Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RV Trailer and Mobile Home Roof Maintenance Guide

As with all normal roofs, RV trailer and mobile home roofs will from time to time need to be repaired and maintained. Your RV Trailer’s roof is just as vital as the roof on any regular brick and mortar house. The roof offers protection to you and your family home from the most destructive forces that the elements will throw at you. Therefore, whether you use your mobile home only occasionally, for outings and such, or if you are living in a trailer home full time, it is important that regular maintenance for your RV top is planned. Regular RV roof maintenance will guarantee the longest possible life for your mobile home, keeping it safe from the elements and forces of nature.


Rubber Roofs

Many newer mobile homes have roofs that are made from rubber. This is because rubber is cheaper and often lasts much longer than the traditional metal roofing materials that are used with older trailers and mobile homes. Manufacturers of mobile homes use a special kind of material named Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, or EPDM, a substance that has been especially developed for roofing purposes. EPDM is designed to last for a long time, up to 20 years or even longer, and will usually come with a 10 year guarantee.

EPDM roofs are actually ideal, and very easy to protect. Use of treatments that protect roofs is really not required, as the EPDM is already self protecting. In fact, all you need to do to make it last as long as possible is to clean it regularly. It’s recommended that you clean an EPDM roof four or five times each year.

If your rubber trailer roof is more than a few years old, you may well notice a chalky build up on the surface of it. Don’t worry about this; it’s just normal deterioration due to aging that is unavoidable. If you clean your roof often, you will minimize this chalky build up anyway, and it will visibly reduce the white streaks that can be seen on the sides and roof of your RV.

The one thing that is very important when it comes to cleaning your EPDM roof is using the right products to do the job. Cleaning products that contain harsh abrasives, petroleum solvents or acidic based agents should never be used, as these will cause irreparable damage to the roof and cut its lifespan by many years. The best thing that you can use is some form of very mild, soap-based cleaner or a laundry detergent, and make sure it’s mixed with plenty of water.

Once the roof has been cleaned, before you climb down off of it, carry out a few inspections to make sure of its condition. Check there are no cracks anywhere and that the seals and caulking are still good. Also check any other areas that could see leakages, such as vent covers etc. It pays and will safe you an awful lot of money if you can spot any signs of deterioration early on.


Metal Roofs

Most of the older mobile homes and RV’s around usually have metal roofs, most often aluminum. In order to keep this type of roof in good condition, again it is usually only required that you inspect it regularly and keep it clean. For most metal roofs, it’s okay to clean it twice a year using an automotive wash and wax cleaner.

You may notice that many older RV’s with metal roofs have unsightly black marks or streaks running down the sides. This is caused by dirt that runs off the roof when it gets wet. If you clean your roof often, and especially if for whatever reason it gets particularly dirty, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor with regard to getting rid of these dirty black streaks.

It might be advisable to clean your RV camper rubber roof more than twice a year if you are often parked underneath trees or other places where a lot of debris falls onto your roof. Debris such as this can cause unsightly and permanent stains if it is left too long.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Multi Surface Primer

EPDM Coatings N.E Sales Office 494 Bridgeport Ave Suite 101, PMB 342 Shelton CT 06484-4748
E-Mail:info@epdmcoatings.com
Website: http://www.epdmcoatings.com


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
MultiSurface Primer is a solvent based, quick drying, roofing primer designed to encapsulate chalky or mildy rusted surfaces. It improves adhesion of all fixallroofs coatings . It contains rust inhibitors and mildewcides.

BASIC USES
Built Up Roofing (BUR),Concrete Roofs, Metal Roofs,Modified Bitumen,Polyurethane Foam, Single Ply Roofing (EPDM, PVC, TPO).

ADVANTAGES
• Fast curing, solvent based rust protection primer.
• Contains rust inhibitors and locks up rust.
• Penetrates into porous surfaces and provides excellent anchorage.
• Black primer raises surface temperature before the application of sprayed polyurethane foam.

