With the advantage of being manufactured 100% from natural plantation wood, plywood has relatively high durability and a lifespan of up to 35 years.
Therefore, plywood furniture also has a long-lasting service life. For furniture such as tables, chairs, beds, partitions, etc., it can ensure a lifespan of up to 15 years without changing the appearance of the outside. Meanwhile, the remaining furniture, such as wooden floors, kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, etc., can keep their appearance for 10 to 15 years.
It is undeniable that plywood furniture has a lower lifespan than natural wood furniture. However, this material has a relatively low cost and is suitable for most households. Therefore, replacing costs only accounted for a small amount of money. If you have any questions about this material, please contact ADX Ply immediately through the information below for the fastest response.
What is plywood?
Is derived from 100% natural plantation wood. It is composed of thin layers of wood bonded together by special glue under the effect of temperature and pressure. Especially at ADX Ply, the adhesive used is E0 glue – meeting safety and environmental friendliness standards.
How Long Does Ply Last Outside?
Pressure-treated can last about 30 years or more outside.
However, if the ply is untreated, the life expectancy drastically reduces to about five years, especially in colder regions where precipitation is persistent.
Still, warmer weather doesn’t necessarily keep your ply safe since it attracts insects such as termites when untreated.
Outdoors, plywoods are exposed to several hazards that speed up their wear. Excessive sunlight and heat, precipitation, and exposure to insects all contribute to the reduction in the lifespan of the plywood. Nevertheless, they are several types of outdoor ply specifically designed to combat the outdoor factors that reduce the life expectancy of plywood and thus increase its durability.
How Long Will Painted Plywood Last Outside?
Applying paint on plywood would enable it to attain its maximum life expectancy of about 30 to 50 years.
Although if the plywood is untreated, the paint would only assist it in exceeding the five-year benchmark. Painting ply only serves as an effective method of waterproofing ply. Hence, it only protects the plywood to an extent from the effects of moisture by restricting moisture penetration.
How Long Does Plywood Last In the Rain?
Ply constantly exposed to rain would be fortunate to last up to ten years. However, if plywoods stay wet for longer periods, they absorb the moisture and begin to swell.
This swelling would cause the glued layers to give way, damaging the ply.
If you intend to furnish a part of your house constantly exposed to rain, it would be best to use marine-grade ply.
This is best for moisture exposure since there are constructed from knotless woods. Hence, eliminating the formation of water pockets in your plywood and enhancing longevity.
That is why they are used in constructing boats, earning them the name ‘marine-grade,’ the best quality plywood.
On the other hand, pressure-treated ply would not last long in the rain since they are treated against insects and bacteria alone.