What is the interior window casing?
Casings are the moldings that go around the window frames. They are installed outside the house to seal the window frame to the house blocking cold air from entering the interior. Inside, casings are the finishing touch to a window installation, the same as baseboards and door moldings finish off a room.
What is the trim inside windows called?
Casing is the decorative molding or framing around a window that is used to cover the space between the window frame or jamb and the wall.
What are the different types of interior trim?
Here’s a primer of the most common types of trim.
- Shoe Molding. Narrow, rounded trim that conceals the joint between the baseboard and the finished floor.
- Baseboard. Wide, flat trim installed at the base of the walls and against the finished floor.
- Base Cap.
- Head Jamb.
- Head Casing.
- Side Jamb.
- Side Casing.
- Chair Rail.
What is the difference between window casing and trim?
Trim is a general term, often used to describe all types of molding and millwork. Casing is a type of molding, typically used to trim the perimeter of windows and doors. Casing is typically less wide (tall?), but thicker than base molding.
Are interior window sills necessary?
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 the difference between casing and trim?
Trim is a general term, often used to describe all types of molding and millwork. Casing is a type of molding, typically used to trim the perimeter of windows and doors. Base molding (or baseboard) is a type of molding, which is applied where the wall and floor meet.
How do I choose interior trim style?
As a rule of thumb, the baseboard and crown molding should be in balance so that one doesn’t overpower the other. In rooms with a standard 8-foot-high ceiling, no baseboard or crown should be more than 6 inches tall. Most trim between 3 1/2 and 6 inches in height works well in these rooms.