Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Molding Installation

Molding Installation guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Molding Installation? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Molding Installation work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Molding Installation work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Molding Installation labor cost? What are the important Molding Installation quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Molding Installation - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Molding Installation?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Molding Installation expect to pay between $1.33 to $3.73 per linear foot. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Molding Installation work?Design approval and permits from your local building department are not required for Molding Installation. If your home is subject to homeowner association (HOA) covenants, you should verify that your Molding Installation project complies with association guidelines.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Molding Installation work?The appearance, functionality and useful life of the molding may be compromised by poor installation. Hire the service provider carefully and tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (use the list below).
Is Molding Installation something that I can do myself?The typical Molding Installation project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Molding Installation requires attention to detail and careful planning.
How many days are typically required to complete the Molding Installation work?This work can be completed in 1 to 2 days.

Molding Installation - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Molding Installation. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Molding Installation work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Molding Installation - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Molding Installation. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the molding work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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