Architectural foam products are becoming more and more popular for home construction use and design. As more the line of products offered grows, so does the awareness of their benefits and uses. Lightweight and easy to install, once they are in place you won’t know the difference between those and the heavy, cumbersome old fashion items they replace.
Architects have been working overtime creating Styrofoam shapes that mimic typical construction items. Architectural foam replacements items are now available for crown moldings, columns, trim molding, windowsills, medallions, signage, and a whole lot more. Any decorative wooden or concrete item you can imagine is now available in foam.
In addition to the ease of installation, they are virtually maintenance free. The decorative moldings on the exterior of your home once made of wood that was susceptible to moisture and rot is now indestructible. Columns that stand at the front of a home once made of heavy concrete requiring a crane for installation now pop in place with ease.
Many of the newer transitional architecture used in today’s new homes look spectacular when enhanced with columns and moldings. Now you can easily use architectural foam products to appoint your rooms with vaulted ceilings and give them a dramatic look. In the past, it was far too expensive to build and install wooded columns inside a home for most homeowners. Styrofoam shapes are simple and easy to install. No heavy brackets are required to make certain they stay in place either.
Once of the biggest problems most homeowners face when comes to exterior home maintenance, is the disintegration of the exterior moldings and windowsills that are prone to weather damage. Flat windowsills receive the full force of the sun, rain, and moisture that readily causes the disintegration of the paint that has been applied to protect them. If they are not properly caulked or the caulk has failed, moisture seeps in and the wood begins to rot.
Architectural foam products eliminate this problem completely. Foam moldings and sills will not rot. This can save you a considerable amount of money when it comes time to paint your house. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars to replace rotted windowsills, window moldings, door moldings, and the like, you can use those extra funds to add more architectural foam moldings to the interior of your home.
Adding crown molding and chair rails to the interior of a home will not only make your rooms look more attractive, they will raise the value of your home as well. Attractive moldings are a serious draw to many people shopping for a home, so any investment you make adding architectural foam moldings will not be wasted. Your resale value will go up and you will reap the benefits should you decide to sell your home.
Using durable, easy to install architectural moldings in your home improvement projects will add a new dimension to the look of your home. They are worth serious consideration as you make your construction plans.