Ask five different carpenters from around the country how to frame a wall and chances are you'll get five different answers, each one with a good logical explanation behind it. In talking with our authors over the years, we noticed the same thing when they described how they install and finish PVC trim. We have taken their varied opinions on the subject and put them into this article, but we would welcome additional input from other readers who work with PVC trim.

While PVC trim is available in most parts of the country, its use is most widespread in the cold and wet Northeast. It has become the trim material of choice with many contractors who build homes in places that are subject to harsh weather such as coastal areas. But because of its durability, low maintenance, and easy installation, use of PVC...

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