How Much Does an Exterior Trim Installation Cost?

How Much Does an Exterior Trim Installation Cost?Exterior trim provides important design details that add impact and character to the outside of your home. Many factors influence what materials, skills and equipment will be needed to install exterior trim, and your building contractor can help you evaluate how the type of siding, trim, and structure in your application will contribute to overall costs.


Exterior Trim on Homes and Businesses

The size and style of your home play an important role in determine what type of trim to install and the difficulty with which the job can be accomplished. Trim installations on most houses can be done with tools and equipment that are standard for the contractor on your job and cost an average of $397 in the U.S. Often larger and architecturally different than homes, apartment and commercial buildings may require installers to use additional staging or lift equipment to reach all areas of the structure. Installation considerations like this contribute to average costs of $814 and $1223 for apartment and business buildings, respectively.

New and Replacement Trim Installations

New installations of trim are typically done during construction or renovation, when the work site is easily accessible and trim can be incorporated with new siding. Replacement projects may require your contractor work around existing landscaping or siding and remove and dispose of the old trim. Prices for a new trim installation range from $196 to $813, while replacing existing trim typically costs $214 to $885.


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Book (Cool Springs Press)
  • Provides all the information homeowners need in order to maintain, repair, and install all types of roofing, siding and trim.
  • Author: Chris Marshall, publisher: Creative Publishing international.
  • Updated 2nd edition, published November 10th, 2008.
  • Paperback, 272 pages. 8.25 x 10.81 x .62 , 2.563 lb.

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House wrap first or window flashing?

Perhaps a newbie question...
After framing and sheathing a wood-framed house, is the house wrap (aka Tyvek, etc) installed first to the edge of wall openings, then window/door flashing lapped over that?
Or is window flashing (10" strips of that black stuff) installed first directly on wood studs/sheathing, then house wrap lapped over that?
Siding will be stucco.
What's your vote?

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  —
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  • Avatar Kerry B When installing R-Panel metal roof, why does the short side over lap instead of the long side?
    Dec 07, 2008 by Kerry B | Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

    I am reading instructions for installing R-Panel. They show a diagram where the short side of the V overlaps the long side. Is there a reason for this? Seems like overlapping the long side of the V would be more water resistant.

    • You need to put the long side on the bottom for stability, it creates a flat surface for the short side to screw down to. The laps should be sealed with tape that is designed for this application, it's kind of like a putty tape and sticks like crazy and seals.