A promise of less maintenance is music to homeowners' ears when making changes to their homes. Whether it translates to less cleaning, less painting, or less overall wear-and-tear, low-maintenance exterior products are especially popular. Exterior trim manufacturers are offering a range of new products that help reduce overall maintenance and ease installation.

Hefty Look
More than 270 pieces in the Stone & Timber collectin offer weighty looking trim in lightweight polyurethane.

  • Decorative trim, post wraps, columns, balustrades, stone surround (shown), and more
  • Stone pieces resemble cast concrete; timber pieces are designed to look like sand-blasted cedar or hewn beams
  • Paint or stain any color Material resists moisture, insects, warping, cracking, and splitting

Fypon | 800.446.3040 | fypon.com

Fine Finish
New FinishEdge technology provides a clean, heat-sealed edge on Restoration Millwork trimboards.

  • FinishEdge is trimmed flat to allow for tighter tolerances
  • Eliminate problematic grooves and pockets that allow dirt to collect
  • Textured or smooth paintable surface requires no finishing
  • Can be heat-formed to accommodate curves in exterior design
  • Works like wood, but offers weather and insect resistance

CertainTeed | 800.233.8990 | certainteed.com

It's a Snap
Trim out a window in as little as 6 minutes with the Andersen Exterior Trim System.

  • Compatible with A-Series, 400 Series, and 200 Series product lines
  • Trim available in 11 colors and a range of architectural styles
  • Works independently of the window or patio door's water management system with no modifications necessary
  • Constructed of Fibrex composite material
  • Additional product photos and information available

Andersen | 800.426.4261 | andersenwindows.com

Credit: Assembly 3

Metal Master
Unlike composite or wood, Performance Metals Trim Sheet from Ply Gem's Mastic brand requires no field-finishing and matches a range of siding.

  • Alumalure 2000 two-coat finish is warranted to hold color and resist corrosion, harsh weather, UV, and pollution
  • Available in 53 standard colors and can be matched to popular siding products
  • Optional striated PVC finish offers a painted wood look
  • NAHB Research Center Green approved for recycled content

Mastic Home Exteriors | 800.962.6973 | mastic.com