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17 May 2017

Preventing Burglaries: Tips for Securing Your Indiana Home

Posted in Security Doors, Entry Doors

Solid Steel or Wood Entry Doors Can Help Protect Your Home

Home break-ins are always a concern for Indiana homeowners. But what's the best way to keep your house safe? Even if you have an alarm system, preventing a break-in can reduce stress and damage to your home. Often times the source of entry is a home’s exterior doors. There are many ways to prevent burglaries; here are a few ideas to get you started. 
 
1.Replace hollow doors. Exterior doors should be solid and made from fiberglass, solid wood, or steel/metal. Install a door opens out instead of in; it’s safer and harder to break into.
2.Replace all windowed entry doors with windowless doors. 
3.Secure sliding doors. The best way to secure sliding doors is to install keyed locks at the top and bottom. Or place a rod behind the door; PVC, wood, or aluminum rods are the best options. 
4.Keep doors locked at all times. A hight percentage of burglars enter homes through open, unlocked doors and windows.
5.Install deadbolt locks. With the exception of sliding doors, all exterior doors should have a deadbolt lock in addition to the lock built into the doorknob. 
6.Add a security camera. Motion censored cameras can deter would- be thieves. Inexpensive systems that transmit a live feed to your phone are surprisingly easy to use and can allow you to monitor your home or be alerted if someone enters.
 
Trim A Seal in Indiana installs replacement entry doors and exterior doors in every style. Looking for a solid wood or steel security door? You've come to the right place. We specialize in entry door installation. Call now for a free in home consultation and start making your home safer today.

20 April 2016

A New Entry Door Can Make Your Home Safer & Add Curb Appeal

Posted in Steel Doors, Entry Doors

70% of burglars enter through a home's door

Research shows a strong first impression is formed when a person first enters your home, starting with the look and feel of your home’s front entry door.   It’s the first thing anyone notices before entering. Why not make a positive statement and invest in a door that not only adds curb appeal but enhances your home security at the same time.

If you have a wood door, consider updating it to a steel security door. If your current entry door is dented, replace it with an inexpensive steel door, a fiberglass door or upgrade to a nice wood grain door. Installing new entry doors can secure your home against theft and keep out warm air as an added bonus. New doors are far safer than old doors and harder for would-be thieves to get through. Since 70% of burglars enter through a door, it’s very important to make sure your entry doors and sliding doors are secure and that locks and latches work properly.

Trim A Seal installs energy efficient replacement entry doors and security doors to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior and keep you safe. We’ve been providing the best quality products and services for your home throughout Northwest Indiana for over 60 years. We carry top of the line Indiana and HomeGuard Doors in hundreds of color and style combinations. Call today to request an in home visit or stop by our showroom for more information.

27 August 2015

Northwest Indiana Entry Door Installation Experts

Posted in Steel Doors, Entry Doors

The Leading Installer of Steel, Storm and Security Doors

Need new entry door for your home? Whatever your need, Trim A Seal of Northern Indiana and NE Illinois has a great selection of storm doors, sliding patio doors, and steel security doors to suit your home’s style.

We install a complete line of doors Albany, Armaclad, HomeGuard and others leading brands of home entry doors. We offer hundreds of different styles in dozens of colors. Our home remodeling experts can help you pick the right door for your home no matter what your need.

Home Guard doors feature solid construction, tempered safety glass, heavy gauge metal door frames and steel hardware to prevent forced entry. A durable powder coat finish is standard on all Home Guard steel security storm doors.

We also feature Albany doors in over 200 different door styles, 25 different paint colors and 12 different stains. Two thirds of all illegal home entries are made through doors. Albany’s masonite steel edged doors have been proven to be more secure than tradition wood edged doors. Plus masonite steel doors are energy efficient and can lower your home’s heating and cooling bills.

Call the home improvement experts at Trim A Seal today at 800-217-6355. Trim A Seal has been a leader in the home improvement industry for more than fifty-years.

We’re Northern Indiana and Northeast Illinois’s one-stop-shop for high quality home improvement products and fast, on time installation. 

11 September 2014

Should You Replace Windows & Doors Before Winter Comes?

Posted in Replacement windows, Entry Doors

New Windows and Doors Can Help Reduce Energy Costs by Keeping Cold Out

Now is a good time to start thinking about saving money on energy costs this winter. Winter has a way of showcasing your home’s little flaws, like old, outdated doors and windows. This winter, let the window and door installation experts at Trim A Seal solve your exterior home improvement problems. Installing new vinyl windows or entry doors can help reduce your energy costs and make your home more beautiful.

