Bendable Vinyl Coil Has Come of Age
It has taken more than a decade, but the world’s first cold bendable vinyl coil from Alum-a-Pole Corporation has finally come of age, according to the manufacturer.
Headquartered in Scranton, PA, Alum-a-Pole Corporation is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — the Supplier 100 of NAHB.
When Alum-a-Pole Corporation first introduced the product in 1990, Alcoa, Reynolds, Royal, Alside, Heartland, Certainteed and other companies all ordered it, expecting a major upgrade for the vinyl siding industry. Unfortunately, the vinyl cracked, didn’t hold its bend and ripped excessively, and Alum-A-Pole went back to the drawing board.
Now, 14 years later, numerous contractors are finding that the company’s Pro-Trim Vinyl Coil is a very viable product, according to the manufacturer. Several Army and Marine bases have repeatedly ordered thousands of coils. The University of Georgia has an enormous amount of vinyl coil under copper gutters where aluminum would have presented galvanic problems.