Performance

Want to know how Strongwell FRP performs against traditional materials? Do you wonder how long FRP lasts and what impact temperature has on it? Learn more below.

Q:

How does FRP compare to steel in strength?

A:

Please see EXTREN® vs. Steel comparison flyer or the DURADEK® vs. Steel comparison flyer.

Q:

How does FRP compare to aluminum in strength?

A:

Please see EXTREN® vs. Aluminum comparison flyer or the DURADEK® vs. Aluminum comparison flyer.

Q:

How does FRP compare to wood in strength?

A:

Please see EXTREN® vs. Structural Timber comparison flyer.

Q:

How does FRP handle hot and cold temperatures?

A:

Temperatures must be taken into consideration during the structural design process. Refer to the Strongwell Design Manual for a chart showing changes in mechanical properties as the temperatures reach 125 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. Cold temperatures are generally of little concern unless below -60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q:

What is the service life of Strongwell’s materials?

A:

The service life of any particular product depends on the application in which it is installed. Generally speaking, Strongwell customers have reported products that are still in use after 25+ years of active service.