INSTALLATION
• All surfaces to be coated must be clean, dry and free of any oil, grease or dirt.
• Any existing coating must be checked for good adhesion.
• Before application, any loosely adhered coating must be removed and bare surfaces must be prepared, cleaned and checked for compatibility.
• MultiSurface Primer is ready to use. Thinning is not recommended.
• Containers should not be left open for extended periods of time.
• Follow our roof repair and roof restoration procedures and always perform a coating adhesion test before doing the entire roof.
• Do not leave primer exposed beyond 48 hours as weathering and dirt pick up may compromise adhesive properties.
• Spray: 3,000 psi, 0.17 tip.
• Brush: Good quality, stiff synthetic bristle brush.
• Clean Up: Xylene

AVAILABILITY & COST
MultiSurface Primer is available directly from Fixallroof Coatings and from online distributors. Contact Fixallroof Coatings for pricing information.

WARRANTY
This product is should be top coated with our elastomeric roof coatings. A warranty is provided on the entire roof restoration system when installed by an authorized contractor.

MAINTENANCE
Periodic maintenance of Fixallroof Roof Restoration System ensures extended service life and maintains reflectivity.

TECHNICAL SERVICES
Contact Fixallroof Coatings for Technical Support. Additional information, product literature, brochures, and specifications are available.

FILING SERVICES
Additional product information is available from Fixallroof Coatings

Monday, November 1, 2010

Regular maintenance of your RV with RV Roof Repair


Damage Roof of RV can create lot of stress and anxiety for a RV owner. What has been said by the expert regarding Roof Leaks that the best roof leaks are the one that never happen and this is possible with regular maintenance of RV which can be re-sealing the seams and penetrations on a yearly basis. One thing is sure that leaks and tears in an RV can be more expensive in the future and such leaks can damage the inner structure of the RV as well. Liquid Roof Coating and EPDM Rubber can be one of the useful solutions to get rid of such leaks for the long term.

It is not easy to do maintenance with Liquid Roof and RV Leak Repairs but maintenance free RV rubber coating can be beneficial one regarding RV leaks. RV can be running on the road with out any spring leaks after this one coat, stress and anxiety free maintenance. Just keep up the regular maintenance of RV and you will find the solution effective one for the long term.

The Product offered by EPDM Coatings LLC is useful regarding RV Rook Leaks with the following distinct advantages:
  • It can be applied to most of the roofing materials with the exception of silicone and petroleum based materials.
  • UV and ozone resistant
  • Effective results when it comes to pond water
  • Water Proof on Application
  • Long term flexibility with no damaged by freezing
  • Not damaged by adverse conditions
  • One coat application

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Technical Aspects of EPDM (Liquid Roof and Liquid Rubber)

Elastomeric coatings are roofing applied in a viscous state. It has elastic properties, and can stretch in the summer time heat and then return to their original shape without damage. Elastomeric coatings usually contain polymeric materials, such as acrylic, and a white pigment, such as titanium dioxide, to make them opaque and reflective. An elastomeric coating is applied thicker than paint. An elastomeric coating can be used on virtually any substrate including asphalt built-up roofing, concrete roofing, metal roofing, modified bitumen roofing, polyurethane foam roofing and single ply roofing.

Liquid Roof and Liquid Rubber need temperatures above 55 degrees to cure. The temps can go below 55 but the product will not begin curing again until the temp's go above 55 degrees. Chemical Resistance-Cured EPDM rubber is resistant to acids, alkalis and polar solvents Cure system-Two-component Peroxide initiated Heat Resistance 302 degrees F (150 degrees C)

Physical Properties:

The physical properties of Liquid EPDM Rubber for roofing are typical of its EPDM chemistry. The outstanding characteristics include:
1. Extreme high resistance to penetration of water, Ultra Violet and Ozone stable, excellent long term aging properties.
2. Very broad temperature tolerance range (from 300 degrees F to minus 62 degrees F). Acid and alkali resistant Withstands ponding water even when not cured

Technical Properties of EPDM

1. Specific Gravity 0.87
2. Color Available white or black

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Metal Roof Types

There are several different kinds of metal that are used as roofing materials, and it’s important to know about the unique characteristics and differences between them.

