AZEK® Products Enhance Outdoor Kitchens, Resist Tough Climates with Long-Lasting Beauty

SCRANTON, Pa., March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The recent trend of elaborate outdoor kitchens is a popular way to treat friends and family to a fun night of barbecued ribs or a gourmet culinary experience. And designing an outdoor kitchen with best-in-class, low-maintenance materials can help create the ultimate outdoor experience. Materials like AZEK Trim for cabinets, trim, pergolas and other amenities, AZEK Mouldings for intricate accents, and AZEK Deck for the flooring are the perfect options to bring a beautiful outdoor dining area to life while maintaining great looks.

For example, Fred Jacobs, owner of Deck Savers in Matawan, NJ, designs coastal outdoor living spaces and recently used AZEK Deck and AZEK Trim as the backdrop for a beautiful stone-clad outdoor kitchen. "The homeowner is very happy with the color selection, which nicely complements the home," he said. "The white AZEK Trim on the deck ties in with the AZEK pergola, making the entire deck really pop." Just blocks from the ocean, water from Hurricane Sandy came very close to the property, but thankfully did no damage. "This is why weather-resistant materials are so important on the coast," said Jacobs.

In addition to providing the perfect design palette, weather-resistant materials can be used as the actual outdoor kitchen components. In sunny Florida, where the weather literally devours wooden surfaces, Dave Baccari, president of SouthernStone Cabinets, Inc. of Clearwater, FL, uses AZEK Trim for a full line of outdoor cabinetry. "As outdoor living areas become more elaborate, alternatives to wood can provide long-term durability with beautifully crafted looks," he said. "It's one way that SouthernStone helps bring the beauty of an indoor kitchen to the outdoors."

On the flip side, the Pacific Northwest's weather wreaks havoc on outdoor structures in a different way—with moisture. Franich Plumbing of Tacoma, WA, created a covered outdoor kitchen using AZEK Sheet, Trim, Mouldings and Beadboard in a space-saving, efficient area with all the beauty of an indoor kitchen. According to the owners, their gorgeous AZEK cabinetry and crown mouldings provide the classic looks they love, while resisting damage from the incessant damp weather.

AZEK cellular pvc products are the perfect wood replacement products throughout an outdoor kitchen and all products are backed by a warranty to offer homeowner and installer peace of mind. For more inspiration on outdoor kitchens and more, visit www.azek.com.

About AZEK Building Products:
Part of CPG Building Products, the AZEK brand capitalizes on more than 25 years of cellular pvc manufacturing experience to make and market premium, low maintenance exterior building products such as AZEK Deck, the leading brand of low-maintenance decking, and AZEK Trim, the leading brand of low-maintenance trim. Other AZEK products include AZEK Mouldings, AZEK Porch, AZEK Rail, and AZEK Pavers. All of these products offer tangible benefits as ideal replacements for traditional building materials. For more information, call 1-877-ASK-AZEK (877-275-2935) or visit the AZEK website at www.azek.com. Follow AZEK on Facebook ( /azekbuildingproducts) and Twitter (@AZEKProducts).

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