If you are looking to improve the curb appeal of your home, you may want to consider the benefits of composite trim. Trim can elevate the exterior of your home so it stands out from the rest of the neighborhood.
Here’s how you can use exterior trim to enhance the curb appeal of your home.
Accent Architectural Features
Composite trim can help add visual contrast to the exterior of your home. For example, you may use house trim to draw attention to gables, windows, and doorways.
Trying to sell your home? If so, you only have a few seconds to impress a potential buyer. Why not show off the architectural features of your home through exterior trim?
Stay True to a Historic Style
A historic home is like a time capsule because it reflects the style of its time. That’s why it’s important that you choose a trim that honors your home’s heritage. This involves doing your research and seeing what other historical homes have done.
Copy the Look of Natural Wood Trim
With composite trim, you get the aesthetic of natural wood without the maintenance. In fact, composite trim is so similar to wood that you can use the same tools for cutting and installation.
Composite trim comes in all the same hues and textures as natural wood. That way, you’re able to match the aesthetic of your home and suit your design preferences.
Wood composite trim is made out of wood fibers, along with wax and phenolic resins.
Enjoy Durable Materials
Unlike wood trim, composite trim does not crack, split, cup, or rot. This makes composite trim highly sought after by homeowners. When wood trim starts to age, it often needs repairs or complete replacement. With composite, you get to enjoy the look of wood grain without the hassle of maintenance.
Composite house trim is also immune against insect activity. This protects your home from insect damage and infestation. If you live in a high humidity climate, you also won’t have to worry about moisture damaging your .
Depending on where you get it, wood lumber may not be as durable as it was in the past. That’s because a lot of lumber comes from fast-grown farms, as opposed to natural forests. As a result, the wood grain pattern is wider and less durable to the elements.
As a building materials supplier, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions about where our products are sourced.
Customize Trim with Paint
Like wood trim products, you’re able to paint composite any color you like. The only difference is that composite holds onto paint better. This means that you won’t have toas often.
Many homeowners appreciate being able to customize the color of their exterior composite trim. The right colors will help accentuate your home’s architectural lines.
Call Eikenhout to Get Started
Eikenhout is a building supply company with 9 Michigan locations. As such, we offer a wide range of options and styles for exterior trim.
To learn more about our product inventory, please call any of our Eikenhout locations. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.
This blog post has been updated.