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Get everything your residential and commercial insulation business needs to get started or scale-up. ArmorThane Equipment is your go-to shop for insulation and coating materials, equipment and supplies, and certified spray foam training. With over 100 years of combined polyurethane industry experience, they are ready to train your entire staff and provide the products they need.

ArmorThane also provides service for all of their available equipment, as they as older model spray foam equipment. Start now and contact them today.

 

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ArmorThane spray foam rigs are uniquely designed to spray a wide range of spray foam insulation and coating applications. All of the rigs are custom designed with the material applicators in mind and made with high-quality spray foam insulation equipment. ArmorThane offers three different spray foam rigs including:

  • Compact Units
  • Box Trucks
  • Towable Spray Trailers

Choose from Compact, Box Truck, and Towable Rig Series spray foam trailers and box trucks. The interior of the rigs is

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coated from top to bottom with polyurea along with well-illuminated white interiors to maximize visibility.

Spray Foam Equipment for Sale at ArmorThane

Whether your spray foam needs consist of interior spray foam insulation or exterior spray foam roofing and polyurea protective coatings, ArmorThane has got you covered. Their team consists of highly experienced and certified professionals with decades of hands-on experience. They are always ready to answer all of your questions and help you find the solution you need.

With ArmorThane’s vast knowledge and wide range of application solutions, they are here to help you find the right equipment for your next project. Whether you need equipment for residential and commercial insulation, tanks, parking decks, bridges, roads, or roofs, they can help with all of your needs.

The ArmorThane Process

Designed with the customer in mind and engineered for superior performance, our designs include a variety of high-quality proportioners and reactors from PMC and Graco. Other features include PMC and Graco spray guns, heated hoses, and top-of-the-line transfer pumps – along with a full line of parts and other equipment. All are made in the USA and backed with a manufacturer’s warranty.

With over 100 years of combined polyurethane industry experience, they have seen it all. Not only do they have the polyurethane equipment, parts, and rigs you need, they can train any size team. ArmorThane also supplies automated spray robots for; roofing, fabric applications, decking, roads, bridges, and more. Their unique drum heaters also keep your material warm and ready to use.

Additional spray foam equipment for sale includes:

• Spray guns

• Transfer pumps

• Hoses

• PPE and safety equipment

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Prevalent RV Roof Problems

At RV-Fixes, we witness trends in the RV industry, especially regarding roofs. Two major issues in the last few years keep showing up, and many RV owners are demoralized by the answers they receive from dealers or service centers.

Bad rubber roofs

The first big issue is a poor batch of rubber roofs. A few years ago, a well-known rubber roof manufacturer had a batch that did not cure correctly. Rubber roofs on RVs are half white or tan, and the lower half is black. The issue was with the upper white or tan side. We have seen both colors. There is very little regulation or government oversight in the RV industry, so there is no means to ensure these manufacturers’ problem recalls or notify owners. There have been small comments here and there on RV forums and articles; however, no owners were approached to inform them that they could have the roof issue.

Anyone who has bought an RV built in the last two years ought to take a moment to examine the membrane. The membranes affected can be sticky, soft, and sometimes powdery. It can smear or leave footprints if you walk across or get in contact. In the initial couple of cases we saw, it was believed that a powerful cleaner was used, which caused it to soften the material. However, a few RVers began to doubt the roofs. The roofs were finally discovered to be defective. They were aware that the roof manufacturer had distributed to repair centers and manufacturers many pieces of roof material that didn’t cure properly. If you discover you have some of them, you must report it right away to your manufacturer. Make sure you get the money you’re due for a defective product. Membrane roofs generally come with a 10-year warranty for the roof material and state that they are free from defects. In the past, these manufacturers have been exempt from warranty claims as most roof claims are based on caulking joints breaking, but they have stated that they will only warrant the membrane. This is the time to check the condition of your roof and hold the accountable people accountable for the work. There are many locations where we’ve seen clients receive payments ranging from $600-$1500 for a roof replacement. Payments are from either the RV brand or roofing company. Roofs that are damaged are found on various brands and styles of RVs because their roof material can be described as the industry norm for roofing. We recommend that all owners check the roofs of their RVs and replace them as quickly as possible.

Bubbled Roof

The other issue is mostly with travel trailers or 5th wheels. The next time you drive down an interstate, look at the approaching 5th wheel or travel trailers. You’ll often notice that the 5th wheels in the rear of the roof appear like a large bubble. The wind is blowing in either of two directions. One possibility is that you have the possibility of a tear or an area in the front of your strip that’s not being glued properly. The RV construction explosion shows an increase in the RV quality, and factories aren’t always using enough glue on RV roofs. When the air is in, the roof begins to expand and expand. In the first few instances, it is when the roof will then be flat. One good sign of this occurring while driving on the road is that you can see wrinkles appearing on the front of the membrane and a tear around the air cooling. The part that is ballooned up eventually connects close to the AC and then stretches against it until it tears around the base.

Inspection of the front seal will not always identify a problem as the other cause is air entering through the hitch, up to the end cap, and then under the front strip of joint. We’ve seen people who could stop the ballooning by sealing the cracks in the end cap, under the hitch region, and within the hitch. Again, unless you examine your roof periodically from time to time and you aren’t aware of this until it breaks and tears away and flaps in the wind. One of our customers told us that he saw his shadow while driving along a narrow mountain route. He told us it took him about a minute to determine why the form he noticed was not the one he was expecting to see.

We hope that these two roof inspection suggestions will avoid the possibility of a roof malfunction while camping. It’s always best to fix it at home, so your camping trip will be one of the great memories, not the waiting rooms at a service center.

Contact us with any questions or would like to request an estimate by ArmorThane; click here.

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RV Hacks To Give You The Most Space

If you’re a novice to the whole RV concept, you may be just beginning to realize how valuable the space in your RV is. With just the size of a few hundred square feet of space and a budget of only a few hundred dollars, you can’t afford to sprawl out as you would in your home. But don’t worry. Generations of former RV owners have laid the foundation for you. They’ve come up with innovative ways to make the most of your the space in your RV space.

We’ve put together the top 10 of our most-loved ways to reduce space. If you have other ideas that aren’t listed, absolutely go for it. Whatever you do in order to help make better use of your space can make camping more enjoyable.

1. Choose AirSkirts RV Skirting

We’re not ashamed But we’ll begin using our very own item. We’ve seen other products that are heavy and heavy. They take up a lot of space in the storage compartments of motorhomes as well as a fifth wheel. AirSkirts RV skirting design is distinct. Since it’s inflatable, it decreases to almost nothing after you take it off. All of it fits neatly in a small storage bag which takes up a tiny space in the compartment under your arm.

2. Utilize Collapsible Closet Organizers

Collapsible closet organizers can be useful for small items that are made of cloth and Velcro. They generally come with a Velcro strap that lets you hang them from a clothing pole. They’re ideal for kitchen, bedroom closets, as well as bathrooms. Because they’re collapsible, you are able to easily remove them and put them away when not required.

3. Use Over-the-Door Organizers

An equivalent product is an organizer that is over the door. It is typically made of plastic and fabric, however, there are also metal and wood products available. Whatever you choose the organizer can be hung on the door’s top. It’s an excellent alternative for light clothes, towels and shoes, as well as many other things.

