If your home is more than a decade old, there’s a good chance it still has pine window trim. Unfortunately, this trim is doomed to fail in time, as it’s susceptible to everything from weathering and rot to damage caused by pests. If there are gouges, rotted areas or general damage surrounding the windows of your New Jersey home, call AAA Custom Painting & Carpentry today. We’re the authority on fixing these issues, bringing back the flawless appeal of your windows.
Rotted or Water-Damaged Window Trim
The reason pine window trim rots and falls apart is because it’s simply not up to the weather conditions we experience in New Jersey. Made from pressed pine glued together, these trim pieces eventually get soft and become prone to rot. The adhesive also expands and contracts with the seasons, warping the trim and making it more susceptible to damage.
We encourage you to walk around your home and take a close look at the trim around your windows. If you see areas of bubbling, peeling, exposed wood, warping or any other imperfection, give us a call. We’ll inspect it further and can tell you what you need to know about trim replacement.
Sealing Windows and Replacing Trim
When we replace and repair window trim for homeowners, we leave no steps out of the process. If your trim is in good condition, we sand, paint and seal it to ensure it doesn’t fall victim to the climate. If it’s too-far rotted or damaged, we rip it all out and install modern, resilient trim in its place.
For trim replacements, we rely on composite materials. Even up-close, composite is hard to distinguish from wood. And while it may look like wood, composite is much more resilient and inert—it won’t break down to rot or warp due to moisture. It can be easily painted and will look great when customized to your home! In fact, we recommend painting to hide nail holes and edges, for a seamless look.
No matter the window trim repairs we deliver, we also have a mind for efficiency. It’s not just about making your home look great—it’s also about preventing air pockets and sealing up drafts. We use spray foam and other insulation to close up any gaps behind your trim, then put the finishing touches on to hide the insulation. You’re left with windows that look great and do an even better job of protecting you against the elements.
Improved Home Energy Efficiency
Don’t let warped or rotted window trim put your comfort at-risk or leave you paying high energy costs due to inefficiency. Talk with the team at AAA Custom Painting & Carpentry about how to repair and replace your window trim in a way that solves both of these problems.
Reach us today at 908-781-7932 to schedule an inspection. We’re quick to diagnose issues with window trim and even quicker to set them straight!