All stock items are available for same day pick up or delivery can be arranged. Once all paperwork has been completed a custom order generally takes 5 to 7 business days (provided the wood is in stock). We ask that you allow us 2 weeks lead time for standard doors and full house packages.
Do you deliver?
Yes we deliver! Delivery date and fees may vary depending on your location. Please feel free to contact us.
Can you look up my last order?
Unless you have an account with us we are unfortunately unable to look up previous orders unless it was placed within the last 6 months.
How do I place an order?
We are unable to take orders over the phone. Please send your order by fax or email and we will be happy to provide you with a quote. Please note that pricing is effective for 30 days.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, cheque, e-Transfer, Interac, Visa, and Mastercard.
Do you have a showroom?
We do have a show room at our facility. Please feel free to drop by to pick up some samples and talk to our staff about your options!
Request a Quote/Place an Order
To request a quote or pricing on the items we have available we ask that you fill out your information or send us a completed TALLY FORM provided in the links below. Please keep in mind that the more information you are able to provide us with, the better we are able to serve you. Pricing provided is valid for 30 days.
Once you have received your quote and are confident that everything meets your requirements, we ask that you return a signed copy of your quote by fax or email. All orders for delivery as well as custom orders must be confirmed in writing as we are unable to take orders over the phone.
A deposit or prepayment is required for all orders and the balance is due upon completion with the exception of stock orders which will be picked up at our facility. We accept cash, cheque, e-Transfer, Interac, Visa, and Mastercard.
Mountain Moulding offers a full measuring service to make sure your requirements are met. This includes linear foot measurement for mouldings, door sizes and swings or necessary hardware.
We do however require a $150 deposit for this service that will be applied towards your order.
If you would like to do your own measure all of our TALLY FORMS are available to help you with the job. Please fill out a copy of the TALLY FORM and send it by fax or email. If using a PC, simply click on the link, fill out the sheet, ‘Save as’ and attach it to your email.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for selecting Mountain Moulding as your supplier of finishing materials.
The team at Mountain Moulding will work together to bring you, our customer, an excellent level of service and quality workmanship. The following delivery information will ensure you of a prompt, safe and well organized delivery.
Establish a delivery date 3 to 4 days prior needing your moulding package on site.
Make sure our truck has clear access to the job site.
Establish a cleared drop off area on the main level of the job site to ensure safe and easy access.
Have staff on site available to assist our driver unload.
Have a job supervisor inspect all items to make sure the order is accurate and without damages before signing.
For clients without accounts, payment must be given at the time of delivery.
If a split order is requested, a second delivery charge may apply.
For any exceptional circumstances that may crop up, please contact your sales representative or the office prior to delivery.
Thank you again for your help and understanding. Hopefully this clarifies the delivery procedure, however, should you have any questions or concerns please contact your sales representative.
TIPs & TRICKs
Humidity and your interior mouldings
Water vapour is always present in the air. The amount of water vapour that air can hold depends upon its temperature. Wood always contains water. It constantly exchanges water vapour with the air, picking it up when atmospheric relative humidity is high, and giving it off when relative humidity is low. When the amount of moisture fluctuates, wood will expand or shrink. This natural behaviour of wood is responsible for some of the problems sometimes encountered when wood dries and is what causes gaps in wood flooring, uplift on roof trusses, doors to close improperly, floors to squeak, miter joints to separate on casings and baseboards to come away from the walls (this last item is generally a result of the wall studs shrinking not the mouldings).
Older houses built before the 70’s are “naturally leaky” – enough air finds its way into the house during the winter months through various cracks that the air is fresh but is also affected directly by the humidity of the outside air. Today, houses are sealed so well that mechanical ventilation is required. They are now controlled versions of the “naturally leaky” house. During the winter, mechanical ventilation (HRV) removes stale air and introduces fresh, dry outside air. In the winter, this air is extremely dry – and can drop the relative humidity in your house to the point where it can do damage to the finishes of your house and furniture and under extreme conditions even do structural damage. Radiant floor heating is becoming increasingly popular and is creating another menace to baseboard mouldings, creating a hot dry climate at floor level.
