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How Much Labor Can You Save Using Foam Molding and Trim?

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

If you're looking for the most budget-friendly building materials for your next renovation project, you should consider foam molding and trim. Not only is it long-lasting and durable, so you'll save money on costly repairs and maintenance issues, but its installation process is typically cheaper than other types of materials.

One of the main benefits of foam molding and trim is its weight. Foam trim is lightweight, making the installation process a breeze. You'll typically find that foam molding is cheaper to install than other traditional types of molding, such as concrete or wood, because of the reduced labor and shipping costs that come with a low-weight material.

So, how much labor can you save using foam molding and trim? In today’s blog,we'll break down the low labor costs associated with this type of material and why you should consider a renovation with foam molding instead of other types of materials.

Why Choose Foam Molding and Trim Over Other Types of Materials?

There are a lot of benefits to using foam molds or trims, such as durability. Foam molding is water-resistant, crack-resistant, and mold-resistant. Having strong and durable exterior building materials will save you money on expensive repairs. However, though foam molding is strong and suitable for the exterior of buildings, it's also inexpensive to install due to its weight. There are a few different factors that affect the installation process.

You'll find that your total cost for the project will increase with complex and labor-intensive installations.


Keeping your labor costs low is one of the best ways to stay within budget. Labor costs can increase dramatically based on the material and the complexity of the installation. Generally, exterior foam molding with the BAUCOAT coating is easy-to-install due to its low weight, which reduces labor costs by up to 66%.

You'll also need fewer laborers to get the job done. Additionally, because installers will be using less energy, there will be a boost in productivity. You'll find that the installation process will be a lot shorter than with other types of heavier materials. Overall, fewer laborers and a shorter installation time frame can mean big savings.


Thanks to its low weight, you won't have to spend a significant amount of money on equipment or extra laborers that can lift and move the molding into place. It also reduces scaffolding expenses. With other types of traditional materials, you may have to pay more money for scaffolding costs.

Freight Costs

Transporting heavy construction materials can cost a lot of money. With gas prices constantly fluctuating, you'll like to save a lot of money by opting for a low-weight material. Other types of materials, like lumber or concrete, can be a lot more expensive than foam trim.

If you're looking for the most budget-friendly material that will hold up over the years, foam molding is a great choice. Compared to other types of traditional materials, you'll save money in areas like labor, installation, and transportation costs. If you're interested in checking out our foam molding options, our shop features a collection of molds and trims.

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