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How to Choose the Right Window Trim

Window trim, also known as casing, is a type of molding that covers the transition between the window frame and the wall opening. It creates a clean look and helps reduce air leaks through the gaps. As a decorative element, window trim also has to work with, or even match, interior elements such as crown molding and other types of trim.

How to Choose the Right Window Trim
In this blog, home window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri shares a quick guide on getting the right window trim for your interiors.

Make It Consistent

Maintaining a consistent look is an important element of interior design. One of the ways to achieve this is to choose the same or similar color and profile. If you wish to have a stained wood finish, choose wood that has similar grain as the rest. Matching stain color may be more difficult to find, but if the other parts of the interior are up for restaining, have them done together at the same time.

If the other interior trim in your home is up for replacement, it’s an opportunity to carefully plan everything—baseboard, crown molding, wall paneling—and tie them all together by choosing trim profiles and finishes that go well together.

All Trim Elements Should Go Together

We have discussed profile, color, and stain, but other elements are often overlooked. The parts where trim pieces intersect should be carefully cut to make them look as seamless as possible. Parts where the vertical pieces meet the horizontal trim requires skill and precision, particularly in areas where dissimilar types of trim are used. When installing replacement windows, our installers make sure that all joints on the window trim are precisely cut to minimize filling and sanding.

Choose the Right Materials

Not all trim materials are the same. Your home’s existing trim, if painted, is likely made of pine. It strikes a good balance between cost, sustainability, and life span. Many people find its wide grain lines aesthetically unappealing, which is why it’s painted. Hardwood and poplar are better options if you want a stained wood look, however you should pay attention to the wood grain and make sure they match. Manufactured materials such as polymer and fiber cement are both good options when it comes to mimicking wood grain, though not all of them work with wood stains.

Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri is your leading provider of the best window replacement service in the area. Give us a call at (417) 268-9301 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.


"Renewal by Andersen windows experience has been great. From my initial call to Andersen on inquiry about their windows and doors through the order and installation process everyone I’ve dealt with has been great. Great process, great product and most of all great people to work with. Thanks."

Kevin Sweetin
Feb 28, 2024

"I just bought my first house. My patio sliding door was rotten. So, I needed it to replace it. Renewal by Anderson of Southern Missouri listened to what I wanted and delivered it. They did a fantastic job of installing and cleaning up afterwards. They did it even in freezing rain that day I was scheduled to have it replaced. They even had a follow-up to check things out and do the touch ups. I'm amazed at there work. Great job Renewal by Anderson."

DKay Mikel
Feb 9, 2024

"On Feb 1,2024 my husband and I selected Renewel by Andersen for windows for our entire house. It made our house more beautiful with the picture windows. Made the outside more attractive, and on the inside. We did 14 windows. We had 4 men come to do the job in 1 day And they were very friendly, efficient,fast and cleaned up inside and outside perfectly. And most importantly we noticed the heating furnace runs less,therefore saving us money on our gas bill. We live in SW Missouri. We recommend anyone who wants to replace windows in their home to pick Renewal by Andersen. Sincerely, Darius and Nancy Durman"

Nancy Durman
Feb 7, 2024

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