Subjected to 12 years of harsh New Hampshire weather conditions, the entryway to master carpenter Tim Carter's home was in bad shape. Having installed countless doors during his career, Carter knew exactly what he wanted to create his home's new entry area: an energy-efficient fiberglass door from Therma-Tru surrounded by low-maintenance Fypon® urethane trim.
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On the “what’s in and what’s out” list for homeowners, naked window exteriors are definitely “out.” Easy-to-install decorative accents like mouldings, window crossheads and shutters are now on the “in” list.
Like brightly-colored sprinkles on the top of cupcakes, decorative urethane pieces from Fypon can add colorful touches to any home. The new 36-page FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior downloadable guide provides color palette options for seven different home styles and makes it easy for homeowners to "sprinkle" their home exteriors with low-maintenance trim options.
Begun in 1986 as a manufacturer of posts and columns, Hunter Innovations in Raleigh, N.C. has grown into a first-class supplier of millwork, columns, PVC and garden accents. For the past eight years, the family-run business has relied on Fypon® urethane and PVC products to steadily increase sales.
Fypon, LLC, the industry leader in synthetic millwork products, has introduced a new line of sealed edge PVC boards and an upgraded woodgrain pattern on the company’s popular PVC boards and sheets.
Builders, remodelers and homeowners eager to add style to a home’s exterior can now add low-maintenance decorative Lamp Posts from Fypon. Available in both straight edge and rounded classical styles, the non-structural Lamp Posts stand eight-feet tall and are an affordable, low-maintenance alternative to traditional lamp posts made of metal or wood.
And the winner is … Dennis and Pat Hodkinson, of Paris, Tenn., have won the $5,000 cash grand prize in the nationwide DaVinci Roofscapes® “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. The Hodkinsons were named the contest winner after receiving more public votes than four other finalists out of 757 online votes cast. They can now use the cash prize to help add color to the exterior of their home.
Fypon, LLC, the industry leader in synthetic millwork products, has published two new product catalogs showcasing the versatility of the company’s synthetic product lines. The Fypon® 2013 Polyurethane Catalog includes 26 new polyurethane products, including an assortment of brackets, plinth blocks, decorative panels, rafter tails, and corbels.
While springtime was slow to arrive this year, the warmer weather is now here just in time for May’s National Home Improvement Month. With so many home projects to tackle, where do you start? According to Mark Clement, a professional contractor and host of MyFixitUpLife home improvement radio show, begin by selecting those projects that give your home a curb appeal “pick-me-up” while also enhancing the functionality of your house.
MAUMEE, OHIO – Most homeowners enter their houses by driving into their garage more frequently than any other door in the home, so why not make it welcoming? To add pizzazz to the exterior of your garage door, the experts at Fypon recommend you install decorative urethane trim pieces, such as mouldings, crossheads, pediments and keystones to the garage door surround at your home.
Whether you believe in global warming or just think our weather patterns have been stretched to extremes in recent years, there’s no doubt that homeowners nationwide need to prepare their homes for tougher weather conditions.
In the 2012 National Association of Home Builders™ (NAHB®) “What Home Buyers Really Want” study, new and potential home buyers aren’t shy about their preference for wanting crown moulding --- it’s rated the third most essential decorative feature in the home.
Homeowners looking for fast and easy ways to upgrade the look of their home’s exterior this springtime can start with durable urethane and PVC millwork products from Fypon. Made to resist weather, insects, rot and decay, the lightweight decorative pieces are ideal to replace older, deteriorating wooden trim on the home.
People love the look of natural wood throughout the home. From kitchen cabinets to hardwood flooring to natural cedar shake roofs, wood appeals to almost every homeowner. What doesn’t appeal to people are the inherent problems of having real wood products, such as rotting and decaying of wood, insect infestations, warping, and high maintenance.
Builders and remodelers attending the 2013 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) had the chance to see a wide selection of urethane and PVC millwork products offered by Fypon. The exhibit featured dozens of durable and aesthetically appealing products from Fypon in an assortment of unique settings.
For the seventh consecutive year, Fypon has been named a leader of decorative mouldings and millwork in the 2013 Brand Use Study issued by Builder magazine. Fypon earned the number one ranking in the survey of builders for the categories of “Brand Familiarity,” “Brands Used in the Past Two Years” and “Brands Used the Most” in the Decorative Mouldings/Trim/Columns: Interior portion of the study. Fypon also earned the number one ranking in the categories of “Quality Rating” and “Brands Used the Most” for the Decorative Mouldings & Columns: Exterior study component.
Fypon, a leading manufacturer of polyurethane and PVC millwork pieces, has introduced a new YouTube® channel at www.youtube.com/user/FyponProducts/videos. The online channel features step-by-step product installation videos for contractors and homeowners.
