How to Use Stone Moldings for Your Home’s Exterior

When you think about moldings and trim, you likely picture the decorative wood pieces lining the floor and framing the doors throughout the inside of your home. While moldings are more commonly used indoors, natural stone moldings can add depth and dimension to your home’s exterior when installed correctly. If you’re trying to refresh your home’s curb appeal but aren’t sure how molding can help make your property stand out, your Denver natural stone supplier is here to help. Here are a few ways natural stone moldings can make your home’s exterior pop.

Frame Out Your Doorways
One of the best ways to make your home’s stucco or natural stone exterior pop is by framing out your doorways. This draws the eye to the main focal point – your front door – and can help draw attention away from parts of your home that you might not want to highlight. The exact type of molding you’ll want to use will depend on the style of your home. If you’re not sure which option is best, let your local stone experts help you choose the best option.

Add a Decorative Touch to Pillars
Many homes in the greater Denver area have columns or false columns framing the entryway. This adds a touch of elegance to the exterior, but many of those columns lack decorative trim. Without trim, the impact the columns have won’t be as great, and your home’s exterior may still look a little flat. By adding a simple rope-style trim to the tops and bottoms of those columns, you’ll make your exterior look more dynamic and interesting. 

Protect the Exterior Walls on Your Patio
Stone trim does more than make your property look more interesting. It can also protect your siding from damage in certain high-traffic or high-use areas. Your patio, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor seating areas are all places where routine activity can lead to minor damage to your home’s exterior and siding. Patio chairs hit the sides of your home and scratch or dent your siding, and the lid of your grill can burn or scratch the exterior wall. 

Installing stone molding in those high-use areas can protect the bulk of your siding from damage. It acts as a buffer and takes the direct impact of chairs, grill lids, and large items leaning against the side of your home to reduce the risk of damage to the siding itself. If the molding is damaged, you’ll be able to fix it for far less than you’d pay to fix a damaged portion of your siding.

Natural Stone Moldings Enhance Your Home’s Exterior
Installing stone molding on your home’s exterior is a great way to add character to your home while protecting the siding from damage. The key lies in choosing the right type and style of molding to complement your home’s existing siding material and color. If you’re ready to explore your options, contact us or stop by the Natural Stone Sales showroom to see how chair rails, ropes, and pencil liner moldings can improve the look of your home.

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