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Sapia Builders Creates Classic Colonial Homes with AZEK® Cellular PVC Trim and Mouldings

June 11, 2012

SCRANTON, Pa., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sapia Builders recently completed the renovation of a 1954 cape style house in Old Lyme, CT, using AZEK® Trim and AZEK Mouldings to take it from ordinary to spectacular. After expanding the home’s footprint, Nick Sapia, owner, and his crew stripped down the home’s original siding and trim and prepped it for a facelift. According to Sapia, AZEK’s board profiles and mouldings are easy to replicate and the perfect replacement for wood.

“We took great pride in our use of AZEK Trim and AZEK Mouldings as sustainable products that are also durable, as well as a great complement to the fiber cement siding we chose,” said Sapia. Since we live and work in this area, we appreciate AZEK’s longevity and ability to satisfy customers.” For the most recent colonial home renovation, Sapia Builders used 5 1/2″ AZEK crown molding on all the exterior rake details. “To us, the 5 1/2″ crown is the most impressive part of the trim details,” said Sapia. “Not only is it used for the rake detail, but we’re constantly using it to achieve what I call ‘the historic dormer’. It’s the perfect dimension for creating recessed panels, roof returns, and window pediments–especially when they’re on the second or third floor where they’re extremely difficult to get to after the fact.”

Other fine detail work included:

  • AZEK smaller band crown molding used on the rear shed dormer roof overhangs as well as on our “historic dormer” detail as a thin vertical band to emulate a small column detail.
  • “The 5/4 x 6 corner boards are a dream come true,” said Sapia. “Seamless, straight, and clean, these are three things we’re absolutely always looking for.”
  • The rest of the house boasts typical trim details with 1×4 window casing accompanied by AZEK historic window sills. “The window sills are a must have with classic colonial houses, along with the 5 1/2″ crown,” he said. “And, it is finished off with the 1X10 sub frieze board and 1X 8 top frieze board and rakes (again with the crown),” said Sapia.
  • Finally, Sapia and his crew created custom columns and crown pediment at the front door. “We fabricated AZEK into our own 12″ wide tapered columns with small band details at the top and bottom that support an oversized AZEK crown molding pediment.”

“The results are amazing…simple, classic, and beautiful and AZEK helped us achieve it and bring this home to life,” said Sapia. To check out Nick Sapia’s Blog go to: http://www.sapiacorp.com/?page_id=72. For more information about AZEK Trim and AZEK Mouldings, visit www.azek.com.

About AZEK Building Products:

With more than 25 years of cellular pvc manufacturing experience, AZEK Building Products makes and markets premium, low maintenance exterior building products under the AZEK brand such as AZEK Deck, the leading brand of low-maintenance decking, and AZEK Trim, the leading brand of low-maintenance trim. Other AZEK products include AZEK Mouldings, AZEK Porch, and AZEK Rail. All of these products offer tangible benefits as an ideal wood replacement product for a myriad of outdoor uses. For more information about AZEK Building Products, call 1-877-ASK-AZEK (275-2935) or visit the AZEK website at www.azek.com.

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