Outside your home, trim is installed around the window frames to prevent unconditioned air from getting inside. On the other hand, in your interior, trim around the windows completes the look of a room. Today, homeowners have access to a wide range of window trim options.
To help you choose, here are tips from local window and roofing contractors.
A low-profile casing lays flat against your siding or interior walls, giving your home a more cohesive look. This type of trim prevents outside air from entering the house, helping you stay comfortable all-year-round. Moreover, a low-profile trim is not as decorative as others of its kind.
Surrounding all sides of your window, complete casings can feature a single or multiple layers of moldings. The latter option looks more decorative and attractive due to the layers of stacked moldings that trim out the windows.
You’ll get the most options from high-profile casings. They look especially great in traditional and Victorian home styles. This type of trim can either enclose the whole window or rest as a pediment above the window. Now, more manufacturers are offering plastic or composite materials that resemble the look of layered moldings. To ensure your windows and trim are properly installed, hire an experienced window installer like Coxco GC Inc. Besides quality window installation, you can also count on us for your roof replacement project.
Those who have older homes should consider traditional casings. Similar to low-profile casings, traditional casings have simple and soft features. They also lay flat against your exterior and interior walls.
Usually, modern casings are of the same color as your window. They blend in with the rest of the window and don’t call out for attention. This type of casing is ideal for modern homes, where the focus is the glass and not the trim.