coating is exactly what it sounds like – a layer of liquid rubber which is sprayed directly onto the roof, creating a substantial barrier between the roof and anything which would damage it. This membrane is truly edge-to-edge, without any seams, giving total protection. Our coating works terrifically on many roofing substrates such as metal, epdm, smooth modified or granulated modified. In the case of a PVC roof, our coating requires a primer be put on the roof before our coating. It is very important that RV owners know what type of roof they are starting with, so that we can recommend the best type of coating for their particular roof.
Here are just a few ways it benefits you:
- Eliminate most roof damage
Being rubber, the roof coating is going to be naturally resilient and resistant to most forms of damage. Hailstones, for example, simply bounce right off – it would take a monster of a hailstone or a literal meteorite to actually puncture the membrane. It can also shrug off most other flying debris, impacts, and other typical environmental threats.
- Superior waterproofing
Another big benefit to RVs is that a liquid rubber coating is going to be totally waterproof. That means a greatly reduced risk of rust forming, not to mention preventing any internal leaks. If you’re in an area with chemical-laden or “acid” rain, that too is no threat to your RV’s roof.
- Better insulation
An RV is never going to have perfect insulation, but rubber coating can do a lot to help! Whether you need the interior to stay warm or cold, it will help prevent temperature transfer through the roof. Better A/C means less extra fuel use, and better gas mileage.
- Cheap to install, cheap to maintain
A layer of rubber is extremely inexpensive, but can potentially last years. Even if it does get punctured, patching is simple – just spray on some more. It costs far less than roof maintenance.
Want to learn more about how liquid rubber coating can protect your RV roof? Contact Truco today!