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.
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
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
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