Wholesale FAQ

  • Educational Information

  • Will these products melt in high temperatures?

    All products, including wood and steel, will melt if the temperature is hot enough. However, Fypon products will not melt under normal use conditions. We recommend following all Fypon painting instructions to ensure top performance of the product.

  • What styles of Urethane are there?

    Our polyurethane decorative millwork and trim deliver the beautiful, authentic details and rich textures of finely finished wood, rugged timber, and classic stone accents

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  • What are its best uses for the building industry?

    Fypon products are the perfect material for homeowners exterior or interior trim. They are a lightweight material that is easy to work with. Its closed cell structure resists water absorption. this helps prevent the material from splitting, flaking, chipping, or bloating. Due to the ability to mold the material, decorative trims with detailed designs are easy to produce. Large moulding profiles can be made out of one piece of polyurethane, instead of layering wood to create the same look. This saves on labor and time.

  • How does Urethane compare to polypropylene?

    Polyurethane has an authentic wood appearance and can be moulded to resemble actual wood grain. Once the product is stained, it is difficult to tell if it is wood or polyurethane. Polypropylene has a finish that gives it a slight shine and usually is not solid through the piece. Polypropylene is also a thermoplastic polymer and can warp with intense heat

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  • How do I prevent UV fading/deterioration?

    UV rays do not affect properly finished product. Please see Product Usage and Finishing below for the type of product that you are purchasing to be certain you are finishing your product to specifications.

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  • Installation Information

  • What type of skills are needed to install Fypon polyurethane products?

    None. If you can install wood products, you can easily install Fypon products. They can be nailed, cut and sanded just like wood products.

  • Are special supplies needed to install polyurethane products?

     

    PVC

    Fypon recommends noncorrosive fasteners and proper application of PVC compatible adhesive is imperative throughout installation. Urethane
    We recommend using noncorrosive fasteners along with polyurethane compatible adhesive. The adhesive is recommended to place between decorative moulding joints and to secure the Fypon piece to the wall along with mechanical fasteners?

  • What are some general tips about installing polyurethane products?

    PVC is relatively fast and easy to install. To ensure smooth operations when installing PVC column wraps, it is imperative to have construction adhesive and fasteners on hand. Fypon recommends noncorrosive fasteners. the joints can easily be bonded with PVC compatible adhesive to prevent separation of joints.


    Urethane


    Never install products with fasteners only. For best results, always use noncorrosive fasteners along with polyurethane compatible adhesive on the back and at all decorative moulding joints..

  • What type of weather conditions are necessary to install exterior Fypon products?

    Urethane For exterior applications, polyurethane products can be installed in any temperature, hot or cold, and in any kind of weather.

  • Anything special I should know about storing Fypon products?

    These products can be stored either inside or outside, but not in extreme heat. Products should be stored as it is intended to be installed. For optimum use, polyurethane compatible adhesive should be stored at room temperature until ready to use. Acclimate polyurethane products before installation up to 10 hours.

  • How can Fypon products be cut and fabricated?

    Column wraps by Fypon can be trimmed to size with a table saw or circular saw using a blade designed for wood or plastic. Shaped edges can be machined with a hand router. No special equipment or saws required. 


    Urethane


    In many cases, we can alter one or more standard parts that closely match your requirements to create a part that fits your project specifications. If your project requires a shape, size or profile that you do not see, we have the design and production capabilities to turn your sketch and dimensions into almost any millwork or trim product imaginable.

  • How difficult is it to maintain and repair PVC once it's installed?

    Not difficult at all. PVC is considered a low maintenance product and its surface can be easily cleaned with soap and water. If PVC gets a minor nick, scratch or dent in it, repair can be done easily with Bond & Fill™ epoxy.

  • What are the recommended fastening procedures for polyurethane and PVC?

    Please see installation instructions on our website for part specific recommended fastening procedures. Note that products should never be installed with fasteners that are susceptible to corrosion, and that proper use of glue and adhesives is crucial to correct installation.

  • What if I use another fastening procedure for polyurethane and PVC?

