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Dow Insulation


Dow Building Solutions serves the global building and construction markets with industry-leading insulation, air sealing and weatherization solutions for residential construction. Our integrated solutions work together to deliver energy efficiency, reduce air infiltration, manage moisture, meet increasing energy codes and deliver long-term comfort and energy savings to homeowners.



When continuous, rigid insulation is not an option or is not enough because a secondary water-resistive barrier is desired, housewrap solutions from Dow are the best choice.dow_002

Create a protective, continuous membrane to cover non-insulating sheathings like OSB or cracks and gaps between exterior sheathing and seams of rigid foam insulation with WEATHERMATE™ Housewrap and WEATHERMATE™ Plus Housewrap that is polyolefin-based and provides:

  • Moisture resistance
  • A durable and highly tear-resistant air barrier


Insulated Sheathing

A continuous layer of rigid insulation is the preferred wall solution for providing the ultimate above-grade wall protection because of its high insulating value. Eliminate air dow_003leaks and energy loss through wall studs by surrounding the home with STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Insulation, STYROFOAM™ Residential Sheathing or STYROFOAM™ Tongue and Groove from Dow that feature:

  • High, long-term R-value
  • Exceptional moisture resistance
  • Excellent compressive strength
  • Durability
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fypon images_002An eye for detail. A history of expertise to benefit every project. Fypon delivers lasting style for homeowners, and helps builders add beauty to every home. From ornate to understated vintage to modern, we’ve designed an incredible range of millwork products that transcend into timeless styles.




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fypon images_004Fypon polyurethane products differ from traditional building materials because they have a closed-cell structure. They cannot be penetrated by moisture or insects. So, whether your project calls for functional or decorative pieces, you get added durability — without rotting, warping, cracking, chipping or peeling — and fewer call-backs. Along with superior performance, Fypon products are easy to work with. They do not require special tools for installation, and come ready to paint or stain.*




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fypon images_006Choosing Fypon also means getting the service and support you need at every phase of your project. Beginning with planning and takeoff, we’re a reliable partner all the way through project completion. As an industry leader, we offer a Lifetime Limited Warranty for homeowners.





Moulded Millwork

What is Moulded Millwork?


Fypon Moulded Millwork is constructed of polyurethane foam created by mixing isocyanate and resin. The mixture is kept under pressure in a mould as it expands to any desired shape. The result is a high-density, thermoset material that is perfect for interior or exterior trim.

Why Polyurethane Millwork?

If you’re searching for a product that resists rot, mildew, insects, warping and splintering, you’ve come to the right place! These are just a few of the reasons architects specify polyurethane millwork for decorative and functional pieces to residential and commercial projects.

Made of high density materials, Fypon pieces have a closed cell structure that prevents water penetration and absorption. Each piece has a consistent quality and finish, which requires no additional priming or sealing. In fact, each piece is coated at our manufacturing location with a double-primed exterior grade ultraviolet stable coating. Once products are installed, they can be painted, stained and faux finished.

Looking for more reasons to specify polyurethane millwork? The products can be used on both the interior and exterior of your projects, are virtually maintenance free and are lighter in weight than wood or plaster, so there’s job site savings on time and labor. And, if you want to be a true hero to your clients, you’ll appreciate the promise that we ship our standard and special-fabricated millwork pieces within five working days. If you’ve got some extra time, you can even have us create custom designed pieces for you!

The Process

Ever wonder how we can create precision-molded pieces time-after-time? First we start with a detailed, finely crafted original master carved out of wood. That helps us create a production mould. At Fypon, we constantly maintain our masters and our moulds, replacing them if they show even the slightest signs of wear and tear to assure that every piece we produce is top-quality.

Our production moulds are finished with a barrier coat of ultraviolet resistant primer, and then filled with top quality liquid polyurethane. The mould is then sealed and the polyurethane expands under pressure, creating an exact duplicate of the original master.

Following a rigorous quality examination, the piece is finished with an ultraviolet resistant white topcoat of primer. After this, the piece is inspected one last time and then carefully packaged for delivery.


Classic Georgian Home


Country Cottage: Cape Cod

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Today’s Traditional

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About Fypon

Fypon offers more than 2,500 synthetic pieces in the categories of Window & Door Trim, Mouldings, E-Vent™ Systems, Decorative Millwork, Louvers & Gable Vents, BalustradeFypon_Beauty_AboutUs Systems and Porch Posts, Columns & Wraps. Additionally, Fypon offers PVC products in the categories of Column Wraps and QuickRail® Systems.

Fypon manufactures thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.


Started in 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, Fypon produced moulded polyurethane millwork products for the building industry in several Pennsylvania facilities. The company worked steadily for 35 years to develop moulded polyurethane products and educate the marketplace on the merits of polyurethane pieces. Through hard work and exceptional marketing efforts, Fypon built itself into the recognized brand name leader in the polyurethane millwork industry.

