One of the first decisions Jeep owners must make is whether to outfit their ride with a soft top or a hardtop. While soft tops may be admired for their versatility, there are several reasons why a hardtop may be the more advantageous roofing option for your Wrangler. Here are some of the main reasons to switch from a soft top to a hardtop.
Hardtops provide superior comfort
Hardtops do a much better job of insulating the cabin of a Jeep than a soft top. The thicker fiberglass of hardtops helps trap cold air inside during hot days and warm air during the colder months of the year. As such, Jeeps with hardtops are often much more comfortable to drive than their fabric-topped counterparts.
In addition to helping maintain a comfortable temperature, hardtops also do a much better job at blocking out noise than a layer of fabric. If you don’t want to hear every little noise on the road around you, it’s best to opt for a hardtop.
Hardtops offer optimal security
One of the most notable benefits of opting for a hardtop is the added security that the fiberglass roof provides. After all, it’s not that difficult to slash through a layer of fabric or unzip a window. To make it more difficult for people to break into your precious Jeep, hardtops are undoubtedly the best option.
Hardtops are more durable
Another reason to switch from a soft top to a hardtop is that hardtops are much more durable. As previously stated, fabric is a lot easier to tear or rip through than fiberglass. In cases of severe weather or when driving through rugged off-roading conditions, hardtops will be able to withstand more damage that would easily destroy a soft top. Hardtops are durable enough to last the lifespan of your Jeep while soft tops generally last only three to five years.
Although hardtops may cost more upfront, their durability allows them to last far longer, which means that you won’t have to spend as much on replacements or maintenance, potentially saving you money in the long run.
Hardtops can be easily removed with a Top Lift Pro
One of the main reasons why people opt for a soft top over a hardtop is because they are easier to remove. Soft tops can be easily be taken off, stored, and put back on while hardtops are heavy and often require assistance to remove.
However, the unique Top Lift Pro tool eliminates this common issue by allowing Jeep owners to easily take off and put on their hardtop all on their own in two minutes or less. Thanks to our innovative Jeep hardtop hoist, you can enjoy the many practical benefits of hardtops without the hassle that typically accompanies their removal.