4. Hang Some Peg Board

Pegboards can be an excellent space-saving device in the bathroom and kitchen. Four screws can hold the board securely in position. After that, you can put up hooks that can be removed so that you can hang anything from dishes to kitchen appliances. The great thing about the pegboard is the fact that hooks aren’t fixed. They can be moved around whenever you want.

5. Install a shelf that can be mounted. Baskets

Wherever you see cabinets that is high up on a wall you could put up shelves that can be mounted. They are installed beneath, giving extra space to store dishes, magazines and books and paper products, or anything else. The best thing about shelf baskets is that they come in various sizes and shades. Some have additional options, such as holders for paper towels.

6. Vacuum-sealed Bags

If you’re prepared to invest a bit into a vacuum seal system vacuum-sealed bags are an ideal method to store seasonal clothing and also save space in the process at simultaneously time. Vacuum sealing takes out all the air within bags, which reduces the size of a large bag to a tiny, compact bag.

Vacuum sealing is also a great option for the fridge and freezer. It can keep food items that are frozen fresher for longer and allow you to make the most use of your compact RV unit.

One thing that seasoned RV owners know for certain is that reducing space is a significant factor in making your life more comfortable and convenient. We hope that the six tricks that we have discussed in this article will help you understand this concept clearly. Finding ways to conserve space within your RV is going to become easier with each camping trip. In the end, you will be an expert in space-saving, who can write and publish your own How-To articles.

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RV ROOF REPAIR: A Comprehensive Guide

In the event that your RV or campsite’s roof is leaking, damaged or worn out as well, it could be time to fix or replace the roof.

Over time the effects of rain, wind, snow , and even ultraviolet rays of the sun could cause damage to sealing materials or RV roof material and lead to water damage as well as other problems. It is important to take care of RV roof issues as quickly as you can, in order to prevent any further destruction.

Are you worried that your RV roof leaky? Are you worried about the amount it’s going cost to repair? If yes, then you’re the only one.

One of the most frequent concerns people ask about their leaky motorhome or the travel trailer roof is what it will cost to fix or replace it.

Camper roof replacements generally cost between $300 to $325 per linear foot. If, for instance, you RV has a length of 30 feet, then it could cost between $9,750 and $9,000 in order to repair the roof that covers your RV.

The cost is mostly based on the kind of roof material and also the costs for labor of the auto shop who is performing the task. However, you might be able to fix or replace the roof of your RV roof by yourself.

The article below will go over the top kinds of RV roof material and the costs associated with them in addition to describing the steps needed to seal repair, replace, or repair the camper’s roof. I’ll also give tips to ensure that the RV roof in top state of repair.

Type Of RV Roofing Material And How Much Do They Cost To Replace

The most commonly used kinds of camping roofing material include TPO, EPDM, fiberglass and aluminum.

The majority of the time, EPDM and TPO are the most widely used and most common kinds of material employed for RV roofs.

Every type of roofing material offers different benefits as well as costs and maintenance requirements. Let’s look at it!

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EPDM

Rubber EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is synthetic rubber material with a membrane-like design which is commonly used for flat roofs, such as those found on travel trailers and RVs.

EPDM can be extremely long-lasting and economical it typically costs between $4-$8 for a square foot.

Based on our 30 foot RV example, it will cost between $1,020 and $2,040 for an EPDM 255 square foot roofing material to cover the RV in the event that it is eight feet in width.

TPO

The TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is the most popular material that is used in RV roofs.

The material is one-ply, which means that it’s just a one-layer of rubber that has a the scrim for reinforcement. Similar to EPDM the material is used primarily to make flat roofing.

TPO is extremely UV-resistant and it will help to lower energy usage when used as an RV roof. Furthermore, it’s extremely long-lasting and, if maintained properly it could last up to 30 years.

Good quality TPO RV roofing is priced about $5.50 to $6 for each square foot. So, with our camper that is 30 feet, the cost of the TPO by itself would range between $1,400 to $1,530 for the 255 square feet of material.

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However, if there are multiple areas where the roof is damaged, or there’s a single area with extensive damage that is compromising the rest of the roof, it may be time to replace it. 

Tools You Will Need

When you plan to repair or replace your camper’s roof yourself, there are some tools you’ll need to get the job done as quickly and effectively as possible.

Although every job is different, some general tools you should have on hand for dealing with your RV roof include:

  • Safety glasses
  • Roller to roll out and flow the adhesive
  • Acetone or other cleaner, like a 3M Scotch Bright Pad
  • Razor knife or shears for cutting the replacement material
  • Scraper or utility blade to remove old caulking
  • Respirator (for fiberglass roofs)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bucket for mixing adhesive/catalyst

Prepare Your RV Roof For Repair Or Replacement

The first step to any RV roof job is to clean the existing roof or repair area well. In order for the adhesive or catalyst material to bond with the roof material, all traces of oil, grease, grime, oxidation and silicone sealants must be removed.

If it’s just a small repair, feel free to use a rag and a solvent to scrub the area clean.

For larger repairs and full roof resealing jobs or replacements, it might be more effective to first power-wash, then scrub where necessary until the roof is completely clean. 

With EPDM roofing, you will need to cut away any residual silicone caulking and remove any surface wax with a removing agent designed for this purpose.

Once the roof is dry after cleaning, you will likely need to apply an EPDM primer.

Even if you did a fantastic job cleaning the roof, it’s likely to still be dirty or stained in some areas, so using a EPDM primer will prepare the surface for a better bond between the roof and the tape.

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How To Repair A Punctured RV Roof

Although you might pay a professional to do a full roof replacement for your RV, there are many roof repair jobs that are easy and far cheaper if you do them yourself.

One of these is repairing a punctured or torn RV roof. To fix this kind of damage, all you really need to do is install a patch:

  1. Thoroughly clean the area around the repair. 
  2. Remove any excess silicone. 
  3. Apply sealant or caulking to any recesses, and let dry. 
  4. Glue down any loose roof membrane, and add fasteners if needed. 
  5. Let it cure 24 hours. 
  6. Apply the patch so that there’s at least two inches of overlap on all sides of the repair area, and cover any reinforcement fasteners.
  7. Seal the patch and edges around it with RV roof coating.

RV roof tape or RV roof patches are easy to apply, with adhesive on one side that sticks to your RV roof and seals up the torn or punctured area.

These patches are very durable, and provide a permanent solution to a tear or small hole.

It’s a good idea to keep some in your RV’s emergency tool kit just in case something happens while you’re out on a trip. You don’t want a punctured roof causing leaks and creating water damage!

How To Replace Your RV Or Motorhome Roof

How to Replace Your RV Roof
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A DIY RV roof replacement is certainly possible, and will help you save lots of money since you will only need to buy the materials.

