PVC Trim Products
What is PVC?
Each piece of Fypon Cellular PVC is made of stable high-density PVC that won't rot, split or chip, and will never absorb water. Featuring a density and workability comparable to white pine, Cellular PVC requires only standard woodworking tools and can be field trimmed. Best of all, it's designed to perfectly complement our detailed urethane Moulded Millwork products.
Fypon PVC Cellular Trim products can be used on both the interior and exterior of residential and commercial projects. Fypon offers boards, sheets, bead board, and corners that are easy-to-install and do not require paint. Each piece has a consistent quality and finish, which requires no sanding, priming or sealing.
PVC can be used for non-load bearing applications such as decorative beaded ceilings, trim around windows and doors, column wraps and rake boards. PVC can also be used for creating soffits, fascia, rake boards, battens, pilasters, frieze boards, wainscoting and other architectural millwork.
It's the perfect material for exterior or interior trim. PVC is a lightweight material that is easy to work with. It shapes, moulds and cuts with standard woodworking tools. Its closed-cell structure prohibits water absorption. This prevents the material from splitting, flaking, chipping, or bloating. PVC's even consistency and quality piece to piece make it easy to work with and allow screws to be driven extremely close to the edge without splitting. These same qualities allow the product to be used on the building grade or in direct contact with masonry.
Free foam PVC has a solid, consistent structure from surface through the core. This characteristic makes it perfect for fabrication and field cuts. Sealing the cut edge is not necessary to protect the product. In addition, this process also prohibits mushrooming of the product when secured with screws, unlike the Celuka process. The free foam process also cuts smooth where the Celuka PVC can chip when cut.
Unlike wood, when glued with PVC cement, the seal is chemical and causes the bond to be on a molecular level to literally create one piece.
Fypon offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty on all cellular PVC Trim products.
How Does PVC Compare To...
Free foam PVC has an authentic wood appearance that is available in both smooth and wood grain. Appling a coat of paint adds brushstrokes that give the trim an authentic wood appearance. Polypropylene has a finish that gives it a slight shine. Polypropylene needs to be specially prepared to accept paint. Often the trim piece needs to be order for this specific purpose. In moulded polypropylene millwork, the piece can not be field trimmed or fabricated. It doesn't offer the flexibility of PVC.
PVC has a closed cell nature, so water can not penetrate the product. Unlike wood, PVC Trim by Fypon will not swell, rot or shed a painted surface due to water infiltration. Additionally, PVC resists all forms of insect infestations, woodpeckers, mold and mildew. Another benefit is that PVC has 100 percent product usage. There are no knots, voids or splits (which occur routinely in wood) that can lead to waste and unsightly appearance. This full product usage reduces job site product waste and delays.
Composite Trim and Condensed Fiber Trim?
Both material types have similar expansion and contraction considerations and both may be painted. However, composite and condensed fiber trim manufacturers recommend only butt joints. This prevents the concealing of gaps to accommodate material expansion.
Composite and Condensed Fiber Trim will loose their water resistance when trimmed in the field and the product will swell or bloat, even if installed correctly. Any routed details must be primed and painted.
Even though the cost my be less for composite trims, the performance is less than desirable and can cost more in the long run.