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Old 10-13-2018, 02:25 PM   #1
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TT exterior corrugated or not corrugated?

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So the industry seems to be getting away from corrugated exteriors and I’d like opinions on both. As a casual observer, the non-corrugated does not appear to be as tough or last very long. Am I just seeing TTs that owners don’t wax and care for or do they all fade and delaminate after a couple of years? On the other hand I see 20 year old corrugated TTs that still look good. What’s the difference between these two?
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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Corrugated siding, commonly called stick and tin, are generally wood framed with aluminum siding. They tend to run heavier.
Smooth sided have aluminum framing and filon siding and are generally lighter than similar stick and tin models.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:34 PM   #3
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I had the same question after the Pomona show. Following

That said, it appears that corrugated is heavier but stronger and construction uses studs (either aluminum or wood) whereas the flat side stuff is resin (fiberglass) overlaying thin plywood with a gel coat (think boats) on top. There are some laminated walls (I think) that do not use plywood. Construction may or may not use studs.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:13 PM   #4
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Filon sided have an aluminum frame bonded inside the walls.
Most have some aluminum studs, I believe.
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If you get a dent or hole in the fiberglass ones you have to replace the whole side whereas the corrugated ones you can replace just that certain panel.
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