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Old 07-16-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
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Roof help

After a horrible 2 months with gypsy moths in Jim Thorpe pa wondering how to clean my roof on my 2015 jayco. It has a rubber roof do I power wash it? What kind of cleaner to use. Can I use a brush etc. thank you

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Old 07-16-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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I have always used Dawn dish soap mixed into a bucket of water with a good bristle brush to clean EPDM roofs. Whatever you choose for a cleaner make sure it does NOT contain any petroleum solvents as they react poorly with EPDM.

I did rinse the roof off with a hose and it does run down the side of the trailer; I then washed the sides of the trailer....

There are differing opinions of using a protectant on EPDM; some say yes, I always said no.

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Old 07-17-2015, 07:17 AM   #4
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Get yourself a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop. You'll be amazed how clean your roof will come out. All I use with it is dishwashing liquid.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:19 PM   #5
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For my EPDM and my fiberglass roofs, I use a worn-out RV wash brush w/ 6' handle, a 5G bucket of water with the correct amount of SpicNSpan, and a few oz bleach. My roofs come out very white, no black spots of mold/mildew, bird droppings, grease,etc. I can stand the entire time, a good thing for an old man with bad hips.
Dicor used to recommend SpicNSpan for their EPDM material until they began selling their own brand of cleaning, preservation products.
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You can power wash, but be very careful the sprayer doesn't cut the rubber sheeting or pry up any caulking. And pressure washing really isn't needed - just a good detergent, some bleach and a medium bristle brush. The soft RV wash brushes are ok, but won't scrub the dirt out of the pores if it is embedded very deep. EPDM is a very porous material!

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