A Comprehensive Guide to Interior Window Trim

Posted By Volterra Aug 04, 2016

Interior window trim is not only a great option for giving old windows a breath of fresh air, but also for adding functionality, keeping out rain and making windows more energy efficient. Read on to learn more about proper window trim care and installation. Anatomy of Interior Window Interior window trim includes the head casing, side jambs, sills and the apron (the piece right beneath the sill). Each element plays a unique role in structurally supporting the window. Installing Interior Trim Installing interior window trim can be a fun and satisfying project to undertake. When you’re ready to begin the installation process, take note of the following tips:

  • When it’s time to cut your window trim, cut right past the pencil line with a saw blade. Cutting directly on the pencil mark often leaves the board too long.
  • To prevent splitting, keep the nails two inches away from the ends.
  • To fill gaps, use wood filler strips instead of caulk.
Cleaning and Maintaining Window Trim With a little bit of care, your interior window trim can stay in excellent shape all year round.
  • Dusting is a large component of proper window trim care. Each time you clean your home, be sure to dust the window frame, focusing on the top sashes and the window sills. As needed, wipe down the interior trim with a damp cloth.
  • Be sure to use a dehumidifier in damp rooms, such as basements and bathrooms. If you don’t have a dehumidifier, be sure to open the windows. This will allow air to properly circulate so the wood doesn’t absorb water which can lead to cracking and warping.
Volterra Architectural Products, LLC, is a leading manufacturer of fine hardwood moulding and millwork products in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about our products and services, we invite you to fill out our online contact form or call our showroom at (602)258-7373.