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Old 08-12-2016, 03:37 PM   #11
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Non-Petroleum Based Soap/Detergent

Apparently, Dawn and Turtle Wax Zip Wax car wash do have petroleum derivatives in their ingredients. A quick search produced several sites listing detergent ingredients. Apparently, Murphy Oil Soap does not contain petroleum. I guess I'll try the Murph. What do you clean your roof with.
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Yeah there is a lot of hype about the TPO or EPDM roofs. You think owners of big commercial buildings with EPDM roofs do clean their roof? Don't think so......
I use some dishwash soap in a pale and clean my RV TPO roof once a year and also check for cracks in the Dicor seals.
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The rain cleans my roof, I just maintain the caulk. 5 years now and looking good.
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I recommend that all with rubber roofs check the area where the a/c's drip onto the rubber not just the caulked joints. My EPDM roof failed directly where this drip was on both a/c's. Moisture was leaking through the membrane. If you are not a full timer then you might be ok, but in my case I had 5+ years of full time use and in the south so LOTS of a/c run time.

My solution was replacing the entire roof and I definitely didn't want to spend the bucks for the same thing and expect different results the second time. I used rvroof.com and recommend this approach highly. It was about the same price as a new rubber roof and zero caulking to watch and worry about now. And since the roof is now thicker I can watch TV and actually hear it when it is raining. I also used the roof replacement as a good time to replace the skylight and crank up TV antenna that I never used. This antenna had leaked through it a time of two and I was just plain tired of this.
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