Steel Roofs

The most common kind of metal roof coatings is made from steel. Being one of the most well developed metal industries, steel is a great choice as it offers strength and flexibility, it’s affordable and it is good for any kind of building be it residential, industrial or commercial. Steel roofs are usually made using G galvanized steel, with galvalume steel being used for the sheet metal coils as it’s of a higher quality. Although other (more expensive) kinds of stainless steel are sometimes used on high end developments like commercial buildings, more often than not galvanized steel is the best choice.

Tin Roofs

Tin roofing has quite a long history in the US. Tin smith craftsmen used to do a roaring trade in tin roofs for residential homes for many, many years although they are far less common now. Some are still installed, but tin is nowhere near as durable as other kinds of metal, steel for instance, and needs to be coated regularly in order to preserve their condition and stop them from corroding.

Aluminum Roofs

Probably the longest lasting metal roof material, aluminum can last longer than even the building does sometimes. Aluminum does not get affected or degraded by the natural elements it is exposed to, nor by salt or oxidation. While the paint may fade, the roof will always last.

Copper Roofs

Highly expensive, but offering reliability, beauty and style all in one, copper roofs can be something of a luxury. Unpainted copper has its own natural grace and classical beauty that will never go out of style. Copper is quite similar to aluminum because it is very long lasting though the color will slowly change, but even then it doesn’t matter because the ‘aged copper’ look is very much sought after. Because of its prohibitive cost, copper is rarely used on residential homes. Only the most exclusive homes will have copper roofs installed. The reason for the cost is that copper itself is a very expensive material, and the installation process is also a very difficult process, requiring lots of soldering and mechanical attachment. If you opt for copper shingles, then the process for installing them is the same as for aluminum and steel roofs, therefore the cost will be quite a lot cheaper.

Zinc Roofs

Zinc roofs are not that much different from copper roofs overall. Both are expensive and both are extremely long lasting. However, copper is widely preferred as it is more aesthetically pleasing.

Iron roofs

The last common metal roofing material is iron. Iron roofs are not common at all, and offer much the same qualities as steel roofs do.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mobile Home Rubber Roof Maintenance

As with all normal roofs, RV trailer and mobile home roofs will from time to time need to be repaired and maintained. Your RV Trailer’s roof is just as vital as the roof on any regular brick and mortar house. The roof offers protection to you and your family home from the most destructive forces that the elements will throw at you. Therefore, whether you use your mobile home only occasionally, for outings and such, or if you are living in a trailer home full time, it is important that regular maintenance for your RV top is planned. Regular roof maintenance will guarantee the longest possible life for your mobile home, keeping it safe from the elements and forces of nature.

EPDM Rubber:

Many newer mobile homes have roofs that are made from rubber. This is because rubber is cheaper and often lasts much longer than the traditional metal roofing materials that are used with older trailers and mobile homes. Manufacturers of mobile homes use a special kind of material named Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, or EPDM, a substance that has been especially developed for roofing purposes. EPDM is designed to last for a long time, up to 20 years or even longer, and will usually come with a 10 year guarantee.

EPDM roofs are actually ideal, and very easy to protect. Use of treatments that protect roofs is really not required, as the EPDM is already self protecting. In fact, all you need to do to make it last as long as possible is to clean it regularly. It’s recommended that you clean an EPDM roof four or five times each year.

If your rubber trailer roof is more than a few years old, you may well notice a chalky build up on the surface of it. Don’t worry about this; it’s just normal deterioration due to aging that is unavoidable. If you clean your roof often, you will minimize this chalky build up anyway, and it will visibly reduce the white streaks that can be seen on the sides and roof of your RV.

