You’ve heard us weigh the differences time and time again on our blog - how do the benefits of fiberglass parts consistently outweigh the benefits of steel parts every time? We’ll break it down for you:
- Fiberglass is more resistant to dents and scratches and isn’t prone to rust like steel. As a result, a fiberglass service body will keep its good looks longer than a steel body.
- Fiberglass is lighter than steel, which can be important if you use a service body on a smaller vehicle.
- Fiberglass is stronger than its steel counterpart pound for pound.
- When it comes down to it, a fiberglass beam that is a quarter inch thick will ultimately support more weight than a steel beam that is a quarter inch thick.
- Fiberglass beats steel in terms of corrosion resistance, flexibility, and nonconductive properties.
- Steel is a very rigid and heavy metal, and while rigid materials are great for strength and durability - lack of flexibility also makes steel susceptible to denting from impact.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Reinforced fiberglass products are the best option when investing in long-term value, durability, and strength.