This article will explore the performance properties of cellular PVC trim and its varied uses within the building industry. It will cover best practices for preparation and installation, as well as applications in markets ranging from residential construction to historic preservation. Finally, the article will explore the different green properties of cellular PVC, as well as two case studies.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this educational unit you will be able to:
  • List the properties of cellular PVC.
  • Identify common cellular PVC products and their uses in the building industry.
  • Describe best practices for preparation and installation.
  • List the “green attributes” of cellular PVC that make it an ideal exterior building trim.