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27 February 2017

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted in Door Installation Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Roofing Repair , Gutters

Check Siding, Roofs and Gutters for Damage in the Spring.

 

It’s spring and what typically comes to mind for most homeowners is spring cleaning! But there are more important things that can be done in and around your home. Winter can wreak havoc on a home’s gutters, roof, siding and more…especially if problems existed previously – they can only get worse with exposed to freezing ice and water. Follow this spring maintenance checklist to ensure your home is safe, dry and ready for the summer weather. 

  • Siding: Clean off mold, mildew and pollen with a pressure washer. Check for damaged siding that is tearing way from the home. Also look for wood rot and peeling paint. Sand and repaint if necessary. Check for termite damage. If you find a problem, call a certified siding installation company who can do an inspection and repair the problem.
  • Windows/Entry Doors:Inspect and replace caulking, weather stripping and seals if needed. You don’t want air coming into your home when windows and doors are closed.
  • Window and door screens: Clean screens with a scrub brush and hose. Wipe down and dry sills. Check for holes in screen; mend or replace torn screens. Wipe down and dry sills.
  • Exterior Wood Structures: Check wood decks, rails, siding, pergolas and other structures to see if they need to be stained. Keeping them stained and resealed every few years helps them last longer.
  • Gutters and downspouts: Clean gutters and downspouts and check for clogs. Repair or reattach gutters that maybe damaged or have pulled away from the house. Use a hose to check for gutter leaks. If you find some, dry the area and use a waterproof sealant to fix it.
  • Roof: Inspect roof for missing shingles, check flashing, eaves, and soffits. If you see anything that needs a closer look, call a roofing repair specialist to do an inspection.
  • Landscape: Cut back and trim all overgrown bushes and trees, especially anything scratching up against the house affecting the paint or siding or causing shade where you don’t want it.
  • Sprinklers: Inspect sprinkler system for exposed lines, leaky valves, and faulty sprinkler heads. Test the sprinklers in each zone and make sure each area is getting the right amount of water. Make adjustments. Call a professional if your system isn’t working properly. Don’t wait until it’s season to fix it or you won’t have a vibrant green yard this spring. 
If you need windows or exterior doors replaced, siding replaced or roof repairs, contact the home improvement experts at Trim A Seal in Northwest Indiana. We've been keeping area homes safe and sound for over 60 years!

 

20 July 2016

Do I Need Rain Gutters Installed?

Posted in Gutters

Rain Gutters Protect Your Home from Moisture Damage

 

Wondering if you need new gutters installed or your existing guttering system repaired? Most homes need rain gutters. It’s likely that if you don’t have them, getting to your front door during a heavy rainfall is like walking under Niagara Falls.
 
Without the right gutter system, your basement is likely to experience moisture problems.  If you find yourself getting out the sump pump or dehumidifier after every rain, you have a moisture problem and need to find a solution to drain water away from your home. Gutters can help when properly installed. 
 
A home evaluation by a skilled gutter professional in the can help answer any questions and help you determine what type of gutter system is right for your home. If you need help today, the friendly gutter experts at Trim A Seal are available to offer expert advice at 800-217-6355. We provide gutter repair, replacement and seamless gutter installation. 
 

 

09 February 2016

Clogged Gutters Pose Winter Risks

Posted in Gutter Helmet, Gutters

Ice dams can tear gutters away from your home

If you live in Indiana, clogged rain gutters can pose a huge problem in winter months due if you neglect to properly clean your gutters.  Clogged gutters won’t let water drain away you’re your home as it should. When that standing water freezes in your gutters, it can cause ice dams that add weight to gutters and can cause them to tear away from your roof and fascia. When thawing ice turns to water and sits in gutters it may overflow onto fascia and down siding causing water damage to the interior and exterior wall of your home. 

Simply put, clogged gutters in winter can lead to ice and water damage to your home’s roof and siding, not to mention put your home at risk for mold and mildew from prolonged moisture.

Trim A Seal installs the one and only, multi-patented Gutter Helmet solid gutter system. Gutter Helmet guarantees that your rain gutters are protected for life by keeping leaves out so you never have to clean your gutters again. Gutter Helmet’s gutter protection system installs over your existing rain gutter system to prevent clogged, overflowing gutters and prevent ice dams.  

Call us today to find out more about our full gutter services, including gutter repair and gutter installation 800-217-6355. 

23 January 2016

Gutter Helmet is Guaranteed for Life

Posted in Gutter Helmet, Gutters

Prevent Clogged Gutters and Ice Dams

 

Gutter Helmet of Indiana serves the Ft. Wayne, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We install America's #1 gutter protection system. Gutter Helmet is guaranteed to last a lifetime so you never have to clean your gutters again - we promise!

