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03 February 2017

New Vinyl Windows Return 73% of Your Investment

Posted in Replacement windows, Window Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Window Installation

Proper installation is one of the keys to having efficient windows

As the winter continues to rear its cold and blustery head, many of you in older homes with single paned windows - might be asking yourself this question, “Is replacing my windows this spring a good idea?”

Drafty windows can raise heating and cooling bills and make your home less comfortable. It’s no wonder then that replacing windows if one of the most common home improvements. Updating windows is one of the best investments you can make in your home. Vinyl window replacement earns back 73% of it $14,284 average cost making it the second best remodeling investment a homeowner can make. As for saving money on heating and utility bills, dramatic upgrades, such as going from a single-pane glass window to a double-pane gas-filled window can cut energy costs by up to $465 dollars per year. Often times, other factors come into play, such as how many windows you have to replace and how long you plan to stay in the home. Sometimes, older windows can be repaired to avoid replacement.

If you have wood windows that deteriorated beyond repair, you may want to consider replacing your windows with an energy-efficient window brand like Sunrise.  Sunrise windows feature a triple weather-strip barrier that provides 50% more protection against winter’s worst weather, plus they feature fusion-welded frames and sashes that last longer and perform better.Sunrise Windows come with a lifetime, non-prorated warranty.  Call our office for a free evaluation of your home’s windows.

Proper installation is one of the keys to having efficient windows. Trim A Seal of Indian is a licensed window contractor serving the Merrillville, Schererville and Gary areas. Our licensed, insured and trained window installers have been serving the Northwest Indiana area for over 50 years. Call today for a free estimate 800-217-6355.

21 October 2014

Things to Consider When Replacing Your Home's Windows

Posted in Replacement windows, Window Contractor Indiana

 

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Got cold drafty windows? With the type of winter we are expecting this year in Northwest Indiana, old windows can make winter seem more harsh and cost you more money. Windows that aren't sealed properly or are old and inefficient can account for 35 to 40 percent of a home's heat loss. With heating bills on the rise, that can translate into big money. 

Installing new replacement windows can be costly, but new windows should lower heating and a/c bills resulting in greater monthly utility savings. When it comes to home improvements, replacing windows should be at the top of the priority list. Window replacements can offer you a high return on investment in both savings heating and a/c bills, but also in the value that they add to your home.

How do you know when it’s time to replace old windows and start shopping for new energy efficient windows?

  • Frost appears on the inside of window panes
  • You feel a cold draft coming in through closed windows
  • Windows don't open and close with ease
  • Windows panes are separating from window or wood is rottting
  • The windows haven't been replaced for 20 years or more
  • Windows are single pane (instead of double)
  • One big reason to consider window replacement is simply the high cost of heating bills.

Two things to consider when shopping for windows: 1) the style of the window is important. It can affect the overall look and value of your home. 2) Choose the right window for your climate. Vinyl replacement windows are a good option for both warm and cold climates because they insulate well.

Call Trim A Seal of Indiana today for a free, in home consultation and estimate. We have a wide variety of top window brands to choose from including Sunrise, HomeGuard, Armaclad and more. Call 800-217-6355 today.

Trim A Seal is a licensed window replacement contractor throughout: Porter and Lake County Indiana, Merrillville, Gary, Crown Point, Hammond, Valparaiso, Munster, Highland, Griffith, St. John, Portage, Chesterton, Hobart, Schererville, East Chicago and New Chicago, Illinois.

 

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.

06 March 2014

How to Hire a Local Window Contractor

Posted in Replacement windows, Window Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Window Installation

Window Company Serving Gary, Crown Point, Lansing, Merrillville and Beyond.

Shopping for new windows for your home? Whether you’re replacing your existing

Garden-Window-Exterior-View windows, adding a garden window to your kitchen or adding an addition, installing windows is a major home improvement project. As such it requires that you hire a professional with the proper licenses and experience to get the job done right. A good place to start when determining which contractors to consider is by asking friends and family for referrals or checking with your local Better Business Bureau or Angie’s List. Here you will find all the information you need about the business and read past customer reviews.

