Product Review CertainTeed Restoration Millwork PVC Exterior Trim

Product Review CertainTeed Restoration Millwork PVC Exterior Trim

Restoration Millwork Trimboards with J-Pockets

           Restoration Millwork Trimboards with J-Pockets photo courtesy of CertainTeed

 

Usually, High Quality Contracting, Inc. does not write product reviews. However, we decided that doing so would help educate our customer base on why we work with some products and not others. Today we are going to review CertainTeed Restoration Millwork PVC Exterior Trim. A product we are very comfortable installing. We find it to be an excellent alternative to wood trim.

PVC Vinyl Trim

Made of PVC (vinyl), CertainTeed Restoration Millwork PVC Exterior Trim can be cut, routed, shaped, and milled with ordinary wood-working tools. The product forms beautiful designs. Restoration Millwork is also relatively simple to maintain. 

Wood trim tends to rot over time. Even treated, the elements will eventually take root, and the trim will need upkeep and possible replacement. While working with the CertainTeed Restoration Millwork PVC Exterior Trim, we have found that the product does not rot, mold, absorb moisture, warp, or bow. It is practically maintenance-free. This is excellent news for homeowners who would rather not replace and repaint their trim every couple of years. 

Restoration Millwork is available in several varieties of wood grain looks, including smooth and TrueTexture™ woodgrain finishes. The array makes matching the right trim style to your home a breeze. 

Restoration Millwork Trimboard With Cut-Out photo courtesy of CertainTeed

Restoration Millwork Trimboard With Cut-Out: photo courtesy of CertainTeed

Benefits Of Use

There are other benefits we have found are: 

  • “PVC exterior trim is self-extinguishing, which earns it a Class A (Class 1) Flame Spread Classification. ” as stated the CertainTeed Company. 
  • Restoration Millwork is wood-boring insect resistant. The trim might look and feel like wood, but bugs such as termites and carpenter ants are not interested in it. 
  • Restoration Millwork is code compliant (ICC Evaluation Services, Inc. (ICC-ES) ESR-2922). It meets the criteria for exterior trim used in residential construction. 
  • The product resists freezing during the winter months. The cold will not normally crack the trim. 
  • Restoration Millwork comes ready to install in a natural white color. It also can be painted following the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Bendable with heat forming for geometric window surrounds and architectural shapes. 
  • It comes in a range of thicknesses and lengths. 
  • UV ray resistant.
  • Salt spray resistant ( Hello Wisconsin Winters).

The CertainTeed Restoration Millwork PVC Exterior Trim is durable and flexible. This modern siding product is one that we recommend. When deciding to use this product for your home’s new siding, ask your High Quality Contracting, Inc. design representative for the current warranty information. Because warranty information varies by product we did not include it in our review CertainTeed Restoration Millwork Trim.

If you are interested in learning more about how High Quality Contracting, Inc., uses this product or if you are interested in scheduling your home for a siding consultation, please contact us today.  

The attached link is to the CertainTeed Restoration Millwork PVC Trim Brochure.

From Not to Hot- A Garage Transformation

From Not to Hot- A Garage Transformation

When High Quality Contracting, Inc. first got the call regarding this garage, we were not sure what we were in for. The garage was in bad shape. It was ready to fall down with any good storm. However, all was not lost for our customers. They trusted us to repair, remodel, and stabilize the garage into a useful steady structure.

We first began by removing any existing parts that were rotted and damaged. We installed temporary systems to stabilize the garage until we finished the demolition part of the project.

Once that was finished, we moved on to jacking up the ceiling 5″ in the middle to make the roof level again. We installed new LVL headers. We strengthened the walls and rebuilt the soffits. Our crew also rebuilt the roof. The roof received new 2×4’s, plywood, and shingles. The crew replaced the old windows with new double-hung windows from Jeldwin Windows.

As the project took shape, we continued by adding a service door and siding. The amount of craftsmanship put into the project is evident by viewing the before photo and the after photos. 

The final photo is before we finished up with a new coat of paint.

However, you can see the beauty of this garage and how sound it is now compared to before. The new walls, roof, and doors have made this garage built to last for years to come. 

We left this project with happy customers and their garage is now strong and steady and ready for the Wisconsin elements.

Contact us today for your free quote. 

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