A professional window and door contractor will install new interior window trim when your windows are replaced. It costs more, with the benefit of starting fresh. Let’s look at the details of the type of window installation that allows new interior trim simultaneously.
Our standard window trim has been determined to suit most people’s homes.
If you need new windows in your home and wish to have new interior trim installed at the same time, Forest City Window and Door Ltd. of London, ON area provide a popular traditional style of trim as a replacement for your old existing trim to freshen the whole look. The wood trim is installed as a primed white product, and all nail holes are filled, so your trim is ready for your finished paint coat.
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To provide you with new window trim, we remove all of your old trim and the full frame of the original window, which means a bit of demolition and repair.
The procedure of removing your old trim exposes two things to be addressed:
- The unattractive edge where your interior wall paint meets the wall edge of your original trim is newly unmasked.
- We look after that “likely unattractive and paint-blobby” problem–wall edge by providing new trim slightly wider than your old trim. This solves years of layers of blobby paint edges showing, and the possibility of tearing a bit of the drywall’s paper surface that sticks to the paint. Your new wall edges look fresh and clean against your brand-new trim.
- The internal raw edges of your original window’s frame are uncovered.
When your interior trim is removed, it reveals the whole of the original window. This process requires we return the original window to the original window frame’s internal edges. This method is called a full-frame-out window installation.
How is a full-frame-out installation different from the typical installation?
A full-frame-out installation is the most thorough method. The installation team removes everything. You get new brick mould, vinyl jambs, spray foam insulation, caulking, and aluminum flashing. The larger opening gives you a maximum glass or window size with a full-frame-out installation.
The other kind of installation (somewhat more popular) is a retro-fit / insert window installation.
The retro-fit installation is a great choice if your trim is in good shape and the exterior trim is moisture-free. The new window is inserted into the frame of the original window. The result is less glass and window size, but it is the fastest and most cost-effective installation method.
There is a lot to understand about these two methods of installation. Here is more information for you to make an informed decision:
Can you choose your own style of trim?
- If you want a different trim style installed, we are happy to install it. We can arrange delivery of your preferred trim far enough for you to have it primed/painted prior to our installation.
- Your trim must be at your home two weeks before your installation date. One of our representatives can ascertain it is ready in time; our installers will install it for you.
- Give yourself lots of time to look at potential trim. Always contact a retail trim store at least three or four weeks prior to your desired delivery; stock may have to be ordered, requiring wait times.
- If your trim choice is sold in an unprimed state, you must have it primed and painted before or after its installation.
Changing your windows and doors and changing your window trim are significant undertakings that are exciting and worthwhile upgrades.