New Windows and Doors Add Value

entry4Installing high quality vinyl replacement windows or new steel entry doors can help increase the value of your home. This will allow you to build equity in your home, and have a greater resale value should you decide to move.

Energy Efficient Windows and Doors Lower Energy bills

Did you know that windows are the main source of heat lost in homes? With new energy efficient windows and doors from Trim-A-Seal, you can become more energy efficient and start saving money off those costly heating and cooling bills.

We install new windows, entry, storm, and sliding doors throughout the Northwest Indiana and South Chicago. Call 800-217-6355 now for a free estimate.

20 August 2014

Exterior Home Doors Installed Fast & Affordable

Posted in Door Installation Contractor Indiana, Security Doors, Entry Doors

Top Quality Doors by Albany, Home Guard and Armaclad

type-patioNeed a new storm, sliding, security or steel door to spruce up the look of your home’s entry way? Save 15% now during our end of summer door sale! For a limited time, save on all installed doors for your home.

Trim A Seal of Northern Indiana has a great selection of exterior entry doors to suit your home’s style. We install a complete line of entry doors, steel security and storm doors by Home Guard, Albany and Armaclad. And we carry hundreds of different door styles in dozens of colors. Our home remodeling experts can help you pick the right door for your home no matter what your need.

Home Guard doors feature solid construction, tempered safety glass, heavy gage metal door frames and steel hardware to prevent forced entry. A durable powder coat finish is standard on all Home Guard steel security storm doors.

We also feature Albany doors in over 200 different door styles, 25 different paint colors and 12 different stains. Two thirds of all illegal home entries are made through doors. Albany’s Masonite steel edged doors have been proven to be more secure than tradition wood edged doors. Plus Masonite steel doors are energy efficient and can lower your home’s heating and cooling bills.

Call the licensed and insured replacement door installation team at Trim A Seal today for a free in home estimate 800-217-6355. Trim A Seal has been a leader in the home improvement industry for more than 60-years.

23 May 2014

Choosing the Best Exterior Door for Your Home

Posted in Door Installation Contractor Indiana, Security Doors, Steel Doors, Entry Doors

Tips for selecting a new entry, security or storm door

Perhaps the most important component to the appearance of your home are your exterior entry doors. It provides access to the home, therefore visitors and ourselves interact with them on a regular basis. While the process of choosing a new entry, security, or storm door may seem simple... the selection process can prove to be a more complex decision than most would assume. Most people strictly look for the door that they think will give their home a nice look, but there are many more factors to consider when searching for a new door.
 
entry1Generally, the first question is what kind of door do I want? To figure out what the answer to this question is, we must first ask… What is the main purpose of the door? An entry door can fall under many categories, such as security, aesthetics, or even convenience.
 
When we think about choosing an entry door, we typically want something that will add character and value to our home, while also allowing us to feel safe from intruders and environmental factors. The best types of doors to satisfy these concerns are made of wood or steel. Both options provide adequate security, as well as provide an opportunity to customize the product to your preference. While steel doors are usually inexpensive and require less maintenance, wood doors add value and a very unique style to your home. Based on which aspects are more important to you, the choice between a steel entry door or a wooden entry door can be found with relative ease.
 
When choosing a storm door, the main purpose tends to be functional. Storm doors are meant provide insulation to the home, saving energy and even protecting entry-doors from getting damaged. They tend to be a very worthwhile investment when considering the benefits, and the repercussions of not having one. In addition to providing protection, a storm door can also add a nice touch to a home, increasing value and appearance. The best storm doors are often made of steel and glass, but are also available in wood and screen material.
 
Call the home improvement experts at Trim A Seal today at 800-217-6355 . Trim A Seal has been a leader in the home improvement industry for more than fifty-years. We’re Northern Indiana and South Chicago’s leading window and door contractor.
 
 

27 January 2014

5 Home Improvement Tips that Pay You Back

Posted in Energy Efficient Windows, Replacement windows, Entry Doors, Vinyl Siding

Boost Your Home's Value

 

Norandex-brandWinter will be over soon and as soon it is, homeowners start thinking about that next big home improvement project. We realized that choosing the best way to invest in our homes can be challenge. You want to get the most bang for your buck, and be able to enjoy the improvements, while gaining value in your home. A few things to consider when pondering what project to take on…what project is most needed due to pending problems, what will add the most curb appeal, what will bring you the most comfort or improvement in lifestyle and what will add the most value to your home?  

Below are a handful of home improvements that will satisfy all of your needs, while giving your home a sharp look that will impress the neighbors.