The following are all of the steps to follow when replacing your RV’s roof:

  1. Remove any fixtures, such as vents, antennas, or air conditioning units. Remove the awning as well.
  2. Use a high-quality stainless steel putty knife to scrape away the old sealant around the removed fixtures.
  3. Remove the existing roof membrane. For RV’s rubber roofs such as TPO or EPDM, you will need to peel back the roofing material until you can see the plywood structure beneath. Aluminum roofs require you to unscrew the old panels to remove them, and you will need a dye grinder to remove the fiberglass matting that covers these types of roofs.
  4. Check the plywood beneath the roof membrane for damage. If you notice areas where the wood is rotted or bowing, it has water damage and should be replaced. Clean the rest of the (undamaged) plywood with mineral spirits to treat it to prevent mold and mildew from growing.
  5. Install seam tape in places where the plywood meets and along the edge of the camper’s roof where it meets the side of your camper. This will help maintain a good seal and reinforce any weak areas.
  6. Rubber roofs are installed by coating layers of adhesive onto the plywood roof, then rolling on the roof replacement panels. Fiberglass roofs have similar installation, and you will paint on the adhesive catalyst resin before covering it with the fiberglass matting and gel coat. Allow the adhesive to sit for a little bit until it’s tacky, and then roll your roofing material over the top, pressing out all air bubbles as you go. Cut holes in the rubber or matting for any fixtures that are going back on the roof.
  7. Rubber roofs are installed by coating layers of adhesive onto the plywood roof, then rolling on the roof replacement panels. Fiberglass roofs have similar installation, and you will paint on the adhesive catalyst resin before covering it with the fiberglass matting and gel coat. Allow the adhesive to sit for a little bit until it’s tacky, and then roll your roofing material over the top, pressing out all air bubbles as you go. Cut holes in the rubber or matting for any fixtures that are going back on the roof.
  8. After your roof is replaced, the final step is to reinstall your RV’s roof fixtures and seal them with caulking to prevent any leaks in the new roof.

How To Fix A Leaky Skylight, Roof Vent, AC Unit Or Hatch

Since RV’s rooftop systems such as the A/C unit or roof vent are essentially holes cut in the roof, the edges around them can develop leaks that you will need to fix to avoid water damage.

Luckily, it’s a pretty easy job:

  1. Scrape away any residual silicone caulking.
  2. Clean the surface of the roof around the leak with a plastic scrub pad or sandpaper, then swab with a solvent-soaked rag. 
  3. Seal the edges around the vent or system with sealant or sealant strips, covering all screws.
  4. Position the vent flange so that it overlaps the roof surface by about two inches in either direction, and be sure to roll-in the sealant so that it bonds permanently.
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How to Seal and Coat Your RV Roof

The least common RV roofing material you’ll come across is aluminum. Certain travel trailers like Airstream make use of aluminum roofing but it is a much more weight than other camping roofing materials.

Similar to fiberglass, aluminum has low maintenance requirements, and unlike fiberglass and rubber it’s not toxic.

You can also reuse your old roofing as you replace it, as aluminum is one of the very few materials that don’t lose value.

Aluminum roofing sheets are priced at around 3 cents per square foot. So, the price to replace the roofing material on a 30 foot by 8 1/2-foot camper would be about $770.

How RV Sealant and Coating Helps Protect The Roof

Its roofing material is only one of the items you’ll require to complete an RV roof repair or replacement task.

Sealants are essential and water damage is among the most frequent reasons that an RV roof must be repaired or replaced and typically the issue occurs within the seals, or due to that the roof coating has begun to wear down.

If you can spot an issue and address it fast, you can save yourself some time and cash.

If you choose to engage a professional in changing or repairing your RV roof or simply to reseal it. The resealing part of the work could cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,700 or as high than $2,000 in larger vehicles.

You’ll be able to understand the reasons why the cost of an RV roof replacement could cost up to $10,000 and the reason you may decide to tackle the entire job or even portions of it yourself.

Reinforce The Sealant

It’s suggested that you frequently examine your camping vehicle’s roof for leaks and to reinforce it with sealant on the edges at a minimum of once every year.

While doing this, be certain to seal your air cooling unit roof openings, skylights as well as other areas that could have the possibility of a crack or seam within the roofing material.

If you’ve never applied the sealant prior to now, test its compatibility by applying a small amount to an unnoticed area prior to applying it to all surfaces.

Be aware that should you reside in a humid area it is possible to choose an distinct type of RV sealant.

It is always advisable to consult the manufacturer of your camper for recommendations on the product.@ rambler_reno

Paint The Roof Surface

In the course of the lifetime of your RV there will likely be a need to coat the roof. It is an protective layer that protects the roofing material similar to paint.

Over time over time, the coating is becoming chalky and can fade away. While this is not a problem, it’s an indication to tell it’s time to coat the roof.

The coating is essential as it improves the waterproof and weatherproofing capabilities of the entire roof.

Keep your mind in the forefront that you may require a particular kind of coating in accordance with the kind of roof material you’re using.

Another method for recoating is to use an RV liquid roof that comprises an EPDM coating which can paint on your roof that covers your camping vehicle.

The liquid roof costs about 90 cents per gallon. This covers around 42 sq feet. For our 30 foot by 8 1/2 feet camper, we’d require around six gallons to completely cover the roof.

You could save money if you purchase the material in greater quantities, like five or four-gallon pails.

When dry when it is dry, the liquid roof shields the roof from ultraviolet rays of the sun. It also acts as weatherproofing to stop moisture from entering and slow wear and tear from the elements.

By regular coating you RV roof by applying this kind of protective sealant You can prolong the lifespan that you have of your RV and stop water damage from occurring.

How to Repair or Repair or Replace your RV Roof

If you have an older RV or you’ve been in the camper for a while There’s a high chance that you’ll require replacing the roof at least once time throughout its life.

If you keep on the top of maintenance and repairs and repair any leaks promptly it will reduce or delay the need to replace the entire roof.

However, if there’s several areas in which it appears that the roof has been damaged or if there’s a particular area that is severely damaged that’s affecting the remainder of the roof It could have been time to replace the roof.

Tools You’ll Have

If you’re planning to fix or replace the camper’s roof yourself, you’ll need certain tools that you’ll require to complete the task efficiently and quickly as feasible.

Although each job is unique, some of the tools you must be prepared to deal the roof of roofing issues on your RV roof comprise:

  • Safety glasses
  • Roll out the roller and then flow the adhesive
  • Acetone or another cleaner, such as Acetone or a 3M Scotch Bright Pad
  • Shears or a razor blade to cut the material to replace the material
  • Scraper or utility knife to scrape away old caulk
  • Respirator (for fiberglass roofs)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bucket for mixing adhesive/catalyst

Make Your RV Roof for repair or Repair

The first step in the process of completing an RV roof task is to clean the roof or repair area thoroughly. To enable the catalyst or adhesive material to be able to join with the roof material the evidence of oil grease, grime and oxidation as well as silicone sealants have to be eliminated.

If it’s only a minor repair, it’s okay to employ a rag as well as a solvent to clean the area.

For more extensive repairs, and complete roof repairs and replacements it may be better to wash the roof using power, then scrub where needed to ensure that the roof is totally clean.

If you are using EPDM roofing You will have to remove any remaining silicone caulking, and then remove any wax on the surface with an agent for removal specifically designed specifically for this use.

When the roof is clean after cleaning, you’ll probably be required to apply the EPDM primer.

Even if you’ve done great job cleaning your roof there’s a chance that it will still be stained or dirty in certain areas. Therefore, applying an EPDM primer will help prepare the surface for a stronger connection to both the roof and tape.@ flair_distribution

How to Repair A Punctured RV Roof

While you may employ a professional for the full roof repair for the roof of your RV however, there are numerous roof repair tasks that are quick and cheaper to do yourself.