Back in 1872, the editor of The Waterville Times in New York urged area residents to stop talking about building a bandstand on the village green and do it. Now, 137 years later, the bandstand is complete.
When contractor Steve Roth decided to transform an 1860s Michigan home into a lodge-style rental property, he began by tackling the look of the exterior. Roth’s first priority was to cover a decaying pine soffit with durable urethane Fypon trim pieces to create a custom soffit system that enhanced the home’s exterior appeal.
The Therma-Tru® Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™ 3-Panel Style Door and the Fypon® PVC Trellis System have both been named winners in the “101 Best New Products” competition for 2012. Coordinated by the editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines, the program recognizes products introduced in the previous 12 months that can have a positive impact on the business of contractors, remodelers, and builders.
Contractor Steve Roth has installed more than three dozen column wraps and column wrap kits during the past decade. No matter how ugly, warped, or twisted a structural column he has to work with, Roth finds he can create the perfect column appearance with easy-to-install Fypon column wraps.
For the sixth consecutive year, Fypon® has been named a leader of decorative mouldings and millwork by Builder magazine's 2012 Brand Use Study. Fypon earned the number one ranking in the survey of builders for the categories of brand familiarity, brands used in the past two years, and brands used the most in both the "Decorative Mouldings/Trim/Columns: Interior" and "Decorative Mouldings & Columns: Exterior" categories.
The students at Saraland High School in Saraland, Alabama, started 2010 in a brand-new building. Designed in a classic style by TAG architects, the two-story brick structure may look traditional, but it features an innovative E-Vent System from Fypon. Designed to combine an attractive moulding exterior profile with a functional eave ventilation system, Fypon’s E-Vent Systems feature a fiberglass screen behind the moulding to keep out insects while allowing maximum airflow into a building.
Year after year they sit on the sides or top of your home allowing air into the attic while preventing insects from entering your house. For those homeowners lucky enough to have no-maintenance Fypon urethane louvers, these important building accessories can be termed “lazy louvers” because once they’re installed, you can literally forget about them.
One of the fastest ways to add curb appeal to a home exterior is to surround the windows and doors with decorative trim. Contractor Steve Roth tackled this project while transforming a front porch and used decorative urethane millwork from Fypon to help the entryway and windows complement the overall look of the exterior.
Contractor Steve Roth wanted to give new life to an old porch, so he turned to innovative urethane products. To transform a decaying oriented strand board (OSB) ceiling, Roth first added Fypon polyurethane board panels to cover the entire ceiling and then faux beams and straps to create a lodge-style look.
Fypon, LLC, the industry leader in synthetic millwork products, now offers the “Stone & Timber” collection of decorative products created to accent homes featuring stone, stucco, and timber as major design themes. The durable pieces feature either a realistic stone or woodgrain texture on all exposed surfaces.
Builders, remodelers, and homeowners looking for a unique way to accent a single or double garage door now have a decorative low-maintenance option with Fypon® PVC Trellis Systems. Available in two sizes to accommodate either single- or double-car garages, each trellis system kit can also be used in alternative settings, such as over home entryways, garden sheds, and free-standing garages.
When Steve Roth purchased a dilapidated and foreclosed Civil War era home in Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2011, many people said he had on rose-colored glasses. However, Roth, a professional contractor, quickly saw the potential of returning the home to its former glory by using innovative urethane products.
Finish carpentry is the installation of finished wood or simulated wood materials on the interior or exterior of a building. Finish materials include wood trim or millwork, wood floors, paneling, frames, doors, cabinetry, shelving, stairs, railings, screens, shutters, ornamental architectural woodwork, and finish hardware. Finish carpentry occurs at a late stage in new construction or in the renovation of residential and commercial structures. The work involved is precise, and requires the use of specific tools and techniques. A variety of materials must be finished to fine tolerances, with a minimal margin of error allowed.
Board paneling is a board product that is applied as a wall finish in a variety of interior spaces. During antiquity, board paneling was used in European castles to insulate the room from cold stone walls. It has also been used to cover the lower portion of drywall affected by moisture from rising dampness. Today board paneling is a decorative product, produced from a variety of wood species.
Prefinished paneling is a decorative sheet product that is applied as a wall finish. Used in a variety of interior spaces, it may be installed as a wainscot or as a full height wall covering. During the 1960's and 1970's, embossed paneling was popular. Today's prefinished paneling features more modern and contemporary designs. Paneling is manufactured from different types of engineered woods, to varying levels of quality.
Millwork is produced at a mill from lumber. This ready-made, standard pattern material is used by finish carpenters to finish the interior spaces of buildings. Common types of millwork include casing, baseboards, chair rails, and crown moulding among others.