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 brackets) have come a long way from the ornate and detailed designs of the past. … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Gingerbread Box
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 a taste of the old, but at a much more affordable price thanks to products … Continue reading Vinyl vs Polyurethane Foam: Does it Really Matter?
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 could you....? The answer is simply YES! (Well, 99% of the time. We'll leave 1% … Continue reading YES! It’s vinyl. Really!
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 is so frustrating—the peeling, cracking, checking, and flaking that occurs over time and ultimately requires … Continue reading Painting PVC/Vinyl Trim and Components
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 vinyl or is it wood? On many structures built within the last 10 years, you … Continue reading Vinyl vs. Wood Brackets?