If you are thinking about exterior improvements for your home, you may be considering siding or new windows and doors. These come in many different styles, as well as the ways that you can have trim added to them. Here are some tips to help you choose the right trim design for your exterior renovation project:
1. Adding Wide Wood Trim Details Around Windows
Wide wood trim can be a great addition to the windows and doors in your home. This can be done by wrapping windows in 1-inch-thick boards of various widths. This can be done to give windows made from vinyl or metal more detail. The trim can be installed around the window to help make lines more visible. This is an affordable solution, which can be done with various materials. If you do not want to have to paint the trim, you can use composite materials. Otherwise, you can use wood, which gives you more options for changes, but will need to be painted and cared for regularly.
2. Installing Friezes With Custom Molding For Windows And Doors
Friezes can be another great addition to the windows and doors to your home. This is the wider piece of trim that goes above the opening. It can be just one piece of wood, or it can also include certain trim details, such as a cap and molding. You can also copy the frieze designs to use for other trim details outside your home, such as to breakup different siding styles. This can be used to create distinct lines between different levels and structural features like the roof.
3. Adding Architectural Features With Trim Around Windows And Doors
You can also use the trim around windows and doors to add architectural features to your home. It can be used to create roof lines and shadows to give your home more details. Brackets can be added to extend roof areas for entrances to your home. Brackets and exposed rafter tails can also be added to the eaves of your home to add extra detail to your siding and soffit. This can be good if you want to give your home a craftsman-style look.
These are some tips to help you with choosing the right trim improvements for your exterior renovations. If you are ready to start improving the exterior of your home, contact a remodeling contractor like Genuine Home Builders Inc and talk with them about using some of these trim ideas for your home's exterior.