Just like any other part of your RV, the rubber roof needs to be maintained and kept clean as well. It is not something that needs to be done particularly often, unless your RV is in an area where it is prone to dirt or tough stains. Using a combination cleaner and conditioner such as the one from Thetford makes keeping your RV's roof looking like new much easier by merging two steps into one. The cleaner will help get rid of stains and dirt, while the conditioner will help the roof stay protected in the future.
Thetford's Rubber Roof Cleaner and Conditioner works not only with rubber, but with fiberglass or aluminum rooftops as well. It works well on hard to clean stains, such as those from leaves and mildew. The conditioner includes UV protection, so potential damage from the sun's harmful rays is prevented. Because the formula is biodegradable, it is easier on the environment. It will not cause the rubber to crack or swell up, as it does not contain any petroleum.
According to Thetford, it is recommended that the roof be cleaned at least at the start and end of the season as part of an overall RV cleaning. If you are cleaning more than one section of the RV, it is best to start with the roof and work your way down. This way you don't risk getting dirt on a section that has already been cleaned. Keep in mind the safety factor when roof cleaning, so as to avoid injury. Different cleaning accessories to assist in application, such as brushes and buckets, are also available.