Do you know what the exterior trim of your home does? Most people don’t give a whole lot of thought to the trim on their home, but trim protects your home and siding from weather like wind and rain. It keeps water from rotting the wood underneath the siding and it also helps to keep the siding from tearing away during high winds. In addition to the practicalities of having trim on your home, it can also dramatically improve the looks of your home. Trim is often one of those things that aren’t noticed until it is missing.
Why Do I Need Exterior Trim?
The main job of the exterior trim is to protect the siding and underlying wood from damage and rot. All types of siding are subject to rot and decay, especially wood siding. The exterior trim takes the brunt of this weathering so that your siding and home will last longer. Yearly maintenance needs to be done to spot problems before they occur. Preventative maintenance is extremely important because failure to replace old and worn siding can result in much more damage and costly repairs. Exterior trim also drastically improves the appearance of your home. When most people think about improving the exterior appearance of their home they think about repainting or residing, but new trim can be a cheap and fairly simplistic way to make your home look better and improve curb appeal.
What Type of Trim Is Right for Me?
There are many different types of trim available and the correct trim for your home is a must when it comes to protection and looks. In the past wood trim was often a popular choice, however, wooden trim is also susceptible to rot and needs to be repainted and otherwise maintained. At Tri County Windows and Siding, we offer aluminum and composite trim. These types of trim offer a sleek and clean look, that is easy to clean and maintain, and lasts much longer than any wooden trim on the market. No matter what trim you decide on when looking for trim to finish your home, keep in mind what style your home is and what color palette will look the best for the perfect finishing touch.
How Will I Benefit From New Trim?
Trim is a necessary improvement for your home. While exterior trim is beautiful and can add curb appeal, don’t let this seemingly innocuous add-on fool you. Trim is the first line of defense when protecting your home. New trim can literally save you thousands of dollars in the future by keeping water and moisture away from all of the cracks and crevices that lurk beneath the siding of your home. Water damage on exterior walls and interior walls can be a very costly fix. But the costs don’t just boil down to money, repairs later can also be very labor-intensive and take up valuable time. Curb appeal, as mentioned above, is also a great benefit for both your home and wallet. Trim is one of the most cost-effective upgrades to add to your home. For an investment under five thousand dollars, you can recoup much of that expense in the value that it adds to your home. Upgrading the entirety of your home can be very expensive. Because it sticks out the farthest, trim often takes the brunt of the damage, so if there is no need to replace the siding, you can still give your home a huge face-lift without breaking the bank. Trim has also come a long way, so you should explore all the new options. Stick with the original design or use trendy colored trim to give your home a whole new look.
I’m Not Sure What Trim Would be Best
With all the new options available in color, texture, and type, it can be hard to determine what kind of trim would be best for the home. Tri County Windows and Siding will work with you to ensure that our projects always exceed expectations. Built on a policy of integrity and value, we believe in providing no-hassle, competitive pricing to every client. Our team is ready to help you choose the perfect trim to accompany your small- or large-scale exterior home improvement project. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to request a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate for your project. If you are given a lower estimate, we guarantee to match the price and provide an additional 5% discount using the same or equal products.