Forum Title: Alternatives to Azek for brick moulding?
Hi, I started replacing some windows (with new constuction) in my house over the weekend. I'm looking into brick mould and it seems like everyone is recommending Azek composite over wood. Fine with me, but wondering if there are alternatives which work just as well for less? I've heard about Kleer, but haven't looked at pricing yet. Anyone have good experience with alternatives to Azek? Thanks!
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: CLAIRE FRANCIS (Shawnee, KS), 01/10/2019

You could use 1 1/2 or so decking or coated screws with torx heads. Less run out on your tool and they will hold fine. Don't over drive them. Decking or coated screws because they won't rust.

- EDNA RICHARDS (Longview, TX), 03/02/2019

Ever do any long runs with it? Wondering if the expansion is better/worse/no-diff in the alternatives. I've got 3 areas where the brickmould being replaced is over 12 feet. The sill is also over 12 feet, so getting into some long lengths as far as expansion goes.

- Janet Jacobs (Chicago, IL), 03/05/2019

Well, I think they have it in 8 and 10 foot lengths..but the longer might be special order. You'd still have to cut the ends using a scarf joint or butt joint and glue it. I used 2 8's around my 12' garage door back in VA and cut a 30 degree joint and glued it (before I could get a perfect match) and it never opened up.

- MAUREEN BENSON (Concord, CA), 02/12/2019

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