One of them is to repair the tear or punctured RV roof. For repairing this type of damaged, all you require is to install patches:

  1. Clean the surface around the repair.
  2. Take off any silicone that is not needed.
  3. Use sealant or caulking to all spaces, and allow to dry.
  4. Apply glue to all loose roof membrane. Add fasteners as needed.
  5. Let it dry for 24 hours.
  6. Place the patch in a way there’s at minimum 2 inches overlap on both sides of the area being repaired and also secure any fasteners that are used to reinforce the area.
  7. Cover the patch and the edges around it using RV roof coating.

RV roof adhesive as well as RV roof patches for your RV are simple to apply. They have the adhesive side that adheres to the RV roof while sealing the damaged or punctured region.

The patches are extremely durable and offer a long-lasting solution to the tear or tiny gap.

It’s a good idea have a few items of these in the emergency tools kit in case anything happens during an excursion. Don’t risk a punctured roof that causes leaks and causing water damage!

How to replace your RV or Motorhome Roof

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DIY RV roof replacement is definitely feasible and could allow you to save a lot of dollars since you’ll only require the materials.

Here are the complete list of the steps to be followed to replace your RV’s roof:

  1. Get rid of any fixtures, like vents, antennas and air cooling units. Also, remove the awning.
  2. Utilize a top-quality sharp knife made of stainless steel remove all the previous sealant around the fixtures you’ve removed.
  3. Take off the current roof membrane. For rubber roofs on RVs, like TPO or EPDM You will have to remove your roofing material till you are able to discern the plywood structure beneath. Roofs made of aluminum require that you remove the old roof panels to take the roof, and you’ll require a dye mill to take off the fiberglass matting that covers these roofs.
  4. The plywood underneath and on the roof membrane for signs of damage. If you find places, where wood has bowing or rotting there, is water damage and needs to be replaced. Make sure to clean the rest part of (undamaged) wood with mineral spirits to stop mildew and mold from growing.
  5. Apply seam tape where the plywood joins along the edges of your camper’s roof at the point where it joins the sides of your camper. This will ensure the seal and strengthen the weak spots.
  6. Roofs made of rubber are put up by coating several layers of adhesive on the plywood roof before rolling on roof replacement panels. roof new panels. Fiberglass roofs are similarly installed as well, and you’ll paint the catalyst for adhesive resin prior to covering the fiberglass matt and the gel coat. Let the adhesive be sat for a short time until it’s tacky. then apply your roofing material over it and press out any air bubbles while you roll. Cut holes into the matting or rubber for fixtures to go to be put back on the roof.
  7. Roofs made of rubber are put up using coating the layers of glue on the plywood roof and then rolling roof replacement panels. roof new panels. Roofs made of fiberglass have the same installation as well, and you’ll paint the catalyst of the adhesive resin prior to covering it with fiberglass matt and the gel coat. Let the adhesive be sat for a short time until it’s tacky. then apply your roofing material over it pressing out all air bubbles while you roll. Cut holes into the matting or rubber for any fixtures to go back onto the roof.
  8. When your roof has been replaced The final step is to put back the RV’s roof fixtures and cover them with caulking to ensure that there are no leaks in your new roof.

How to Fix A Leaky Skylight Roof Vent, AC Unit or Hatch

The roof-mounted systems of RVs like the air conditioning unit or roof vents are in essence holes that are cut into the roof and the edges surrounding them could develop leaks that will require fixing to prevent water damage.

It’s actually an easy task:

  1. Remove any remaining silicone caulking.
  2. The surface should be cleaned of roof around the leak using an inexpensive rub pad, or even sandpaper then use the solvent-soaked cloth.
  3. The edges around the vent or the system with sealant as well as sealant strips and cover all screws.
  4. Place the vent flange in a position that it’s overlapping with the roof surface by approximately 2 inches in each direction Be sure to put on the sealant to ensure that it is bonded to the roof for a long time.

How to Seal and Cover Your RV’s Roof

An important aspect of maintaining, fixing and replacing the RV’s roof is sealant and coating the roof’s surface to ensure it is more weatherproof and durable.

What is the best RV Roof sealant?

The most suitable sealant to choose to is dependent what is the roof surface and application. In the case of EPDM, TPO and aluminum roofs, the most recommended material is the M-1 sealant ($7.25 for a 10.1-ounce tube).

When sealing the roof window or vent, industry professionals recommend SB-140 butyl-caulking ($5.75 for a 10.3-ounce tub).

To seal RV windows, experts suggest M-1 sealant However, Duralink ($6.25 for a 10.1-ounce tube) can also be used. It offers excellent adhesion to glass.

If you’re sealing rough surfaces, the ideal sealant to make use of would be WebSeal tape.

It features a unique knitted fabric backing and microsealants that ensure it will bond flawlessly on flat surfaces, as well as around angles, curves bolts, pipes, and curves.

It’s also weatherproof and is able to be used in environments with temperatures as cold as 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

How Do You Cover The Roof Of A Rubber RV Roof

In the event that your vehicle’s roof is made from EPDM or TPO it is necessary to coat it again every year or so to ensure that you maintain it in good condition and extend its life expectancy. These are steps to apply Rubber Roof coating to your Camper:

  1. Examine the roof for leaks and fix them prior to coating the roof of your camper.
  2. Completely clean the roof Power-wash the roof then clean areas that are dirty or stained using a 1:3 mixture of bleach and water along with a long road broom, or scrubber. If the bleach fails to take the stain out, you can use TSP and water. The roof can be power washed roof following the cleaning process to clean it.
  3. Clean off older RV roof coatings and any silicone residue surrounding areas like roof openings and vents air conditioner, as well as other parts.
  4. Fix any raised areas within the roof using the M-1 sealant and EternaBond DoubleStick.
  5. In order to apply EPDM roofs, it is recommended to apply an even layer of EPDM primer (and let it cure for within 30 minutes) prior to applying your roof coating.
  6. Then, open the coating container and scrape off any “skin” that may be over the top. Mix the coating for 4 to 5 minutes, or until it’s fully dissolved.
  7. Use to the roof coating (RoofMate High-Tempere for foot traffic that is light or AES-125 epoxy for lasting outcomes). Allow it to cure for up to 3 days, based on the temperature of your region. After that, apply another coat, but in an opposite direction.

Different kinds of RV Rubber Roof Sealants

As we’ve mentioned to date there are varieties of RV roof coating materials, and your selection will be based on the type you want to use on the RV roof you have as well as the strength you require it to possess.

