Capping: Why Capping is Important


Aluminum capping, also known as cladding or wrapping, is the process of fitting formed and cut aluminum sheeting over wood trim. It is often used on wooden window frames and door frames.

Installation can be difficult for novice DIYers as the sheeting needs to fit perfectly over the frame. Professionals use a device called a brake to bend metal precisely as they need it. Amateur installation of aluminum capping can make the outside of your home appear uneven and messy. Once you get it installed professionally, these are the benefits you will notice:

No Maintenance

Once you get your wooden frame covered, there is no need to do yearly maintenance on it. No more spare time spent stripping, sanding, restaining, and repainting an old, peeling door frame. The surface of aluminum capping is smooth, making it easy to clean. All that is needed is a quick wipe with a soft cloth and clean water mixed with some mild detergent.

Cleaner Exterior

Your house will look noticeably cleaner as the capping gives it a seamless finish. A wooden garage door frame will eventually get chips, cracks, and peeling paint. Because your garage door is the first thing most people notice about the exterior of your home, you will want to make sure it is always in pristine condition.

Long Lasting

Keeping your wooden door frame protected from the elements will increase its lifespan. The sheeting with the sealant keeps moisture out, which prevents the wood from rotting. This kind of protection also reduces the chance of mould forming.


There are 12 colours available to choose from and the industrial grade caulking professionals use can be colour-matched to your home. You are sure to find a tone to suit your home, leaving it looking sleek and modern. Aluminum capping is especially striking with steel, fibreglass, wood, or full aluminum garage doors.


Aluminum capping does not rust or fade no matter how much time or weathering it endures. This metal is one of the most durable building materials in use.

Energy Efficient

This added door frame fixture creates a weather-resistant barrier between the inside and outside of your garage. Drafts will be kept out as a result keeping your home warm during colder months. If your garage is heated or if there is a room above it, this added barrier will save you money on heating costs.

Boosts Curb Appeal

Improvements to your garage door yield some of the most significant return on investments of all home reno projects. The garage door takes up a large portion of what people see of your house from the outside. Updating it will raise your house’s curb appeal and, in turn, increase the value of your home.

To reap these benefits for a fraction of the cost of most home reno projects, call Easy Flip Garage Doors Inc. for a consultation. Don’t waste time maintaining old, wooden door frames any longer. Our professionals can find an aluminum capping match for your home, leaving it looking modern and stunning.