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How to Install GFRG Column Covers

How to Install GFRG Column Covers 150 150 gcproductsinc

GFRG is a leading choice for interior column covers. Available in any design, affordably priced, and durable, GFRG is also extremely easy to install. Column covers made from GFRG do not generally require heavy equipment or extensive manpower to assemble and install, instead sharing a similar process to standard drywall installation. The installation process should…

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How to Choose the Right Columns for Your Exterior

How to Choose the Right Columns for Your Exterior 150 150 gcproductsinc

Columns are a popular architectural feature. Able to provide both form and function, they can give a property a more distinguished look. There are many different sizes and column designs available, from classic Roman-style columns to modern columns, making it possible to design a column for almost every property. In addition to style, another important…

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Drywall Access Panels: Understanding the Pros and Cons of Material Choices

Drywall Access Panels: Understanding the Pros and Cons of Material Choices 150 150 gcproductsinc

Access panels are a must have in almost every building. They provide a convenient way to access important systems while still keeping them concealed for safety and appearance when not in use. This still leaves you with many choices in materials for your access panels. These are some of the most common materials for access…

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Combining GFRC with Other Architectural Materials 

Combining GFRC with Other Architectural Materials  150 150 gcproductsinc

In many instances, glass fiber reinforced concrete exceeds the performance of similar architectural materials such as precast concrete, cast stone, and traditional stone while still providing a similar appearance. For this reason, GFRC is a recommended material to use in a majority of new build and exterior renovation projects where a stone or concrete material…

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What is Efflorescence in GFRC?

What is Efflorescence in GFRC? 150 150 gcproductsinc

Efflorescence is a problem inherent in concrete, masonry, and stone products. As GFRC shares the same Portland cement base that precast concrete does, it can experience the issue as well. Efflorescence is caused by the moisture that disintegrates the mineral salts found in some concrete. When the moisture evaporates, it leaves behind the salts which…

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GFRC Cornices: Better Than Precast Concrete

GFRC Cornices: Better Than Precast Concrete 150 150 gcproductsinc

Architects and contractors have many options for the architectural elements they plan to add to their property designs. Precast concrete is one of the most popular, especially for products like cornices. It is weather resistant and easy to finish. Yet it also comes with drawbacks that can cost your company extra in the long term.…

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The History of GFRC 

The History of GFRC  150 150 gcproductsinc

GFRC is a great material for architectural elements in both new construction and renovation. But in terms of the materials available for making architectural elements, GFRC is a relatively newer option. The many benefits of GFRC that have been perfected over recent decades have enabled it to become a primary option. GFRC Development Timeline  The…

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How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Architectural Elements

How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Architectural Elements 150 150 gcproductsinc

Interior and exterior architectural elements have a wide range of material choices. Architectural precast, stone, cast stone, drywall, GFRC, GFRG, and many other options are available. Yet with all of these different options, it is important to be sure that you are selecting the right one by taking these considerations into account. Which Architectural Material…

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Why Choose a GFRG Ceiling for Your Property? 

Why Choose a GFRG Ceiling for Your Property?  150 150 gcproductsinc

The ceiling is one of the most expansive surface areas on a property. Although it may not be the most apparently visible, it is responsible for the look and feel of a property, safety and building code standards, and a range of other factors that make the ceiling a priority. There are a there are…

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Fire Resistance of GFRC Ceilings 

Fire Resistance of GFRC Ceilings  150 150 gcproductsinc

Fire resistance is essential throughout a property and the ceiling is one area where this is especially key in order to prevent the spread of flames or smoke to and from other areas of a property. GFRC is a leading construction material for ceilings that meets rigorous standards for fire safety.  These are some of…

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