Vice President, A. Caspersen Company
Every window replacement job requires finish trim to make it look like the window fits perfectly and is original to the home. Finish trim we’ve used before comes in 12-foot sticks that, once we cut them down to the size we needed, made for a lot of waste. Since we install over 3,000 windows per year, we needed a product that created less wasted time and materials. RWD’s extender trim was our answer.
This vinyl extender trim comes in 200-foot rolls, so you can cut the exact length needed and not waste any product. We get 400 feet out of each roll by ordering the double edge taped trim. It has a center groove that makes it easy to fold and snap the trim apart into equal widths, helping us make the most of our money and materials. We’ve seen install times cut in half in the six years since we switched to RWD.
The trim comes in 11/4-, 2-, and 21/2-inch widths. We use the 21/2-inch option, which has two additional scored lines to serve as guides if you need a different width. They offer a handful of color options, including wood grains, and also take custom requests.
The product would be perfect except that it adheres so well. That sounds strange because with other products the worry is trim that doesn’t adhere well. With RWD, it’s the opposite: The adhesive is so incredibly strong that if you make a mistake during installation, it’s nearly impossible to remove the trim without damaging the surrounding material. I’d love to see a removal solution that gives a little wiggle room for error.