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Adding trim to the gable ends of your home is a great way to instantly increase your home’s curb appeal. Gable trim doesn’t add to the structural integrity of a roofing system and is purely ornamental. It’s an old world look that can be found on many architectural styles.

Traditional gable trim can be quite detailed but today’s current trend is for a minimal and contemporary style. Even with a simpler style, there are many design options to choose from. Building and installing this detail is an easy project for a skilled DIYer and can be done in one weekend.

Note that gable trim is constantly exposed to the weather and insects so traditional materials like wood are prone to rot, crack or warp. Alternatively, you can purchase ready-made PVC gable trim, which is low maintenance and moisture resistant. Depending on the look you are going for, gable trim can be installed flush with the fascia or below and behind the fascia.

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