Nov 24, 2020

Our Comprehensive Guide to Interior Window Casings: What Are They & Types

When purchasing new house windows, many homeowners give deep thought to number of panes, brand, and style.  However, an often-ignored component of home window replacement is the window casing.  While it’s one of the lesser discussed components of a window project, your selection matters.  Here’s what you need to know about casing around windows.


What Is A Window Casing?

A window casing is the decorative molding that surrounds the window frame.  Outdoors, their purpose is to curtail cold exterior air from entering the home.  Indoors, interior window casings are the final step in the window installation process.  The function of casing around windows is to create a completed look and tie into the rest of the room.

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Types of Window Casing Styles:

Traditional Window Casing:

Classical in style, traditional window casing trim is simple and are most frequently found in historic homes.  They lay flush with the window.  In most instances, they have uncomplicated stool and apron patterns that enrich time-honored design with a smidgen of elegance.

Low-Profile Window Casing:

The intent of low-profile window frame casing is to be functional, rather than lavish.  Their purpose it to protect rather than draw attention away from your home’s ambiance, creating a scenario where windows blend into your home’s surroundings.

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Modern Window Casing:

Modern window casings are manufactured to commingle with adjacent architecture, rather than be a focal point of a room.  They have refined lines and oftentimes match the hue of the material neighboring the window.  The intent of modern window casing trim is to blend in with the glass and take attention away from outdoor views.  In the realm of modern window casing styles, intricacy and ornateness are shunned while precision is embraced.

High-Profile Window Casing:

If you’re looking to make a statement with your window frame casings, high-profile is the route to go.  They offer a multi-faceted sumptuous look.  The options for high-profile window casing styles are abundant and color selections can be bold to make a statement.casement and geometric SeasonGuard windows

Complete Window Casing:

Moldings that encompass all four sides of your windows are frequently referred to as complete casing.  This can include singular and multiple layers, depending on the homeowner’s personal taste.  Do note that stacked moldings are eye-catching.  Regardless of the option chosen, complete window frame casings are intended to complement other moldings in that area.

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