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Should You Use Fiberglass Reinforced Panels?

Fiberglass Reinforced Panels

Fiberglass reinforced panels are a strong smooth panel that is installed directly over walls and ceilings. They have become popular in classrooms and hospitals, but are also perfect in homes for bathrooms and halls.

The panels are made from strong polyester resin reinforced with fiberglass, which provides a smooth, strong surface. The surface is nonporous which means it is resistant to stains and, more importantly, mold. It is also scratch resistant and easy to clean. The panels can be installed directly over existing drywall and other substrates.

Why Are Reinforced Panels Helpful?

Resists Mold

There are several advantages to adding it to such rooms as bathrooms, mudrooms, and laundry rooms in the home, as well as hall. The biggest advantage is its resistance to mold. Mold can be a costly problem, as well as detrimental to ones health, in areas exposed to a lot of water or rooms with pipes running through the wall.

Resists Stains

Shower HeadAnother advantage is that it is stain resistant, which will aid in the cleaning of bathrooms if one has children or dyes their hair. Being stain resistant is a huge advantage if you ever intend to sell your home. Making it 'brand new' clean right before a sale insures top dollar.

Resists Corrosion

A third advantage is that it is corrosion resistant. It will handle almost any service environment. The higher the resin of the panel, the more resistant it is to corrosion. If you have a heavy duty project you want the high resin panel for optimal corrosion resistance.

Most Economical Choice

With all these advantages that will save you thousands over the life of your home, combined with the overall cost, reinforced panels are the most economical option.

What Brand to Choose

Wallboard Supply Company offers top quality fiberglass reinforced panel brands, Crane Composites and Glasteel.

Crane Composites

  • Strength and durability
  • Minimal weight
  • Easy Installation
  • Fiberglass Ceilings have even been approved by CFIA, the Canadian Food Inspection Committee
  • Panels also come in a wide variety of wood finishes

Glasteel

  • Low Cost Installation
  • Solid Reputation, trusted in many hospitals
  • Little to no maintenance

If you want to talk to someone directly about your fiberglass reinforced panel questions, stop into a Wallboard Supply Company and talk to an expert.


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Wallboard Supply Company is a third generation, family run business that has been serving New England's building needs since 1970. Bob Filion started the company with a commitment to provide quality drywall and finishing products with unmatched customer service. The company has grown over the years, expanding its' product range, but never wavering from its' core values.