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While windows are typically trimmed with the same profile around the entire window (or top + 2 sides + sill), another popular option is to simply add a piece of trim to the top of a window, otherwise known as a “Window Header”. Window headers are less expensive than trimming an entire window because only 1/4th of the moldings are required, but still make a big difference in the overall appearance of a building.

Window headers usually incorporate some sort of keystone into the middle so as to avoid looking overly “plain”. They typically extend slightly past the width of the window, and side-trim if present.

Any of Decoramould’s Window Trims, Window Sills and Wall Moldings are usable as a window header. Size needs to be determined carefully so that the header is not too large for a window. Generally:

  • Windows under 4′ width shouldn’t use any piece of molding larger than 6″ in height
  • Windows above 4′ width look good with moldings between 6″ and 9″ in height
  • Very large windows can get away with moldings upwards of 12″

Using a Decoramould product with a large, flat top to it is generally not recommended for Window Headers, as rain/snow and other precipitation tends to pool on top, causing damage over time.

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