What is the Inside Window Trim Called?
The inside window trim is called as such because it goes into the interior of your house. It’s usually made from wood or metal and are attached to the wall with screws. They are often used to cover up cracks in walls, but they’re also useful when installing new windows so that they don’t block sunlight coming through them.
Inside Window Trims: What Are Their Uses?
There are many uses for the inside window trim. Some of them include:
Covering up cracks in the wall (and therefore preventing moisture from entering)
Protecting against falling objects, like furniture or even your own body if you fall out of bed while sleeping (or even worse, getting hit by a car)
Installing new windows so that they don’t obstruct light from entering the room, which could cause health problems in some cases.
If you have a small gap between two windows, then the inside trim might be installed between those gaps. If there is no space between the windows, then you may install the trim around them. For example, if your bedroom window doesn’t open all the way and you want to keep your bathroom window closed during daylight hours, then you need to install an outside trim instead of an inner one.
Adding decorative touches to your home, like adding a chandelier or putting up Christmas lights.
How Do You Install the Inside Window Trim?
You install the inside window trim using screws. These are not hard to come across, but you need to make sure that you have enough space around where you want to put it. If there isn’t enough room, then it won’t fit properly and will likely fall off during installation.
What Are the Different Types of Trim?
The most common types of window trim are the inside and outside types. They can be made from metal or wood. If you can’t find them in your local home improvement store, then you should be able to order them online. Alternatively, you could try a lumber yard. You will have more success with larger chains, but even smaller ones usually carry some kind of window trim.
You first need to mark the wall where you want to place the window trim. Use a pencil to do this. After you’ve marked the area, take the trim and press it against the wall so that it fits in perfectly. After this, you can start screwing it into the wall using your hands or a drill.
How Do You Maintain the Inside Trim?
Which Types of Wood Are Most Appropriate for Trim?
There are several types of wood that you should consider when looking into window trim. If you want the most popular type, then pick pine. It’s also one of the cheapest varieties of wood, so it’ll be easier on your wallet. Oak window trim is another popular choice. It’s very durable, so it might outlast your house.
The best way to maintain the inside window trim is to clean it using a damp cloth. You can also seal the trim using a wood stain. This will make it easier to maintain and it will also improve its look.
How Can You Tell the Inside Trim from the Outside?
The inside trim is usually much lighter than the outside one. The outside one is made out of wood or metal, but the inside one is made out of vinyl or plastic. Another benefit is that it can be refinished if it gets damaged. In fact, you can tell the difference when you put your hands against it.
The outside one is heavier and feels colder to the touch, while the inside one is lighter and feels warmer. The outside one is meant to block out sunlight entering through the window and it’s usually a bit duller in color because of that.
The inside one is there to protect you from potential dangers, like falling objects (including furniture), but it also functions as a decorative piece.
If you’re not sure if you have the inside or outside trim, then just look at the one that’s touching the window. If it looks old and damaged, then it’s probably the outside trim. You can also look at the wall on the other side of the window. If there is a gap between the window and the wall, then you need to fit inside trim. It isn’t as thick as the outside one and is usually designed to be more pleasing to the eye.
What Else Should You Know?
If you live in a very old house, then the window trim could be up against the wall. If this is the case, and it looks old and damaged, then you should replace it as soon as possible.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Window trim assembly (CW Adams – US Patent 5,941,033, 1999 – Google Patents)
- Window trim system (JL Wetsel – US Patent 4,811,533, 1989 – Google Patents)
- Door and window trim (LJ Brew – US Patent 2,582,765, 1952 – Google Patents)