- Q.What is the best vinyl trim
detail to use on the wide angles of bay windows? The
house in question does not have enough room at the
corners to use a vinyl outside corner piece, which
would be too wide. Is it acceptable to use a piece of
inside corner trim, bent backwards, or is there a
better trim product available?
A.Doug Price, vice
president of marketing at Norandex-Reynolds, a
vinyl siding manufacturer, responds: An inside
corner piece bent backwards may look unattractive.
Depending on the trim configuration, it may also
lack pockets deep enough to accommodate the
expansion of the siding. The best solution is to
use a 45-degree bay corner post, a type of trim
piece available from some siding manufacturers.
Unfortunately, 45-degree corner posts are
usually available in a limited number of colors. If
you can’t locate the right type of vinyl
trim, you can always install a piece of wood trim
and wrap it with aluminum trim coil in a color that
matches the siding or trim.