Author Bio – Jack Simons was looking for dairy wall panels. He had just removed the dairy FRP panels and sought a better alternative. He came across dairy vinyl panels, was highly impressed with the Duramax quality, and wanted to order a personalized kit. Jack highly recommends Duramax PVC products as they have a limited lifetime warranty and offer optimal insulation.
There was a time when animal farms were built-in vast, spacious open fields with temporary structures. These structures provide basic protection to the animals and aren’t a great choice for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. As a result, the dairy animals’ health often gets neglected, and the living environment needs to be taken seriously to ensure great quality milk products throughout the year. Modern farms have now adopted many safety standards and regulations, which ensure optimal hygiene inside the facility. Installing dairy wall panels is a non-negotiable choice inside the milking parlor. The only catch here is choosing FRP or investing in dairy vinyl panels. Traditionally, dairy FRP panels were popular, but PVC has taken the lead in contemporary times.
The dairy wall panels made from 100% virgin vinyl have a smooth surface that doesn’t stain, fade or attract termites. The dairy PVC wall panels are low maintenance requiring only a damp mop and soap for general upkeep. The PVC panels don’t need regular cleaning. Just occasional wiping and washing with a pressure washer are ideal for retaining the pristine white look. On the other hand, FRP wall panels have a rough surface and wooden backers that require professional assistance for cleanups and regular maintenance. The heavy-duty maintenance of FRP panels makes them a costly choice for the long haul. FRP panels are highly susceptible to callbacks, while PVC doesn’t require professional help for repairs, repainting, or refinishing.
Excellent strength and durability
The dairy vinyl panels last for 45 to 50 years with minimal upkeep. The PVC panels made from inner webbed truss design offer excellent insulation, strength, and resilience. The PVC panels are recyclable materials and have the longest lifespan of 140 years. The ½ inch thick wall panels are strong, waterproof, and durable. The non-porous PVC panels shed moisture from the surface and have no crevices to allow water seepage. On the other hand, the FRP panels have OSB backers that absorb water and peel off, rot, and delaminate fast. The FRP panels are not recyclable wall materials, and the high moisture absorption capacity damages more than helps protect the walls and ceiling.
Antibacterial and corrosion-free
The dairy FRP panels attract moisture and are highly susceptible to mold, mildew, and bacterial infestation. The FRP panels do not offer a hygienic ambiance inside the milking facility and should get replaced with PVC wall material at the earliest. The PVC panels have an anti-mold coating and are ideal for dairy facilities. The PVC wall panels are FDA-compliant, antibacterial, CFIA-certified, and ASTM-certified. The vinyl wall panels do not rust, crack, warp, or rot and are highly resistant to fire and chemicals. The PVC panels have Class A fire-rated resistance and are non-reactive to most chemicals.
If you are looking for quick and easy wall panel installation, choose PVC over FRP. The PVC panels arrive in DIY kits, and the installation requires no additional materials or hiring of skilled laborers, much unlike FRP, where you will need extra resources and at least 2 experts for installing the wallboard. In addition, the PVC panel installation ensures you 40% savings on material costs and 50% on labor charges.
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Summary – Installing dairy wall panels to ensure cleanroom sanitary conditions inside the facility is essential. The dairy FRP panels have several drawbacks that have made PVC the ideal choice. The dairy vinyl panels are water-resistant, long-lasting, strong, antibacterial, and mold-free. PVC is the better alternative to FRP as they offer quick installation that’s affordable and durable.