Of all the design elements of your home’s exterior, the exterior window trim is perhaps the most overlooked. Even though it may seem like a minor detail, it is a crucial part of any window replacement project. It precents your window from looking dull and flat. More importantly, it can help boost your home’s curb appeal.
Coxco Roofing, one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, also offers window services. Today, we discuss tips for choosing the best exterior trim for your window.
Consider Your Home’s Architectural Style
Your chosen exterior window trim must follow your home’s architectural style. If you have a ranch-style home, a picture-frame trim would be a great choice since it doesn’t have any intricate ornamentation. Craftsman and Prairie homes combine a set of windows, calling for the use of the wide trim to encase them. In Victorian and colonial-style homes, intricacy is preferred, which is evident on elegantly-designed trim with added cornices and rosettes.
Follow Color Coordination Guidelines
Color coordination is an important factor you should consider, whether you’re replacing your windows or tackling roof replacement. Certain rules must be followed as you design your exterior. For instance, take note that window frames usually look better when painted in the principal body color. Sashes, meanwhile, must have a darker shade for the whole window to recede into the facade.
Contrast or Blend In?
Choosing whether to contrast or blend in boils down to your home’s current siding. If you happen to have a brick exterior, you can have your trim blend in with the rest of your home’s facade by choosing one that matches the exterior’s lightest or darkest color. For other types of siding, pick a trim color that is at least a shade lighter than the dominant exterior color. White or darker hues work on your trim if you want a contrasting look.
For your window needs, turn to the hail damage repair pros of Coxco Roofing. We can help you with the residential window replacement to fit the specific needs of your home. You can rely on us in the event your exterior suffers damage because of a recent storm, working with you throughout the claims process.
Give us a call at (972) 437-5697 or fill out our contact form to request a free professional consultation. We serve residents of Cartington, TX, and the surrounding areas.