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Work Smart With PVC Trim

For good results with this rotproof material, you have to understand how it moves

PVC trim has many assets, not least of which is that it is rotproof. Contributing editor Rick Arnold offers his advice on the best ways to work smart with PVC trim. The first steps involve the proper handling, cutting, and storage of PVC trim, keeping in mind that heat can cause the material to warp. It's important to use the right number of fasteners; nailing schedules can differ from wood trim. Control movement in running trim by using the appropriate connection: shiplap joints, mitered corners, butt joints, or scarf joints. Casings are assembled either with pocket screws or biscuits. This article also includes a sidebar on additional gear for the PVC tool kit, including sealant, filler, PVC cement, antistatic spray, and cleanser.

Work Smart With PVC Trim

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