One vastly underappreciated part of home architecture is the exterior trim, which tends to be so common and subtle that people don’t immediately recognize it or why it’s there.
Whether you’re building a new home, finishing an addition, or merely revamping the exterior of your existing home, one of the most important considerations of any home exterior project is maximizing curb appeal. The work isn’t finished once you’ve chosen your favorite vinyl siding or paint color, however. Finding the exterior trim that best suits your home can push curb appeal from “just okay” to “charming”. When choosing trim, there are two main considerations – what type of trim best suits your home, and what color should it be? The following tips can help you answer both of these questions. [More]
When wood and water meet, it causes damage. The trim along your roofline and around windows can outline your home’s most beautiful features – or it can distract from an otherwise attractive exterior. Over time, paint deteriorates and water contacts unprotected surfaces, creating wood rot. As moisture seeps in, fungi begin to grow. Left untreated, wood rot can extend to structural supports, letting moisture into your home and creating the need for more extensive repairs. Here’s how to know if your trim needs replacement or repair.
A finishing touch on a home renovation project is the the trim. Perfecting the trim around your house is often an accent mark that can take your home’s look to another level. We here at Tri County Windows and Siding know the importance of cultivating a beautiful appearance to your home along with functional support from the elements.
Window trim is an important consideration during any renovation or building project. It can range from purely aesthetic to utilitarian, and it is available in nearly all shapes and styles. At one point, trim was pretty standard in most homes with high profile casing (window and door trim). Today, the options are much more diverse.
Homeowners want their home to reflect their personality. One of the easiest ways to do this is through the color and trim, but these elements should be carefully chosen. You may think you have a lot of freedom when you are customizing the color palette of your home, and you do to an extent.