Brickmold is a trim piece that goes around the edge of doors and windows to add a decorative look. It also functions as an extra layer of protection, shedding water and keeping insects out. It can add years to the lifespan of your door and help keep it in good condition. It also comes in many different designs and can be painted to match the door frame or to suit your tastes.
Brickmold can be added to a pre-hung door and frame to create a finished, decorative look. It’s also available as a separate trim piece to be installed on existing frames. It can be made of wood, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or as a composite material that looks like wood but won’t rot or attract termites. It can be gel-stained to look like wood or painted to match the frame color.
A few reasons why you might want to consider installing brickmold on your door include:
Extreme durability – It helps prevent the plaster around the frame from chipping and reinforces the strength of the frame. It can also protect the frame from moisture, which can lead to rotting and swelling.
Better curb appeal – It can give your home an updated, more refined look and offers an attractive surface for hanging Christmas lights or other decorations.
Some people may feel that brickmold is too bulky for their style, and it can be difficult to get a clean, crisp look with the combination of trim pieces and the door itself. It’s also more expensive than just a pre-hung door and frame without brickmold.