The right casing can complete the look of any window replacement. On the exterior, the trims and casing perform a dual function: they cover the area where the window frame meets the wall, creating a waterproof barrier and giving it a more finished look. On the interior, however, casings take on a more aesthetic role.
Here are a few tips from Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod to choose casings, trims and mouldings for your replacement windows.
Modern and Contemporary Homes
Contemporary designs are all about minimalism, and window companies know this. This is why one of the most common offerings are low-profile casings that allow the window to blend seamlessly with the wall around it. These trims are finished to make it appear like they are part of the wall.
Classic and Traditional Designs
High-profile casings are the interior trim of choice for traditional Victorian, Colonial and Cape Cod homes. These trims often come layered with intricate patterns, giving more emphasis on the window design than their modern counterparts. These casings are usually made from wood, but many window companies offer trims made from composite materials that mimic the look and feel of natural wood.
Choosing a Trim
Choosing a trim can be a difficult decision. Don’t hesitate to ask your window contractors for design recommendations so you have a few ideas you can start with. A good rule of thumb to follow is to choose a trim option that complements the overall design of your home.
At Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, we offer a wide variety of trims and casings to give your replacement windows a more sophisticated finish. Give us a call at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod, as well as other surrounding areas in MA.