Versatex Extends Its 2-By Cellular PVC Board System

Thursday, Dec 26 2013
Posted by:
Nigel F. Maynard

Versatex has expanded its line of cellular PVC trim boards to include 2x4 and 2x6 sizes to match traditional solid-sawn lumber dimensions.

“With the addition of our 2x4s and 2x6s, the industry finally has access to a complete system of 1½-in. trim board material,” said company president John Pace. “Our customers in the field are already reporting gains in productivity, along with reductions in costs associated with handling, fabrication time, and scrap.”

Versatex Max architectural trim product line made its debut early this year with a 1½-in. thick by 48-in. wide sheet, which the company said is ¼ in. thicker than competing extruded PVC products. But in response to fabricator requests for dimensionally compatible materials to reduce cutting and handling operations, the company developed nominal 2x8, 2x10 and 2x12 boards.

“Wooden 2-bys are still the basic building blocks of the housing industry,” said Rick Kapres, VP sales at Versatex. “Now, if you’re making fabricated items like laminated pergola beams, custom mouldings, window surrounds, corbels or spindles, you can take advantage of PVC’s stability and weather-resistance without the hassle of reconciling ‘PVC sizes’ with standard lumber sizes.”

Initially, all boards will be supplied in 12- and 18-ft. lengths.