The use of architectural components such as soffit brackets, corbels or gable brackets has become quite popular on today's new construction and remodels. You'll find these added extras not only on private residences but apartment complexes and commercial buildings as well. They look great and add that little something extra to the overall design. You … Continue reading Why PVC is the Better Choice for Your Exterior Brackets
Bracket Thickness: Perception vs Reality
Choosing the Right Bracket Thickness Part I: Perception vs Reality One question we hear a lot is, “What’s the best size bracket to order?” While that is purely subjective and based on personal preferences and style, we can provide some guidelines to help in the decision-making process. First, we suggest considering height and projection. From … Continue reading Bracket Thickness: Perception vs Reality
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?