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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!

 

22 August 2014

Why Detecting a Roof Leak Early Can Save You Money

Posted in Roofing Contractor Gary Indiana, Roofing Repair , Roofing Installer

Free Roof Repair Inspections by a 5 Star Roofing Contractor Serving Gary

 

roof-shingle-color-MesquiteThere are few things as scary to a homeowner as a leaky roof. When that first yellow or grayish water stain appears on the ceiling, you know there's big trouble. That’s when the questions start…how bad is it? Where is the roof leak located? How much will the repair cost? Do I need a new roof installed? The one thing you don’t want to do is ignore a roof leak. Left untreated, water leaks can also cause mold to form which can make your home hazardous…not to mention the water damage to ceilings and walls.

Well, if you ever find yourself in this predicament, rest easy knowing the licensed and insured home improvement experts at Trim A Seal are here to help. We’ll come out and inspect your roof  to see what the cause of the leak is and how extensive the damage is. Once the leak is detected, we’ll recommend a plan of action for fixing the damaged area. 

Whether you’re dealing with a roof repair or a reroof job, we can help put you on your way fixing the problem and give you peace of mind. We are a licensed and insured 5 Star Certified roof contractor serving the Gary/Merrillville area for over 60 years. We’re here when you need us. Just call for a free home evaluation at 800-217-6355.

 

24 January 2014

Roof Replacement or Repair? Which is Better in the Long-run?

Posted in Roofing Contractor Gary Indiana, Roofing Repair , Roofing Installer

Free Roofing Inspection by Licensed Contractor

owens-corning-roofInstalling new roofing is expensive. So, the decision to replace roofing usually happens over time. Homeowners typically wait until they are experiencing leaks or storm damage before making the decision to reroof or have a new roof installed. Sometimes it’s better to repair a damaged roof and other times, replacing the roof is advised.  Here are some tips to help you decide when to replace your home’s roof.

Roof shingles wear out and need replacing about every 20 years.

• High energy bills and draft indoors hint at insulation problems. Homes built 20 years ago are underinsulated by today’s standards. Chances are replacing your roof can lower energy bill and improve your home’s insulation.

• Ice dams cause millions of dollars of structural damage every year. If your roof has ice damage, have the roof inspected by a licensed roofing contractor to determine if repair or replacement is necessary.

• Your roof has experienced storm damage from high winds. Missing and torn off shingles make a home susceptible to rot and water damage. Have your roof inspected if you experience roof damage due to high winds.

Trim A Seal of Indiana is a licensed and insured residential roofing contractor in Gary, specializing in roof replacement and roof repair throughout Northern Indiana and NE Illinois. We work carefully with homeowners to identify problems and replace or repair your existing roof quickly to avoid damage to your home’s interior. We also provide emergency roofing services in the event of storm damage. Call today for a free, no hassle estimate on your next roofing project. Our roofing professionals have been serving the area for over 50 years. 

Call today for a free assessment of your roofing needs at 800-217-6355.

05 December 2013

5 Tips for Updating Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Posted in Security Doors, Roofing Repair , Replacement windows, Steel Doors, 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.

19 November 2013

How to Plan for a Roof Replacement Project

Posted in Roofing Contractor, Roofing Repair , Roofing Installer

Tips from our Licensed Roofing Installation Team

 

sand-dune-roof-colorThere are several things to consider if you’re thinking of replacing your roof. Besides budget, which is typically the number one concern, there are other things to consider like the time it will take, and the best time of year to have your home’s roof replaced. Here are some general guidelines to use when planning a roof replacement or reroofing home improvement project.

  1. How much will it cost? Budget drives most roofing decisions.  Roofing installation costs vary based on time of year you have the work done, roofing material type and other factors. The best thing to do is have your roof inspected by a licensed, experienced roofing contractor in Indiana and receive a written estimate for the work to be done. Summer and fall are typically the busiest seasons for local roofing installers, so it tends to cost more to do your roof work during these time frames.
  2. What will the weather be like and does this affect your roofing project? When you replace a roof, you invariably expose your home to the ill effects of weather at some point. Choosing a time of year when weather is ideal is difficult and it often coincides with the times of year when roof repair or replacement are also more expensive. Some people think that winter is a bad time to replace a roof. In fact, as long as temperatures stay above 45 degrees Fahrenheit and dry, it’s ideal weather conditions for putting on a new roof. So there may be some times in early spring, late fall or even winter when it is ideal to replace your roof.
  3. How long does it take to have a new roof installed? It typically takes from two to four weeks depending on what other repairs to the base roof are needed and any unforeseeable weather interruptions of course. If possible, you want to try and schedule your roof work when the weather will be mostly reliable over a period of a few weeks. The biggest concern would be rain. You don’t want water getting into your home causing damage.

Trim A Seal home improvement is a licensed roofing contractor in Northwest Indiana, offering homeowners a flexible schedule to complete roof replacements and repairs. We will provide a free roof inspection and estimate so you know in advance how much your project will cost. Our trained, certified and insured roofing installers will work with you based on your budget and best time frames to have the job completed.  Call 800-217-6355 for more information on our roofing services.

 

 

 

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