although you install cellular pvc trim almost like wood, there are a few crucial differences. in this story, we'll show you those special cutting, joining and fastening techniques so your pvc trim will perform flawlessly for the life of your home. don't worry—there aren't any fancy tools or skills required.
we install pvc trim a lot and i would say use the fastenmaster screws instead of nails. it allows for adjustment after install and it will stay put during expansion and contraction. i second the glue on mitered joints, we had to take one apart and it will rip the guts out of the board before the glue leaves loose.
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the pvc (polyvinyl chloride) trim we’re talking about is also referred to as cellular pvc. it’s pvc all the way through. don’t confuse it with high-density rigid polyurethane or pvc-coated products. while they too are highly durable and low maintenance, their installation techniques are
plugs come with smooth or faux-grain faces and are brand-specific to match all major pvc trim brands. place pairs of nails or screws every 16 inches as well as on either side of each joint. on long runs, try to reduce spacing to every 12 inches. following the above recommendations should result in a stable trim job that stands the test of time.
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