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Help with Exterior Window Trim

Posted by dhuston (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 30, 11 at 23:05

New windows started going in today. Was planning on using 5/4 Miratec trim for windows. The windows dont have a J channel but do have a slight lip around the face that forms a small channel. Lip is probably 1/8 inch and the channel looks to be about an inch deep. 5/4 trim want go into channel due to flange. I was thinking about rabbeting some off the miratec to get into the channel and have a nice caulk joint. My carpenters that will be putting the stuff up wanted to switch to 2x material for the trim which will stick out alot around the window. I dont think that will look good. Also concerned about expansion with the trim tight to the window. Any advice?

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RE: Help with Exterior Window Trim

I dont understand why going to 2X will help the rabbet situation? I guess because it will be easier to rabbet? I think your right to be concerned about the reveal. Stick with the Miratec if possible.

RE: Help with Exterior Window Trim

The carpenters think it will better with 2x trim because it will stick out past the window. The Miratec is almost flush with window and i think they are concerned about caulking the joint. Here are some pics to help explain more

This show the lip and channel that I was talking about

This show the miratec flush to the lip

This show to the miratec pulled back about an 1/8 inch from the window.

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