Make Exterior Trim Part of Your Home Remodeling

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorDesignRemodelRenovating

As existing home sales continue to climb and housing prices increase, remodeling is also on the rise, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Replacing old or damaged exterior trim with engineered wood composite trim is one way homeowners can preserve design integrity, while remaining committed to green building principles.

There are several options for replacing your existing trim. Traditional wood trim can split and swell, and is prone to knots and defects. Other materials, like PVC and fiber cement trim, have performance limitations and installation challenges.

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During extensive renovation of their 1830s Greek Revival-style farm house in Clifton Park, N.Y., Paul and Joanne Coons used more than 1,000 linear feet of MiraTEC Treated Exterior Composite Trim.

“We reviewed several trim options, but we liked MiraTEC because it is a wood composite that doesn’t contain oil or vinyl like PVC trim, and it is manufactured with less embodied energy than products like fiber cement, which also creates a lot of silica dust when it’s cut,” said Paul Coons.

Replacing your exterior trim is a great way to give your home a nice, clean new look. And, it can be done with the environment in mind. To learn more, visit www.miratectrim.com.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.