Versatex... Anyone else using it?
Posted January 08 2009 - 10:44 PM
From their website...
Versatex TrimboardsÂ® â€“ Engineered Forever
Everything you wanted to know about the marketâ€™s premier PVC trim but were afraid to ask.
What is VersatexÂ®?
Versatex is a cellular PVC product manufactured using the free foam extrusion process. Versatex is made from an exclusive polymer blend. Versatex cuts, routs, and fastens just like wood and has a density similar to white pine. Available in both a smooth finish and our classic rough cedar Timber Ridge texture, Versatex is available in an attractive low-gloss white that complements any home exterior.
Why is Versatex an ideal replacement for wood trim?
Since Versatex is made from PVC, the preferred plastic material for the building construction industry. It is strong, durable, but lightweight and easy to install. It is non-toxic, recyclable, and self-extinguishing. It will not rot, warp, delaminate, cup or twist. It is also impervious to salts, insects and many chemicals including some acids.
I dont know about the rot, or delaminate part yet, but this stuff cups and twists and warps all to hell. I've got 5/4" x 10" boards that are cupped an eigth of an inch!! And 18' long and twisted.
That's my rant for the night
Posted January 08 2009 - 10:49 PM
Posted January 09 2009 - 12:16 AM
Why did you change from Azek? My yard replaced Azek with Koma. More sizes and profiles with no difference in product.
Posted January 09 2009 - 8:09 AM
Posted January 09 2009 - 11:37 AM
Posted January 09 2009 - 6:27 PM
Posted January 09 2009 - 8:34 PM
It's crap I tell ya
Posted January 09 2009 - 9:51 PM
Originally Posted by Ben Lippen
Seriously, it's lighter than Azek. Must be less dense, hence the cupping.
It's crap I tell ya
John, Thought the same as you but both Azek and This crap have the same density, Both at 0.55 G/Cm , I couldn't get any comp. numbers on Azek in regards to expansion, But you might be fighting there moisture content and the assosciated expansion, as I believe your probably talking about the circles. If ya google them it's pretty high, but I can't find Azek's comp. numbers. I know when we used Koma, we put keystones (4) in and that never seemed to be a problem. I believe that added some relief. Just some thought's.
Posted January 09 2009 - 11:34 PM
Dig it Rob
Last night I went past the website and looked at the stuff you're talking about.
I saw no glaring differences. But I swear the boards, 18' from 1 x 6 to 5/4 x 10, and even the sheets of 5/4" x 4 x 10, are lighter than Azek.
I'm not worried about the circle trim. But now I'm wondering more about how much this material is gonna move...
Posted January 09 2009 - 11:35 PM
Posted January 10 2009 - 12:24 PM
Posted April 09 2011 - 10:05 AM
Posted April 09 2011 - 2:41 PM
Originally Posted by djkarma
Hey guys, maybe 2 years ago they were different, but now they're the same thing, trust me, i make it!
So are ya saying that it's better now? I'd like to know, because it aint cheap......