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JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • JUNE 1995 JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • JUNE 1995 I'm a fan of engineered lumber, so when I heard about PrimeTrim exterior trim, I decided to find out how good a substitute it is for solid wood. After trying it out on the porch trim of my new house, I interviewed several builders from around the country who have also made the switch to composite trim. What I discovered was that, like all engineered products, PrimeTrim has its pros and cons. It also handles differently from solid wood, and requires that you adjust your installation techniques. The builders I talked with all called PrimeTrim a real time- and money-saver, but their opinions differed on whether it was an