What is Window Capping and Does My Home Need It?

The extreme Edmonton weather can be tough on your windows, especially on your exterior wood window casing.

Over time, the original trim may become unsightly and worn.  It will need to be stripped or repainted in order to prevent rot and moisture infiltration. As an alternative to stripping or repainting wood window casing, the residential roofing and siding contractors at Edmonton’s A. Clark Roofing & Siding offer a service known as window capping. Let’s find out if window capping is the right choice for your home.

How Does Window Capping Work?

Window capping involves the installation of a more durable material over top of the original window trim. The most common material used for window capping is painted aluminum, though vinyl-coated aluminum can be a good option as well. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding, our Edmonton contractors expertly cut and form the aluminum or vinyl sheeting to fit snugly over your window casing. The capping is then caulked to ensure a proper seal.

Window Capping Applications and Benefits

The main purpose of capping a window is to make the window more weather resistant. The capping protects the original casing from the damaging effects of wind, rain, snow, and hail. Of particular importance is the fact that window capping can effectively keep out moisture, which is crucial for preventing wood rot and water leaks in your home. By sealing off any potential leaks and drafts, window capping can also help make your home more energy efficient.

Another common reason why homeowners choose window capping is to enhance their curb appeal. Old and worn window trim with peeling paint looks drab and will detract from your home’s exterior. Window capping can instantly update the look of your home while also reducing your future window maintenance, as it can go a lot longer than wooden casing before needing to be repainted.

Is Capping a Window a DIY Project?

The benefits offered by window capping, though very appealing, are only guaranteed if the capping is installed correctly. Window capping needs to be installed in such a way that it prevents water from leaking through to the original wood window casing underneath. Any leak in the new capping could actually worsen wood rot. Quality workmanship will prevent leaks and create an outlet for moisture. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding, we also take care to first replace any damaged trim that would cause issues in the future. Capping a window is definitely a project best left to experienced Edmonton siding companies.

Our Team Is Available to Provide Skilled Window Capping Services

Is it time to give your windows a facelift? A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. has over 65 years of experience installing exterior home improvements in the Edmonton area. Our roofing and siding contractors provide window capping services using only the highest quality materials and proven installation techniques.

If window capping sounds like a good choice for your home, then don’t hesitate to contact A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. to find out more today.

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