traditional trim for aluminum/vinyl siding

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    I’ve seen some recent residing jobs in brooklyn where the quality of the trim around the windows is much nicer than usual and looks much more like traditional stock trim (rather than j channels with no trim.) Anyone have info on companies that do this kind of work? One side of our house has siding, and we’re considering fixing the trim, as an interim fix before the eventual replacement of the whole thing with hardiplank or cedar.

    8 Replies

    1. T and A Carpentry- they are in Red Hook, and have done most of the rebuilt frames that are in the south slope area. Tracy and Arthur are nice and responsive- they do thorough and quick estimates-

    2. Greenwood, thank you so much! This is incredibly helpful. Thank you thank you! Since we’re at it, should I ask, who did you use?

    3. We kept our windows but would have replaced them if we could have afforded it. We also had them restore the original cornice which was entombed under a trapazoid of aluminum siding-

      Job involved removing everything down to the sheathing, putting, resheathing and insulating, and then putting on the shingles, new trim and rebuilt cornice- and painting the trim.

      ~20K. We were very happy with their work. Only two stories worth of work as our third floor is a pitch roof attic.

    4. Hey! Greenwoodgeneral, do you have a ballpark general idea of what it would cost to shingle the front of a house, standard 20 feet wide, three stories?

      Did you change the windows too, or you just did the shingles? Thank you so much!!!

    5. Thanks- who did your work? Just to clarify- this was over existing vinyl/aluminum?

      We did the front of our place with cedar shingles last summer. It came out so nice (to my taste). We’re doing the back this year, but plan on leaving the to detached sides for now, as they are well isulated.) We used T&A Carpentry, and they were great-

    6. Thanks- who did your work? Just to clarify- this was over existing vinyl/aluminum?

      We did the front of our place with cedar shingles last summer. It came out so nice (to my taste). We’re doing the back this year, but plan on leaving the to detached sides for now, as they are well isulated.) We used T&A Carpentry, and they were great-

    7. Yes, just have them install traditional trim, could be painted wood or composite board like Azek. Great stuff. Just did all of mine and getting ready to install the cedar shingles if it would ever stop snowing!