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jelly 07-05-2008 08:11 AM

Arched top window trim
 
How would I go about getting arched top window trim? Should I contact the window mnftr?

I was getting ready to install my jams but I realized I should base my arch on the trim since I can be flexible with the radius of my jams.

One window is 5' wide and the other is 6'. Below is a photo of how they look.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...blo/window.jpg

Thanks for your time.

Ron6519 07-05-2008 08:33 AM

With Andersen, you order the interior trim separately when you order the window. It's not included with the unit.
Ron

buletbob 07-05-2008 12:17 PM

It all depends on the profile of trim your going to use. Anderson only has Two types of profiles. Clam shell (ranch) or Colonial.
If you choose to use anything other there are quite a few companies out there that will make an arched molding to match your profile out there. Any lumber yard will be able to help you with this decision. There are two companies that i use here. One company uses a flex molding that matches up perfect with my chosen profile.( I use this for paint only. your type of window $120.00) Then there is a molding company that i use that will make a cutter blade (set up charge $250.00) and will take my template, that I must make and run off a molding out of what ever spices of wood that I choose.(staining purpose only) Total cost around $300.00-$375.00
Hope This helps, BOB

jelly 07-05-2008 12:43 PM

Thanks for the tips. I am using colonial trim.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
If I get the flex molding then I can install my jams first then follow the contour of the jam with my trim.

Other option is get the wood trim (rigid) from the window mnfctr first and use it as a guide for my jams which have some play.

Which option is easier? Which option looks better? Which option costs more?

Thanks again.

buletbob 07-05-2008 12:56 PM

Who"s the manufacture ?
Anderson has there extension jamb lock into a dado. so it's hard not to !set the extension jamb out of place. so the manufactures casing will match up with a little help.
If the company does not offer the arched casing then the extension jamb must be installed so to get a template made.

troubleseeker 07-05-2008 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by jelly (Post 136166)
How would I go about getting arched top window trim? Should I contact the window mnftr?

I was getting ready to install my jams but I realized I should base my arch on the trim since I can be flexible with the radius of my jams.

One window is 5' wide and the other is 6'. Below is a photo of how they look.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...blo/window.jpg

Thanks for your time.

Flexable urethane trim is available from most mill suppliers, in most of the commonly used trim profiles. You make them a pattern of the radius you want, and it comes preshaped. It is not perfect, but a little tweaking gets it nicely done. You have to nail it a lot closer than wood trim to keep the profile going smoothly, and the nails tend to make a high bump that requires a little extra sanding, but it sure beats having to laminate up the piece like in the "good old days".:laughing:


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