Cost to Install Window Trim Molding

January 2022

Window Trim Installation CalculatorZip Code
Linear Feet
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Trim Molding Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1/2" x 2 1/4" Primed MDF casing. Paint ready. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
64 linear feet$109.16$164.67
Window Trim Installation Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install window trim molding with favorable site conditions. Plane or sand jamb edge flush to wall. Measure, cut (miter or butt) trim and finish nail molding. Patch and smooth nail holes and if painting caulk edge gap. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
64 linear feet$109.16$164.67
Window Trim Installation Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install window trim molding including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
64 linear feet$109.16$164.67
Window Trim Installation Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pneumatic finish nailer, 12" compound miter saw, biscuit joiner, detail sander. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
64 linear feet$109.16$164.67
Option: Remove Molding
Score perimeter of trim, where trim is bonded to adjacent surface(s). Pry trim away from surface without damaging adjacent surfaces, finishes or hardware. Remove trim millwork from premises.
64 linear feet$109.16$164.67
Trim Molding Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
64 linear feet0.1181250.134375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Window Trim Molding   
Average Cost per Linear Foot  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 60 linear feet, the cost to Install Window Trim Molding starts at $8.17 - $12.68 per linear foot. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install Window Trim Molding - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of window casing new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Window Trim Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Window Trim Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc.).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Window Trim Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

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