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I looked at a job last weekend where the homeowner has several rotten places in the window trim, and old masonite siding. I am using FC to replace the rotten siding but was wanting to use PVC for the trim repairs, i havent done a whole lot with PVC and was looking to see what brand is the best to work with.
 

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I've used Azek, Kleer, Certainteed, Excel, the Harvey house brand and the stuff from Home Depot. I haven't noticed a huge difference in working with any of them. I use Excel the most based on logistics.
 

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used to use azec all the time, now using certainteed. only reason is availabilty and cost.. the dealers.

i prefer azec as certainteed requires a fair amount of sanding to ripped edges to smooth it out where as azec is much more dense it doesnt have as rough of a edge when ripped
 

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I used Azek on one porch and the piece widths were all over the place. 1/16" to almost 1/8" variations. I was really frustrated since they were supposed to be the premier at the time.

Maybe I got a bad batch, who knows?
 

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We are currently using the Royal. It comes in all the profiles that Azek has, backband, sill, crown, etc. I like that each piece comes wrapped and it is also a bit lighter than Azek.
 

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I have been using Versatex, it seen to work good and it is pretty much all we have around here. Like the stuff just wish it was not so spendy.
 

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I used Azek on one porch and the piece widths were all over the place. 1/16" to almost 1/8" variations. I was really frustrated since they were supposed to be the premier at the time.

Maybe I got a bad batch, who knows?
was any of it sitting in the sun. on a warm day you can literally see it expand as the temperature goes up
 

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I always have my supplier send me out Mastic striated pvc.. never had a problem with it. Comes in 50' and 150' rolls and a bunch of colors
 

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Certainteed as well here. It's just the brand the local store carries. Everyone calls it azek though.
Annoys the local certainteed rep when you say it to him though :)
 
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