Should You Replace Your Home’s Trim? Here are Five Reasons the Answer is Yes

The trim of your home is the subtle accent that ties your wall color, furniture, and home decor into one seamless mosaic. So when that balanced is interrupted your home could look awkward and incomplete. Here are five reasons your home is in need of trim replacement.

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1. Your Trim Is Out of Date

Trim is the highlight of your home’s exterior; it leads the eyes to various architectural features and highlights the siding colors. If your trim matches the siding you had 10 years ago, you might want to update it. You can consider repainting or refinishing your trim, but often times trim replacement is the best answer to dated trim, as well as the next reason you need to replace your trim.

2. Your Trim Is Damaged/Rotted

Trim that is falling off your home or has cracked painting is easy to spot. However, rotted trim can easily sneak under the radar mainly because the wood may seem perfectly fine. But the eyes can be deceiving and in this case you are better off following your sense of touch. In order to detect rotted trim, simply take your finger and push down on it. Wood trim should never be soft to the touch. If you notice a soft spot, chances are it isn’t isolated to one area and it’s time to replace your home’s trim.

3. The Trim Is Beyond Repair

If your trim is showing the symptoms of being wet and/or rotted, then you have two options: repair or replace. Sometimes, no matter how much effort you put into it, repairing your trim may be impossible. The good news is that replacing your trim doesn’t cost as much money as you might think.

4. Damaged Trim can Start Further Damage Elsewhere

Unlike a broken window, rotting wood can easily slip under your radar. Much like a rust spot on a car, rotten wood can and will spread as far as it can go, which can spell disaster for your home’s wooden building materials.

This makes detecting and replacing rotten wood a top priority. If you wait to replace the wood, the rot could spread to other areas of your home, including the walls, windows, and even the structural integrity of your home.

5. The New Trim will Make Your House Look Great

A simple trim replacement to a home can liven it up for a low price. If you are looking to stage a home or sell it faster, replacing the trim can be a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to give your home that extra bit of appeal.

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Siding and Trim Replacement and Repair in Montgomery County, MD

If you’re looking for trim and siding contractors in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, look no further! Shanco Companies has you covered, whether you need vinyl siding repair, replacement or installation or fiber cement siding installation or repair. Call us and find out why we are one of the top siding contractors in Maryland!

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