Fypon Polyurethane Millwork Product Information
Basic Information:
  • All Fypon items are available for purchase, however not all are featured on the website. Use the Quick Quote page to get a price on any item and/or place an order, or request a Fypon catalog.

  • Benefits of Fypon urethane millwork products:
      1. Moisture Resistant:
        Urethane millwork's closed cell structure prevents water penetration and absorption.
      2. Splinter Resistant:
        Urethane millwork does not splinter like wood. If surface blemishes occur during installation, they can be easily repaired with ordinary plastic wood fiber.
      3. Insect Resistant:
        Urethane millwork provides a practical alternative if you want the look of real wood detailing for your projects, but live in an area that is prone to insect infestation.

  • Fypon millwork should be used for decorative purposes only, not to provide structural support (except Structural Columns, Balustrade Systems and Porch Posts).

  • Fypon should never be installed with mechanical fasteners only. For best results always use non-corrosive fasteners along with urethane base PL Premium Adhesive.

  • Fypon millwork is easy to repair. Use wood filler or automotive filler to quickly fill dents or gashes of any size. Broken moulding can be successfully rejoined with urethane base PL Premium Adhesive.

  • Fypon products should not be stored in extreme heat. Acclimate before installation. Due to urethane's high insulating value, this may take up to 10 hours.

  • Fypon millwork will resist the elements, except for direct sunlight to the yellowish (unpainted) underside of the millwork. It is important to fill damaged or cut surfaces with putty, caulk, and/or paint within a few days. 

  • Fypon urethane millwork can withstand temperatures of about 140 degrees F. However, the millwork should never be placed in an area subject to solar temperature buildup, such as behind a storm door.

  • Fypon decorative millwork can be used safely in accordance with SBCCI, BOCA, CABO and NFPA rulings. There are no official independent laboratory fire test results for Fypon products. The products are equivalent to any decorative urethane products not specifically formulated for fire resistance. 

  • May require altered installation procedures to meet local specifications. Check local building codes.
Urethane Millwork Verses Wood:
Fypon Urethane Millwork / Wood Considerations
Consideration
Urethane Millwork
Wood
Quality / Composition
consistent quality; no waste; consistent finish
quality varies; knots and gouges result in waste; blotching, disappearing grain and discoloration can occur
Versatility
all products suitable for interior or exterior applications
different grade of material and finish required for outdoor applications
Durability
resists warping or splitting; resists weather damage and insect infestation
can warp; susceptible to splitting; susceptible to rotting and insect damage
Labor Savings
requires no sanding, priming or sealing; mouldings easy to install
requires sanding, priming and sealing; intricate mouldings require multiple application process incurring high labor costs
Value
reasonable, stable price; long lasting good looks with low maintenance; increase home/building resale value
market price fluctuates; requires periodic maintenance; may need replacement/refinishing as damage occurs
Installation Instructions:

Using Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners and PL Premium Adhesive
Fypon products should never be installed with mechanical fasteners only. Always use corrosion-resistant mechanical fasteners (nails or screws) AND PL Premium Adhesive when installing Fypon products.
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to order PL Premium Adhesive. This combination provides a secure, long lasting bond. Countersink all fasteners about 1/8 inch and fill with exterior grade white spackle. If desired, sand any minor imperfections and topcoat with a quality exterior latex or oil base paint. Fypon exterior millwork installations should be finished using a quality, exterior grade silicone caulk to prevent water infiltration behind siding, windows and doors. Some exterior millwork installations, in particular new construction (before siding is applied) may require a J-channel and/or flashing to prevent water infiltration. Installers must determine which installation technique is best for the specific situation.


Click here to view the Fypon Installation Guide
(41 page PDF file: 5.2MB)
May require altered installation procedures to meet local specifications. Check local building codes.

Finishing Options:
Moulded of high-density urethane foam, Fypon moulded millwork products have an in-mold barrier coat, which becomes an integral part of the urethane foam as it cures.

After each piece is moulded and trimmed, Fypon applies an exterior grade white primer paint with a built-in ultraviolet stabilizer.

Fypon products are impervious to moisture, so painted surfaces are not subject to the degree of chipping and peeling common with painted wood. Also, they are not subject to decay or insect damage.

Painting:
Fypon products may be painted with any good quality latex or oil base paint. Usually one coat is all that is needed.

Faux Finishes:
Fypon products are also suitable for many faux finishing techniques, including sponging, feathering, and antiquing using either oil base or latex paints.

White Color Match - Available at Sherwin-Williams:
To better serve customers nationwide, Fypon has worked with Sherwin-Williams to formulate a color and sheen match for the factory-applied finish. You can take this formulation to your local Sherwin Williams dealer for a perfect match:
Formulation: Superior Exterior, Satin Latex
Paint Gallon Base: A89W51
L1 - 1/64
WI - 6 oz.
NI - 1/128
Y3 - 1/128
R1 or R4 - 1/64

Staining:
Fypon millwork products that are noted as woodgrain / stainable may be stained. Apply a good quality, non-penetrating stain (ZAR, Olympic Overcoat, etc) with a 2" natural bristle brush. Begin applying stain in a circular motion, then feather the stain in the direction of the grain. For a darker finish, apply a heavy coat of stain with light pressure. For a light finish, apply a thin coat of stain with more pressure.
Warranty:
Fypon, Ltd. warrants to the original consumer purchaser that our exterior white primer paint finish will be free from UV ray degradation, blistering and paint peeling under normal use for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

We further provide a LIFETIME WARRANTY to the original purchaser on the urethane material. This LIFETIME WARRANTY provides that the urethane material will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use.

If a defect is found in a Fypon product and the above conditions have been met, a customer should notify Fypon in writing within thirty (30) days of discovering the defect. The customer may be required to return the product to Fypon (at his or her expense) for evaluation. Fypon will then review the situation and determine if replacement, repair or refund of the product is appropriate. This warranty does not include labor, transportation costs or any other expenses of any kind incurred in connection with the purchase, use or installation of the product. Replacement, repair or refund is the sole and exclusive option under this limited warranty.

This limited warranty does not cover damage resulting from mishandling in transit (if within the customer's control), acts of God, customer alteration, vandalism, misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, unreasonable care or other causes not arising from defects in workmanship and materials. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WRITTEN OR ORAL, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSED HEREIN. No person, agent, distributor, dealer, service facility or company is authorized to change, modify or amend the terms of this limited warranty in any manner or fashion whatsoever, except to the extent provided in this limited warranty. Fypon, Ltd. shall not be liable to the customer or to any other person for any incidental or consequential damages or loss of profit resulting from any defect in the product.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so that the above limitation or exclusion may not apply. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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