Can PVC Brackets Handle Your Climate?

The answer is YES! That's the beauty of vinyl/PVC. Because it is a plastic, of sorts, it is water proof, snow proof, sun proof—weather proof. Durabrac brackets can be found on structures from Canada to Texas to the Caribbean; from the snowy, wet cold to the hot, dry heat to the high, high humidity. And … Continue reading Can PVC Brackets Handle Your Climate?

Ask the Expert: Can a PVC Bracket be Structural?

We recently talked with Durabrac owner, Mike Sheehan, about the properties and abilities of cellular PVC when it came to load bearing issues. Mike has worked with PVC/vinyl for over 25 years, first molding it into various creations for his custom sign business then eventually taking his knowledge and applying it to a full-time manufacturing … Continue reading Ask the Expert: Can a PVC Bracket be Structural?

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 the Victorian or Gothic-style elaborate designs such as scrolls and spindles. Eventually, it was the bargeboards or vergeboards that … Continue reading Gingerbread Houses – Hansel & Gretel or Gothic Revival?

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 many variables that need to be considered before answering that million dollar question. The size … Continue reading Nails vs Screws – Fastening Vinyl Brackets

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. They are perfect for indoor decorating as well! Hung any shelves lately? What did you … Continue reading How Do You Do Vinyl?