Indoor relative humidity under these conditions can drop to a desert like 15% during cold periods and rise above 75% during humid summer months. Moisture content of wood casings swing from 4% to 16% and 6” wide casings can grow more than 5/32”.
Install high quality mouldings that have no more than 8–12% moisture content. At Mountain Moulding Ltd. we use only lumber that has been kiln-dried to 6-8%. It will pick up a bit of moisture again after that but we monitor the wood to ensure that it does not exceed the 8 –12 % moisture content before it leaves our plant. Use products like finger – joint pine that have a mix of grain orientations within a single piece so one part constrains the movement of the other.
In a new house there are many sources of humidity – curing concrete, curing drywall cement and drying paint just to mention a few. The longer you can let your house dry before installing trim the better. When you do take delivery of your wood mouldings, allow them to acclimatize inside your house for 2-3 days before application. Do NOT store mouldings directly on a concrete floor, not even on blocks as concrete holds a large amount of moisture and cures for several weeks.
Don’t run your house too dry in the winter. Your millwork and wood flooring will suffer. Maintain a relative humidity of 35-50%. This range is healthy and will help keep your wood looking good. We highly recommend that you invest in a central humidification system or a standalone humidifier if the first is not possible. Also a digital hygrometer, an inexpensive device available at most hardware or building supply stores that measures humidity and temperature. The hygrometer will show the actual relative humidity in your house, enabling you to fine tune. Remember that the investments in a hygrometer, humidifier, and dehumidifier are relatively small compared to the investment in your home and furnishings.
There is one small snag – moisture on your windows. As the temperature outside drops to –20 C, the inside pane of glass in a window becomes cold enough to cause condensation to form on the inside pane & start running down the window. Similarly, the colder it gets outside, the worse the problem becomes.
We suggest that you simply put up with the inconvenience of occasionally “mopping up” your windows – it’s all part of the responsibilities of home ownership. Don’t run your HRV more often in order to reduce the inside relative humidity of your house. Even over the short period of a week ( about the maximum cold spell in Eastern Ontario), reducing the inside relative humidity can have adverse effects.
Keep indoor plants – they will improve air quality, especially during the winter.
Read the manufacturer’s manuals for your heating & ventilation systems & become familiar with the routine maintenance procedures, such as air filter cleaning &/or replacement.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATOR (HRV)
The primary function of your HRV is to provide fresh air to the home during the heating months when windows are generally closed. Warm, moist, stale air is taken from the home at exhaust points, – typically in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry areas – passed through the heat exchanger in the HRV & exhausted outside the house. At the same time cold, fresh air from outside is drawn through the HRV’s heat exchanger where it is partially warmed. This air is then directed into the cold air return on your heating system where it is further warmed & distributed throughout the home. This air can be extremely dry.
During the heating season, turn the dial on the HRV to the lowest setting continuous speed setting available. The fan on the HRV will now run full time, ensuring a continuous supply of fresh air in the house. Running at a higher speed may lead to humidity conditions that are hard to control. Watch your hygrometer carefully during the winter – maintain 45% RH.
Timers found in the bathrooms & kitchens override the fan speed on the HRV to exhaust humid air & offensive odors quickly.
Turn your HRV to the off position (do not unplug) during the summer. The timers will still activate the HRV, causing it to run for the specified time. Open windows will supply all the fresh air required.
The primary automatic controller for the HRV is a dehumidistat usually found on the wall beside the heating systems thermostat. If the relative humidity in the home rises above the specified setting (minimum 35%RH), the fan on the HRV will run at high until the level drops to the appropriate level. The primary automatic controller for the heating system’s humidifier is a humidistat, also found beside the thermostat.
If you have both a humidistat & a dehumidistat as controllers, use these settings so that the HRV & humidifier are not in conflict with one another:
Humidistat (humidifier) – 45%RH (ideal – 35% min.)
Dehumidistat (HRV) – 5% higher or 50 %
How to install crown mouldings
Crown mouldings create a decorative transition between walls and ceilings. They can take an ordinary room and transform it into a warm and comfortable place.
