Why or how do people use Fypon products?
Fypon products add character and beauty to both the interior and exterior of homes. Many homeowners use the exterior products to add "curb appeal" to their homes and make them more attractive. On the inside of a home, people use mouldings, ceiling medallions and wall niches to upgrade the look of different rooms. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, Fypon products are lightweight and easier to install than wood, plaster and other moulding products --- making it a top selection of both building professionals and consumers.
What types of products are in the Fypon line?
There are thousands of pieces in the Fypon product line. Generally, the products fall into the following categories: decorative millwork, mouldings, window trim, entrance trim, eave vents, balustrade systems, columns/column wraps and louvers.
Do the products come primed and ready for final finishing?
Yes. Fypon products come double-primed with an exterior grade coating. The product should be painted with a high quality latex paint. Urethane pieces can be painted any color the homeowner desires, and can also be faux painted and marbleized for more decorative looks.
Since PVC is a thermoplastic polymer, it must be painted with a paint that has a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of 54% or higher. There are many special formulated paint systems that will allow dark paint colors to be applied to PVC with low heat absorption. Contact www.aquasurtech-oem.com or your local Sherwin Williams store for more information.
What if I want a woodgrain look to my mouldings?
Fypon offers an assortment of mouldings and louvers with a woodgrain pattern and texture molded into the product. The homeowner can then stain the product to match his or her color scheme.
Are Fypon products just decorative?
No. Several Fypon products also serve functional purposes. We have a variety of functioning louvers and our patented E-Vent™ systems that increase air flow in the attic of the home, square and round load-bearing structural columns, and structural porch posts for interior and exterior rail systems.