  • RoofMate High Tensile: Non-flammable, easy to apply, and fast to dry, RoofMate HT is a highly-performing elastomeric acrylic roof coating that lasts approximately six years prior to the need to coat it again. It’s designed to handle pedestrian traffic with two characteristics: very high tensile and high extension. Apply a primer prior to coating using RoofMate HP, which is priced at around $166.95 for a 5 gallon bucket.
  • Ultra Shield: If you don’t have to add a roof on the roof of your RV, Ultra Shield is an option worth considering. It’s an alternative elastomeric acrylic roof coating that is affordable It’s easy to roll on application it cures quickly and isn’t flammable. Ultra Shield will last for approximately five years before re-coating. Make sure to use a primer prior to coating the surface with Ultra Shield, which costs around $76.95 for a bucket of 5 gallons.
  • AES-125 The two-part elastomeric epoxy coating has the advantage of being extremely long-lasting and extremely waterproof. However, despite its strength however, it’s not made to be used for walking. The application also requires practicing. AES-125 is priced at $485 for 5 gallon bucket.
  • EPDM Rubber Coating Rubber EPDM in the liquid coating is available in two solvent bases. It is the most expensive RV roof coating and is one of the toughest to deal with. It’s in no way oil-resistant, but it can be extremely flammable prior to being cured and is not recommended for foot-traffic areas. EPDM rubber coating has a lower elongation and is priced in the range of $1.50 to $2.50 for each square foot material. For a 255-square-foot roof the coating material costs about $382.50 or $637.50.

How to Make Your RV Roof

Even if you’re replacing the roof of your RV roof by yourself the materials alone will cost a hundred dollars.https://5398e3bce44e4413c51d665ac02e4b85.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

You can extend the life that your roof and decrease the frequency of coating it regular cleaning and checking it for leaks regularly fixing damage fast and ensuring it is covered.

These are RV roof maintenance tips and the most effective practices to help with RV roof damage prevention.

1. Make sure you clean your RV Roof Frequently

To be part of the RV maintenance plan You should wash the roof on your RV.

Dirt and debris could damage the sealant on the RV roof in time and cause it to be more susceptible to leaking and water damage.

So, frequent cleaning is essential to maintain the integrity of seals and the waterproofing on the camping roof.

A best practice is to clean the roof whenever you’re deep-cleaning following every camping trip.

To clean your RV roof correctly, select your detergent according to the kind of roof that you have.

If the RV’s roof is made of fiberglass or aluminum then you can wash it with a similar mild soap that you use to clean all the other parts of your RV.

In the event that your RV’s roof is made of EPDM or TPO then you may require an environmentally safe rubber RV roof cleaner. Whatever the case, be sure to rinse it thoroughly after you’ve cleansed it!

2: Check For Leaks

The roof cleaning process is the ideal time to inspect the RV’s roof for any leaks.

When you’re power-washing the roof Ask your spouse or a close friend to go around in the cabin, looking over the walls and ceiling for drips or dampness.

When you clean or rinse the roof and look at cracks within the roof seal. Also, check for any soft spots that could be the sign of rot or water damage. Make repairs as quickly when you find them, to limit damage.

3. Repair RV Roof Damaged ASAP

If you spot the presence of leaks or any other damage on the roof or the fixtures on it and fixtures, fix them.

It’s better to invest just a few hundred dollars for repairs in the near future, rather than to shell out nearly $10,000 to replace the entire roof.

Furthermore, any damage that is allowed to go untreated can become worse and result in further issues, or even costly repairs that are more expensive and extensive.

It’s the same for roof-top systems, such as your air conditioner. If it ceases to function the system will be flooded with moisture within the system and stress sealing between it and your roof or cause mold and mildew to grow.

4: Investing In A RV Roof Cover For Durability

In addition to the necessary maintenance to extend the life on your camper’s roof You may also want to think about purchasing a roof covering for your camping vehicle or on the roof.

It’s best to keep your RV inside, however it can be very costly and may be beyond the budget of the majority of RV owners.

Another option is a waterproof as well as UV resistant RV covering and RV roof covers.

They are available in a broad variety of sizes and sizes, so the key is to choose one specifically made to fit the dimensions of your camper or roof.

But it is true that even RV covers aren’t without their flaws. A high-quality RV cover allows water to evaporate, but it also stops airflow from moving around your RV under it, so mildew is likely to develop.

Therefore, it’s recommended to take your RV some time and only be sure to cover it during storage season.

Notice: Tarps are even more harmful than RV covers in permitting mold and mildew to spread over the short time therefore, only utilize them as a temporary solution.

Conclusion

While an expert RV roof replacement will probably cost you as much as three hundred dollars for each linear foot you cover, you could drastically reduce the expense by replacing the roof of your RV roof your own.

I hope that this article provided you with all the information that you need to know about what the RV roof replacement could cost as well as the materials needed, and the steps you can repair and replace the camper’s roof by yourself.

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RV Hail Damage – What To Do, Who To Call

Many areas in the US are prone to hail storms all throughout the year. In Missouri we are prone to some of the most severe hail storms across the nation. That means your beloved RV could be struck by an infamous hail storm at any time while driving along the highway until it is safely in the backyard. If you don’t plan to leave your vehicle in your garage throughout the year, Missouri RV owners are likely to be hit by hail at any time.

Tips To Avoid Hail Damage

Although we recognize that the nature of RV-ing frequently isn’t a good fit for this kind of preventive measure however, we’ve provided three useful suggestions to follow when you are in the middle of a hailstorm or when one is nearing your town or city.

1. Check the Weather Forecast

It’s a simple, but essential idea! One of the most simple actions you can take is to look up the weather forecast for hail storms that are in your current location or the area you are travelling to. If you are concerned about the possibility of hail, perhaps you should delay your travel plans. If you’re close to or in your home, make sure you put your RV in your garage or under your carport.

2. If you’re driving, locate a covered Area immediately

If you’re trapped in a hail storm on the road or in the RV parks, you should try to locate shelter as fast as you can. We recommend that you stop at an open parking garage, gasoline station, beneath a tree that is fully grown. In the event that none are accessible then park your RV close to a structure as you can. This will give you some shade.

3. Make sure you have an RV cover in the event that you are unable to access Shelter

If you reside in an area that is prone to hail, it may be worthwhile to invest in a protective cover to protect your vehicle. Although this won’t stop every hail-related dent or ding from happening, the cover can help minimize the amount of damage. In addition, they can be excellent in protecting your RV from weather conditions like intense rain, harsh sunlight and powerful wind.

What Should You Do When Your RV is struck by hail

The extent and size of the actual hail particles and the extent of damage they cause to your vehicle could vary from small cracks and scratches to massive golf ball-sized scratches. On the outside hail damage to cars may appear like the damage on an RV. The majority of cars can be repaired by a procedure called paintless dent repairs, but hail dent removal is different for RVs. This is due to the fact that RVs comprise a majority from aluminum, fiberglass as well as wood sheathing. This means that the repair of damage caused by hail to your RV is more expensive and time-consuming than fixing a typical vehicle.

In addition to damaging the windows and windshields of your RV and body hailstones, body hailstones may cause damage to the following:

How do I know when I’m in need of Hail Damage Repair?

Other than obvious dents on your RV’s bodywork , or cracked windows, here are couple of other indicators that your RV is in need of repairs following a hail weather event:

  1. Damage is caused to vent and AC unit lids. The impact of hail can damage your air conditioners, or vent lids. If not repaired properly it could result in an increase in moisture in your motorhome, which could result in further damage later on.
  2. There are tiny bubbles or spots in the membrane made of rubber. The small amount of bubbles and tiny pots following a hailstorm could be a sign that the membrane is not firmly attached to the underlayment in specific regions. If it is not repaired sooner rather than later this can expose your RV to further damage.
  3. There may be mild to large spider cracks, or bruises to the gel coat Your RV’s fiberglass may also be affected by spider web cracks and bruises that allow moisture to enter the RV. If water is allowed to penetrate the surface, it could result in roofs sagging and delamination.

