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Adding an Attractive Door Surround

Construction How-To, Decorating, Doors, Trim Carpentry January 23, 2013 Sonia


Tips from the Pro

According to Roth, this easy one-person project moves fast and has instant results. Using very basic woodworking tools, including a cordless screw gun, power miter saw to cut the trim lengths and a caulk gun, Roth was able to finish this project quickly. He offers these tips for contractors tackling a similar project:

Tip #1 – Install the wood blocking even with the siding surface. This makes it very easy to install the Fypon trim around the windows.

Tip #2 – Pre-finish your materials before application. The Fypon products come factory-primed and it’s much easier to paint the products before they’re installed and then to go back and do light touch-up work afterwards.

Tip #3 – Use non-corrosive fasteners or deck screws so your fastener heads do not rust.

Fypon, which provided the product for the Roth porch transformation, offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the home’s interior and exterior. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that resist decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance.