Aluminum. After silicon and the ever-popular oxygen, aluminum is the third most common chemical element on (and in) the planet. It’s one of the most abundant metals in industrial applications across the world. While it’s not number one on the list of RV manufacturer’s materials that are commonly used in roofing installations, it is arguably one of the best.
This metal insulates well, reflects sunlight, and resists weather better than other roofing materials. While this metal may flex and bend under the fluctuation of temperatures (like all roofing materials do), aluminum will not crack. It’s not just the durability that makes this metal magnificent. There are many pluses to adding aluminum to your RV.
Benefits of Aluminum:
Low Maintenance – If this metal covering is installed correctly, making sure to seal every infiltration point well, this metal will keep your rig in fantastic condition for years. Since it is well-suited to stand up to the comings and goings of mother nature, the internal components of your recreational vehicle will fail before your aluminum roof will.
Easy-Peasy Installs – When your RV roof installation begins to take shape you won’t have to worry about cracking, crazing, creasing, or other maladies that installers suffer because this malleable metal is the best when it comes to forming around bends, corners, and curves.
Slim and Trim – Aluminum may rock and be rolled, but it’s definitely not a heavy metal. To give you an example, aluminum, when measured against copper in an equal application, if it were to replace copper wiring in a vehicle, the average weight reduction would be almost twenty-seven pounds! Now, it all depends on the gauge of the material as to how much weight is added (or subtracted) from your rig’s weight profile. At RecPro our .24-gauge aluminum is enough to keep your RV safe and sound, but not kill your wallet when the gas bill comes due when you fill-up.
Going Green Baby! – Aluminum is good stuff. Unlike rubber, plastic, and fiberglass products, aluminum is non-toxic. Not only is this material non-toxic, but if you choose to scrap it and go for newer roofing product, aluminum is one of the few materials that doesn’t diminish if it is recycled. It maintains its integrity, it doesn’t burn, and it keeps its weight. It is estimated that upwards of 75% of the aluminum in existence today has been in existence since the industry began producing the metal. This metal is also considered especially Eco-friendly because in its static state it doesn’t produce harmful chemical gasses. Now, that’s a green track record.
So, when it comes time to go with a new roofing choice, choose aluminum from RecPro!
Lighter gauge for weight reduction
Shipped in rolls to prevent creasing/surface marring