A few of these fixes like a vent repair could seem straightforward enough to repair by yourself, but they can turn out to be quite complex. For instance air vents are electrical components. If they’re not sealed correctly it could result in water damage afterward. This is why it’s recommended to leave hail damage to experts.

What is the cost of hail damage to my vehicle?

As we have mentioned in one of our earlier blog posts, the cost to repair sheets of sheet steel on RVs is about $9.50 or $13.50 for each square foot. Due to this cost it’s commonplace for RV owners to leave small hail damage, particularly if the damage is cosmetic. While some RV damages may appear minor, it’s best to repair it right as soon as possible.

Minor cosmetic flaws do not just reduce your RV’s selling value, but they could result in more expensive damages in the future. Did you know that the majority of RVs sold after minor hail damage are offered for between 25 and 40 percent of the initial price in Missouri? In addition should you suffer more damages from hailstorms to come, your insurance provider may not be able to cover the repair, because they may refuse to cover your claim due to previous damage.

Repair Your RV Hail Damage Today

If you’ve experienced hail damage to your RV, please be sure to give Elite Dent Company of Springfield MO a call. Elite Dent are the go to professional paintless dent removal company in the midwest that will have your vehicle looking as new, and get you back in the road in very little time in any way. 

Are you experiencing hail damage to your vehicle? Visit this link to make an appointment to repair it. As the industry’s top choice Coach Specialists is here to assist you with your repair requirements for your RV. Contact us today or complete our contact form below.

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ArmorThane Spray Foam & Spray Foam Rigs

Get everything your residential and commercial insulation business needs to get started or scale-up. ArmorThane is your go-to shop for insulation and coating materials, equipment and supplies, and certified spray foam training. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we are ready to train your entire staff and provide the products you need.

Mobile spray rigs are a smart purchase for any spray foam insulation business. They can considerably increase both the production and fecundity of your business by empowering job sites to keep running sleekly with zero downtime.

For those contractors new to the coating industry, a spray rig serves as a self-contained, complete job site, all in one convenient, compact transportable unit. It contains all of the necessary spray equipment to complete a protective coating job, in a setup that is easily moved and transported to your next job site.

Spray rigs give the advantage of having an enclosed space within which all of your essential equipment and supplies can be arranged securely and protected from the elements.

We also provide service for all of our available equipment, as well as older model spray foam equipment. Start now and contact us today.

Spray Foam Rigs and Mobile Trailers

Our spray foam rigs are uniquely designed to spray a wide range of spray foam insulation and coating applications. All of our rigs are custom designed with the material applicators in mind and made with high-quality spray foam insulation equipment. At ArmorThane, we offer five different spray foam rigs including:

• Portable Rigs

• Economy Rigs

• High Production Rigs

• Custom Rigs

• Box Trucks

Choose from our multiple series spray foam trailers and box trucks. The interior of our rigs are coated from top to bottom with protective coatings along with well illuminated colorful interiors to maximize visibility.

Spray Foam Equipment for Sale at ArmorThane

Whether your spray foam needs consist of interior spray foam insulation or exterior spray foam roofing and polyurea protective coatings, we’ve got you covered. Our team consists of highly experienced and certified professionals with decades of hands-on experience. They are always ready to answer all of your questions and help you find the solution you need.

With ArmorThane’ vast knowledge and wide range of application solutions, we are here to help you find the right equipment for your next project. Whether you need equipment for residential and commercial insulation, tanks, parking decks, bridges, roads, or roofs, we can help with all of your needs.

Our Process

Designed with the customer in mind and engineered for superior performance, our designs include a variety of high-quality proportioners and reactors from PMC and Graco. Other features include PMC and Graco spray guns, heated hoses, and top-of-the-line transfer pumps – along with a full line of parts and other equipment. All are made in the USA and backed with a manufacturer’s warranty.

With over 30 years in the industry, we have seen it all. Not only do we have the polyurethane equipment, parts, and rigs you need, we can train any size team. We also supply automated spray robots for; roofing, fabric applications, decking, roads, bridges, and more. Our unique drum heaters also keep your material warm and ready to use.

Additional spray foam equipment for sale includes:

• Spray guns

• Transfer pumps

• Hoses

• PPE and safety equipment

• Used equipment

A Full-Service Spray Foam Equipment Supplier

ArmorThane is a full-service spray foam equipment supplier located in Springfield, Missouri, and servicing all of the United States, Mexico, Canada, and abroad. We provide dependable and cost-efficient polyurethane products and spray foam equipment to all fifty states and Canada.

With years of industry experience and reliable products, ArmorThane is ready to help you tackle your next project. Contact us today for all of your spray foam equipment and manufacturing needs.

Leading Supplier of Spray Foam Equipment

Get everything your residential and commercial insulation business needs to get started or scale up. ArmorThane is your go-to shop for insulation and coating materials, equipment and supplies, and certified spray foam training. With over 100 years of combined polyurethane industry experience, we are ready to train your entire staff and provide the products we need.

We also provide service for all of our available equipment, as well as older model spray foam equipment. Start now and contact us today. We’ll be in touch with you soon.

Contact ArmorThane Today!

Spray Foam Rigs and Mobile Trailers

Our spray foam rigs are uniquely designed to spray a wide range of spray foam insulation and coating applications. All of our rigs are custom designed with the material applicators in mind and made with high-quality spray foam insulation equipment. At ArmorThane, we offer five different spray foam rigs including:

• Portable Rig Series

• Economy Rig Series

• High Production Rig Series

• SMART Rig Series

• Custom Rig Series

• Box Trucks

Choose from our Portable, Economy, High Production, SMART, or Custom Rig Series spray foam trailers and box trucks. The interior of our rigs are coated from top to bottom with closed-cell foam along with well illuminated white interiors to maximize visibility.

Spray Foam Equipment for Sale at SprayWorks

Whether your spray foam needs consist of interior spray foam insulation or exterior spray foam roofing and polyurea protective coatings, we’ve got you covered. Our team consists of highly experienced and certified professionals with decades of hands-on experience. They are always ready to answer all of your questions and help you find the solution you need.

With ArmorThane’ vast knowledge and wide range of application solutions, we are here to help you find the right equipment for your next project. Whether you need equipment for residential and commercial insulation, tanks, parking decks, bridges, roads, or roofs, we can help with all of your needs.

Our Process

Designed with the customer in mind and engineered for superior performance, our designs include a variety of high quality proportioners and reactors from PMC and Graco. Other features include PMC and Graco spray guns, heated hoses, and top of the line transfer pumps – along with a full line of parts and other equipment. All are made in the USA and backed with a manufacturer’s warranty.

With over 100 years of combined polyurethane industry experience, we have seen it all. Not only do we have the polyurethane equipment, parts, and rigs you need, we can train any size team. We also supply automated spray robots for; roofing, fabric applications, decking, roads, bridges, and more. Our unique drum heaters also keep your material warm and ready to use.

