Alternatives to Plywood and Plywood Skirting
With today’s inflated prices people are looking for alternatives to plywood especially plywood skirting. The markets are going crazy causing contractors to look elsewhere. So, what are some plywood alternatives worth considering?
Six Alternatives to Plywood
Hardie siding panels are an alternative to plywood skirting. Although they have been in use for more than a decade, some find it a short-term alternative. Short-term, meaning, this product does not do well backed up against a crawlspace. The reason is moisture and condensation prevalent inside an unheated space.
FRP Wall Board
FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Panels) is a great alternative to plywood. These panels come in many colors and textures. Still, they are not meant to be structural. FRP does replace plywood and paint for many finishes, such as, ceilings, walls, and cabinet surfaces. What is more, they clean off easily.
Particle board is a material that can replace plywood in many applications. Although because it is made of wood it does go up and down with the plywood market. So, if you are trying to save money it may not be the best alternative to plywood.
Foam board or reinforced foam board can be a viable alternative to plywood. The foam board is lighter and stronger and can easily replace the use of plywood in surf boards, boogie boards, and snow boards. Because of its strength and lighter weight many designers and engineers are having fun developing new uses or applications.
Polycarbonate sheets or sheeting can replace plywood from hurricane damages. In some cases, it can be used as a permanent solution as window coverings. Because of its relative low cost and availability this material is finding an ever-expanding market.
Concrete panels are a great alternative to plywood especially, skirting for mobile homes. By far DURASKIRT™ is an excellent product for replacing plywood for longevity and cost. The ¾” thick concrete panels work well to replace plywood. There are multiple uses for these concrete panels such as, Mobile Home Underpinning, Modern Deck Skirting, Modular Home Skirting, Manufactured Home Skirting, Park Model / Tiny House Skirting, Pole Garage or Pole Building Wainscoting, Porch Skirting Options, Raised House Skirting, Skirting for Post & Pier Homes, Shed Skirting / Underpinning, Underpinning for Mobile Homes, Mobile Home Underpinning Materials, Utility Shed Skirting, Trailer Skirting Kits, RV Skirting, and more.