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Choosing the Right Architectural Foam Molding: A Guide for Contractors and Architects

Updated: Nov 23, 2023


Architectural foam molding is a popular choice for adding a decorative touch to building exteriors and interiors, in some cases. It is a lightweight and versatile material that can be easily customized to fit any design aesthetic. However, choosing the right architectural foam molding can be a daunting task for contractors and architects, as there are many factors to consider, such as durability, design, and cost.


In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide to help contractors and architects choose the right architectural foam molding for their projects. We will cover foam molding from the award-winning themed environment designers, its properties and benefits, and important considerations for selecting the right foam molding for your project. Whether you are working on a small renovation or a large-scale commercial project, this guide will help you make an informed decision and achieve the desired results.


Choosing a product that is durable


The most common types of material used as molding and trim on building exteriors include wood, stone, concrete, and other composite materials. All of these products present their own unique set of challenges. Concrete trim is perhaps the most crack-resistant but presents added costs. Exterior foam molding, with the Baucoat application, is just as strong as concrete in terms of crack resistance but doesn’t require extensive scaffolding and curing time. Foam molding from Baker Studios can withstand extreme weather conditions and temperatures.


The most remarkable aspect of architectural foam moldings is how lightweight they are. They reduce the amount of dead load that is placed on a structure, which can be helpful when applying new molding or trim to a historical structure.


Choose an architectural foam molding that is safe


Foam molding and trim from Baker Studios is also safe. Here are some of the key safety benefits of our foam molding products:

  • The material is lightweight, so it’s safe for transportation.

  • Tested with the most stringent of fire safety standards, UL723, foam molding will not produce toxic fumes when exposed to heat or flame.

  • With its water resistance and permeability, foam molding will not allow for the growth of mold or mildew.

Finding a product that is affordable


Architectural foam molding from Baker Studios is considerably much less expensive than other types of material. The foam is extremely lightweight, minimizing labor, scaffolding expenses, and maintenance costs over time. The Baucoat material, if applied by itself to pre-existing moldings and exterior trim, only requires one pass.


Another benefit of using the coated foam itself is that you will save money on freight expenses since it is lighter than other materials.


Choose the industry’s best exterior foam molding solution


When choosing the best architectural foam molding, Baker Studios is definitely your go-to option. We offer the best solution for architectural foam molding and trim, with the Baucoat application available. Learn more about our services by getting in touch with us today for a quote.


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