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Same philosophy applies to the doors and windows of your log home. Aesthetically speaking, the frame is a design element that adds depth, detail, and integrity to a room or exterior of a log home. It also establishes a smooth and beautiful transition between the log wall and the doors and windows. Trim, though, has become so commonplace most people don’t give it much consideration. We beg to differ.

Trim for Doors and Windows: Options

While there are many species, profiles, sizes and styles of trim from which to choose, you won’t want some economical, low-grade material for this purpose. So as a standard in every Timberhaven log home, we will supply beautifully milled trim for the exterior and interior of your home.

Paul Flury, a builder in Massachusetts is currently constructing a Timberhaven log home in Rhode Island. He recently praised our trim materials saying, “2x trim may seem like small potatoes, but as a builder this is one of my favorites. Timberhaven provides 2×10 exterior fascias and even beefier window trim that is 1-3/4″ thick. Most others supply 3/4″ material. Details like this make our homes pop when completed.” Here…let’s show you what Paul is talking about.

Trim for Doors and Windows: Preparation and Installation

First kerf cuts are performed to create the necessary flat surface for trim application. A ‘dam hole’ is bored at each log course and filled with caulk to help prevent water from migrating along the top surface of the log. Caulking is then applied to the face of the logs before the trim is set and fastened.

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As you can see here, the exterior trim has been installed to all of the doors and windows. It certainly appears to be picture perfect and like Paul said, “It really does pop!”

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  1. Chuck Johnson
    Chuck Johnson says:

    This is very important information since the ‘kerf cut’ provides the standard method for installing the trim around windows and doors for Timberhaven and allows for a flat surface for installation of the trim. I don’t know of any other log home company that has this method with their typical, standard trim installation usually applied on the front of the log curvature. I have found that the Timberhaven method creates a big difference in the final appearance as it looks much more ‘complete and neat’ and lowers the on-going maintenance requirement.

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