Post by sherwoodpfifer on Dec 6, 2011 17:09:58 GMT -5
Hey guys, the East Texas Newby here again. I've been looking into roof replacements as mine has a significant amount of body filler in it. I'd like to put a new roof on it before I repaint the entire thing. I've been calling around and the local RV repair guys are trying to get me to go with a rubber media as opposed to the original aluminum. This is mainly because it will cost too much to ship the aluminum.
Has anyone done this? Has anyone seen this? Pro's? Con's? Thoughts? The price seems reasonable if I am getting a long term solution.
I don't like the idea for my vintage trailers. Rubber roofs are heavy and usually go over a curved edge piece, which means you would need a trim strip about 2 inches below the roof edge. It would show from the ground. Installation includes a layer of luan plywood on top of the rafters with the rubber glued onto it. That would raise your roof 1/4" above the side metal.
Rubber roofs are not particularly tough and are only guaranteed for 12 years. They fail sometimes sooner, depending on the amount of sun and weather. I consider them rather short term.
If you check around, there should be a truck repair place that could get you aluminum locally. I really think you would be happier with an aluminum roof. Just my two cents.
Post by sherwoodpfifer on Dec 7, 2011 8:52:53 GMT -5
Roger that! Thanks for the response. Later in the afternoon yesterday I was able to contact a local guy to do the roof with aluminum for even less than what the rubber roof was quoted at. Also, after sleeping on it I'd have to agree that the metal roof is the way to go.