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FRP vs PVC - a comparative study

The Best Vinyl Wall Panels from the Leading Panel Supplier

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Duramax PVC Wall Panels

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easy
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QUICK
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DURABLE
  • 40% less material cost and 50% labor saving
  • Thick 1/2″ panel; no backer needed
  • ASTM tested to meet FRP standards
  • Will never absorb moisture; won’t rot or mold
  • Made in the USA
VS
Vinyl Panels

Fiber Reinforced Panels (FRP)

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NOT EASY
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NOT QUICK
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NOT DURABLE
  • Requires backer (OSB, Drywall, or plywood)
  • Double the material cost with backer
  • Requires adhesive & face mounted rivets
  • Higher labor costs – installation requires
    glue & surface fasteners
  • Can rot & mold with wood moisture absorption

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PricesDuramaxFRP
Panel$83.58$70.00
Backer Board OSB$0 Not needed$19.00
Adhesive$0 Not needed$6.00
Labor$4.00 One-man job - Install twice as fast$16.00 Two-man job
Panel to Panel Trim $0 Not needed$5.50
Total$87.58$116.50
* Based on comparison between 4'x8' material

The Era Of Moisture Absorbing Panels Is Over

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easy

Attaches directly to
framing/studs

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QUICK

Installs easily - no glue or
lamination needed

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DURABLE

100% moisture proof

VS

Fiber Reinforced Panel

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NOT EASY

Requires Backer
Drywall or Plywood

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NOT QUICK

Installation requires glue
& surface fasteners

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NOT DURABLE

Can rot & mold
with wood moisture

Duramax vs Fiber Reinforced Plastic

FeaturesDuramaxFRP
No Glue or Lamination NeededYesNo
No OSB or Drywall Backing NeededYesNo
No Separation of Wood & Plastic IssuesYesNo
Ease of Handling (1 peson for 16' Long pc)YesNo
Standard Class A Fire RatingYesNo
Hidden Fasteners InstallationYesNo
Will Never Warp, Rot or Discolor Due to Mold or MoistureYesNo
100% Moisture ResistantYesNo
Smooth Rivet Free SurfaceYesNo
Low MaintenanceYesNo

Labor Needed for FRP Installation

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ASTM Test ResultsDuramaxFRP
ASTM E84 Standard test method for surface burning characteristics of building materials.Class AClass A
ASTM D256 Standard test methods for determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of plastics.PassBrittle
ASTM D638 Standard test method for tensile properties of plastics7,660 psi Tensile Strength 6,000 to 8,000 psi
ASTM D790 Standard test methods for flexural properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics and electrical insulating materials 12,400 psi 509,000 psi Flexural Strength 8,000 - 10,000 psi Flexural Modulus 300,000 to 500,000 psi
ASTM D2583 Standard test method for indentation hardness of rigid plastics by means of a barcol impressor. 75.5, Hardness (Shore D) 65, Hardness (Shore D)

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