Add Visual Value to Your Next Community with Hassle-Free PVC Trim
- Jul 23, 2013
By Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor
A well-done trim job can make any boring apartment unit just a bit more appealing for renters. The same is true for the exterior of a garden-style or mid-rise wood-built community. The problem with exterior wood trim is that—being installed next to the roof or around windows—it is particularly exposed to moisture problems. An easy solution is to go with a synthetic product that combines the aesthetics of wood and the durability of vinyl.
PVC trimboard from Kleer Lumber is a versatile product that fits the bill. It has the wood look without the need for wood maintenance and can be tailored for a wide variety of applications. In addition to being installed where roofing meets siding and around windows/doors, Kleer Trimboard can be used in contact with the ground and concrete—areas where wood often fails. The trimboard can be machined to create gingerbread and fluted pilasters and other custom applications, including heat-bending for curved surfaces. The material is also easy to glue, route and mold using traditional wood trim tools.
As Kleer is completely synthetic, the trimboard is not susceptible to the challenges that plague wood and composite trim, including mold, mildew, swelling and rot from moisture or insect damage. The trim also features a proprietary technology that keeps board edges cleaner through installation and beyond. Kleer Trimboard has a natural wood grain finish that closely resembles genuine cedar. It is available with a smooth finish on both sides, and boards are available in multiple sizes.
For me information, be sure to visit the product profile at Kleer.