People usually think of rain gutter protection in the spring or fall when gutters have a tendency to clog with leaves and heavy rain cause overflows that bring gutter problems to our attention. The fact is that snow can also cause major problems when you don’t have a proper rain gutter protection system in place.

Not only do gutters keep rain from running off your roof and over doorways and entryways and getting you wet, they protect your home from damage by managing the flow of water. Having a gutter protection system actually serves a very important function. When rain hits your roof it runs down into your rain gutter system and drains safely away from your home. The power of hundreds of gallons of rain water running off your roof can be a damaging source of nature. Where does it go once it gets to the edge of your roof? Without gutters it goes right to your home’s foundation. The dirt around your home saturates with water leading to foundation damage, water in your basement, mold problems and a host of other expensive and troublesome problems.

But I do have gutters you’re thinking? Yes, but if your gutters and downspouts aren’t cleaned and functioning properly, it’s the same as not having any. Clogged gutters cause rain water to overflow onto the ground below. That’s where rain gutter protection comes in. A good rain gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet solid gutter covers can protect your foundation, basement and home from damage.

Call one of our gutter protection specialists at Gutter Helmet of Indiana for a free gutter inspection and get more information on protecting your home today. Visit www.GutterHelmetofIndiana.com or call 800-217-6355 for more information.

 

01 October 2015

K-Style and Half Round Gutters Made to Order

Posted in Seamless Gutters, Gutters

Seamless Aluminum and Copper Gutter Systems

 Are your rain gutters falling off, storm damaged, sagging or leaking? Gutter Helmet of Indiana offers affordable gutter repair, gutter replacement and cleaning of existing gutter systems. 

 
We install a variety of new gutter systems including seamless aluminum gutters and copper gutters, including k-style and half round Spectra seamless gutters, in more than twenty custom colors to match your home’s siding and roof including wicker, copper, antique ivory, red, coco brown, white, dark bronze, forest green and others.
 
Gutter Helmet of Indiana uses the highest quality gutter installation materials including pop rivets, hidden hangers, and outlets that are all available in colors that match your gutters. Gutter Helmet installs 5” and 6” seamless gutters. Our seamless gutter installation specialists have been serving the Northern Indiana and Northeast Illinois area for over fifty years. 
 
Call 800-217-6355 now for a seamless gutter installation quote or to schedule an appointment.
 

 

09 September 2015

Inspect Gutter Systems to See if they Drain Properly

Posted in Gutter Helmet, Gutters

Keeping gutters free flowing keeps your home safe from damage

 

 

It's almost fall and that means rain and leaves will soon be on their way. Keeping your gutters free flowing and in good condition so that they drain water properly away from your home  and don’t retain water, is a key component in protecting your home and landscape from weather related damage. Wood rot and mold are just two of the many problems that can be caused by leaky, improperly working gutter systems. A gutter repair specialist likeTrim A Seal of Indiana can help you identify leaks and problem areas before water damage occurs.

Keeping gutters clean and in good repair is key. Start first by cleaning your gutters. You will need a ladder, gloves and a bucket for this. After you are done clearing the gutters and downspouts of leaves and debris using your hands, use a hose to wash the gutters clean and inspect for any leaks. Also be sure that the gutters are not coming loose from the roof and that they are firmly attached. This will help prevent damage down the road. Improperly installed or damaged gutters can tear away from a home causing extensive damage. A professionalgutter companywill be able to install brackets that firmly hold and support your gutter system, even in winter - holding heavy snows and ice.

For a free inspection of your home’s gutter system, you can always contact a friendlyGutter Helmetrepresentative. They will let you know if your gutter system needs to be replaced or repaired. And if you decide to install a long lastingGutter Helmet gutter guard system, you’ll “Never Clean Your Gutters Again”, that’s our promise to you and our lifetime guarantee that comes with every Gutter Helmet system installed. Do not wait until snow arrives to discover you have gutter problems. It may be too late to prevent serious damage. Late summer is a great time of year to inspect and clean your gutter system before winter starts. If you need help or have questions about gutter repair, new gutter systems, or Gutter Helmet’s patented gutter guard system, contact your local Gutter Helmet dealer for more information.

Call 800-217-6355 to contact your local Northwest Indiana gutter installation and repair specialists.

 

 

27 December 2014

Gutter Helmet Can Help Protect Your Home from Snow and Ice

Posted in Gutter Guards, Gutter Helmet, Gutters

Gutter Helmet Helps Prevent Ice Dams

hidden heatCold, freezing weather is upon us and cold combined with rain can cause ice dams on your gutters. Ice dams can be an even bigger concern if gutters aren't cleaned and maintained. If leaves are clogging your downspouts, rain will collect, build up and freeze causing gutters to tear away from roofs which can cause costly damage. Installing Gutter Helmet gutter protection can protect your home’s gutters from winter damage.

