Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Dicor Products has introduced a heat-reducing coating option to its “Two-Part Coating System” for EPDM rubber RV roofs.
According to a press release, the company’s new CoolCoat Insulating Coating uses advanced MicroCells technology to reduce heat transfer from the RV roof to the RV interior. Dicor said that tests show this new ceramic coating can reduce the interior temperature by as much as 29% from the roof temperature.
The temperature reducing coating material is a new alternative to the acrylic coating that RVers have used for years in Dicor’s “Two-Part Coating System” for EPDM roofs.
Dicor said the use of MicroCells, which are nano-sized spheres, helps to dramatically slow heat flux — the rate of heat transfer from one surface to another. Using vacuum-filled spheres is similar to the way a thermos works in keeping liquids hot and cold for an extended period of time.
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.
CoolCoat Insulating Coating is expected to be available at RV dealers and stores starting this month.