During the manufacturing process the gel coat is the first layer applied followed by the fiberglass composite. Once the fiberglass is applied the cross linking of the polymer chains occurs resulting in an irreversible solid, permanently hard material that is resistant to ultra violet deterioration and hydrolysis. The color (gel coat) is not a coating adhered or painted on, it’s actually an integral part of the fiberglass. It will never flake, peel or need to be repainted.
The durability of our gel coat technology is an important part of our industry leading 25-Year warranty. A painted surface, such as wood or metal requires routine maintenance to retain their appearance and structural integrity. Metal can rust and wood can rot if not serviced properly. Our fiberglass composite shelters are resistant to corrosion, rot and rust. Our shelters will always be longer lasting and virtually maintenance free. Thanks to combination of the protective gel coat and our unique FiberBeam technology, our shelters live up to the promise“Built for Life”.