Architectural Mouldings

Architectural mouldings were traditionally a precast or stone material used to enhance large cathedrals or government buildings. With the advent of cement-coated foam mouldings, home owners are now able to decorate their homes as they see fit on a modest budget.

Architectural mouldings is a broad category that encompasses everything from exterior architectural window trim to architectural columns and ornate architectural cornices with dentils. While most “architectural decor features” are just that – features, they can be structural at times, as is the case with precast architectural columns. Decoramould’s foam-core products are not to be mistaken as load-bearing or structural products, they are decorative architectural mouldings in the truest sense of the term.

For more information, visit our Architectural Mouldings page.


Trim and Molding for Dryvit Outsulation (EIFS)

Dryvit’s Outsulation is a proprietary EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish System) that ranks among the most popular in the world. Over the decades, Dryvit products have been rigorously tested and improved into a product that today stands at the forefront of the EIFS industry, and building industry in general.

Decoramould’s exterior trim products can be installed during a number of stages of a Dryvit Outsulation installation. The moldings can either be installed directly onto Dryvit’s Backstop NT, the rigid EPS (Expanded Polystyrene, styrofoam) boards, or onto the base coat.

Actually,  all trims (including window headers, trims, sills, keystones, moldings, cornices, columns, pilasters and quoins) can be installed directly onto the Dryvit finish coat, even long after the original installation is complete! Contact us for more details.

Decoramould has the capability of manufacturing our various molding and trim products with 100% Dryvit materials on request, including their styrofoam, mesh and base coat. This is all done according to our stringent quality standards, which leaves you with a wall that is completed entirely with Dryvit products. This is ideal for general contractors, stucco contractors and architects who wish to simplify their project by ensuring that quality products are used all-around. Contact Decoramould to request your order be completed with Dryvit materials.


How to Install Medallions

Medallions are a simple way to make a big change in the way your home looks. They create a focal point on your home – a point that your eye naturally gravitates towards when viewing something. While most frequently installed as a single piece on a gable end, or over a door, they can be used as a repeating architectural element.

Medallions are not difficult to install, in fact most home owners can do it themselves with some simple directions and the right tools. We have put together a short how-to guide that covers off everything you need to know about installing Decoramould’s Medallions yourself. The images demonstrate the installation on a stucco house, however the PL premium is the correct adhesive for wood siding, vinyl siding and aluminum siding.

For cement-based siding materials such as brick, concrete block, hardie siding or traditional cement stucco we would recommend our cement adhesive.

Check out the installation guide at http://www.decoramould.com/how-to-install-medallions-decoramould.pdf


Exterior Wall Medallion Size Graphic

View all the wall Medallions.

Medallions ranked by their width

This graphic orders the Medallions available through Decoramould by their width. Begin by measuring the width and height available on your wall, and browse through the available Medallions. Anything above the largest possible Medallion you can fit is a good choice – the Medallion does not necessarily need to fill the entire space. Smaller ones provide just as much of a focal point.


Sizing The Keystone for Your Window Trim

Keystones undoubtedly add some character to your window trim, but some care does need to be taken when selecting which one to have installed. A keystone that is too small won’t fit properly into the trim, leaving a portion of it exposed. A keystone that is too large (as seen below) on the other hand, can be disproportionately large and also look out of place.

A keystone that is obviously too large for the trim that "contains" it.

The key question (get it?) then is, how do you select the right size? As a rule of thumb, keystones should be 2-3″ larger than the trim they’re being fit into. This becomes difficult with smaller window trims that are only 4″ in size like Trim 001, and in such cases I have seen contractors actually cut the bottom 3″ off a keystone so that it is height proportionate. Don’t forget to re-apply the cementitious coating after doing this.