Monthly Archives August 2016

Exterior trim work


If you decided to make a home improvement, the best idea would be to begin with the outside areas of your house. Even well maintained homes need some exterior trim work from time to time.

Home is our shelter and our comfort. It hides us from the outer world and bestows rest and peace. In our turn, we are responsible for our home’s condition. If we want it to serve us well and long we should perform periodic inspection of our exterior trim. Special attention must be paid to the trim around the doors and windows, as well as roof line corners and porch. Peeling and blistering paint makes the home look older and unattractive. So, do not delay in repairing it. Another big concern is the risk of water wicking from trim boards to other materials which can result in mold and mildew growth. Likewise, it is worth making regular checks for termites as they can do devastating damage to the house. Remember that nothing makes a worse impression than exterior trim which is falling apart.

Rain, wind and sun cause wood boards to split, rot and crack. All these rob the home of its beauty and make it neglected. Effective maintenance and timely repairs will protect your home and preserve its good appearance. Replacing or adding exterior trim is a great way to give your home a fresh new look and increase its value.

When renovating their homes most homeowners think more of the inside. However, the exterior is no less important. There are a lot of options to improve the home’s appearance. Molding, crossheads and pediments over the entrance are only some of architectural solutions that will add your home a touch of charm and style. If you would like to give your home exterior a feeling of luxury and make a space seem more expensive then columns and pilasters can be a wonderful decision. Such architectural details as trimstones, keystones and quoins will add character to your home and make it stand out from your neighbors.

Exterior trim offers a great amount of opportunities to emphasize the most interesting and outstanding features of the house. With the right approach it is possible to create a completely new story. Wood trim will help you make a classic, rustic style, arches and fountains will give you a Mediterranean feeling and Victorian trim will transport you back in time. Whatever story you choose, exterior trim can perfectly convey it and transform your façade into a real fairy tale.