Gingerbread Trim on Victorian Houses Design

May 15th

Gingerbread trim on Victorian houses – Running trim using repetitive rollover pattern that is mounted on two rails and run horizontally. Trim can be used between the porch posts and brackets can be placed in them to improve their decorative effect. Brackets are placed on top of the porch posts and can be matched by the consoles placed in the corners of the windows. Fretwork spandrels are very decorative element that can add elegance to gingerbread trim on Victorian houses.

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Exterior Insulation

Fiberglass is made of insulation blankets, bats or rolls. It may be blown inside the inner walls loose fibers or pellets. Cellulose blown into wall cavities was rock wool, which is no longer used. Neither is ideal for exterior walls in cold climates.

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Foam insulation is sprayed in place, and there are three types available. Polycynene is foam with open cells that allow water vapor to go through easily. Polyurethane and polystyrene are closed cell foams with higher R value, and is satisfactory for gingerbread trim on Victorian houses in milder climates.

Rigid insulation is a board form, and even molded shapes that fit around pipes. It is often used in board form the foundation and the ski siding. Panel seams are taped and counter-flashed be sure they are airtight. A steam-blocking film can be used with it, plus a rain screen that ensures water vapor escapes easily keep siding dry.