Pvc exterior trim boards
edward parker


#21 Dec 4, 2007
a disadvantage of pvc trim is theres no such thing as a 5/4 board thicker than 1 " why and or where if it does exist [email protected]

Garrett Park, MD

#22 Dec 15, 2007
John wrote:
Tuf board is a new brand you will see in lumber companies in the very near future for a much more reasonable price ask your lumber supplier
Give the Tuff Board a rest. Your material cups and is in the grand scheme of pvc trim on the lower end of the spectrum.
Joe Marchionni

Wallingford, CT

#23 Jan 15, 2008
I would take a look at a quality pvc trim board manufactured in New England...www.kleerlumber.com
JIM wrote:
I replaced my front door pillasters with AZEK brand PVC a couple of years ago. I painted them with latex paint and they still look as good as the day I installed them (I'm in New England). The warning that AZEK gives concerns paint color (Must have an LRV of 55 or greater).
AZEK is easy to cut and rout (I also made some routed pieces to replace exterior window sill nose trim).
I'm now in the process of replacing some exterior cormer trim boards with AZEK.
Joe Marchionni

Wallingford, CT

#24 Jan 15, 2008
Kleer trim boards have the tightest tolerances in the industry-solid core-lifetime warranty with the first 2 years material and LABOR included
Dick Rybolt

Brook Park, OH

#25 Feb 27, 2008
I looking for various decorative trimwork and turnings to use for applications for such as Gazebos, fences, lamp posts, exterior building trim etc. I would like these in a wood substitute product like Azek, Tuf Board etc. Could someone suggest a source that would have a good supply of stock items available.

Arlington Heights, MA

#26 Mar 8, 2008
John DesMarais wrote:
The Last comment is SO WRONG PVC will out last any product for exterior trim on the market and the ability to fabricate custom work from PVC shhets rather than standard board size is HUGE
Any one out there that is thinking of using PVC trim on there home should consider and follow these few step
1 Glue every piece if you have a 2 step trim glue 1 to the other this will stabilize the martial more.
2 if using Moldings crown , bed, glue and solid Back 16" on center
3 Throw away your nail gun and get a screw gun proper fastening eliminates expansion.
Last our company has manufactured large cornice details 2' x2' with over 72" of material per ft. Manufactured temp 70 degrees
then frozen 8 below 2 days then heated to 100degress the movement with the fabricated piece was 1/2 the movement of regular flat stock and this was not even fastened to the wall. If you have any doubts or Questions on PVC Uses Shoreline Millwork will be gald to put you on the right track we are a custom PVC manufacturing facility9 Tuf Board PVC trim Board will aslo give you a break on price
John, I read your comments and would appreciate any advice on fastening trim board. I would like to replace the exterior trim around my windows with Azek and have not found clear advice what nail to use. I have a 16g nailer...but now I read your comment about using a screw. What type of screw do you recommend and how does the material look after setting a screw head into it? Thank you.

Oswego, IL

#27 Apr 10, 2008
If you want a cheap trim go with MDF, I have been a finish carpenter for 7 years. It seems to me that most of these comments are from salesmen, and we all know that salesmen are all only trying to get your money. The foam boards look like crap.

Lewiston, ME

#28 May 20, 2008
I have not been here for a while if you would like help please contact us @ Shorelinemillwork.com

Lewiston, ME

#29 May 20, 2008
Eric on a sales end last quality is what it is about MDO on teh exterior of an ocean front home is the dumbest thing that you could do PVC Sheets are not foam and have a solid core but where your from there is probably not much board used on the east coast it is everywhere
Lynn Indianapolis IN

Chicago, IL

#30 Jul 5, 2008
I am looking for PVC sill nosing. I put on Evertrue Exterior PVC Molding several years ago from Lowe's but they no longer carry this. I need size 1 1/2 x 1 1/16. Can you help. Thanks
Claudio NY

Staatsburg, NY

#31 Jul 10, 2008
I've worked with all pvc products and by far my preference is VERSATEX. I do a lot of high end exterior trim work and tried them all through the years, we shape versatex in every possible way and in my opinion is the best product out there today.For anybody looking for info check out www.versatex.com ,and make your own conclusions.


#32 Jul 18, 2008
can you order windows with pvc exterior casing installed at the window manufaturer?
ken b

Westborough, MA

#33 Oct 18, 2008
has anyone used stainless finish nails to fasten azak or kleer pvc trim boards ?
ken b

Westborough, MA

#34 Oct 18, 2008
finish nails to fasten pvc trim boards ?

Scranton, PA

#35 Mar 30, 2009
Dano wrote:
I really would like to use PVC on my exterior here in Chicago. The exterior is white stucco which only needs painting. The numorous vertical trim boards for the Tudor and the facia need replacing. The house trim color is BLACK however. I need PVC boards that comes in black or are paintable to black (LVR=0).
Any recommendations?
AZEK offers black boards. Contact # is on thier website. Azek.com

Hampton, NH

#36 Apr 13, 2009
The problem with dark colored trim is that it increases thermal expansion due to reaching higher temps in sunlight. PVC expands 3 1/2" per 100' length over a 100 degree F swing (February to July?. Desing the installation with expansion joints, true structural adhesives like PVC TrimWelder and frequent fasteners to help control any problems!
Peter Taraborelli

Landenberg, PA

#37 Apr 15, 2009
I want to replace the wood walkway to the beach in Ocean City, NJ. Its's about 30" wide and about 200 ft long. Can someone recommend something that needs no care and will take the sun all day long. I don't want to use wood. I would prefer some inexpensive decking.
Terry Fisher

Canandaigua, NY

#38 Apr 30, 2009
I'm thinking of building a frame around a window in a shower made of PVC. Is this a bad idea. The window is high but will still become splashed and wet at times. I figure it will reject the water and last forever.
Can PVC boards be nailed or screwed together?
Also what do you do to fill the hole in the board and make it look [email protected]

United States

#39 May 21, 2009
Terry Fisher wrote:
I'm thinking of building a frame around a window in a shower made of PVC. Is this a bad idea. The window is high but will still become splashed and wet at times. I figure it will reject the water and last forever.
Can PVC boards be nailed or screwed together?
Also what do you do to fill the hole in the board and make it look [email protected]
i am building a pvc frame for the window in my shower. here are pictures of the work in progress:
this article served as inspriation:

Buford, GA

#40 Jul 27, 2009
I was offered Azek by a handyman for the trim of my house but I called Azek and they say that their product is decorative only and you cannot attach gutters to it.

I'd love to find a PVC trim that would replace the old wood ones that require painting all the time IS this possible? Or are all PVC products just for decoration?

Funny, but I spent 2 days educating myself on Azek and all of the sites fawning over this product do they mention that gutters are a no-no on the trim. Where do all these houses with Azek trim put their gutters?

Our gutters were removed for paintng and it is awful when it rains without gutters! So, the pictures of these beautiful houses with Azek trim which have no gutters boggles the mind.

I'd like to think that I could live without gutters but I have never seen a house in my neighborhood without gutters to direct the water away from the house.

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