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About Durabrac Architectural Components

Durabrac products are made in the USA of the finest virgin vinyl available. All designs are unique and original. Because our manufacturing process does not require the use of expensive molds, we are able to offer a large selection of products in various sizes. Durabrac is a subsidiary of Classic Design and Manufacturing (CD&M), parent company of Durabrac Architectural Components, Classic Sign & Mirror and Classic Mailboxes. Based in Pensacola, FL

Top 5 Most Asked Questions

We’ve been exhibiting at the NAHB International Home Builders Show for several years now. Our booth is crowded with Architects, Builders and General Contractors checking out our products. It’s funny, so often we hear “Where were you guys 3 months ago? I … Continue reading

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Gauging Construction Since the Recession

I recently ran across this blog post written by John Caulfield from the Build Design + Construction blog. Pretty interesting and food for thought. What do you think? Look to history warily when gauging where the construction industry may be … Continue reading

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Architects Are People Too

In our business, our primary customers are Architects and Builders. Architects are the ones spec’ing our product into the plans or creating a design that calls for brackets, rafter tails, corbels, etc. Typically, it’s the Builder or General Contractor who contacts … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Houses – Hansel & Gretel or Gothic Revival?

We recently ran across an article on Houzz by contributing editor Samantha Schoech about Gingerbread detailing that featured some Durabrac homes. It got us thinking about “Gingerbread” and what it actually means to people. The origin of “Gingerbread” goes back many centuries. Originally, wood was used to carve … Continue reading

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Ask More Questions. Go Ahead.

“Asking questions is fundamental to successful communication, and gathering information as a product of asking questions is a basic human activity.” Here’s a great blog post we stumbled across recently. Certainly merited reposting. It’s excellent advice for young people looking … Continue reading

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Spruce Up the Exterior—Spring is Here!

The weather has finally started to change, for most of us, and it’s becoming Outside Season. The days are longer, the sun is shining, the grass is greener and the temperatures are inviting you to get out of the house. … Continue reading

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Nails vs Screws – Fastening Vinyl Brackets

One common question we get from our customers is what is the best way to attach their vinyl brackets. What do we recommend? Screws or nails? While that may be a simple question, the answer is a little more detailed. There are … Continue reading

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How to Turn Vinyl Into Wood

PROBLEM: You like the classic look and warmth of wood brackets, but you don’t want the upkeep and maintenance that comes with keeping them fresh and new looking. Not to mention, depending on the size, wood can be very heavy … Continue reading

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How Do You Do Vinyl?

We always love when customers send us pictures of our products in use. We especially love it when those pictures show our products being used in a not-so-ordinary way. Durabrac brackets, spandrel and balusters are not just for exterior beautification. … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Gingerbread Box

Often when many think of decorative brackets, the images of gingerbread porches and fancy exteriors of the Old South come to mind. Architectural components or gingerbread brackets aren’t just for sprucing up porches, overhangs or gables anymore. Brackets (including vinyl … Continue reading

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