Millwork products have traditionally been defined as components made in a wood mill, such as doors, trim, and crown moldings. Architectural millwork now includes products that are made of wood substitutes like plastic polymers as well as high-density polyurethane.
What Are Polyurethane Millwork Products?
These are made of moisture- and insect-resistant high-density polyurethane foam. It also has a high resistance to rot, warping, cracking, peeling, crumbling, and degradation. It should also be ensured that polyurethane millwork items are not exposed to excessive heat and are kept flat at all times.
1. No High Temperatures: These products should not be exposed to extreme heat nor exposed be kept flat at all costs.
2. Lots of Care: Always use caution when handling the product. At all costs, there should be no dent or gash in the polyurethane molding. A gash or dent, on the other hand, must be filled using polyurethane compatible adhesive or a comparable substance.
3. Stormy Days/Nights: Polyurethane products should not be used in areas where solar heat builds up, such as a storm door. It can, however, endure temperatures of up to 140 degrees Celsius.
4. Resistance: Apart from direct sunlight, which can harm millwork's unpainted underside, these polyurethane millwork materials can easily withstand the weather.
5. Set Proper Limits: Proper fastening of these products is an important step.
Types of Polyurethane Millwork Products:
There is a large variety of PU systems available are, some of them are as follows:
1. Columns: PU columns are a low-cost and simple method to update and repair your front porch. Polyurethane columns can be painted to match or contrast with the rest of the house, and they'll last for years without needing to be repainted.
2. Balustrade Systems: They're low-maintenance and don't rust in the least. PU balustrades come in a variety of rail heights and widths, as well as classic baluster forms seen in both contemporary and historic buildings, and rare component types can be custom ordered and painted to a chosen color.
3. Ceiling Medallions: Ceiling medallions made of molded polyurethane are lightweight, robust, and easy to install, requiring only construction glue and a ladder.
4. Window Heads: PU window heads can be adjusted to fit inside the window opening or fitted to seem like a beam above the window frame. Using construction adhesive and wood screws, DIY installation is simple.
5. Arches: Polyurethane arches are preferable over wood arches because they will not fracture over time and you won't have to worry about the arches expanding or contracting due to freeze/thaw cycles.