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Old 08-18-2017, 04:44 AM   #1
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Smile Pro vs Con .....Roof.....advice please

Newmar offers a fibreglass roof and a Brite Tek membrane roof !

Which is the better choice ? Less. Maintenance , fewer leaks , lasts longer,
Easy to repair .....

Thanks for the advice
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I;ll stick with a fiberglass roof for durability. and less maintenance.
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Fiberglass roof of course. Never have any problems and don't have to worry about a tree limb hitting the roof and hurting it.
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From Dutch Star up Fiberglass is the only roof offered, that tells you something.
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Fiberglass.
Stronger.
Longer lasting.
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yea i would say fiberglass
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From Dutch Star up Fiberglass is the only roof offered, that tells you something.
But what should it tell you? The factory told me, when I went through this process, that the reasons that the higher end coaches have Fiberglass as the standard is because the vast majority of coach buyers demanded it, not because it was superior.

And actually, what they did tell me was that the Britek roof, in their opinion, was a better roof. I believe it to be a quieter roof in the rain and personally I am not worried about it being ripped. I did some obscene things to the sample that they have a the factory with a blade and it passed my muster. I haven't heard any skuttle about those roofs getting damaged, etc. If I remember correctly, the BriteTek roof has a more substantial warranty that the fiberglass one does as well.

To each their own.

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I agree both roofs will do you well. I would only have fiberglass after owning a CS with it, virtually no white streaks down the sides and didn't stain
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:32 AM   #9
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Other than actually washing a fiberglass roof, there is no other treatment or maintenance required on it. Both types require you to annually check the caulking on any penetrations. No streaks from a fiberglass roof to deal with.
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My coach is 12 years old. Been outside since the day it was born. If I had to choose, BriteTEC would be my choice. Very, very tough material. Very quite roof. Been through 2 hurricanes, a tornado and hail. The roof does show a bit of discoloration after 12 years. I wash it once a year and it brightens right back up.
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