Additional spray foam equipment for sale includes:

• Spray guns

• Transfer pumps

• Hoses

• PPE and safety equipment

• Used equipment

A Full-Service Spray Foam Equipment Supplier

ArmorThane is a full-service spray foam equipment supplier located in Springfield, Missouri and servicing all of United States, Mexico, Canada, and abroad. We provide reliable and cost-efficient polyurethane products and spray foam equipment to all fifty states and Canada.

With years of industry experience and reliable products, ArmorThane is ready to help you tackle your next project. Contact us today for all of your spray foam equipment and manufacturing needs.

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Innovative Waterproofing At The Dodgers Stadium

Bayer’s Polyaspartic Technology Scores Major League Win At Dodger Stadium

It’s a Whole New Ballgame When It Concerns Concrete Restoration
PITTSBURGH, Pa– Given that it opened in 1962, Dodger Stadium has actually hosted a few of the most exciting sports and entertainment occasions in history. More than 100,000,000 fans have stomped their feet when the likes of Don Drysdale struck out another batter, or Maury Wills stole another base. They’ve jumped up and down when headliners like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones took the stage. And they have actually marched happily when the venerable arena hosted Opening Ceremonies for the U.S. Olympic Festival. These billions of steps– and a fair share of beer, soda, and mustard spills– caused the concrete surface to fall into disrepair. Ultimately, Arena authorities called a conference on the mound.

It looked like the bottom of the ninth in the spring of 1999. Dodger Arena management chose they required a long ball to keep the house group looking great. They took a big swing and created precisely what they needed– a tactical plan that would lead to a massive, seven-year arena revitalization program.

They Contacted The Heavy Hitters
A complete roster of tradesmen was slated to be part of the remodelling group. However prior to the concrete restoration began, management hired D7 Consultants to establish the issues and recommend a solution. The condition of the concrete was unpleasant. In particular areas it had weakened to the point where steel rebar was visible. In addition, cracks in the seating areas had the potential of triggering water damage to the floorings listed below. According to Stadium owner, Frank McCourt, the objective was to “bring the life back to the concrete so it would be able to endure another 50 years of active usage.”

In the 2004 off-season, producer ArmorThane Products of Sante Fe Springs, California and coatings specialist Ingenious Painting and Waterproofing of neighboring Brea were asked to carry out a test on a 25,000-square-foot area of the Stadium. They recommended ArmorThane -Staingard 6072, an extremely resilient item that is made using polyaspartic coating technology from Bayer MaterialScience.

” We picked this topcoat due to the fact that it is stain-, UV-, and abrasion-resistant, and it will guarantee a long-lasting– and attractive– surface for several years to come,” comments Ashish Dhuldhoya, senior vice president, ArmorThane Products. “Furthermore, we were able to make a small adjustment in the formula to produce an item that is likewise exceptionally flexible, permitting it to much better fill in surface cracks.”

After speeding up the wear-and-tear factor in this location of the Arena, management concurred that the polyaspartic coating was just the ticket. Following the group’s 2005 season, ArmorThane and Ingenious returned to the plate to provide more polyaspartic coating for extra concrete refinishing.

After repairing especially bad locations, the surface area was steam-cleaned and primed before the ArmorThane polyaspartic overcoat was used. Donald Dancey of Innovative Painting notes, “The ArmorThane product was an excellent option for our airless spray applicators. It dries very rapidly, and goes on quickly, even under humid conditions. This was key on this job website, due to the fact that we were following other trades, and other trades were following us. We had to work rapidly and yet do the job right.”

Another major benefit of the polyaspartic innovation from Bayer Material Science was the capability to use the topcoat to a defined density. A 14-mil-thick application of ArmorThane 6072 was defined for this specific application, and modern equipment on Ingenious’s pump recorded every stroke.

Great Game Analysis
Similar To Big league supervisors analyze every fact related to their game, Innovative Painting scrutinized every aspect of the coating procedure. “Computer information recorders on all of our pumps monitor specific pump strokes and, therefore, polyurea quantities,” Dancey discusses. “Thanks to this innovation, we can track pressures and temperatures, and control density using fundamental protection formulas.”

There’s no doubt that this kind of play-by-play analysis combined with the synergy of Innovative Painting and Waterproofing, ArmorThane and Bayer Material Science kept the Dodger Stadium managers delighted. McCourt was pleased to be able to bring back the venerable stadium to its former magnificence. “We see this as everyone’s 2nd home, and the pride of L.A.,” McCourt says. In addition, thanks to the remodelling, countless fans will have the ability to enjoy this fantastic home entertainment place for many years to come.

For more information on ArmorThane Products,  visit www.ArmorThane.com.

To learn more on Dodger Arena call 323-224-1500 or visit www.dodgers.com. To find out more about Bayer MaterialScience’s polyaspartic coating technology,

Bayer Product Science LLC is among the leading manufacturers of polymers and high-performance plastics in The United States and Canada and becomes part of the international Bayer Product Science company with 18,000 staff members at 40 websites around the world and 2004 sales of 8.6 billion euros. Our innovative developments in coating, adhesive, and sealant raw materials, polycarbonates, polyurethanes, and thermoplastic urethane elastomers enhance the style and functionality of products in a wide range of markets, consisting of the automobile, building, electrical and electronic devices, family, and medical markets, and the sports and leisure fields. Our inorganic basic chemicals system produces chlorine and associated important items for the chemicals market. Let us give life to your vision. Bayer Material Science – Where VisionWorks.

Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, becomes part of the worldwide Bayer Group, a worldwide healthcare, nutrition and ingenious materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In The United States and Canada, as of April 2005, Bayer employeed about 16,000 and had net sales of 8.3 billion euros. Bayer’s 3 operating companies– Bayer Health care LLC, Bayer CropScience LP and Bayer MaterialScience LLC– enhance individuals’s lives through a broad series of vital products that assist diagnose and deal with illness, secure crops and advance automobile security and sturdiness.

This news release contains positive declarations based upon existing assumptions and projections made by Bayer Group management. Different recognized and unidentified threats, uncertainties and other factors could lead to product distinctions in between the real future results, monetary scenario, advancement or efficiency of the business and the price quotes offered here. These elements include those discussed in our public reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (including our Kind 20-F). The business assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking declarations or to adhere them to future events or developments.

Restoration of the concrete decking became part of a seven-year revitalization program at the venerable Dodger Stadium. According to Stadium owner, Frank McCourt, the objective was to “bring the life back to the concrete so it would have the ability to endure another 50 years of active usage.”

RV Roofing

Types Of Polyurea RV Roofing Materials

After How Much?, the most frequently asked question is “What makes Polyurea different?”

Many products that are used on RVs were originally intended for other purposes, such as truck beds or industrial roofing. It is important to understand the differences between Poyurea, and other coating materials.

Pure Polyurea

There are two types of polyureas: pure and hybrid. Two drums make up a pure polyurea. The two chemicals will form a new product once they are combined. Pure polyureas can also be made depending on their formula. The formula for RV Roofing was designed to be strong, flexible, and bondable enough to be used on rvs as well as other substrates. Pure polyureas can be used in any weather conditions without affecting the final product. Because of their chemical makeup, pure polyureas can form stronger bonds than hybrids to most substrates. Because the two chemicals combine to create a new product ArmorLinerr, is not affected by humidity or residues on substrates. The more expensive pure polyureas have a slower UV decay rate and are also more expensive. They can be left in the sun for up to 20 years before they start to age.