When you are ready to review window companies, use the questions below to guide you through the process of hiring a local Gary window contractor. This will help ensure you hire a qualified, experienced professional to install your home’s new windows.

·         Look for a dealer who has a fully-staffed office and a professional showroom.

·         Has the dealer been in business for 5 years or more?

·         Are they a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau?

·         Do they have a list of customer references?

·         Is the contractor licensed and insured?

·         Ask to view before and after pictures of jobs they’ve completed.

·         Contact the manufacturer of the window brand you are considering. Is the company you are considering an authorized window dealer?

·         Ask about product and service guarantees or warranties.

Trim-A-Seal is a licensed, insured window contractor who’s been installing new and replacement windows throughout Northwest Indiana since 1950. We carry hundreds of vinyl, wood and custom window colors and styles, from top name brands like Sunrise, Armaclad, HomeGuard and more. Call today for a free estimate 800-217-6355.

 

11 February 2014

Is Replacing Your Home's Old Windows a Good Idea?

Posted in Energy Efficient Windows, Sunrise Vinyl Windows, Replacement windows, Window Contractor Indiana

New Windows are the Second Best Remodeling Investment

 

Cleaning-Double-HungAs the winter rages on the weather seems to get colder and colder, you might be asking yourself this one simple question, “Is replacing my windows a good idea?” Drafty windows can certainly be cause for concern. But window replacements are one of the best investments you can make in your home. Vinyl window replacement earns back 73% of it $14,284 average cost making it the second best remodeling investment a homeowner can make. 

As for saving money on heating and utility bills, dramatic upgrades, such as going from a single-pane glass window to a double-pane gas-filled window can cut energy costs by up to $465 dollars per year. Often times, other factors come into play, such as how many windows you have to replace and how long you plan to stay in the home. Sometimes, older windows can be repaired to avoid replacement.

If a licensed window contractor determines that you need new replacement windows (let’s say because you have wood windows that deteriorated beyond repair), you may want to consider replacing your windows with an energy-efficient window brand like Sunrise.  Sunrise windows feature a triple weather-strip barrier that provides 50% more protection against winter’s worst weather, plus they feature fusion-welded frames and sashes that last longer and perform better. Sunrise Windows come with a lifetime, non-prorated warranty.  Call our office for a free evaluation of your home’s windows.

Proper installation is the key to having efficient windows. Call the window installation experts in Merrillville today. Our licensed, insured and trained installers have been serving the Northwest Indiana area for over 50 years. Call today for a free estimate 800-217-6355.

 

11 February 2014

Top 3 Reasons to Replace Old Windows

Posted in Replacement windows, Window Contractor Indiana

New Replacement Windows Can Lower Utility Bills

double-hung-replacement-windowsAre you having trouble keeping the temperature regulated in your home with northern Indiana's crazy weather? New replacement windows from Trim A Seal can help maintain a constant temperature in your home by keeping what you want inside and everything else out. In order for windows to operate effectively you must have them well sealed with double or triple paned glass. Not only will you save on utility bills, you'll also improve your home's value and enhance curb appeal. We created a list of the top 3 reasons to replace your windows in 2014. Check them out below:
 
1. Save money on energy bills. By using quality windows you can ensure that your home uses less energy while keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. After having new windows installed, most customers experience a decrease in their monthly utility bills. When you add it up, the windows practically pay for themselves.
2. Old windows tend to be hazardous. Older windows could contain lead which is very dangerous to your health. Not only can you save money, you may be saving a life.
3. Older windows are typically single paned, which are not as beneficial as double and triple pane. Multi-paned windows keep moisture and heat out. They help filter out noise using air or non toxic gases which improves the window's insulating properties.
 
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to replace your windows. Call the leading window installation company in Northwest Indiana today for a free consultation 1.800.217.6355. We look forward to hearing from you.
 

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.

 

 

 

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.

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