I always liked this product and this one is in fact almost a decade old now. It's in the Disney Neighborhood off Forest and Marsh. Here we see vinyl windows and full wrap. Full Wrap is where we cover all exterior wood with metal that is custom bent to the exact size for a beautiful, maintenance free exterior.
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This one is a little different in that it was trimmed with one by twos and we covered those in metal. This house had a real noise problem and this helped a great deal. You can find out more about noise suppression on our blog post on the subject.
This was off of 15th Place in Old Plano. Here we're back to the old wood windows of the 50's. New windows won't cover all the old wood. They fit in the old frame where the sashes were and in this case we again covered the exterior wood with aluminum coil stock custom bent to cover the wood.
Here we used the Don Young Company Aluminum to keep the frame as small as possible and covered the outside wood with metal. It's never going to need paint again. This one was in University Park and is also more than a decade old.
With the old seventies and eighties houses we often find sided sections of the home that will have one by twos or one by fours to trim around the window. When getting a new energy efficent window we will often cover that outside wood up completely so it can be hosed off with a garden hose instead of needing ongoing paint and upkeep.
No one likes to paint so there's the answer. As a cost it adds about $100 a window to the installation labor cost as long as it's a moderate sized bend. Usually a roll of coil stock will do about 8 to 10 windows. The roll itself is two feet wide and fifty feet long and there are lots of tricks to bending it into almost anything you can think up or imagine. It's usually used by siding guys to do soffit and facia work, but if you're a window person with the skill to do it you can really spark up a great look.
There is so much to getting these perfect. I'm really proud of how we strive for that perfection even on homes that aren't perfect. Skill in workmanship is an absolute necessity with replacement windows and doors but even more so with this type of trim work. It just can make any home look like a doll house.
Once you do this for a while you even find out why there are left and right handed tin snips in the world. Who would have thought?