What is exterior door casing?

What is the ledge above a front door called?

A transom is a narrow window located above a door or window. Most transom windows do not operate, but if they do, they are typically hinged at the top like an awning window.

What is the trim around a window called?

Casing is the decorative molding or framing around a window that is used to cover the space between the window frame or jamb and the wall.

What size door casing should I use?

For casings, 50 percent is good.

Generally, vertical trim elements such as door and window casings should be smaller and have less heft than baseboards. So I’ve found that a good rule of thumb for sizing window and door casings is to keep them at about 50 percent of the height of the baseboard.

What is the difference between trim and casing?

Trim is a general term, often used to describe all types of molding and millwork. Casing is a type of molding, typically used to trim the perimeter of windows and doors. … Crown molding (or crowns) is a type of molding, which is applied where the wall and ceiling meet.

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