Outer Banks-Tested Exterior Door & Window Trim Options

May 7th, 20131 Comment


Exterior trim is an essential component of a home’s appearance and resale value. More importantly, it provides protection from moisture at corners and around window and door openings, where material transitions occur. In recent years, flexible and efficient materials such as Cellular PVC have replaced Wood as the exterior trim of choice, an alternative perfect for coastal areas.

Cellular PVC trim offers protection against harsh Outer Banks weather conditions and are virtually maintenance-free. See below for our two most popular options:



AZEK® Trim has precise sealed edges on all 4 sides, ideal for window and door trim on the exterior of your house. AZEK is long known for the unequalled combination of Uniformity, Durability, Workability, and Beauty. AZEK is available in trim, Solid Cellular PVC sheets, PVC corner boards, and PVC beadboard. Using traditional tools and fasteners, it can be worked just like wood – even mitered, routed, and turned on a lathe. For custom applications, it can be laminated and even heat formed to create curves.

  • Impervious to moisture and insects
  • Perfect for ground contact application
  • 25 year warranty
  • Precise sealed edges on all four sides (S4S)
  • Tightest board tolerance in the industry
  • Easier to clean
  • Maintains a “like new” appearance in all types of weather
  • Does not require paint for protection

LP Smartside Exterior Trim


Nothing personalizes a home quite like LP SmartSide Trim & Fascia. It’s the perfect accent to any exterior home siding including fiber cement, engineered and cedar shingles. All LP Trim products are uniform in density and thickness, free of knots and voids and manufactured with our proprietary SmartGuard® process to help resist rot and termite damage.

  • Primed with acrylic latex primer for added convenience and exceptional paint adhesion
  • Ideal for corner boards, frieze, windows, and doors
  • Available in a variety of textures, profiles, lengths, and widths

Which fits your house best?

Outer Banks Renovation & Construction professionals are always ready to answer any of your questions, either via email (see the form on this page) or over the phone. We have decades of experience on the Outer Banks and can tell about some of the great exterior trim deals available right now.

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