Archive for the ‘Exterior Vinyl Accents’ Category
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Remember back in March or April when our minds were all aflutter with thoughts of the wonderful home projects we wanted to accomplish this summer? Maybe we were thinking of adding some lovely decorative vinyl shutters to give our façade a little pick me up. Or possibly we were going to finally rip out those old cracked basement windows and replace them with glass blocks. There may have been a little mention of once-and-for-all removing that decaying wood heap we try to pass off as a railing system, adding an adequate gable vent to allow proper airflow (thereby reducing cooling costs), or finally wrapping those less-than-attractive post with a pvc column wraps?
Did you get all of that stuff done? Did you get any of that stuff done? Yeah, I didn’t either. But it’s not too late! We still have 1 whole official month left for summer 2009. So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like right now to commit to getting at least one thing off of your “to-do” list. For me, it’s going to be shutters. What’s it going to be for you?
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Vinyl trim is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to add some architectural flair to less than exciting exterior, and it’s virtually maintenance free. Accents in vinyl can literally last a lifetime. Unlike wood that splinters, rots and requires painting every few years vinyl trim only needs an occasional washing to keep it looking fresh. The copolymer construction is smart looking with 7 classic colors, as well as a paintable version, to choose from. It’s a smart option too, because the lightweight trim can be applied to wood, vinyl siding, stucco and brick easily with the snap together assembly and matching hole covers to hide the screw heads.
Available in individual 8 foot sections, or a four section (32 ft) kit they are easily trimmed to accommodate any length needed. A home front around 40 feet can be done for under $250.00. Stylish End Caps, as well as interior and exterior corner molded pieces professionally finish the look and will save time and energy on installation, eliminating complicated mitre cuts all together.
Two choices in style are offered, traditional square dentil or decorative scalloped dentil.
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
Cupolas are an age old tradition for accenting a home, barn, or even a business. As a fantastic choice for adding pizzazz to a roof line, cupolas are available in many sizes and can accommodate any pitch, though steeper pitches may require an extension piece. Standard vinyl and wood cupolas are designed for a 10” rise per foot (10/12 pitch) and castle style cupolas are designed for a 12” rise (12/12).The extension piece makes the base longer according to the rise of your roof and gives the top more stability on a steeper roof. The castles can be used on a steeper roof because of their larger base. Castles are taller and thinner than standard cupolas.
Traditionally cupolas were made of wood, but today they are also available in white vinyl as well as polyurethane. All are paintable. Styles include square, pagoda and castle. Models are available with wood or copper roofing, louvered or window sides and some are even available with copper louvers. Wood roofed cupolas can be shingled on site with the same shingles used on the building’s roof. The louvered cupolas can be used for venting purposes, or just for their own beauty.
Tags: castle models, castles, copper roofing, cupola, cupolas, pagoda, pitch, pitches, pizzazz, polyurethane, shingles, tradition
Friday, May 2nd, 2008
Yes, it’s true. You can actually wrap a post in just about 15 minutes start to finish. That’s all it takes using Fypon’s PVC Column Wraps. The key is the installation kit which includes the two pieces of wrap (shaft), the cap and base cleats, adhesive caulk and instructions. Standard carpentry and woodworking tools can be used on the PVC for cutting and nailing. Coarse thread, galvanized or stainless steel drywall screws can be used as fasteners. It has a workability consistent with white pine. Best of all, these can be painted. That’s right; this PVC material can be painted using colors with a LRV (Light Reflection Value) of 54% or higher.
With both Tapered and Non-Tapered styles you can choose from 6”, 8”, 10” and 12” shaft widths, and heights of 72”, 96”, 108”, 120”, and 144”. The designs are varied as well; flat, fluted, and several recessed panel options. Custom heights and widths can be quoted as well. For a more decorative feel optional cap and bases are available in styles such as Greek, Craftsman, Prairie and Tuscan. 15 minutes to beauty: that’s a wrap!!
Tags: 15 minutes, carpentry, caulk, coarse thread, colors, craftsman, drywall screws, fasteners, light reflection, panel options, pvc material, shaft, stainless steel, two pieces, woodworking tools
Monday, February 11th, 2008
Functional gable vents (also known as louvers) provide proper air circulation for attic spaces while adding architectural interest to your home’s exterior. Attic spaces take the brunt of both hot, humid summer temperatures and winter’s bitter cold. During the summer months you keep your home cool and comfortable with air conditioning, but these systems do not exist in your attic causing significant heat build up and humidity that cannot escape. Then during the winter months cold, stagnant air can cause condensation build up putting your home at risk for mildew and mold. A simple solution to regulate your attic’s temperature and humidity levels is the addition of an open louver gable vent. Vinyl gable vents are ideal if you are seeking a maintenance free vent that is easy to install. Vinyl gable vents come in 18 colors, plus a paintable option for a custom color match. Select a color to match our vinyl shutters to achieve a unified look to your home’s exterior. If you are seeking a gable vent that is more decorative and architecturally pleasing consider a gable vent by Fypon Millwork. Fypon carries an extensive line of urethane functional gable vents in many unique shapes and sizes. With either option your attic is sure to appreciate the breath of fresh air.
Tags: architectural interest, breath of fresh air, fypon, humid summer, maintenance free vinyl vents, mildew, proper air circulation, summer temperatures, urethane millwork, vinyl gable vents, vinyl shutters