The PVC wall panels boast an unmatched life expectancy, making them the preferable choice across various commercial buildings. They are made of truss technology, making them more durable, sturdy, and resilient than any other wall covering material in the market. FRP’s initial low-cost makes it appear a better deal than PVC, though, in the long run, FRP wall panels are prone to quicker delamination and degradation at times of moisture surge. PVC wall panels, on the other hand, are more long-lasting.
PVC Panels Lasts 4-5 Times Longer than FRP
FRP wall panels have always been the first choice for every business owner. However, the PVC panels’ longevity makes them rethink the wall cladding solution. The waterproofing feature of the 100% raw-vinyl-made panels makes them longer than FRP. Unlike the FRP panel, which lasts 25-30 years, PVC panels last 100 years.
PVC Wall Panels Have Better Longevity than Drywall
Just like FRP, vinyl drywall always has a reputation for being a good wall-covering material. But its non-moisture-resistant feature is what impacts its lifespan. Moisture attacks on the walls can result in severe irreparable damage. The walls either lose color through fading or their surface starts peeling off due to high humidity. The drywall lasts only 35-40 years, which is quite insignificant compared to PVC.
Long-Lasting PVC Panels Live on Minimal Maintenance
Despite having better longevity than FRP and drywall, ASTM-certified PVC panels don’t need you to care for them like other materials. The low-maintenance vinyl-made panels don’t attract impurities which is an advantage as you need not engage yourself in regular panel cleaning. Just occasionally wiping them with a damp cloth and some toxic-free cleaning products are enough to maintain their hygiene and spotlessly white look. The panels might be white, but they don’t turn yellow, which adds to the aesthetics of the building where they are installed.
Factors Contributing Towards PVC’s Good Longevity
One of the major reasons why PVC panels live longer than the FRP panel and drywall is that they are water-resistant. They won’t bend, warp, or show other damage symptoms even after prolonged moisture exposure. Besides, their non-porous surface prevents moisture from penetrating and harboring mold growth. The panels resist other foreign bodies which can harm the sturdiness of the walls. Other factors that add to the panel’s durability are its impact and abuse-resistant features. Accidental blows and hits can never damage the walls and make them undergo cracking or fracturing.
Duramax’s vinyl panels don’t even need to be replaced or repaired from the first time of installation. They are easy to install and come with a 1-hour, Class A, fire-resistant feature, preventing fire breakouts from causing massive damage to your commercial space.