In September 2009, Therma-Tru and Fypon merged together due to many synergies, including complimentary products. This merger provides a great opportunity for both brands.

CertainTeed CedarBoards™ Insulated Siding

cedar_boardsThe Perfect Balance of Beauty and Performance

CedarBoardsTM Insulated Siding provides the added strength and thermal benefit of rigid foam insulation with easy maintenance. Dressing your home in CedarBoards is like wrapping your family in a cozy blanket. Inside you will enjoy a quieter, more comfortable home. Outside you will appreciate the authentic look of natural wood, enhanced by distinctive colors and finishing touches.

Available in the five popular profiles:

  • Double 6″ Clapboard (works with CedarBoards XL longer length siding)
  • Single 7″ Clapboard (works with CedarBoards XL longer length siding)
  • Double 4″ Clapboard
  • Double 4 1/2″ Dutchlap
  • Single 12″ Board & Batten

Features and Benefits

  • Straight even face with flat surface for look of wide board wood siding
  • Custom contoured foam provides strength and rigidity for outstanding impact resistance
  • Can increase overall thermal performance of your wall by up to 30%*
  • Energy Star rated
  • 60% recycled content
  • TrueTextureTM rough cedar finish molded from real cedar boards
  • Patented STUDfinderTM is designed for accurate and secure installation
  • Absorbs sound for reduced exterior noise infiltration
  • DuraLock® post-formed lock design
  • 3/4″ panel projection
  • .044″ thickness
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Royal Insulated Board and Batten

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Haven Insulated Board & Batten

A charmingly rustic variation on our Haven theme.

Our Haven® Insulated Board and Batten resists sagging and has the same “locked-tight” TXL Lamination as our other Haven styles. Plus its alternating wide and narrow panels make a great addition to a wide variety of exterior styles—particularly on historically themed, French Country and Cottage-style homes—whether you’re looking to add visual pop to your current siding or start completely from siding scratch.


Authentic wide board design with hand-milled cedar grain look

Reduces thermal conductivity

200% stronger bond with TXL Lamination Technology

240% more impact resistant than fiber cement

Reduces noise by up to 45%

Industry-leading Double Lifetime Warranty includes color and hail protection

Royal Insulated Siding

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Haven® Insulated Siding

Insulates against everything but jealous neighbors.

Haven® insulated siding combines the looks of real wood and the energy efficiency of industry-leading insulation technology. Let’s call it very high tech. Our EPS insulation reduces the flow of hot and cold air through wall cavities. Plus our “locked-tight” TXL™ Lamination distinguishes itself by how uniformly it holds siding and insulation together for a seamless, flat fit.


Bold, contemporary styles and increased energy efficiency

Reduces thermal conductivity

200% stronger bond with our TXL™ Lamination Technology

240% more impact resistant than fiber cement

Reduces noise by up to 45%

Industry-leading Double Lifetime Warranty includes color and hail protection

Doors Directory

Provia Legacy Entry Doors
Provia Heritage Entry Doors
Provia Signet Entry Doors
Provia Embarq Entry Doors
Provia Spectrum Storm Doors
Provia Deluxe Storm Doors
Provia Decorator Storm Doors
Provia Superview Storm Doors
Provia Duraguard Storm Doors
Provia Aeris Patio Doors
Provia Endure Patio Doors
Provia Aspect Patio Doors
Provia Designer Patio Doors
Provia Clear Glass and Grids
Provia Internal Blinds
Provia Privacy Collection
Provia Decorative Glass
Provia Inspirations Art Glass

Siding By Avalon


Basic trim and soft tones offer a design scheme that unifies the look of your home.



Definitive color differences on the various shapes and lines of your home convey eye-catching curb appeal.


Strong trim lines with offsetting colors present distinct borders that highlight the architectural textures of your home.

CertainTeed Cedar Impressions Shakes

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If variety is the spice of life, Cedar Impressions® Shakes is the perfect siding to spice up a home’s exterior design. With a texture as random and beautiful as real cedar shakes, this is a style that finds its appeal in a constantly changing diversity of woodgrain patterns.

The Cedar Impressions® Shakes are equally at home on Victorian, contemporary or traditional home styles, in combination with stone and other materials, or as a whole house application. Its straight edge profile design offers a gentle counterpoint to the rugged, textural variety of the panel face, combining to create an exterior with real personality.

Cedar Impressions® Shakes Offer:

  • Patented PanelThermometerTM for precise installation
  • TrueTextureTM finish
  • Designed and tested to withstand hurricane force winds
  • Made of injection molded, durable polymer
  • 1″ Panel Projection
  • .125″ Thick
  • Molded Perimeter LockTM helps create a virtually seamless appearance
  • Virtually maintenance free, never needs painting
  • Lifetime limited warranty