Blemish-Free Way to Secure Trim
I am a big fan of the modern synthetic trim materials. Cost effective, easy to use and maintenance free, they can’t be beat. The main drawback for me however is when I have to secure any type of trim. It crushes my soul to take this smooth, blemish free material and put a nail or screw hole in it. Then it has to be plugged or filled (all with varying degrees of success). My solution was to take a Kreg deck jig (www.kregtool.com) and drill angled holes in the sides of the trim pieces. Then use the special Kreg screws to secure the trim to the building. Once the siding material is installed-the holes usually end up being covered. When retrofitting existing trim-you might have to mark optimum locations to allow the screw to be driven in after the trim is in place. No filling, no plugging, no crushed soul.