Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Trim

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. We’re a family owned and operated outfit with over 20 years of home improvement experience, serving Northern Virginia with high quality products and a no hassle sales approach. We make it as easy as possible on your wallet, offering a price match guarantee plus 5% for any estimate you receive lower than ours.

Because we specialize in trim, we wanted to give you a heads up to a couple of telltales signs that it’s time for a change.

Wood Rot — Wood rot is an unavoidable reality in owning a home, especially in older homes. Sooner or later, you’ll have to replace certain structural components because the wood starts to give way. Mold forms when water sneaks into your home either through leaks or variable humidity over time. Because your trim is made of wood, these problems are persistent on the exterior, too. Due to malfunctions in painting or long-term weather damage, water tends to easily get into trim and cause unsightly damage or holes. Sometimes you can catch wood rot early, but once it hits it’s likely the only option you have is to replace your trim.

Utility Bill Hikes — Many times, problems with your trim are interrelated to other components of your home, such as windows, doors, siding, or roof. So it’s less likelihood that solely your trim needs to be replaced. Things like dampness inside your home and cold air leaking in are sometimes more symptomatic of window problems. But in a scenario where everything checks out and you can physically feel air shooting in from the bottoms of your floors, it may be time for new trim.

As always, consult with Tri County Windows & Siding to ensure you’re getting proper advice from expert contractors. We’ve got a friendly sales team full of honest professionals whose one goal is to make your next project painless.

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