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markandchristy 03-28-2009 12:34 AM

Trim Around Window
 
My fiance has a house that is fairly new, but the trim around the window in the bathroom is starting to fall apart. It's particle board and I don't think it was weather treated. I'm going to replace the trim this week with weather treated 2x4's, is there anything else I need to do? It's just the trim that's messed up, and it has to be done before they will approve a loan and finalize everything. I appreciate everyone's help, and look forward to getting a lot if input and work done.

Mark

DangerMouse 03-28-2009 04:44 AM

outside trim? particle board? hmm... i never use that stuff for anything, let alone outdoors or inside in a wet location.

i had the same situation here, before they'd do the loan, they wanted me to put soffit in an area where none was needed. no ventilation there!
kinda stupid, but i had to do it.

DM

Just Bill 03-28-2009 06:22 AM

If you are talking about exterior brick molding, there is a vinyl or composite version available, that will not rot. Use that as a replacement. There are also some versions of interior trim that stand up better for bathroom trim.

markandchristy 05-09-2009 01:04 AM

Pic of rotting wood, it was pretty much like this all the way around the window.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60...-/DSCI0596.jpg
After taking the old trim off and putting up new trim and sealing it off.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60...-/DSCI0603.jpg
Completed Job, sealed, painted, the works.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60...-/DSCI0605.jpg

sorry it took so long to get these up.

Ron6519 05-10-2009 12:56 PM

That is a very odd wood configuration on a brick house. Looks like some previous homeowner's way of getting larger windows in without the expense of a mason.
From the pictures it looked like T-111 siding with wood trim, maybe some MDF.
Properly repaired, you should be good for a while.
Ron


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