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What maintenance is involved on my new roof?
Once you have had our roof applied, you no longer have any maintenance. This coating does not require any special conditioners or cleaners. There are no more caulking joints so you no longer have to inspect and recaulk the roof yearly. Our top coat is designed to last 15 years. If you see grey, it is time to renew the topcoat. This is a product that can be applied by us or shipped to you for application.
How do I clean this roof?
You can clean your new sprayed roof with just about any cleaner you want. The coating itself is chemical resistant enough to handle all common cleaners. The white top coat is also chemical resistant but the harsher the cleaners, you do shorten the life of the topcoat. You can use bleach but most dirt will come off with any mild detergent.
Do I need to caulk around my skylights and vents?
You no longer have to caulk because this specially formulated pure polyurea, RV FlexArmor® sprayed roof system actually bonds to the components on your roof. Since it is chemically bonded, there is no longer any need to caulk. There is no seam for water to get through anywhere on your roof.
Isn’t this a Linex? Rhino? Eco coat? Bedliner?
This chemical is not a bedliner, industrial building roof coating, or other hybrid polyurea. The machine to spray is similar but the end results are different. The special pure polyurea used in our spray system stays so flexible that you can tie a sample in a knot and maintains this flexibility when cold. It has over 600% elongation. The tear strength is over 3500 psi. This means it is next to impossible to tear it or puncture it. Since we have developed a unique process for RVs, we are able to chemically bond to all substrates such as rubber, aluminum, wood, plastics, fiberglass and more. RV FlexArmor® has never been used on any other application but RVs and was designed with RVs in mind. This chemical is exclusive to our company and has a proven track record of delivering as promised. A truck bedliner, eco coat are examples of hybrid polyureas. They are a very inexpensive chemical with much lower flexibility and tear strength. Bedliners were designed to bond to sanded paint and cannot even be sprayed on bare metals, they peal right off.
RV FlexArmor® was created and formulated to bond to plastic, aluminum, fiberglass, EPDM, and any rv roof substrate. Just like not all paints are the same, all polyureas are not created equally. Hybrids also have a very short deterioration rate and cannot withstand the UV exposure of a pure polyurea. Not all polyureas are created equal, that is why RV FlexArmor® was created. In order to spray a roof that is guaranteed not to leak, you have to have a polyurea that can create more than a mechanical bond to the surfaces of the RV. If you read about a polyurea or sprayed RV roof that has been done and it says you can peel it back to fix things, it only has a mechanical bond. This allows for easy separation of the chemical and potential leak. Our proven system and processes ensure the proper surface preparation in order to create a chemical bond that cannot be peeled back.
What is the difference between this roof and one that is applied in my driveway?
There are many choices out there when you need a new roof or are looking to extend the life of your roof. A simple internet search can keep an RV owner busy for days researching. The first difference is RV FlexArmor® is not the same material as products that can be brought to the jobsite. Those are usually a polymer that is stored in 5 gallon containers and can be applied with rollers and brushes. Polyurea is sprayed using specialized plural component machines and comes in 2 55 gallon drums. To us a seamless roof is a roof that covers side to side, end to end. If the roof does not go under your air conditioner or satellite dish, how is this seamless? We have seen roofs that claim to be seamless but they simply brush up to, or roll up to, roof components like your air conditioners.
Our system does not take hours to cure like many of those products so we are not dependent on weather conditions. We also feel it is important to be able to properly prepare your roof and not have to hurry because weather is changing. We do all work inside so that there is never a worry of exposing wood or the inside of your RV to the weather. Many products that can be applied at your location are slow cure and sensitive to outside conditions so it increases the chance for problems. Some liquid roofs that are applied in the field actually state in their directions that it will not stop leaks, that all leaks have to be fixed first. We are able to stop leaks by applying our roof. There are many differences amongst roofs, and even the different liquid applied roofs that can be done on site have great variations in their ability, life and what they stop and don’t stop.