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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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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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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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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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Vinyl vs. Wood Brackets?

The next time you are out driving around, take a look at the private homes and commercial buildings. You may notice that many are adorned with architectural brackets, corbels, spandrel and running trim for some added design and effect. Look closer. Is it … Continue reading

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