The one thing that is very important when it comes to cleaning your EPDM roof is using the right products to do the job. Cleaning products that contain harsh abrasives, petroleum solvents or acidic based agents should never be used, as these will cause irreparable damage to the roof and cut its lifespan by many years. The best thing that you can use is some form of very mild, soap-based cleaner or a laundry detergent, and make sure it’s mixed with plenty of water.

Once the roof has been cleaned, before you climb down off of it, carry out a few inspections to make sure of its condition. Check there are no cracks anywhere and that the seals and caulking are still good. Also check any other areas that could see leakages, such as vent covers etc. It pays and will safe you an awful lot of money if you can spot any signs of deterioration early on.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flat Roof Application Video

Spray application of epdm on corrugated metal roof panels Flat roof application. Liquid EPDM with withstand ponding water 365 days a year.

video

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Liquid EPDM has proven itself superior to Acrylics

Fix Roof Leaks once with the ONLY Liquid EPDM in the world! A one coat system means material and cost savings; as well as a lighter load for your roof. Liquid EPDM is nearly identical chemically to sheet EPDM but with the distinct advantage of being a liquid. It is self-adhering and seamless takes temperatures from -60 to 400F Waterproofs immediately upon application and will take ponding water 365 days a year Liquid EPDM has proven itself superior to Acrylics, Urethanes and other elastomers for up to 3 times longer.

EPDM Coatings have Liquid Roof and Liquid Rubber which are the most suitable products for stop the leaking roofs. Metal Roofing magazine has awarded EPDM, top 10 products of 2009.

For further details and product information visit out site at www.epdmcoatings.com or call us at: 1-610-298-1989

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter season leads to roof leaks and EPDM is a ultimate repair for it

After every winter season, all roofs needs inspection for leaks. Winter season always leads to roof leaks and the solution for it is to repair or replace roof. There are a number of factors that may lead to roof leaks so there is not a simple answer. One of the most common causes of leaking roofs in winter is clogged or improperly installed gutters. This will cause water to overflow over the back and leak along the inside walls and inside the home. In addition, flue pipes inside of a chimney may cause water to leak if they are not properly aligned. Improperly installed or defective siding and windows are among other common causes for roof leaks. When a roof leaks after heavy, wind-driven rain, it is usually caused by a problem with the windows or siding. During the winter, a roof leak along the inside walls or basement is most commonly caused by an ice dam.

EPDM Coatings have Liquid Roof and Liquid Rubber which are the most suitable products for stop the leaking roofs. Metal Roofing magazine has awarded EPDM, top 10 products of 2009.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Applying liquid epdm on concrete surface

Applying Liquid EPDM On Concrete Surface



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Liquid Rubber for Coating Plywood

Liquid Rubber Coatings has been used directly over plywood to make a finished roof in situations where expediency and minimal cost were the primary considerations. Although this procedure results in a weaker roof structure, water-tightness can be achieved if the application is performed carefully. The joint between sheets should be positioned directly over a roof truss and securely fastened to prevent warping. Next, to seal the pores, coat plywood with an oil based primer. Allow an overnight cure. Seal the joint by bridging it with a 6" wide polyester fabric strip.

Apply a light coat of EPDM rubber over the joint, lay fabric into wet rubber and smooth out wrinkles. Complete job by applying a liberal coat of Liquid Rubber over entire roof surface, being especially careful to completely cover the fabric over the joint without skips or pinholes. Using an oil base primer on the wood considerably improves the appearance of a one-coat application of Liquid Rubber.

Liquid Rubber is excellent for Wood Surfaces Repair Product; Liquid Rubber can be applied to wood. We recommend first applying a primer coat using an oil base primer and then the Liquid Rubber after the primer has dried. Liquid Rubber can be colored using "universal" colorants available at any paint store. You can add up to one cup per gallon of paint thinner for easier handling when going over wood. Liquid Rubber is slippery when there is only a fine mist of water on its surface. Silicone and oil-based materials are considered unstable and should be avoided.