On the exterior, the trims and casings of your window replacement serve an important function: to provide protection against leaks. On the interior, these components have a more aesthetic role.
Choosing the right trim for your replacement windows can be challenging. Here are a few tips from our window design consultants at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland:
Low-Profile Versus High-Profile Casing
Low-profile moldings on a window replacement sit flush with the wall. The designs for low-profile casings are usually simple and subtle, making them a staple choice for most modern and contemporary homes. On the other hand, high-profile casings offer a more sophisticated style with intricate patterns on layered moldings. Traditional Victorian homes often feature high-profile casings to round out their aesthetic.
Modern trims can either be low-profile or high-profile. They sport a minimalist style, which pairs well with many modern and postmodern interior designs. These trims are often colored to blend almost invisibly with the rest of your wall, putting more emphasis on the glass of your replacement windows and the outdoor view.
The Best Way to Choose Trims and Casings
Consult with a window design specialist to explore all the options you have and get the most out of your replacement windows. At Renewal by Andersen of Portland, we can help you with all your replacement window needs from start to finish. Give us a call at or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free estimate on window replacements today. We serve homeowners in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.