Free Builder Takeoff Service

            MAUMEE, OHIO – You're a builder facing tough marketplace competition. You want to make your homes stand out and sell faster, but how? According to experts at Fypon, it all comes down to curb appeal.

            "Getting potential homeowners in the front door is morethan half the battle," says Anita Piety with Fypon. "People need to 'connect' with a home exterior to envision living in that home. To achieve this goal, a builder needs to take extra steps to assure the home exterior has unique elements to grab the interest of homebuyers."

            Piety recommends that before builders construct their homes they have design specialists look at their home plans to identify ways to make the home exterior stand out against the competition. "It can be a little change to a plan, like the addition of a small front porch area, that resonates with a buyer," says Piety. "Or perhaps it's the use of decorative corbels incorporated under eaves that gives the house a homey feeling."

            According to Piety, builders can send their home elevations or blueprints to Fypon for free takeoff services that show where synthetic millwork products can be added to both the home exterior and interior.

            "We take elevations and, using a specialized construction software, provide digitized takeoffs that make it easy to add polyurethane millwork pieces to a home," says Piety. "The product recommendations for the takeoffs are generally done within 72 hours which provides fast turn-around for builders looking to set their homes apart in their marketplace."

            Fypon has completed more than 2,000 free takeoffs in the past five years. In-house experts at the company review submitted project plans and make recommendations for cost-effective polyurethane products that are architecturally accurate for the specific project. In some cases this occurs in areas where trim pieces have already been designed into the plans. In other cases the company makes recommendations on where Fypon®pieces could be used to enhance the overall design plans.


About Fypon

            Fypon offers more than 2,600 synthetic pieces in the categories of Window & Door Trim, Mouldings, E-Vent Systems, Decorative Millwork, Louvers & Gable Vents, Balustrade Systems, and Porch Posts, Columns & Wraps. The company 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 (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visit