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Old 07-09-2015, 06:53 PM   #11
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Two words: Hail damage

Owned aluminum, went to fiberglass, never goin back
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We received the fiberglass upgrade for free since they couldn't give us the model we agreed too. We love it but I will keep an eye open for these issues.
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Two words: Hail damage

Owned aluminum, went to fiberglass, never goin back
Hail damage on aluminum is easily repaired...and not nearly as costly.

Hail damage on fiberglass (FRP actually) is very expensive to repair, many times it will cause your whole unit to be totaled..

Aluminum is mechanically hung onto a wood substrate and wood studs. Fiberglass is glued to substrate and metal studs. Damage an area on fiberglass you most likely will need to replace the whole side / end panel. In Aluminum you can repair/replace individual sheets.

To each their own, both have plus's and minus's..
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:50 AM   #14
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Love the fiberglass on my 2011 165. I think they are better insulated by design.
Stays cold inside when its hot out and warm when its cold outside. To me its like a big cooler.
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