1)      Replace That Old Siding

Replacing your siding is one of the most cost-effective ways you can increase the value of your home. Not only will installing the right siding ensure the protection of your home, but it will also give your house a fresh look that is sure to catch some eyes. Your siding is the first thing people see when they look at your home, and it can make or break a sale. Vinyl siding is one of the best ways to approach this project. By using vinyl, you can save money on installation and the trouble of painting your house.  Choosing this project can get you up to an 80% return on your investment

2)      Install a New Front Door

Although we walk through it virtually every time we enter or leave our home, people sometimes forget how significant a front door can be to the image of their home. The golden rule of choosing a new entry door is to make sure it matches the style of your home. Be sure not to pick something to flashy, and if you do… make sure it looks good to other people as well. This will ensure that when the time comes to sell your home, you can get up to a 104% return.

3)      Improve Your Landscaping

Landscaping your home task can prove to be a daunting and time-expensive task, so it is important to make sure that you know what you are doing. It is hard to visualize a house with new landscaping, so be sure to get many second opinions on your plans. High-quality landscaping will capture a lot of attention, and can drastically improve the beauty and elegance of your home. With a descent amount of landscaping work, you can increase the value of your home by 14%.

4)      Remodel the Kitchen

Don’t be intimidated, remodeling your kitchen can prove to be well worth the time and money if planned and executed properly. One of the main points of interest when searching for a new home is whether or not the kitchen meets a potential buyer’s desires. Choosing one improvement such as installing new flooring, a new counter top, or even re-facing the cabinets can significantly change the appearance of your kitchen and increase the value of your home. You can get up to 74% of your money back by undergoing this project.

5)      Install Energy-Efficient Windows

If you are planning on living in your home for a long time, installing energy-efficient windows can be the perfect solution. This long-term investment will not only boost the value of your home, but it will save you up to 30% on your energy bills and get you a tax credit for energy efficiency. After a while, this investment begins to pay for itself in addition to increasing your home value.

If you live in Northern Indiana or South Chicago and are looking for replacement windows, vinyl siding, gutter protection or new entry doors, please call Trim A Seal of Indiana today at 800-217-6355 for a FREE Consultation. Don’t forget to ask about our Low Price Guarantee.

 

 

 

22 January 2014

Can a Steel Security Door Protect Your Home from Theft?

Posted in Door Installation Contractor Indiana, Security Doors, Steel Doors, Entry Doors, Doors

Albany, Armaclad and Home Guard® Security Doors Offer Peace of Mind

 

security3According to the FBI – a home is invasion occurs every 14 seconds in America. How does a burglar get in? They break down your front or back door and two o’clock in the afternoon is the most common break-in time.
 
Is your home safe? To find out, simply open your front door and look at the dead bolt plate. You’ll probably discover there’s just one inch of soft wood protecting your home from forced entry. This isn’t enough to prevent a thief from kicking in your door.
 
How can you make your doorway more secure? A good quality security door is your first line of defense against a home invasion. Protect your home and property from damage and theft with steel security doors from Trim A Seal. We install a full line of steel security, storm and entry doors by HomeGuard that deliver safety, quality and peace of mind. Plus our attractive security entry doors give your home an attractive, beautiful look. All Home Guard steel entry doors come with Lifetime and Beyond Limited Warranty. The exclusive transferable warranty gives peace-of-mind protection against warping, delamination and twisting of the door slab for as long as you own the door and beyond.
 
Contact one of our Trim A Seal entry door installation professionals for a free in home consultation or for more information call 800-217-6355. We carry a wide variety of steel security, sliding doors, entry and storm doors by Albany Door, Armaclad and Home Guard® and more – many in stock and ready for fast delivery!
 
Trim A Seal is a licensed door installer in Porter and Lake County Indiana and Will and Southern Cook County Illinois including: Merrillville, Gary, Crown Point, Hammond, Valparaiso, Munster, Highland, Griffith, St. John, Portage, Chesterton, Hobart, Schererville, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, South and East Chicago.

 

11 December 2013

2013 Tax Credits on New Replacement Windows, Exterior Doors and Roofs

Posted in Roofing Contractor, Replacement windows, Entry Doors

energy star logoSeveral tax incentives were extended and changed through the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  There’s never been a better time to make energy efficient improvements to your home.

Save on utility and energy bills this season and reduce heating and cooling costs when you install new windows, doors or replacement roofs.

 

A few qualifying products include:

•             Windows

•             Doors

•             Insulation

•             Air conditioners

•             Heat pumps

•             Water heaters

•             Roofing

•             Skylights

Need new replacement windows, exterior doors or a new roof installed on your Indiana home? This is your last chance to take advantage of tax credits that have been extended. Install a new roof or new energy efficient windows or doors and receive 10% of the cost of installation or up to $500 in tax credits now through December 31, 2013.

