RV Roof Care: Armor vs. FlexArmor

RV Roof Coating: Armor vs. FlexArmor
RV Roof Coating: Armor vs. FlexArmor

RV Armor vs. RV FlexArmor

If you own an older RV, soon or later, you could have a roof leak. Likewise, the source of roof leaks can be very difficult to pinpoint; water could seep in at one location but drip through the ceiling somewhere else.

One way to resolve the issue of persistent roof leaks is to have your entire roof sprayed with a special roof coating. This will not only resolve any issues with leaks, but it will also make your roof look new again. There are two popular options for this type of roof treatment, RV Armor and RV FlexArmor. Let’s take a closer look at these two options.

RV FlexArmor

Roof leaks happen around the seals, such as around your roof vents and AC unit. By spraying a single layer coating on the entire roof, RV FlexArmor eliminates these seals, thus eliminating the leaks. In fact, RV FlexArmor also has a written guarantee against leaks.

RV roofs are subject to bouncing and twisting, as well as expansion and contraction from temperature fluctuations. RV FlexArmor is made from 100% polyuria, which resists these effects. Likewise, the FlexArmor material is extremely resistant to the effects of the sun’s UV rays. Once it’s sprayed on, it quickly dries to a 3/16” thick layer, which is the thickest in the industry.

The Downside to RV FlexArmor

One of the biggest complaints about RV FlexArmor is that the process must be done in one of their authorized shops. As of this writing, there are only eleven shops in the entire United States, and all of those are in the eastern half of the country, particularly the southeast. You may have to drive thousands of miles to get your roof treated, and once there, you’ll need to spend two days at a hotel, while your RV is in the shop.

Another issue some RV owners have with FlexArmor is it can add a significant amount of weight; while the thick coating provides superior roof protection, it can also add at least 100 pounds or more to your RV.

RV Armor

Unlike RV FlexArmor, RV Armor is not sprayed on in a single layer; rather, it’s a process that involves several steps and layers. First, the roof will be thoroughly inspected and cleaned, and the seals replaced. (Unlike RV FlexArmor, seals are not eliminated) A primer is applied with a roller, the roof is recaulked, and a “gray coat” is applied. After all that cures overnight, a final sealing coat is applied with a roller.

The biggest advantage for many RV owners is that RV Armor will come to you, there is no need to drive across the country to their location. The entire process can be done at an RV park over the course of 2-3 days, while you continue to live in your RV. RV Armor also applies to any type of existing RV roof and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Both roof treatments have received good reviews from happy customers, so the deciding factor for you may price, and whether you can bring your RV back east to an RV FlexArmor shop.

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