Trim A Seal is Northern Indiana's official installer of country's #1 multi-patented gutter guards. They install over your existing gutters to prevent gutters from filling with leaves that can clog downspouts. Gutter Helmet patented gutter protection system also prevents gutters from filling up with heavy snow which can also cause damage to your gutter system. For more information about how Gutter Helmet gutter covers can protect your Northern Indiana home this winter call 800-217-6355 for a free, no obligation consultation.

Trim A Seal serves NE Illinois and Northern Indiana including: Will County, Southern Cook County, Porter County, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Merrillville, Gary, Crown Point, Hammond, Valparaiso, Munster, Mishawaka, Highland, Portage, Griffith, St. John, Portage, Chesterton and Hobart, Schererville, South Chicago, Orland Park and Oak Lawn.

11 October 2014

Inspecting Your Gutter System for Damage or Needed Repairs

Posted in Seamless Gutters, Gutter Helmet, Gutters

Licensed and Insured Gutter Repair and Installation Experts in Northwest Indiana

 

 

So your gutters and downspouts aren’t flowing freely. That means there’s a problem, but what kind of problems are you having with your gutters and how do you determine that?

When we receive a call from a homeowner who has gutters in need of service, it’s often hard to pinpoint over the phone what the issue or issues are. We often need to see your home in order to tell you what is causing the problem and what the solution is. That’s why we offer free gutter inspections and free estimates. It’s our goal to inspect your rain gutter system and rule out any of the possible below problems so we know how to proceed.

  • How are the gutters attached to the home – by spikes or hangars?
  • Are they seemed or seamless?
  • Are they pitched properly? Do they have leaks?
  • Is there standing water in the gutters?
  • What’s the condition of the roof your gutters are attached to? (is it pulling away or rotten?)
  • Have they been damaged by high winds or storms?
  • Do you currently have gutter screens or some kind system to prevent clogs?
  • When the gutters were last cleaned?
  • Are there any insects or animals nesting in the gutters? What kind?

After we've done our complimentary inspection, if we discover any problems we will give you a free estimate detailing the needed repairs. Our licensed and fully trained gutter repair and replacement technicians are able to install new seamless gutter systems, repair leaks, clean gutters, install new downspouts, fix broken seams, re-install gutters that are torn away from the roof and install Gutter Helmet solid gutter protection covers. Call today and be on your way to carefree gutters this fall. Call 800-217-6355.

 

 

24 January 2014

Cost and Benefits of Seamless Aluminum Gutters

Posted in Seamless Gutters, Gutters

Aluminum Gutters Can Last up to 25 years when Properly Maintained

 

gutter installationSeamless aluminium gutters are the most widely installed gutter systems on home’s across America.  The low cost of aluminum makes them a better buy compared to other metal or copper gutters. There are many benefits to installing aluminum gutters. In addition to the low cost, aluminum also resists rust and can last up to 25 years when properly installed and maintained.  Seamless aluminum gutters come in a wide varity of colors too so it’s easy to match them to any home or roof.

One down side of aluminum is its strength. When compared to steel or copper gutters, aluminum gutters are not able to withstand extreme weather conditions or heavy weight. So, when purchasing seamless aluminum gutters, it is important you choose gutters made of primary aluminum, not secondary, which is made of scrap aluminum.

At Trim A Seal, we install high quality aluminum seamless gutters. They don’t differ much in cost from traditional gutters but seamless gutters do offer greater protection against leaks and breakage from storms and high winds. 

Seamless gutter installation require trained seamless gutter installers. All of our installers are trained. Plus we use our own state of the art gutter cutting machine to digitally measure our seamless gutters to the 1/16th of an inch.

Our precision cut gutters are available in half-round or k-style 5” inch and 6” inch seamless aluminum or copper with options of 2” x 3” or 4” x 3” inch downspouts.

Like any other work, gutter installation costs vary from company to company. Trim A Seal offers free estimates on all gutter replacement and installation. Please call us to schedule an appointment today 800-217-6355 and ask about our Low Price Guarantee.

 

27 December 2013

5 Tips to Help Keep Gutters Clean & Free Flowing

Posted in Gutter Helmet, Gutters

gutter cleaning, gutter repair and gutter protection systems

Tips for Keeping Gutters free flowing and prevent clogs:

•           Make sure downspouts are installed so that they extend several feet away from your home to carry water away from the foundation and landscape. This will prevent wet basements and landscape erosion.

•           Remove leaves and twigs from roof tops and valleys so gutters and downspouts stay free from buildup of leaves, twigs and tree debris and drain properly. This will prevent a build up of water, which can damage siding and rooflines and flood basements

•           Keep trees trimmed back and away from roof tops and gutter systems to prevent leaves and tree debris from accumulating on roofs and in gutters

•           Clean gutters regularly and inspect them for leaks to prevent damage

•           Consider purchasing Gutter Helmet solid gutter covers to keep leaves out of gutters. Gutter Helmet is guaranteed for the life of your home, so once you install Gutter Helmet, you never have to clean your gutters again. 

