When professionals work to install vinyl siding on your home, they do more than simply hang the panels. They cut and install several different types of trim that are necessary for the longevity of the siding as well as the protection of your home’s structure. This trim also adds a touch of elegance to the overall appearance of your home.

The different types of trim used with vinyl siding are the subject of an article by Old House Web’s Karin Mangan entitled, Vinyl Siding Installation: The Importance of Trim. Mangan lists and describes the functions of the various kinds of trim, including:

  • J-channel: This trim grips the siding where it runs along doors, windows and other openings.
  • Undersill: This hold the vinyl siding in place underneath window sills and other horizontal edges.
  • Fascias: These are the panels that run along the eaves of the roof.
  • Soffits: These are the panels that run parallel to the ground underneath the fascia.
  • Rakes: These are the sloping parts of the roof moldings that form the overhang.

Mangan also points out that while vinyl siding is relatively easy for homeowners with home improvement skills to do on their own, unless you are sure about what you are doing, you are much better off calling a professional to do the job for you. A reputable siding contractor can ensure that the job is done right so that your vinyl siding will protect your home, look great, and last a long time. You can learn more by reading the full article here.

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