Here at Wallpeg, we love to demonstrate how and why our pegboards and pegboard products set us apart from all of the other products on the market.
Although you might be wondering, “Is a regular pegboard I can go grab at the local hardware store really that much worse?”
The short answer is an unequivocal yes, and today we are going to explore all of the different ways that average pegboard can let you down. Here’s some key differences.
Hardboard Pegboards are Susceptible To Moisture
Average pegboard is made of a material called “hardboard”, which is a wood fiber composite coated in a thin layer of linseed oil. The linseed oil is used to provide an added level of strength and water resistance, but that does not change the fact that hardboard will warp, sag, and provide a perfect environment for mold and mildew growth if exposed to enough moisture over time.
The tough and durable co-polymer plastic that we use, regardless of how wet it gets, will not warp, bend or sag. Even the heaviest of power tools will be supported for years to come.
Others Offer Incompatible Pegboard Hooks
More likely than not, the metal peg hooks you buy along with the average pegboard will not be 100% compatible. They will either be too small (in which you will need to tape or glue for added support) or too big (in which you will need to drill out the holes in the pegboard to accommodate the hook).
Either way, way too much work and added material are required for a product that is supposed to make organization easier. Our Flex-Lock pegboard hooks are designed especially for our boards; they lock into place and stay put for as long as you want them to. That means no more tape, glue or having to pick up the peg hook off the ground every time you grab a tool.
Wallpeg Pegboards Don’t Need Furring Strips
After buying normal pegboard, you would think that after simply hanging it on your wall you’d be ready to start using it. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
The board needs to be far enough off the wall to have enough room to use the peg hooks, so furring strips are required before installation. That means more measuring and cutting, as well as more materials are needed before you can use the pegboard.
Our pegboards are designed with a fully ribbed back, which means no spacers or furring strips are needed. Simply screw them to a wall and you are good to go. In summary, Wallpeg products are build to last longer, they are easier to use, and best of all, 100% of our product is made right here in the U.S.A.