For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, gutter repair or Gutter Helmet gutter protection systems – call the gutter experts at Trim A Seal of Indiana today for a free, no hassle estimate. We have been serving the N. Indiana and NE Illinois are for over 50 years. Call 800-217-6355 today.

07 December 2013

Protecting Your Roof from Winter Weather

Posted in Helmet Heat De-icing System, Roofing Contractor, Owens Corning Blown-in Insulation, Gutter Helmet, Gutters

Get a Free Roof or Gutter Inspection Today to Prevent Damage

In the Great Lakes regions, roof damage is common during the winter months because of the sheer volume of heavy snow and ice. If your roof is in bad sHH  1 Beforehape, missing shingles, old or storm damaged, the effects can be even worse. When ice and snow remains on your roof, water damage can occur to the roof, walls and ceilings, sometimes even if your roof is in good condition. Heavy snow and ice can also damage gutter systems from the weight and tear gutters away from the roofline. There are a number of proactive measures you can take to prevent this problem.

One cause of water damage is heat that rises to the roof from the home’s interior. The heat causes snow to melt and refreeze repeatedly leading to ice dams. Ice dams form on the roof and gutters when temperatures dip below 32°.  This can result in water backing up under the roof shingles, behind fascia boards or sideways through flashing. This is when water damage can occur inside the home.  Ice in gutters can be tricky to remove without damaging gutter systems. Trying to remove frozen snow and ice from roofs can be equally as dangerous and potentially damaging.

There are a number of ways to reduce these winter risks. One is to have your roof and gutters inspected before winter weather arrives to ensure it is in good condition and can withstand snow and ice. Trim a Seal recommends that you have gutters reinforced with steel brackets to strengthen them and ensure that they can withstand the weight of snow and ice. We also offer a product called Helmet Heat, which installs over Gutter HelmetHH  2 Aftersolid gutter covers. Three heated cables are fastened to the Gutter Helmet to distribute heat which melts snow and ice. The Helmet-heat de-icing controller is designed to activate your Helmet Heat when outside temperatures reach levels that are likely to produce icicles and ice-dams.

Another great way to reduce the damaging effects of melting snow and ice on your roof is to regulate the temperature of the attic space in your home. Owen Corning blown in insulation can block the transfer of heat from your home’s living spaces to the attic and help regulate the temperature of your attic.

Trim A Seal is an authorized Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat installer, a licensed Indiana roofing contractor and a 5 Star Owen’s Corning Insulation contractor. To find out more about properly winterizing your home to prevent heat loss and damage from ice dams, give us a call 800-217-6355 or click here to request a free in home consultation.

 

18 October 2013

Benefits of Installing a Gutter Leaf Guard System on Your Home

Posted in Gutter Protection System, Gutter Leaf Guard, Gutter Helmet, Gutters

Gutter Helmet has been installed by more than one million homeowners

charcoal gutter helmet cover

 

It’s fall and your home's gutters are once again quickly filling up with leaves. Many people wonder whether or not they need a Gutter Helmet leaf guard system for their home? Ask yourself these questions. Do you regularly struggle with clogged gutters and the problems they cause? Is cleaning gutters a real hassle for you? Is rain water backing up and overflowing from gutters causing walls to get wet or washing away landscape? Gutter Helmet is a solid gutter guard system that protects your gutters, keeping leaves and debris from clogging gutters. As a result, gutters won’t overflow and won’t cause expensive water damage. Instead they drain properly away from your home and prevent water damage.

Best of all, once you install Gutter Helmet, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. If you’re climbing dangerous ladders to clean gutters – you don’t have to!  Stop the damage that overflowing gutters can cause such as mold, rotting fascia boards, damage to siding and walls and landscape. It’s easy with Gutter Helmet.

Gutter Helmet is very first solid gutter cover developed and it’s the best gutter cover system in America today.  Gutter Helmet has been installed by more than one million home owners to date. The product’s patented horizontal-rib design is engineered specifically for strength. The gutter protection system  installs over reinforced heavy gauge brackets; that support and strengthen your gutters.

Can Gutter Helmet Gutter Guards handle heavy snow and ice?

The guard's patented technology is engineered to withstand even the worst snow and ice storms. Thousands of installations in Indiana are a testament to the strength and capabilities of the Gutter Helmet gutter protection system. 

So stop worrying about whether your gutters are clean and your home is safe. Call the experts at Gutter Helmet of Indiana and install a maintenance-free gutter system on your home within days. Call now for a free, no obligation Gutter Helmet estimate today at 1-800-217-6355.

 

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