When you’re undertaking a vinyl siding installation to your home the first, and most important, thing to think about is the siding trim. The siding trim is important in the functionality and looks of your home. It is what holds the home siding to the exterior of your home, allows it to expand and contract with temperature changes, and, when you’re finished installing the siding, covers up all the ugly ends of the panels.
You can also choose different styles of siding trim to fit the architectural style that you’re going for with your home.
Different types of siding trim you’re going to need
- Rakes: Sloping parts of your roof moldings that form the overhang.
- Fascias: Boards or panels that run along the horizontal edges of your roof.
- Soffits: Panels underneath the fascia that sit parallel to the ground.
- J-Channel: Used to hold the ends of the siding where pieces meet windows, doors, or walls.
- Undersill: Holds siding underneath the edge of windows.
We recommend installing the highest trim first (the rakes, fascias, and soffits) and working your way down. After all of the trim is installed, the siding can finally go up!
Just as you can choose trim to match the style of your home, choosing the right siding is key to getting the look you’re aiming for in your home. Aspen Home Improvements offers a vast variety of vinyl siding options to fit any style home.
If you’re looking into your Lancaster home’s siding installation of siding trim, learn more about our siding services. We can help you decide what’s right for your house!