Houses lacking exterior accessories tend to look unfinished. It's the millwork, fascia, and other accents that add style and curb appeal on the block. And while plastic-based materials are leading the way on this front, smooth white trimboards aren't the only option out there. Add a bit of color and texture with these new products.
CertainTeed. Nine new profiles have been added to the Restoration Millwork line. The new items include backband, 47 crown mold, 49 crown mold, shingle mold, rake, quarter round, base cap, bed cap, and sill nose. Made from extruded cellular PVC, Restoration Millwork pieces feature a natural white finish that resists dirt and dust collection for a long-lasting smooth and clean look. Available in a variety of dimensional lumber and sheet measurements for accurate fit and finish. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.
Alcoa Home Exteriors. Accent a home's exterior with Performance Metals aluminum trim, now available in seven new colors. Envoy and Endurance aluminum trim sheets, PVC-coated trim sheets, V-groove soffits, and U-groove soffits now come in earth tones, including autumn gold, lakeshore fern, Portsmouth blue, terra cotta, and more. The trims are a cost-effective, durable, and attractive way to complete a home's look. 800.962.6973. www.alcoahomes.com.
AZEK. Ideal for custom millwork, the maker introduces AZEK to Mill, a 1¼-inch-thick trimboard that saves builders and carpenters the trouble of laminating several boards together for more thickness. Available in 18-foot-long boards or 4-by-8-foot sheets, the cellular PVC material is easy to mill, route, and turn on a lathe with no special tools, and also can be heat-formed for curved and custom trim applications. 877.275.2935. www.azek.com.
Dixie-Pacific. For interior or exterior use, Dixie-Pacific's structural columns are useful in porches, arbors, and other applications. Made from fiberglass-reinforced polymers, the columns can be as small as 6 inches wide and 8 feet tall, up to to 36 inches in diameter and 30 feet tall. 800.468.5993. www.dixiepacific.com
TimberTech. Make any deck look a little more dressed up with the new Classic Black composite railing system. The first black composite railing in the industry is manufactured with the same precision as the maker's other composite materials, for a durable, attractive surface. The low-gloss black color complements the complete TimberTech decking color palette, including tropical finishes in the Earthwood Plank line. 800.307.7780. www.timbertech.com.
Fypon. Created to complement the design styles of the Southwestern U.S., the Southwest Collection features 140 wood-grain SKUs, including shutters, decorative millwork, and faux beams and beam straps. The lightweight urethane pieces accent stucco finishes and add a bold, rustic feeling. Factory-primed in a neutral oatmeal color, each weather- and insect-resistant piece comes ready to paint or stain. 800.446.9373. www.fypon.com.
CMI. For a versatile trim material, try MiraTEC Treated Exterior Composite Trim. Displaying a wood-grain texture on one side and a contemporary, smooth finish on the other, the material is available in numerous architectural components, including decorative trim, dentil trim, corner posts, fascia, and more. Factory-primed and treated with zinc borate as a wood preservative, MiraTEC boards are 16 feet long, with two available thicknesses, several widths from 2 inches to 16 inches, and a 30-year warranty. 800.255.0785. www.cmicompany.com.
Versatex. Tongue-and-groove beadboard sheets reduce installation time, especially in porch ceiling and wainscoting applications. Available in 4-foot-by-8-foot and 4-foot-by-10-foot sheets, a low-gloss matte finish requires no painting, but can readily accept fine latex paints for custom colors. The cellular PVC material is backed by a 30-year limited warranty. 724.266.7928. www.versatex.com.
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