Adding millwork to your home produces a finished, professional touch to enhance any home improvement. Millwork in the form of crowns, dentils, fascias and a host of other applications can make all the difference between a home that looks like a simple box and a stylish decorative and tasteful professionally finished look.
Many people look to use millwork made from wood not least as they like the natural feel however, if the millwork is going to be painted there is little point in using wood as it does suffer from serious drawbacks. Wood millwork requires additional maintenance, particularly painting and can be harder to work with especially if you are performing the work yourself. There is also the cost to factor in to your overall decision as wooden millwork tends to run more expensive than manmade material.
Fypon is made from high density polyurethane which is known for its strength, ease of handling and is low maintenance – it also compares very favorably with wooden millwork and indeed virtually any other millwork material. Fypon really comes into its own when you look at the variety of moldings and millwork that can be created from it with ease; this gives you an extremely wide choice of design and style to select from and the material is eminently suitable for outdoor finishing as well as interior treatment.
Being a man made material, Fypon has been designed with ease of maintenance in mind and not just the ease of fitting. Fypon is also very easily stored for lengthy periods of time for those who enjoy being nagged while performing do-it-yourself home improvement projects – just make sure that you store it so it will not bend or warp, for instance, lengthy pieces should be laid horizontally and columns vertically and ensure that extreme heat is avoided.
As we’ve already mentioned, Fypon is suitable for exterior finishing such as fascias, porticos and columns and these areas are likely to receive the greatest levels of attack from corrosive and damaging elements. Fypon is extremely durable but any material will eventually degrade and demonstrate the results of wear and tear over time; repairing Fypon is as simple as mixing an epoxy resin and filling nicks and scratches with the mix followed by sanding and repainting.
The added bonus is that Fypon is not going to attract natural attackers such as woodpeckers or termites as wooden millwork will so you can expect your work to last for longer, look better for longer and be cheaply and quickly repairable.
No special skills are needed to work with Fypon; if you can work with wood you will be able to simply handle Fypon. Fypon is capable of being cut and shaped in exactly the same way as wood and is capable of being filled, sanded and painted to produce a superior finish. One tip is that Fypon should not be fixed with screws or nails alone and you should use a high quality adhesive and make sure any fasteners are non-corrosive, particularly on external fittings.