Cool Your Coach
June 13, 2013
Filed under Gear
Dicor Products has introduced a new heat-reducing coating option to its Two-Part Coating System for EPDM rubber motorhome roofs. Using MicroCells technology, CoolCoat Insulating Coating is said to reduce heat transfer from the coach roof to the interior. Dicor’s testing shows 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 an alternative to the acrylic coating RVers have used for years in Dicor’s Two-Part Coating System for EPDM roofs. Dicor said the use of MicroCells, which are nano-size 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 or cold for an extended period of time. Like Dicor’s EPDM Roof Acrylic Coating, CoolCoat extends the life of rubber roof membranes by forming a protective barrier with superior resistance to harsh weather and ultraviolet light. CoolCoat is available at RV dealers and stores nationwide. The retail price for 1 gallon is $126.85.
Dicor Products, 800-837-2059, www.dicorproducts.com