What is exterior window casing?

What is exterior window casing?

Exterior window casings are the moldings that go around your window frames. They are installed outside the house, covering the space between the window frame and wall.

What kind of trim goes around windows?

Casing

How far should a window sill overhang?

3/4 inch

Does a window need a sill?

Window sills are a necessity. Without the window sill, the window, wall and floors inside the home would all become water damaged. ... In other words, a window without a sill would not be a window at all. Window sills have been a traditional part of all windows for thousands of years.

What is considered exterior trim on a house?

Trim on a home's exterior typically includes the material that edges the windows and doors, the fascia board that runs along the lower edge of the roof and the soffits beneath the roof. Depending on the style of your home, your trim could include more elements, like a horizontal trim board that runs beneath the fascia.

How do I choose exterior trim color?

To create a subtler contrast, choose an exterior trim color that's a few shades lighter or darker than your siding color. Combining shades from the same color family highlights your home's architectural details without going too bold.

Do you paint trim or walls first exterior?

When all the prep and priming is done, it's time to apply the finish paint to the siding and trim. In most cases, you will want to paint the siding on your house first, and then paint the trim. After the siding is dry you can come back and paint windows, shutters, and any corner moldings.