For a long time, wood has been used as the most common material for building. It’s durable, it’s plentiful, and people know it well. A lot of construction teams, however, are starting to move to PVC, which provides a number of benefits over wood. Yes, using wood is popular, but is it the best option? Ask any contractor and they’ll tell you that the benefits of PVC trim are starting to make it the smartest option for adding trim. Here are just a few of the reasons why PVC is growing in popularity, and why you should consider using it on your next project!
Wood is often described as being very durable. Unfortunately, as it ages, that becomes less and less true. Moisture is held inside wood, and over time, it can lead to its weakening. Likewise, there are a ton of reasons why wood is a favorite home of insects and infestations. It’s easy to penetrate, especially when older. PVC is not susceptible to moisture, nor is it a place where insects and other bugs can dig into the material and make a home. PVC can even be finished to look like wood if necessary, but keep out all of these common annoyances.
The cost of wood is rising, whereas PVC is a lower cost to the homeowner and contractor. There are a lot of things that go into the cost of wood. Availability and wood type are the two main reasons that highly quality woods can get very expensive. PVC, on the other hand, is growing in popularity, and therefore getting cheaper to use. You can’t only think about the initial cost either. Thanks to increased durability, the options available with PVC lead to less maintenance and upkeep. This means there is less time and money spent on fixing the costly damages that come with wood.
Any sort of techniques you would use on wood, including cutting and building, are the same as PVC. That means contractors who are reluctant to make the change need not worry. There are a number of things that builders know, and they are not quick to throw out their knowledge for a new learning experience. With PVC, however, you don’t need to learn a new way of doing what you know best.
Our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist with all of your PVC trim needs! If you’re interested in installing PVC trim on your home today, reach out to our team by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your trim installation needs!