Headers – headers are installed at the top of windows and doors to provide for construction integrity and in most homes are not visible. However, depending on the style of construction headers may be used as accents for the home, especially in those that have open ceiling rafters.
Window and Door Trim – used to finish off the areas around these items as well as to help prevent wind from blowing into the house. Siding on the outside of the house is trimmed close to the window or door and the trim provides a more finished appearance.
Dentil Molding – In the area where the exterior walls meet the soffit, whether on the straight line walls or on the gabled areas of the house, molding is often used to provide a finished appearance. Especially when the outer wall is made of brick, the molding closes any gaps between the wall and the soffit. Some use crown molding and others use a dentil (dental) molding that, as the name implies, resembles a set of teeth.
Shutters – used to be a mainstay in home construction, and could be closed during inclement weather. However, today shutters are usually non-functional and are used only to add accent to the house and break up large sections of the exterior walls.
Aluminum trim comes in rolls of coil and is available in many colors and can be bent using a tool called a break (pictured) that allows Sunshine Contracting’s installers to bend and cut the material for a custom fit. Our experienced installers can fit the metal over your existing wood and help seal the wood and adjacent materials from the weather. The cap is held in place by using aluminum nails available in the same color as the trim. Aluminum is used since it does not rust. In addition to capping your trim (facia boards, rake boards, window panels, etc) capping can be used on the trim around doors and windows to help preserve the wood for a long-lasting appearance without the need to paint. Quality caulking is then used to create a tight seal to keep out air and water.