Hybrid polyurea

A hybrid polyurea also comes in A and B drums. Drums contain a formula and a catalyst. The catalyst side activates the chemical side. It is similar to epoxy. The poly side is formed by this chemical reaction. Because it’s a catalyst reaction, hybrids have different physical properties than pure polyureas. Hybrids have lower flexibility and tear strength. The curing of hybrid polyureas can be affected by low temperatures, humidity, and oils. Hybrid polyureas cannot chemically adhere to surfaces that are not smooth or pitted. Within five years, hybrids will begin to show UV signs.

You can find more information about pure and hybrid and comparison at ArmorThane.

Polyureas come in different forms

Polyureas do not have the same type of material as Liquid Rubber Roof and similar polymers. It is similar to comparing ArmorLiner, or any other polyurea, to these polymers. Although they can be used in the same way, each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Polymer roof coatings have many uses and formulas and vary greatly from company to company as to what they do, and how they are applied as well as how they will give you many more hours of research.

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What’s It Cost To Reseal An RV Roof?

You’ve had your RV for many years now. It keeps you warm, dry, and safe year after year on each trip you take. You’re now giving your roof the bad eye, knowing that it is time to give up several months’ pay to give it some TLC, or perhaps it is time to reseal the RV roof.

So, what is the cost of resealing your RV roof?

It depends on what type of roof you have, and how much damage your roof has sustained. Here are the average costs per square foot:

Rubber roof45 cents per square foot
Fiberglass roof18 cents per square foot
Metal Roof21 Cents per Square Foot

You should consider the cost of roof coatings as well as the costs of roof cleaning chemicals and supplies that will be required to prepare the roof for the new coating.

What is the Difference between Sealants and Coatings?

Your RV roof will eventually need to be replaced, just like a house. It may be worth considering re-coating your entire roof if your RV is more than 9 years old. Coatings can be used to cover the entire roof. You will need to choose the right coating for your RV’s roof, depending on whether it is made of rubber, fiberglass or metal.

Before applying any sealants or coatings, thoroughly clean the roof. You can find many roof coatings online. Heng’s Rubber Roof Coating was the best. Two coats of rubber roof coating are recommended. The first coat should be completely dry before applying the second.

Only one coat is required if you are using a silicone roof coating. Acrylic and urethane types require two coats plus a primer.

You can use an RV roof sealant to “coat” your roof. Many are used to seal cracks and areas on the roof that have leaks. Sealants can be liquid, tape, caulk, or both. Sealants work by sealing holes in the RV roof, around vents, and gaps between windows, as well as cracks at the a/c unit. To ensure that sealant adheres properly, clean the area where it will be applied.

A caulk gun can be used with the appropriate roof caulk to seal cracks. Sealant tape such as EternaBond is another useful product. It requires very little preparation. It is available in a variety of lengths and widths. It also protects against the elements well.

It is common to use the terms coatings and sealants interchangeably. You can find the right coating or sealant to protect your RV.

Re-roofing or coating your roof

The process of coating an RV roof should take less than one day. Wash the RV roof first with a suitable cleaner. The roof should then dry completely. Rubber roofs can be cleaned with a cleaner/activator. Many are available on Amazon.com. The cleaner/activator can be used to open pores in the EPDM membrane over several hours. This allows the coatings to bond with the roofing.

It’s a good idea for RV owners to tape the edges using a quality painter’s tape to prevent any coating from sticking to the sides.

Use a medium-nap roll to apply the first coat. Let dry completely. Drying time can vary depending on temperature and humidity. Allow the second coat to dry for 3-4 hours before it is time to apply the roof coating. To ensure that the roof coating is fully dry, do not allow the RV to be used for at least 24 hours.

Clean and dry the roof area where the sealant will be applied. There are many options for RV roof cleaners. A mixture of Tide and warm water works well. Dawn dish soap is useful for many cleaning tasks but can leave a film on your roof that could prevent sealant adhering.

Check the RV roof under good lighting. You want to find potential leaks and seal them before any damage can occur.

You will only need to remove old sealant from cracks in the roof if it is separating or loose. Remove a rubber roof carefully to avoid damaging the material. The sealant can be removed with a putty knife, or a flat, wide blade. A heat gun and a putty knife are helpful in removing an aluminum roof.

Use a cloth to clean the area and then use denatured alcohol. Seal the RV roof with the appropriate sealant. If necessary, apply additional sealant.

Regular inspection of seams on your RV’s exterior is a good idea. You can find sealants that are compatible with the RV’s roof and surface in the RV Owner’s Manual.

How to Find a Roof Leak

A roof leak will not happen to everyone. There will be those who experience a roof leakage. It’s best to learn how to prevent them from happening, and/or where they are coming from if your RV does leak. In many areas of our lives, we can all agree with Ben Franklin’s statement that “an ounce of prevention is worth a thousand cures”. Leaks are not a topic that is fun, so it is worth your time to keep an eye on them.

A professional can perform a pressure test inside the RV to find external leaks. This is the best way to identify if there is a roof leak. Air will be forced out of your RV’s crevices and cracks if you create more pressure inside than outside. A professional can inspect the RV’s exterior with soapy water to find any potential leaks.

Leakage can be caused by several items, such as a damaged compression seal, urethane or silicone sealant, or a butyl tap used as a filler. You should inspect these items periodically for missing or lose gaskets, cracks or crevices as well as gaps at windows and loose sealant. You can save a lot of money and headaches by being proactive.

You can prevent roof leaks by having a plan for maintaining, restoring, or resealing your roof as necessary.

Is it time to replace my roof?

Rubber TPO roofs should not show signs of tearing or bubbling. You may consider replacing your roof if you notice multiple areas that are showing signs of wear or if the damage is so severe that it is threatening the entire roof.

You will need to take down the awning and other roof-attached items in order to replace the roof. You will need to remove the entire roof membrane and replace any plywood that is damaged underneath. The roof membrane can then be replaced and all roof items (vents, AC units, antenna, etc.) are put back in place. The RV’s sides and roof edges must be sealed properly.

This is a major undertaking that should be handled by an RV technician.

Polyurea Roof Coating

This is a cool product that will keep your RV roof dry and clean for many years.

Spray on rubber bed liners are also installed by the same companies as pick-up trucks. They also use the same product to replace an RV roof. This coating was applied to my pick-up truck and it never got punctured. It lasted for many years despite being thrown concrete, concrete, and even rebar. This is the product that I will use to replace my RV roof.

This type of roof coating is called polyurea roof coating. It is easy to maintain, seamless, puncture-resistant, and will not crack, sun-rot, or deteriorate. Roof coatings do not require inspection, re-sealing or conditioning. It often comes with a 20-year guarantee.

Here is the website for ArmorThane , which is a company that has a multitude of bedliner applicators throughout the world. You might be able to find one near you that does this.

Conclusion

When it comes time to replace your RV roof or reseal it, you can choose which option suits you best. While some people will save money by doing it themselves, others will hire professionals to do the job properly.

Whatever your choice, we hope that this article will help you find the right way!