Nothing defines the finished appearance of your home more than the application of high quality finish trim products. New vinyl siding certainly enhances your home’s appearance, but detailed trim work applied by a skilled craftsman brings out the best in even the highest quality siding job.
What is trim?
Simply put, trim is all of the exterior wood on your home that is not shingle or clapboard siding. Window sills and casings, door casings, fascia boards, rake boards, soffit boards and corner boards are all considered trim. On some homes, additional trim boards such as water table and frieze boards, as well as architectural mouldings, are all considered trim.
Custom trim work can be applied in many ways with many different products. At North Star-Bailey Company, we use only the highest quality products that will stand up to the test of time and the extreme conditions of New England weather.
Custom Fabricated Aluminum Trim is maintenance-free
Aluminum trim is the most common and cost effective way to trim out your home. Aluminum is most commonly used in fascia, rake, frieze, corner, water table, window and door trim applications. Our product of choice, Alcoa Aluminum Trim Sheet is available in a wide array of colors, and Alcoa’s Alumalure 2000® paint finish has withstood the test of time against the most extreme elements, including UV radiation, acid rain and corrosive salt air. Extremely chalk, fade and corrosion resistant, your custom fabricated Alcoa aluminum trim will hold its shape and look like new for years to come.
At North Star-Bailey, we take great pride in our ability to custom fabricate aluminum trim into shapes that will match your home’s original architecture. When done right, aluminum trim
will provide you with a long lasting, maintenance-free ‘brand new look’.
Vinyl Trim Accessories that look like real wood
There are many vinyl products available on the market today that can be installed to keep within a homes original architectural style or to add detail and character to an otherwise plain style looking home. Some are designed to be installed in conjunction with vinyl siding, and others can be installed in a stand-alone, ‘trim only’ type of job.
Vinyl trim products that can be installed with siding or in trim only type installations include: vinyl soffit panels, Azek pvc trim boards, Azek pvc mouldings and CertainTeed Restoration Millwork®.
Vinyl soffit panels are used when soffit trim boards are 6″- 8″ wide or larger. We love the CertainTeed Triple 3-1/3″ InvisiVent vinyl soffit panel. It has a deep defined look, offers 50% more ventilation than most other vinyl soffit panels, and the ventilation holes are invisible. You get the unique look of a solid panel combined with increased ventilation area of InvisiVent. This
is an exceptionally attractive product.
PVC Boards and Mouldings eliminate rot and painting
PVC exterior trim boards and mouldings are rapidly becoming the trim of choice for many South Shore homeowners. These solid vinyl boards are available in the same nominal thickness as lumber and can be cut, milled, shaped and routed just like wood. PVC boards will never split, rot or decay from moisture or insects, providing you with many years of beautiful, worry free performance. PVC boards are produced in white but can also be painted to match any color you prefer.
CertainTeed Restoration Millwork® cellular PVC boards are ideally suited when combined with vinyl siding, as the built-in ‘J’ channels eliminate seams for a fantastic finish to your home. CertainTeed has added a 16″ wide board to the product line, as well as a 1-1/2″ thick board for deeper pockets to accommodate siding with 1″ projections.
Azek® trim are industry leaders and readily available in smooth and woodgrain finishes.
At North Star-Bailey, we have a long list of satisfied customers where we have installed PVC trim on the entire home, or just to replace any problem areas, often in conjunction with window and door installations.
Polyurethane Millwork for exceptional long lasting beauty
The name may be confusing, but the finished product is exquisite. High-density polyurethane can be moulded into any shape and each piece has a consistent quality and beautiful, durable finish. The closed cell structure prevents water penetration and absorption, making it an exceptional choice for high quality, maintenance-free moulded trim work.
Fypon® is the industry leader in urethane millwork and offers a large selection of polyurethane mouldings to fit virtually any window or door. At North Star-Bailey Company, we combine the best qualities of PVC trim and Fypon polyurethane millwork to create eloquent front entries and beautiful window accents for our customers.
Enhance the appearance of your home with custom trim, without breaking the bank
Many of our customers choose to have custom trim installed a little bit at a time, addressing just their immediate need to replace rotted wood in a particular area or to just change the appearance of the front entry area. That’s fine with us, as there is no job too small. Whether you are in need to have custom trim installed on just a small problem area of you home, or choose to trim out your entire home, making it maintenance-free and cost effective as well, we’re here to help.