Category Archives: vinyl

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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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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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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A Gothic Renovation

Our blog today isn’t necessarily a lesson on vinyl or even a how-to. We just wanted to share with you the process of turning one family’s dream of preserving history into a reality. Now, before anyone gets upset about how … Continue reading

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How to Get the Perfect Spandrel Fit for Your Porch

The hard reality about porches is they are far from consistent and uniform.  Sections that are supposed to be equal may differ by inches.  This can create a dilemma when ordering decorative spandrel for your porch. Most spandrel comes in … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Versatex Trimboard

We were recently asked to answer a few questions by Versatex Trimboard as to why we chose to use their material over others for our entire Durabrac product line, given the integrity and high standards we hold for each product … Continue reading

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Vinyl vs Polyurethane Foam: Does it Really Matter?

There was a time, long ago, when craftsmen would spend their entire working days creating beautiful designs with amazing architectural details all by hand. Each piece would be an original work of art. With today’s technology, we can still have … Continue reading

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YES! It’s vinyl. Really!

Even though we have hundreds of items in our standard inventory stock, we are often asked could you recreate this original bracket from my older home or could you mimic this style or could you possibly do something Gothic or … Continue reading

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Painting PVC/Vinyl Trim and Components

You spent the extra money to be “Maintenance Free”.  So, why would you even consider painting your vinyl trim?  Isn’t that what you are trying to avoid?  Let’s examine what the real problem is when it comes to painting that … Continue reading

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