However, installing crown moulding can be a tricky process and you may want to consider hiring a professional to do the job. However, knowing the right tools and techniques can make an easy job of cutting and installing mouldings.
Cutting the Crown Mouldings
The biggest problem has always been cutting the angles, rather than the actual installation. The trickiest part is to know which way to hold the moulding on your saw or miter box’s bed. If the moulding is not too large, then the preferred method is to hold the moulding on an angle from the base of the saw to the fence at the same angle that it will be installed on the wall. And most importantly it goes on the bed upside down and backwards. That is, the bottom of the moulding is placed up and the bulk of the workpiece is to the right of the saw blade when cutting for a left corner on the wall and vice versa. This method allows you to make compound cuts on a single plane saw (such as older miter saws or miter boxes).
If the moulding is too large to sit on an angle on your saw, then a compound miter saw is required and you will need to know the bevel and miter angles. We will discuss this later.
There are usually only five different cuts to make when installing crown mouldings – left or right inside corner, left or right outside corner or a splice to join two lengths of moulding on a long wall. Looking at a corner (inside or outside), the piece of crown which will be attached to the wall on the left of the corner is an “inside left”or an “outside left”, and vice versa for the right hand side. Some corners are not exactly 90 degrees. If you want 100% accuracy, a large plastic moulding protractor can be used to measure the angle of the corner. Divide this angle by 2 and set your saw accordingly. This step is optional and only works if you have an adjustable miter saw not a miter box.
The following pictures illustrate the four different set ups for 90 degree corners:
Take a 2 foot sample of the crown you are working with and make the following cuts on it ( bottom edge up!):
on an INSIDE LEFT corner, the blade is 45 degrees to the right, and the bulk of the workpiece is to the right of the blade.
on an INSIDE RIGHT corner, the blade is 45 degrees to the left, and the bulk of the material is to the left of the blade.
Now cut off about 4” from each end, preserving your right inside and left inside cuts and write what they are on the back. Set aside and save. Now you have templates to refer to as a check before you cut any real crowns. This can save you many feet of moulding.
Now do the same for on outside corner making the following cuts (remember bottom edge up!)
on an OUTSIDE LEFT corner, the blade is 45 degrees to the left and, and the bulk of the material is to the right side of the blade.
on an OUTSIDE RIGHT corner, the blade is 45 degrees to the right, and the bulk of the material is to the left side of the blade.
Make your reference templates.
The templates are used as visual checks so that you always make the right cut.
Crowns too tall to cut when set on an angle from the base to the fence in your saw can be cut on the flat if you know the miter and the bevel angles. The following diagrams and table will assist you in performing these compound cuts for the two most common crown angles 45 degrees and 38 degrees.
Heat first. Flex trim flexes and installs best when heated to 80°F.
Remove from box, bend backwards and heat in sun, heated room or oven. (27°C)
Flex trim can be cut, fitted and fastened in the same manner as with real wood. Nails and panel adhesive glue are used (wood glue does not bond material well).
Surface protrusion defects can occur if nails are placed too lcose to edges and surface depression defects can occur if nails are not set deep enough or at least 1/3 of the thickness of the material.
Splitting may also occur if nails are placed near edges. Pre-drifting is recommended.
Repair cracks or breaks with epoxy glue.
Preparing and finishing fingerjoint and/or solid wood mouldings for painting
We are finding that in the last 10 years the quality of paint available is not what is was in the past!
Our recommendations are as follows.
If existing stain bleed through is happening in small areas we have included a video to look at that uses a shellac based spray primer by ZINSSER called B-I-N Primer –Sealer Stain Killer.
We recommend that all domestically sprayed prime coats be followed up by an application on new moulding with a product by ZINSSER called Cover Stain. This is an oil based primer that dries quickly and can be followed with latex top coats.
We are Strongly Recommending that this process is followed.
Wood has not changed in the last 10,000 years.
But! The quality of paint has!
We control what happens with the wood up to the time in leaves our facility.