Trim isn't something that most people spend a lot of time thinking about, but it's very noticeable in all the wrong ways when it's damaged, outdated, or missing altogether. Whether it's a replacement for trim that isn't looking its best anymore, your house is less energy efficient because of damaged exterior trim, or you want to enhance the design appeal of your home's interior or exterior, the solution is to call your qualified Charleston handyman to make your vision into a reality with a fresh Charleston trim installation. The experienced team of installation, maintenance, repair, and improvement professionals at Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville can take care of your exterior or interior trim installation from start to finish, along with dozens of other services that will make your property more appealing, comfortable, and efficient.

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Mr. Handyman technician installing trim in Charleston home

About Our Professional Charleston Trim Installation Services

Freshly installed trim in Charleston home performed by Mr. Handyman

When it's time for trim installation, Charleston, SC homeowners can rely on our professional craftsman team for excellent workmanship that doesn't cut corners and outstanding customer service that goes the extra mile. We will take care of the entire Charleston trim installation process, including filling screw and nail holes with epoxy or wood putty to create a perfectly smooth finish.

Your local Charleston handyman will arrive on time for your scheduled service and take the time to consult with you so they can ensure the final reveal of your finished project will be exactly what you were hoping for. There are many places in and on your house that already feature trim—and many places that could benefit from a new Charleston trim installation. Here are some of the interior and exterior trim installation projects that are well worth considering to enhance the appearance, function, and efficiency of your residential or commercial building.

Interior Trim Installation

  • Baseboards
  • Shoe molding
  • Crown molding
  • Window sills
  • Picture rails
  • Chair rails
  • Cabinet molding
  • Wainscoting
  • Wall paneling
  • Railings
  • Spindles and balusters
  • Mantels

Exterior Trim Installation

  • Window casings
  • Door frames and jambs
  • Drip caps
  • Corbels
  • Fascia boards
  • Soffit boards
  • Frieze boards
  • Rake boards
  • Window shutters

Let Our Experts Handle Your Trim Installation, Charleston SC

Along with experienced trim installation, Charleston, SC residents can count on the team at Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville for numerous other installation, repair, improvement, and maintenance services such as carpentry services, wall mount installation services, exterior door installation, tile repair, window replacement, flooring installation and much more.

Frequently Asked Charleston Trim Installation Questions

What Are the Options for Interior Trim Installation Materials?

There's a huge variety of styles, sizes, shapes, patterns, and textures available for a Charleston trim installation, but most interior installations are made of one of the four following materials, all of which have their own set of pros and cons:

  • Solid Wood: This is the most popular material for most types of trim installation, and it usually comes in either hardwood such as ash, walnut, or oak, or paint-grade pine wood. It's an easy material to repair or refinish, and with proper care and maintenance, it may last for generations, which tends to cut down on the cost of replacement.
  • Engineered Wood: This is actually very similar to hardwood and is preferable under some circumstances. The appearance is the same because engineered wood has a thin veneer of hardwood on its surface, bonded to a backing made of MDF or premium plywood. It can't be refinished more than a couple of times, but it is resistant to warping from moisture exposure and is less likely to suffer insect infestations.
  • MDF: Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is manufactured from wood particles bonded together under high pressure with wax and resin. It's a good budget alternative as it's less costly than wood, but it is absorbent and doesn't hold up very well in moisture-prone areas like a kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom.
  • Polystyrene: While this is not a very durable or long-lasting material, it is the most cost-effective choice by far and some types of no-contact trim like crown molding don't need to be super durable. It usually has a noticeable styrofoam texture, but that can be concealed easily enough with a few layers of paint. It is a great choice for older homes with wavy walls that aren't level and even because polystyrene is much more flexible than other materials and can be molded to fit exactly into the space available.

What Color Should I Choose for an Interior or Exterior Trim Installation?

White is the traditional color for Charleston trim installation, but it’s not necessary to be constrained by tradition or convention—this is your house, and it should reflect your unique tastes and style. There are numerous choices available, including stained wood or a custom paint color. One modern trend that is popping up more and more lately is matching trim and wall color for a monotone look, or matching a wood stain to the color of your hardwood flooring so the trim blends in seamlessly. You also don't have to keep all your trim components the same color—crown molding and baseboards, for example, can be different contrasting or complementing colors.

Can Accent Lighting Be Added to a Crown Molding Trim Installation?

Crown molding could be the perfect place to add a little mood lighting. Instead of placing it flush against the ceiling, have your handyman drop your crown molding installation down by a couple of inches. That leaves the perfect space to tuck a string of LED lights that will cast an appealing glow across the ceiling.

Call Your Local Handyman Professional for Charleston Trim Installation

Whether you live in Charleston or a nearby community like Goose Creek, North Charleston, or Mount Pleasant, rely on the experts at Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville to deliver top-quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Reach out to us to schedule a convenient appointment time or discover more about our wide range of dependable handyman services.

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