Let us inspire you!

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Answers to Common Questions

About CJ'S TRIM

Do you provide free estimates?

Yes we do. We would also be happy to offer suggestions to help with your design.

Is CJ's Trim insured?

As a professional trim installation company we carry both Workers' Compensation and liability insurance.

Do you offer a warranty?

Yes, we offer a standard 1 year warranty and stand by our work.

If there is an issue, we will take the appropriate measures to ensure our customer is satisfied.

Which areas do you service?

We install trim all over HRM and surrounding areas but will consider expanding our territory for larger projects. Contact us so we can discuss yours.

How do we work?

1) Consultation

Let's talk about your ideas.

How do we get started? Chris Jollimore will ask a few questions about what you are looking to accomplish. We would like to know about the scope of the project, whether you have a modern or contemporary style, or prefer something more traditional and ornate.

We discuss your budget to ensure we can turn your vision into reality and schedule an on-site consultation to determine the exact the project details.

2) Design

Let's visualize.

Chris will show you products and provide rough sketches of the proposed work to help you better imagine what the finished space will look like.

The sketches can then be used as a foundation for concise drawings to complete the "Big Picture".

3) Estimate

What will it Cost?

Having close relationships with suppliers allows us to source the materials required at competitive prices. We will try our best to accommodate your budget and will present you with options. Deciding on MDF instead of wood reduces costs. There may also be different approaches we can take to accomplish your vision.

We will work as a team and try our best to come up with a game plan for a project that you can afford.

4) Contract

Putting it in writing.

Once the scope of work has been determined and details worked out, we like to put pen to paper to help protect you from unnecessary surprises. A contract is needed to establish what you expect from us and what we commit to doing for you.

We then schedule the work to start on the agreed upon date.

5) Work

Taking your vision and turning it into reality.

When arriving on the start date, we check over materials and job site to ensure we can work in the most efficient manner possible. Communication is important to avoid misunderstandings and mistakes so Chris will be on-site to discuss project details with his team before work begins. If there are any changes the client would like to make at this point, further meetings can be scheduled.

Renovations can be noisy and messy. We respect your property and personal space and will do our best to accommodate you. While on-site, we aim to keep everything organized and clean up at the end of every day.

About the material

What is MDF?

MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard. It consists of a special grade resin mixed with sawdust. It is then compact it in multiple stages giving the density required as a finished product.

What is a primed finish?

All MDF products are required to be primed/painted with an industry standard sealer referred to as primer. This sealer/primer penetrates and seals the MDF so that the finish coat of paint is applied with ease.

What are polyurethane mouldings and how do they compare?

The term is often confused with polystyrene (a.k.a. Styrofoam) but the material is quite a bit different. Polyurethane is a dense foam material that has all of the advantages of wood without the disadvantages (rotting, splintering, and cracking) so it is a superior material.

Benefits:

  • Lasts longer than MDF or wood crown moulding.
  • Designed for interior and exterior use, lightweight and easy to install.
  • Pre-primed and ready for paint.

General trim questions

Is MDF a better choice compared to Wood?

MDF mouldings are more cost affective than actual wood mouldings so the choice may depend on your budget.

Wood has more advantages but MDF, when properly installed and painted, has a beautiful finish lasting a long time.

Do products have to be primed before painting?

Yes. All MDF, plaster and wood mouldings should be primed.