Vinyl Garage Door Trim and What You Need to Know

Vinyl garage door trim,- Lots of variety of materials and models to choose from when buying a garage door. One of the materials that might be your choice is vinyl. This material offers the quality of design and the material that have been proven reliability of various weather conditions. That is what may be one of the reasons why you choose vinyl for your garage door.

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For those of you who already have a garage door but made of other materials (steel or wood), and may not want to replace the whole garage door, do not worry because you can replace only some parts on the garage door that might have been looks unattractive and damaged. Some parts can be altered to beautify your garage door: jambs and trim that are often rot near the bottom. Here’s a little tip for those of you who want to beautify the garage door by replacing jambs and trims with a vinyl garage door trim set.

Vinyl garage door trim for long-lasting solution

Replace the wood jamb, brick mold trim and doorstop with vinyl garage door pieces. Paintable solid vinyl pieces cost a total of about $4 per ft.—comparable to clear wood. The vinyl can be cut, nailed and painted just like wood. It is very beneficial to us as well as working processes that relatively quick. Here are the stages that you need to know.

Before & After instalation Vinyl garage door trim

Remove the old jamb and trim, then nail the vinyl jamb to the frame, beginning with the top piece. Fasten every 12 to 16 in. Precut the miters on the top piece of brick mold trim and nail it to the framing every 12 in. Use 6d casing nails for the stop molding, nailing it at the premarked points on the trim. If the temperature is below 40 degrees F during installation, predrill nail holes and leave a 1/8-in. gap at the ends of the jamb for expansion.

Jamb and trim removing process
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Glue the brick mold corners with PVC cement, then nail them into place after the glue sets. To avoid breaking the joint, wait at least an hour for the glue to fully cure before nailing within a foot of the corner. Splice long runs with glued butt joints. The edge of the vinyl stop molding should be 2-1/2 in. back from the garage door so the rubber seal fits loosely against the door.

You can change the outward appearance of your garage by installing vinyl garage door trim. This can also help seal the smaller cracks where your trim come together, preventing bugs and other pest from getting into your building.

The tools you need
There are a number of tools you will want on hand while doing vinyl garage door trim installation. Your main tools should be a snap hole punch, a nail hole punch and a vinyl unlocking tool used to remove pieces that have been snapped into place already.

Securing the Trim Runners
All types of vinyl garage door trim and house trim involve a series of runners to hold the vinyl into place. Some are mounted to clips, while others clip onto an actual rail that spans the length of your mounting area.

Proper Cutting of Panels
Once you cut a vinyl garage door trim panel, there is no turning back. Be sure that you take proper measurements to avoid undercutting or over-cutting your pieces.

Getting Corners Flush and Applying Sealants
All the corners of your vinyl garage door trim should be joined at a 45 degree angle, and sealed with a rubber sealant to prevent leaking in heavy weather conditions. Water that gets behind the trimming can grow mold and other wood damaging effects over long periods of exposure.

Homeowners like the fact that the strength and durability of vinyl garage doors trim means that they take very little maintenance. Some routine inspection of the surface to see that all is well is recommended. Vinyl garage door trim offer homeowners a lot of benefits. An investment in one could mean not having to worry about it again for many years. Choose wisely at the start, and make sure that you got style you want to enhances your home.

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