products such as those
from Fypon are a great low-maintenance alternative
to traditional wood architectural details. The initial
investment is greater,
but a lifetime of no maintenance pays for itself.”
PETER FEINMANN FEINMANN INC., LEXINGTON,
MASSACHUSETTS; 781-860-9800, FEINMANN.COM.
Urethane moldings can be cast and
extruded to mimic wood and complex
carved details. They're durable, easy to
intall, and, unlike wood, require no
painting and won't crack, warp, or rot.
Fypon, the leading manufacturer of
urethane building materials, offers
several historically accurate product lines.
❚❚ fypon 800-446-3040, fypon.com.
Cement fiberboard, made from cellulose, cement,
and sand, will last indefinitely and is nearly
impervious to the elements. James Hardie offers it in
a rainbow of hues. Plastic trim from Azek originated
in marine signage, but its resistance to damage from
the elements makes it desirable for home building.
❚❚ james hardie 888-542-7343, jameshardie.com.
❚❚ azek 877-275-2935, azek.com.
“There are places where
Azek can be the best
material for the job, because
it resists rot and pests
and protects from other
TOM GRANT ECO S TRUCTURES, NORFOLK,
MASSACHUSET TS; 508-541-4108,