Visit the Energy Star website for information on available tax credits, then call the roofing, window and door contractor you can trust in Northern Indiana. Trim A Seal has been providing the highest quality home improvement products and services for over 50 year. Call today for a free estimate 800-271-6355 or visit www.trimaseal.comtoday. Serving all of Lake, Porter, Will and Southern Cook counties

05 December 2013

5 Tips for Updating Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Posted in Security Doors, Steel Doors, Replacement windows, Roofing Repair , Entry Doors, Roofing Installer, Energy Star Energy Efficient Products

Home Improvement Tips for Your Northwest Indiana Home

 SedonaCanyon-shingleThese tips may seem obvious but if your thinking of putting your home on the market or just want your home to have maximum curb appeal – this list is worth reviewing. If you want to increase the value of your home, envision yourself as a buyer pulling up to your home and ask yourself honestly what their first impression would be.  The first thing anyone notices is the exterior of the house.

Recent studies show that high-quality, professional looking landscaping can add 5-10% percent to a home’s asking price. Where to start? Best to start simple. Clean up what you have. Here’s a quick guide to a fresh looking home exterior.

1. Weed, Edge and Mulch Beds. Start by weeding existing beds. Then add a three inch layer of mulch to all beds to create a colorful, fresh look. Mulch helps hold in moisture, so your plants and shrubs will than you later. Cut fresh edges where grass meets the mulch for a more professional look.

2. Fertilize Your Lawn. For lush, green grass your neighbors will envy, start regular fertilizer treatments and continue with a regular weed & feed schedule each season.  Try and popular brand like Scott’s that is easy to apply. Spend a little extra money to buy a spreader, which quickly and evenly distributes fertilizer over your lawn.

3. Trim Trees & Shrubs. Cut back dead limbs or old growth to encourage new growth. A clean, trimmed landscape looks much more appealing than out of control trees and shrubs.

4. Improve Your Entry. The first think your guest sees is the entrance to your home. If the door is made of wood and in good shape, then a new coat of paint or refinishing it may be the answer. But if you have a steel door and you notice it is dented, replace it with an inexpensive steel door, a fiberglass door or upgrade to a nice wood grain door.Installing a new doorcan give your home a secure and updated appearance.

6. Check Your Roof.  Your roof is a major part of your home’s exterior and highly visible to passer-bys.  If your roof has torn or missing shingles, it might be time to repair your roof or a have a new roof installed. Most roofs last 15-20 years. Installing a roof on your Indiana home will not only spruce up your home’s exterior, it's an important part of weatherproofing and saving energy on utilities.

Consider talking with a professional landscaper or home improvement company for more ways on updating your home’s exterior. Many of these improvements will also help increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell.

Trim A Seal is one of Northwest Indiana's largest home improvement contractors. We install energy efficient replacement windows, plus entry doors to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior. We have been providing the best quality products and services for your home for over 60 years.

23 November 2013

Gary Indiana's Leading Steel and Storm Door Contractor

Posted in Door Installation Contractor Indiana, Security Doors, Steel Doors, Entry Doors

Installing Top Quality Entry Doors for Over 50 Years

 Need new storm, patio, security or steel doors in preparation to keep the winter cold out or secure your home? Whatever your need, Trim A Seal of Northern Indiana has been on of the Gary areas leading door installation contractor's for over 50 years. We carry a wide selection of storm doors, sliding patio doors, entry doors and steel security doors to suit your home’s style.

entry5We install a complete line of doors by Indiana doors, Albany, Gerkin, Fox Weldoor and steel security storm doors by Home Guard. We offer hundreds of different door styles in dozens of colors. Our home remodeling experts can help you pick the right door for your home no matter what your need.

Home Guard doors feature solid construction, tempered safety glass, heavy gage metal door frames and steel hardware to prevent forced entry. A durable powder coat finish is standard on all Home Guard steel security storm doors.

We also feature Albany doors in over 200 different door styles, 25 different paint colors and 12 different stains. Two thirds of all illegal home entries are made through doors. Albany’s masonite steel edged doors have been proven to be more secure than tradition wood edged doors. Plus masonite steel doors are energy efficient and can lower your home’s heating and cooling bills.

Trim A Seal has been a leader in the home improvement industry for over five decades. We stand behind all the products we sell. Ask for a free in home estimate today at 800-217-6355. We’re Northern Indiana and Northeast Illinois’s one-stop-shop for high quality vinyl windows, entry doors, siding and more.

 

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