Exterior Window Casing Made Easy
A great way to add visual interest to your home is with high-quality vinyl windows. Before we get into design tips for your exterior window casings, let's start by identifying a couple of key parts of a window: casing, sash, and frame.
WHAT IS THE EXTERIOR WINDOW CASING?
Exterior window casings are the moldings that go around your window frames. They are installed outside the house, covering the space between the window frame and wall.
WHAT IS THE WINDOW SASH?
A window sash is a part the houses the glass. The sash moves as you open or close the window and varies slightly depending on the type of window. Double hung windows have an upper and lower sash that move up and down, while casement windows have only one sash that operates with a crank handle.
WHAT IS THE WINDOW FRAME?
A window frame surrounds and supports the entire window system. It's made up of a head, jamb, and sill. The window sash sits inside of the window frame, while the window casing surrounds the outside perimeter of the frame.
CHOOSING YOUR EXTERIOR WINDOW CASING COLORS
Enhance the look of your Waudena® windows with casing. You can choose to mix or match colors to enhance the appearance of your home.
Mixing colors is a great way to highlight your beautiful new windows and add interest to the exterior of your home. Pair a darker color window with a neutral casing to make your windows pop. You will want to take the color of your siding into consideration as well. Matching your exterior casing to your siding will create a cohesive look while still allowing for a contrasting color to be used for your window.
Alternatively, you can choose to match your window and casing. Choosing to match is good practice when your window has a more complex decorative grill design. A matching casing color will add to the overall visual interest of the grill design. Ultimately, the best option for you is the one the creates a look you will love for years to come.