3 Reasons Fibreglass Tonneau Covers Are Worth the Cost Compared to Aluminium Covers

Construction & Contractors Blog

Adding a tonneau cover to your UTE comes with a whole host of compelling advantages. You'll be able to protect your cargo from thieves and the elements, reduce the amount of time you need to spend cleaning out the bed, and even benefit from a bump in efficiency thanks to the fact that covering the bed will improve your aerodynamics.

Of course, not all UTE covers are created equal. If you're looking for a solid cover, you'll almost always find yourself having to choose between aluminium alloy and fibreglass. There's no denying that fibreglass is going to be the more expensive option, but here are just three reasons why it's more than worth the additional expense.

1. Exceptional Strength

Both fibreglass and aluminium alloy are very light, especially compared against a more conventional material, such as steel. This is why fibreglass and aluminium components are becoming more popular throughout the automotive industry.

However, fibreglass enjoys a significant advantage thanks to its strength. Fibreglass is a very strong material that can take any blunt force a lot more effectively than aluminium. Additionally, it won't bend or dent as aluminium would when it is struck. This is a particularly important concern if you work in the construction industry, where accidental bumps and bashes are more likely to occur.

2. Extremely Customisable

One of the main reasons why owners tend to like having a fibreglass tonneau cover instead of an aluminium one is that the former can be nicely customised around the vehicle in question. A fibreglass tonneau cover can be customised around the shape of your UTE, and you even have the option of painting them in different colours; this means you can have a fibreglass tonneau cover that is colour-matched to your UTE. The same isn't the case with an aluminium tonneau cover.

3. Maintenance

Aluminium tonneau covers need to be fitted using rivets and welds. In contrast, fibreglass tonneau covers can be installed without such methods; in fact, you'll only really need a wrench and a few screws, with no need to make lots of unsightly holes along the cover and body. The fact that those holes aren't present will make maintenance work much easier to carry out. Additionally, any damage that does occur will be far more convenient to repair when the tonneau cover is made using fibreglass since a filler material can be quickly applied. With an aluminium cover, you'll need to have the damage pieces welded back together.


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