Installing Reglet Trim
How to pull off this tricky detail without callbacks
Synopsis: Reglet trim can be made of metal or vinyl and is used in place of traditional casing and base trim for a modern, clean look. The secret to a successful installation is ensuring the pieces don’t move, which can lead to cracks in the joint compound. In this article, builder Joe Milicia details the process of installing metal Fry Reglet trim with a series of detailed photographs and illustrations.
My company has focused on high-end finish carpentry for 25 years. Recently, a general contractor and regular customer approached us after he was unable to find a drywaller to install Fry Reglet trim in a modern home. It’s not surprising that our customer couldn’t find a drywaller—it’s fussy work, and I’ve heard other contractors complain of callbacks related to cracks around doors and windows. Reglet trim challenges the traditional construction sequence because unlike normal trim, it’s installed before the…