How to Clean an RV Rubber Roof

How to Clean an RV Rubber Roof
RV rubber roofs are made of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM. This material can develop a white chalky residue that is normal and does not constitute damage to the roof. The residue can run down the sides of your RV when it rains or after a heavy dew, causing white streaks to appear. An RV rubber roof should be cleaned four times a year to minimize the chalk residue and appearance of streaks.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Sponge mop
  • Hose
  • Rubber roof protectant
Step 1
Sweep the roof of the RV to remove any dirt or debris.
Step 2
Mix enough mild dish soap into a bucket of warm water to create suds.
Step 3
Dip a sponge mop into the soapy water and mop the roof of the RV until the surface appears clean. You might need to empty and refill the bucket if the water becomes brown and dirty.
Step 4
Rinse any remaining soap away with a garden hose. Let the RV rubber roof air dry.
Step 5
Spray a rubber roof protectant onto the RV roof to prevent UV damage. These products are available at most RV supply outlets and can also be purchased on the Internet.

Tips & Warnings

Wear soft-soled shoes when standing on the RV to prevent damaging the RV rubber roof.

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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