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Advantages Of Cellular PVC Products
Jan 26, 2018

Low Maintenance Alternative to Wood

Polyvinyl chloride has long been recognized as one of the most durable and installer-friendly building materials on the market, and cellular PVC trim is no exception. PVC trim is not a new idea. In fact, PVC profiles were available as early as 1970, though recent developments in manufacturing techniques and processing aids have made cellular PVC trim an increasingly popular choice of homeowners and building professionals.

Homeowners love PVC trim because it is virtually maintenance free and it complements all exterior cladding materials, including vinyl, wood, stucco, fiber cement, and brick. Installers prefer it because cellular PVC trim is lightweight and durable and it can be installed using ordinary woodworking tools. Architects and builders specify PVC trim because it can be milled and routed, and heat formed into curved shapes for architectural windows and custom designs.

Boto’s cellular PVC products have advantages over solid rigid vinyl and is an excellent substitute for wood products in many applications. Cellular PVC is less dense than solid rigid PVC and as a result is more economical. As wood prices escalate, cellular PVC is a cost effective and ecologically sound substitute to wood. Foamed PVC products handle in the same way as wood. In addition, cellular PVC is a maintenance free, rot resistance alternative requiring no priming or painting. When compared to pine, cellular PVC products outperform pine in impact strength, water absorption and resistance to burning.