I was looking at yesterday’s post last night and I began thinking about those pictures of the foam I sprayed around the newly installed windows and how sloppy it looked. I knew I was going to trim the foam, but I was concerned that those of you who read yesterday’s post may think I’m some sort of amateur or something. I mean, I can’t let that sort of thing stand. I’m not amateur. I made sure to trim the foam this morning in an effort to show you something much more pretty.
After I realized the foam had cured, I began cutting it away from the windows with my handy utility knife. I quickly learned that the tool I was using wasn’t the best because of it’s bulkiness. The sides of the knife were forcing me to trim the foam at an angle, and that looked sloppy. My goal was to keep as much material in tact as to offer the highest insulation properties. I also wanted something straight and firm to rest the future trim upon.
A while ago, I purchased 50 replacements for my utility knife. I started thinking how I could use just the blade replacement to get a much more “flush” cut. I started sliding the very sharp razor blade down the foam. Here is a blurry picture of how it looked:
I did a few lengths like this and started pulling the excess foam away from the windows. I couldn’t believe the results. Smooth as glass. Here, look at what I’m talking about:
Pretty clean, huh? I also want to say that these windows are locked in place. They are tight and waterproof. What a great install. Now I just have to do some work working and they’ll be finished.