caseydog wrote:Eddie used formica on his first Evac-A-Shack, because he could get it cheap, and he was used to working with it in his cabinet business.
It looked great, at first. I faded really badly over a few years. It does not like to be outside.
I used FRP on my roof, and have been very happy with it. I ordered a tan color from Home Depot. You put it down on your wood surface just like you would with Formica -- and it costs less.
I keep my TD in the garage, so I can't speak for the UV and weather resistance of FRP over a long time, but it works fine for the 20-30 days my TD is out in the elements during a typical year.
I placed my spars 12" on center and simply screwed thru the frp into the spars with no wood sheet goods under it. Time will tell if that was a mistake.