Why Exterior Trim is Important For Your Home
Exterior trim is a feature of the house that is vital to keeping your house safe and protected. If your home’s exterior trim were to break, wear down, or somehow disappear overnight, the results would be noticed not only aesthetically, but functionally. While some home features aren’t essential, it’s important not to skip the trim. Here’s why exterior trim is an important part of any home.
The exterior of your house is designed primarily to protect you, your loved ones, and your belongings from the elements, pests, noise, and potential intruders. Although it may not look like much at first glance, exterior trim plays a key role in accomplishing this goal.
Exterior trim is designed to be weather resistant, protecting your home’s interior from rain, snow, wind, and sunlight. Water damage is less likely to occur with any cracks or openings sealed off and covered. Ensuring your home is properly installed with trim around your windows helps prevent such leakage and water damage. With exterior trim, your home also won’t be as susceptible to things like wood rot, which can spread quickly and lead to serious internal problems.
Another added bonus is the fact that if there is a problem, the trim will likely be the first thing to show warning signs. Pay attention to your home’s trim and you’ll be able to address any signs of damage early on and prevent deterioration from spreading to other elements of your home.
Added Aesthetic Appeal
Of course, another important function of the exterior trim is curb appeal. Updating your trim is a great way to boost the overall appearance of your home. You can choose from a variety of styles such as Azek, James Hardie, and other low-maintenance options like PVC trim.
Exterior trim can be painted to create more definition and reflect your personal style. Traditional white offers a clean, simple, and classic look while black trim on a white home can add depth and dimension. While it can be more expensive and time-consuming, painting the trim can add a lot to the overall look of the house, and it can increase the protectiveness of the trim itself by adding an extra waterproof layer. Elevate your home with the right exterior trim.
Curb Appeal and Property Value
In general, a good-looking, well-maintained exterior trim can add greater property value to your house, while the opposite is true if the trim is damaged or missing. Prospective home buyers may be turned off from buying if it appears they’ll have to spend more money updating the exterior or are concerned with any potential damage done to the interior. If you’re looking to sell your home, be sure to keep your trim updated and properly maintained. Doing so can greatly benefit you and the value of your home in the long run.
Install and Maintain House Trim Today
Whether you need to update, replace, or install new exterior weather and rot-resistant trim, we can help. Contact Tri County Windows & Siding today for a free estimate.