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Old 06-05-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Need epdm roof recoated

The roof on my Eagle 266FBS needs to be recoated with the white stuff. "stuff" ? There is black showing on most of it. It's a 2000 and I'm wondering if it's worth it to fix. I've heard several estimates from friends from $200-$400. I think they're wrong. Does anyone know the average price to recoat roof and reseal lap caulk?? Just a ball park figure will do. Thanks.

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Old 06-05-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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The "paint" we used on our Eagle costs about $35.00 per gallon and we applied 3 gallons with a minimal amount left- JMHO- DD

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Old 06-05-2015, 04:46 PM   #3
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Did you do the job yourself or hire someone? I wanted to let someone that knows how, to do the job. White coat and lap caulk. I'm not able to get on the roof of my TT.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:04 PM   #4
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Do a little reading on the manufacturers website. I read that the white coating is for looks and if the black coating under it is not torn or leaking it can easily be restored by coating it with EPDM coating products.

If I could not do it myself, I would be talking to rv repair places locally for a reference. I would steer clear of CW.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:05 AM   #5
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The EPDM roof on my Designer was manufactured by Alpha Systems. During my last roof clean/treat it was noted that there was some "alligator skin" type cracking in some areas around the a/c units. I was concerned as this unit is approaching 5 years of full time use. I took pictures and sent to Alpha Systems and their response is below received in February 2015:

Hello Sir,

Your roof looks fine. What you are experiencing is the oxidation process that the roof membrane goes through as it ages and is exposed to the elements. It does get that ‘alligator’ skin appearance that you have. Over time the white layer will chalk and flake off exposing the black layer that is underneath. The white layer is considered cosmetic and the black layer underneath is the primary protection for your unit. Just because the white layer is going through this process does not mean the roof is going to fail, this is normal and expected. The roof is about 38 mils thick and the white layer is only the top 2 mils of this so you still have plenty of roof left.

There are roof coatings that can be painted on the roof to make it look new and white again, but typically those are only recommended once the roof starts to be more black than white. Until then just the regular cleaning is all that is necessary. If/When you do decide to recoat the roof you just need to make sure to purchase a product that is made for EPDM rubber roofs.

Some people choose not to recoat their roof and let it turn completely black, this is ok too. If you take this route you would just have to start using rubber roof conditioners to make sure the roof does not start to dry out.

Hope this eases your worries.


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