Whether you’re getting new casement, double-hung, or gliding windows, you have to consider various things before proceeding with your project. One of which is the interior window trim. This part of your windows, don’t just affect the look of the units but also prevent unconditioned air from entering your home.
With all the types of trims available today, it can be a challenge to pick which one is best for your new windows. Read on to learn more about your window trim options.
This type of trim surrounds all sides of your windows. It can be a simple layer of molding or various layers composed of stacked moldings that trim out the windows, which makes them look more decorative and attractive. Complete casings or trim usually matches all the other moldings in your home.
High-profile trim or casing comes in a wide range of options. They can surround the whole window or sit as a pediment on top of the window. This window trim is also available in different materials and resembles the appearance of layered moldings. High-profile trim would complement classic homes, like traditional and Victorian styles.
More functional than decorative, low profile window trims lay flat against your home’s siding or interior walls. They give your interior and exterior a finished look and visually ties the windows to the other components of the house. Choose this type of trim for your window replacement if drafts are a concern in your home. It stops cold air from getting into your home and keeps heated air inside.
Traditional casings are like low-profile ones but they are more fit for older homes. They also lay flush against the exterior and interior walls. This window trim can be created with a single layer of wood or a minimal stool molding backed by an apron along the lower part of the window.
With its sleek appearance and clean lines, modern casings would blend perfectly with the rest of your home. In modern homes, window design is more focused on glass instead of the trim or moldings.
Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle is one of the area’s leading window replacement companies. You can count on us for energy-efficient casement, picture, double hung windows, and more. Call us at (206) 777-0954 or fill our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Bellevue and the surrounding areas.