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Why should you choose PVC panels over FRP panels? Knowing it all

09 September, 2021

FRP wall boards are slowly fading out after the emergence of PVC panels. FRP Panels were once a popular choice in the commercial sector, but somehow these panels failed to show impressive results. FRP wallboard or fiber-reinforced plastic has its drawbacks, and this is why the popularity of vinyl panels grew immensely. FRP panels lost to PVC in terms of flexibility, robustness, tensile strength, redundancy and tensile nature.

The Cost factor discussed

Pricing is an important factor and people generally tend to be lured towards less expensive stuff. Most commercial interiors were covered with FRP panels, but gradually, they discovered the drawbacks. Understanding and learning about both types of panels can help to choose one according to your requirements.


Understanding the high maintenance costs of FRP panels

FRP panels are lower in price compared to any other type of wall or ceiling coverings. The major disadvantage is that the panels delaminate when it comes in contact with humidity for a prolonged time. The low price you pay for FRP Panels ends up making a hole in your pocket in the long run. Be aware of the fact that FRP wallboard deteriorates within a few years of installation. The money you invested in purchasing and maintaining the panels goes to waste. You need to install a new panel which is an added expenditure. Think whether you spend any less post-installing FRP panels?

Pay a little more for long-lasting PVC panels

PVC panels are waterproof panels coated with an anti-bacterial layer. Therefore, it is wise to invest in PVC or polyvinyl chloride panels that initially cost a little high but are extremely affordable in the long run. This means that all you need to do is invest in buying the PVC panels and not worry about post-installation expenses for a lifetime. No, lifetime is not an exaggeration because PVC panels can have a shelf life of 100 years. On the other hand, Duramax panels can have a minimum life of 40-45 years or more with little maintenance.

Why do FRP panels absorb humidity?

The fiber-reinforced panels have backers attached beneath the panels that absorb moisture present inside the industrial interior. This causes the panels to delaminate, and the walls are patchy and damaged as a dampness creeps inside. In comparison, PVC panels do not have backers to absorb moisture. Vinyl panels safeguard the walls and ceiling inside from getting damaged. FRP panels are not suitable for a wet and moist environment. PVC panels are ideal waterproof plastic cladding materials compared to FRP panels.

Are you convinced enough about investing in PVC panels?

Not all PVC panels have a similar quality; it varies from one manufacturer to another. Duramax PVC Panels has been in the business of designing premium panels for more than 40 years, having an excellent client base. The premium panels are made from 100% pure vinyl. They are waterproof, do not react to chemicals and have an anti-mold coating on their surface. The vinyl boards have standard Class-A fire-rated material that can extinguish the outbreak of fire. The products are ASTM-certified, CFIA-certified and FDA-compliant.

Final words

FRP wallboard installation requires more time and involves additional expenses. Vinyl panels require no additional costs and only one contractor can install the panels within a few hours. It is time to replace the old FRP wall panel with a new Duramax PVC panel. Visit the Duramax website for customized products and information. Ask for a free PVC panel sample and request a quote.


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Our panels are ASTM certified and FDA compliant; also quality checked. We ensured Kevin that the kitchen would be free from the fire outbreak. The panels have a -hour fire grade also chemical resistant.

Duramax is a top wall panel supplier in the USA. Visit our website for a free sample, get a free consultation and request a quote.

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