To help RVers escape the heat, Elkhart, Indiana-based Dicor Products has introduced a new heat-reducing coating option to its two-part coating system for EPDM rubber RV roofs.
Tests show that this new ceramic coating can reduce the interior temperature by as much as 29 percent from the roof temperature.
The temperature reducing coating material is a new alternative to the popular acrylic coating that RVers have used for years in Dicor’s two-part coating system for EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roofs, according to a company news release.
Dicor Products said it is critical to prepare the roof with the cleaner/activator (first part) before applying either coating (second part) to ensure maximum coating adhesion.
CoolCoat contains MicroCells, which are nano-sized spheres, inside of which a vacuum has been created, which helps to dramatically slow heat flux—the rate of heat transfer from one surface to another, according to the release.
In this case, the heat transfer is from the RV’s exterior roofing surface to the RV’s interior surfaces, from where the heat can radiate into the RV. Using such vacuum-filled spheres is similar to the way a Thermos works in keeping liquids hot and cold for an extended period of time.
When CoolCoat cures, the MicroCells become tightly packed and help create a tough coating that reflects and dissipates heat by minimizing heat flux. This allows everything under the roof to stay cooler, longer—thereby reducing the load on air conditioning and saving energy, the company noted.
The durability and longevity of the EPDM coating is also improved. As with the other parts of the coating system, CoolCoat Insulating Coating is easy to apply and dries quickly.
Like Dicor’s EPDM Roof Acrylic Coating, CoolCoat extends the life and beauty of rubber roof membranes in forming a protective barrier with superior resistance to harsh weather and ultraviolet light, the company noted.
CoolCoat Insulating Coating is expected to be available at RV dealers and stores starting this month.
Dicor Products has been a leading supplier of component products to RV manufacturers since 1984, most notably as a supplier of premium roofing products.
Dicor are also very well established in the RV aftermarket, where they’re well known for roofing repair and care products and wheel covers.
Their Versa-Liner wheel cover brand, in fact, has more than one million sets in service.
In a brand restructuring, Dicor Products has recently been recast as one of four affiliated company brands of Dicor Corporation, which also include Seal Design, United Shade, and Vixen Composites.
Dicor Corporation is the overall corporate umbrella for the different companies, including Dicor Products, each of which operates independently with its own customers, while sharing a common ethic of service and innovative product development.
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