Composite Exterior Trim Mouldings

By Robert Robillard on Exterior Repairs

Composite Exterior Trim Mouldings
Photo: Concord Carpenter installing a vinyl clad window. This window will l receive an ATW trim surround.

PVC Trim Moldings

When asked what I think is most important about choosing a new window for someone’s home I answer with some specific points:

1) Architectural detail and aesthetics

2) Energy efficiency

3) Durability

As for the third item I think choosing materials that will weather well is an important consideration in making a decision.

One of the most exciting choices right now is the availability of composite exterior trim moldings and boards by Advance Trim Works. These products will not rot, warp or check like comparable wood products. Unlike vinyl siding products ATW trim boards are manufactured from solid polyvinyl chloride (pvc) material so it maintains the architectural detail of each piece of molding and trim.

ATW now offers a complete window surround kit custom made for clad nail flange windows from separate window manufacturers. These surrounds are individually made

To fit each window size with an 1/8” tolerance.

Photo: Installing the one piece ATW window trim surround

The surrounds come complete with head and side casings and sill. A variety of casing sizes and trim moldings are available as well as custom made moldings to match historic profiles.

Other exterior products include rake and soffit boards, bead board, corner boards, columns and gutters.

This product is popular with contractors and carpenters because it cuts like wood and uses the same fastening techniques. Painters like the no prime, single coat coverage the smooth boards offer.

Consider an ATW exterior trim package to complete your historic renovation or custom new home construction.

About the author,

Tom Mahoney has been a window and door specialist for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in design, sales and installation of numerous window and door company products. He has been featured as a historic window consultant on This Old House and works closely with architects and historic preservation commissions. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, woodworking and building pirate ships.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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