Exterior finishes for woodwork and architectural details are made of many materials. Some of these materials include natural untreated wood products, which are vulnerable to problems with moisture, mold and water damage. Therefore, you want to make sure that the finishes on the exterior of your home are protected from this type of damage. The following guide will help protect the exterior fixtures and finishes of your home from serious moisture and mold problems that could lead to costly repairs:
Architectural finishes are among the most elegant and subtle improvements you can make to your home. Polyurethane or hollow wood moldings add shape, style, and texture to a room without taking away from the main living-area focus. The most beautiful architectural finishes usually mount directly in the upper corners and to the ceiling itself. Of course, this means you will be mounting your finishes directly to the ceiling in order to install them into place.
Before you get started, it's important to know whether your ceiling is strong enough to support architectural finishes. Even though polyurethane and hollow wood are very lightweight, they still weigh a reasonable amount, particularly in large pieces. Most ceilings can support these finishes but you don't want to be surprised if your home's ceiling is too weak and at risk of giving way. So today, we're here to walk you through the practical steps of testing your ceiling's strength to ensure it is strong enough for new architectural finishes.