Thu Jun 27, 2019
Author: RV News
Energy Star has certified Polar White TPO roof membranes made by Dicor Products, an Airxcel brand. Polar White, part of the Diflex II product line, is also rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council.
“This is just another example of why Dicor Products is the leader in roofing systems in the RV market,” Vice President of OEM Sales for Airxcel’s RV group Troy Nusbaum said. “Not only has no other RV roofing membrane passed the requirements to achieve Energy Star status, but Polar White is also the only membrane to be listed by the Cool Roof Rating Council.”
OEMs are focused on providing cool comfort in RVs, Airxcel Division President for Dicor Products Anthony Wollschlager said. Now, the company can offer a solution.
“A cooler coach also means lower operating costs by allowing the AC condenser to run less frequently and in turn offering a quiet, comfortable night at the campground,” Wollschlager said.
Energy Star certification is a voluntary program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect the environment. The Cool Roof Rating Council develops methods for evaluating and labeling solar reflectance and thermal emittance of heat of products.
Certified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays, which can lower the surface temperature by up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit and lower the temperature inside an RV. The roof membranes can also help reduce cooling demand, in some cases by 10 to 15 percent, according to a news release from Dicor.