    Fypon products must be installed to our recommendations, including use/type of adhesive and fasteners, or the limited warranty will be void. See your Fypon seller or our warranty page for complete limited warranty details and exceptions.

  • Is there a recommended procedure for site damage repair?

    Minor blemishes can be filled with PVC compatible acrylic urethane sealant.


    Urethane


    Minor surface damage can be repaired using a variety of polyurethane compatible adhesives, sealants, and fillers. Sand repaired area, prime, and paint to finish.

  • Do you have part specific installation details?

    All installation instructions are posted on our installation guide page for your convenience.

  • Where can I get some extra help on installation?

    You may find the information you need in our installation guides. If you still need additional assistance, call our Customer Service team at Fypon between 8am and 5pm EST, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-446-3040.

  • Product Literature

  • What type of literature is available on Fypon?

    Fypon offers a Full Line Catalog that contains smooth polyurethane as well as PVC Column Wraps and QuickRail. We also offer many other literature of our vast product line as well.

    • Product Usage and Finishing

    • 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 and ceiling medallions 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 products line. Generally, the products fall into the following categories: decorative millwork, mouldings, window trim, entrance trim, balustrade systems, columns/column wraps, louvers and QuickRail® systems. See the full offering here!

    • Do the products come primed and ready for final finishing?

      Yes. Fypon Polyurethane products come double-primed with an exterior grade coating.

    • What finish coat material should be used?

       

      PVC Column Wrap

      The surface has a consistent quality and finish that never needs painting - no sanding, priming or sealing. These products may be painted, if desired, but is not required. Since PVC is a thermoplastic polymer, it must be painted with a paint that has a light reflectance value (LRV) of 55% or higher. There are many special formulated paint systems that will allow dark paint colors to be applied to PVC with low heat absorption. Fypon’s painting instructions must be followed or the limited warranty will be void. See your Fypon seller or www.fypon.com for complete limited warranty details and exceptions.


      Urethane

      The pre-primed surface is ready to stain or paint - no sanding or additional priming needed. In order to meet limited warranty guidelines, the product must be properly painted or stained within 90 days of installation. Exterior product must be painted with an exterior grade 100% acrylic latex paint. Timber (woodgrain products) may be stained following the process explained in the woodgrain finishing instructions on www.fypon.com. Pieces can be painted any color the homeowner desires, and can also be faux painted and marbleized for more decorative looks. See your Fypon seller for complete limited warranty details and exceptions.

      QuickRail


      Products should never be painted, to do so will void the product’s lifetime limited or 4 year commercial limited warranty. See your Fypon seller or our for complete limited warranty details and exceptions.

    • Will you recommend a paint manufacturer?

      To better service our customers, we have worked with Sherwin-Williams to formulate a color and sheen match for our factory-applied primer.
      Fypon® Oatmeal:

      Resilience™ exterior latex

      Product #K43W53

      Sheen: satin

      Base: deep base

      Fypon® White:

      Resilience™ exterior latex

      Product #K42W51

      Sheen: flat

      Base: extra white

      No colorant needs to be added to the formula. Quart and gallon formulas are shown below:

      Quart formula
      W1:
      white 4/32, 1/64
      B1:
      black 7/32, 1/64, 1/128
      R2:
      maroon 4/32
      Y3:
      deep gold 15/32, 1/64, 1/128
      Gallon formula
      W1:
      white 18/32
      B1:
      black 7/32, 1/64, 1/128
      R2:
      maroon 15/32, 1/64
      Y3:
      deep gold 63, 32.

    • How often should it be painted?

      How often a product should be painted is determined by paint and application. Please contact your local paint supplier for more details on painting specifications.

    • 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. For guidelines on how to stain product refer to the woodgrain finishing instructions.

    • Are Fypon products just decorative?

      No. Several Fypon products also serve functional purposes. We have a variety of functional louvers that increase air flow in the attic of the home, square load-bearing structural columns, and structural porch posts and exterior rail systems.

    • Where can I get more information of Fypon's products?

      Call 1.800.446.3040 or visit our products section