Cornice Installers - Different Types Available

Cornices are basically ornamental pieces that are attached to the crest of the ceilings in large buildings and furniture for a more decorative and sophisticated looks. Cornice installers are used for prettifying the interior walls of your house. Apart from blocking leakages on the side of defective walls, cornices are also used for the outdoors of a building, because they help to keep away rainwater from the building. Other than this, cornices help to give a finishing touch to your building, thereby giving a more elegant and attractive look to the architectural layout of any building. 

Types of cornice installers

The use of cornices is not new. It has been used from the ancient Greek era. But, in the modern days there are commonly three types of cornices that are used.
  • Box type cornice installers  
Box type cornices encircle the corners of buildings with actually long cramped box. Box cornices can be further branched into either ‘small box cornices’ or ‘spacious box cornice installers’. In a small box cornice the protrusion of the rafter serves as a nailing surface for the board. This is done when the slope of the ceiling is slanting and the rim width is narrow. One of the most commonly used cornices are the spacious box cornices. It is used mainly on gentle ceiling slopes and wide rim. Box cornices come with oxygenating screens that are planted over opening cut in the rims. This is done for a better circulation of air within the cornices.
  • Closed cornices
Closed cornices are types that do not have protrusion of the rafter after the walls of a building. Closed cornices are comparatively easy to construct. But, it provides little help in disbursing water away from the buildings. There are different materials which are used to make cornices, but among them the fiberglass reinforced plastic is more popular when it comes to making closed cornices especially for the structural framework of a building.
  • Open cornices
This is another type of cornice which is quite similar to that of the spacious box cornices but with an exception that the lookouts and the soffits are missing. It is also cost effective as it requires not many materials. It also lacks the finishing touch like that of box cornices.

Cornices can be used for window treatments

Cornices are not only used for indoor and outdoor walls of the building but also for window treatments. They are applied along the upper edges of windows. The material used in this case is wood unlike wall cornices which use a different material. The cornices used in windows perform as boards. They are placed on the top of the window to enhance the mechanism of closing and opening of cloaks or drapes.

Tips to install cornices for window treatments

There are quite a lot of things that needs to be taken in to consideration while installing cornices. Like,
  • Taking the correct measurement
It is important that you take correct measurement of the walls. Make sure that you carefully measure the inside and the outside corners of the cornices depending on their shape. Try and take up correct angles with the help of angle finders.
  • Purchasing cornice molding
Try and buy extra molding than you actually need. This is required as you may expect some wastage to take place while cutting the corners and joint pieces. After that, leave the molding in the room to adjust itself with the room temperature and humidity.
  • Nail molding
Press each molding strip to the wall before you finally put the nails in place. Do make sure it fits accurately. Try and use enough force so that the nails fit in at least half an inch in to the molding. Try and apply glue at the corner for better hold.

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