Author Bio – The low FRP costs did not fool Hailey Fraser. She was aware that the FRP pricing was initially low, but the wall material is high maintenance and not a sustainable choice. Hailey decided to go for Duramax PVC Panels and was happy with the factory-direct prices of the PVC wall materials. She ordered customized vinyl panels that were shipped within 2 weeks. She highly recommends Duramax PVC products.
The low FRP costs made the wall material ideal until the vinyl panels came into the picture. Unfortunately, the low FRP pricing is only a farce, as the wall material isn’t a sustainable choice. The vinyl wall materials are a one-time buy and are here to stay. The PVC panels are long-lasting, mold-free, water-resistant, and better than FRP. The high-grade vinyl sheets get customized in various sizes and shapes and come with ½ inch thickness to offer impeccable strength and protection against moisture, mold, and high impacts. While the fragile FRP panels are susceptible to repairs and get damaged easily, the vinyl wall materials last for years without callbacks for professional maintenance or repair. Here are a few notable differences between vinyl panels and traditional FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic).
Waterproof wall paneling
The affordable FRP cost doesn’t guarantee 100% water resistance. The plastic wall panels need wooden backers for the installation, which can increase the chances of moisture build-up inside the wallboard. The FRP panels have crevices that trap moisture, causing the material to rot, mold, and fall off. The FRP panels are not 100% water-resistant and need to get replaced with high-grade PVC products. The PVC wall panels made from 100% virgin vinyl are non-porous and don’t have crevices or wooden backers that can lead to moisture build-up inside the wallboard. The PVC panels shed moisture from the surface, keeping the walls and ceilings dry and clean for the longest time.
Durability is a factor
The FRP pricing is low, but the durability is questionable. On the other hand, PVC wall panels are pricey but a one-time investment lasting 45 to 50 years without any repair callbacks. The vinyl panels last a lifetime and have a total lifecycle of 140 years. The recyclable panels are reused 7x times and come with a lifetime limited warranty. The PVC panels have an internal webbed truss design that makes them resistant to blows, abuses, and high impacts. While the thin FRP panels break and fall off, vinyl wall materials stand strong for years without peeling, rotting, molding, or delaminating.
Low-maintenance wall panels rule the show
The vinyl panels are virtually zero maintenance. You don’t need to call professionals to clean or repair the PVC panels. Instead, occasionally clean the vinyl panels with a damp mop and detergent to retain the white luster and shine. Unlike FRP, the vinyl panels require no repainting or polishing. On the other hand, FRP needs professional care and intensive maintenance for longevity. The FRP panels turn yellow, fade, and stain, while vinyl stays white and bright for the longest time. Installing low-maintenance vinyl panels is an ideal sustainable solution.
The mold-free and FDA-compliant PVC wall panels are more affordable to install than the moldy FRP. In addition, the PVC panel installation is time-saving. You can also save 40% on material costs and 50% on labor expenses while installing PVC compared to FRP. Duramax PVC Panels arrive within 2 weeks at factory costs. The high-end PVC panels are ideal for every commercial and industrial application. Get a no-obligation quote now. Call us at 323-991-7507 for a free consultation. Avail of the complimentary PVC sample.