For houses that are not vinyl sided, what is typically used for exterior
trim (rake, corner boards, etc) Are builders still using wood for trim or
are they going with Azek (or something similar)? If a house is sided with
Hardie board, does the type of material used for the trim matter? What
species of wood is typically used?
Thank you for your time.
I work on houses for Trinity Habitat for Humanity. Our standard siding
is Hardie lap, and we make corner trim out of 5/4 rough cedar. It's
primed and painted on all sides. Put the trim on first, then butt the
siding up to the trim; you'll use _way_ less caulk.
Hardie also has a line called HardieTrim that looks the same as the
rough cedar when painted. We use the cedar because it's slightly
cheaper. I use the HardieTrim when I do work for clients, because I
know I won't ever have to replace it.
Poplar for brick mold? That's pretty unusual, isn't it? At least it
is around here in the Northeast. Poplar is a nice stable wood for
interior work and great for furniture frames and interior painted
trim, but it's not a good exterior wood. Did your poplar brick mold
come with the door? How old are they?
I took some brick mold off a 30+ year old place a couple of days ago.
zillion (maybe a few less than that) coats of paint but when I cut it up
I smelled what I thought to be cedar (not a wood wiz). Looked reddish.
Did they make brick mold out of cedar decades ago?
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