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Old 10-12-2010, 05:27 AM   #1
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Fiberglass roof better?

is a fiberglass roof better than a tuf ply radius roof on fleetwood rv?
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Fiberglass is much more wear and tear resistant and essentially never wears out.

Alpha Systems' Royal Tuff-Ply is an excellent TPO roof, but it is still fabric based. A tree branch can still do it in.
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Fiberglass is much more wear and tear resistant and essentially never wears out.

Alpha Systems' Royal Tuff-Ply is an excellent TPO roof, but it is still fabric based. A tree branch can still do it in.
In FMCA Indio last Jan I talked to the Owner of the company in MN that replaces and repairs RV roofs. You see their ads all over. I asked which roof he thought was the best. He said he replaces more fiber glass roofs than any other, rubber or TPO. The reason - cracks! TPO has to be installed perfectly as it can shrink. Rubber is the most cost effective, repairable, with proper maintenance can last 20 years. Good luck.
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I've heard of cracks in fiberglass roofs, but never had that problem in mine. If I did, I would simply paint it with an elastomeric roof coating. Much easier than replacing TPO or EPDM, I think.

But I wouldn't let an TPO (Tuf-ply) roof be a show stopper when purchasing an RV. It's an excellent material. We had a TPO roof on another coach and were quite happy with it.
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