Trim Replacement Cost Guide
Trim and molding are regularly used for both aesthetic and functional purposes in both the exterior and interior of a home. The primary purpose of trim is to fill in gaps between brick or siding and walls, doors or other parts of the home. Often, trim will be a different color than the rest of the wall to achieve a crisp, clean appearance. For example, it is not uncommon to see white trim along the exterior of a dark brick home. In this sense, trim can be a great way to add curb appeal.
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Over time, however, trim often needs to be replaced because it can become damaged. Usually, such damage is caused by high winds and other severe weather conditions. However, it is possible that trim can be damaged by rotting or other factors as well. Because trim provides a small amount of structural reinforcement in addition to aesthetic appeal, homeowners are encouraged to have trim repaired or replaced as soon as possible upon noticing damage.
Average Trim Replacement Costs
In most cases, trim needs to be replaced entirely rather than repaired. The average cost per home when it comes to trim replacement can vary greatly based on the amount of trim that needs to be replaced, the extent of the damage and the size of the home. In general, replacement companies charge more for larger homes, and the cost to replace all of a home's trim will be significantly higher than if just a small section of the trim were replaced. Regional variations in pricing can also influence the overall cost, as materials and labor are cheaper in some areas.
For the most part, however, homeowners can expect to spend anywhere between $400 and $600 on trim replacement at their homes. This includes not only the replacement materials but labor and cleanup as well. Those with larger homes or more trim to replace may wish to budget closer to $1,000 to be on the safe side.
When having trim replacement performed, it is vital to find the best professionals for the job, as trim repair is not recommended as a DIY project. Successful replacement will require specific knowledge and special tools, so homeowners are best served by hiring an experienced contractor to perform the work for a reasonable price and in a timely manner.
Last updated on Mar 31, 2016
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