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27 April 2017

Vinyl Siding by Variform: One of the Best Siding Options

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

Reasons to Choose Varigrain or Timber Oak Siding

A lot of people ask us what the best siding brand is. That truly depends on what your goals and budget are for your home. But no matter what you’re end goal is, one of the best all-around brands in terms of quality and selection is Variform. 

This brand offers a wide assortment of durable and attractive Varigrain Preferred and Timber Oak vinyl siding by Variform

Timber Oak's beautiful wood stained finish gives this low-maintenance premium siding that out performs wood siding. For a classic look, consider Varigrain Preferred vinyl siding with a smooth flawless looking finish available in a stylish selection of traditional and modern colors to fit every style. 

Choose from soothing and trendy shades like Savannah Blue, Georgian Gray, Silver Mist, and others. No matter which one you choose, Variform siding is durable and built to last. It will not rust, blister, scratch or peel and it’s more resistant to water damage, salt, termites, and other pests compared to other brands.

Variform low maintenance vinyl siding will protect your home season after season and look beautiful for years to come.

28 March 2017

How Much Does Certainteed Vinyl Siding Cost?

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

Pricing Checklist

 

Vinyl siding is a great option for most homes because its durable, beautiful and low maintenance. If you’re looking to install new vinyl siding this summer, costs can add up quickly, especially if you’re trying to do your own installation. Installing siding is one of those home improvements that’s best left to the professionals. Be sure to hire a licensed and insured siding contractor to perform the installation for you. Choosing a contractor is about much more than just comparing price.

Trim A Seal is a trained 5 Star Certainteed Vinyl siding installer. In order to become a certified contractor with CertainTeed, you have to adhere to their rigorous standards of excellence. To be a 5-Star Contractor, installers must attend a full-day program and pass our Vinyl Siding Master Craftsman test.

Certainteed Vinyl Siding – Pricing Checklist

- Get at least 3 estimates before hiring a Siding contractor
- Expect vinyl siding prices to vary between regions and companies. Every company has different operating expenses, so costs are different for each and thus product pricing varies.
- Waiting until an off season, like right before winter, should yield lower prices, at least in the North. Having any type of work done during a contractor’s off season can help you negotiate lower pricing.
- Beware of the lowest price, especially if it’s far below other estimates. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
- Most types of Certainteed siding run between $4-$5/sq. Ft, but this price might be higher or lower depending on the type of siding you choose.
-Try to budget and additional 10-12% more on top of your square footage estimate for overall budgeting purposes. This should cover any extra materials needed for difficult configurations, patterns, etc.

Remember, there are multiple styles of Certainteed siding available from Contemporary, colonial, cape-cod style, ranch, bungalow, victorian, etc. So if the style you first select is over your budget, take the time to choose another beautiful style. You’ll be glad you did.

 

30 August 2016

Alcoa Brand Siding: The Energy Efficient Siding Choice

Posted in Alcoa Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Siding

Alcoa offers more siding colors than any other brand.

Looking for energy efficient siding options for your home? Look no further. Alcoa, one of America’s leading manufacturers of vinyl siding, now offers the most advanced insulated premium siding ever created. These insulated sidings are permanently bonded with a polypropylene (XPP) foam made by Dow. This new generation of engineered vinyl siding out-performs fiber cement, wood and many other brands of insulated siding in terms of energy efficiency, value and durability.
 
Plus, Alcoa siding provides a significant improvement in your home's R-Value. The end result is lowered energy costs in summer and winter. 
 
Alcoa vinyl siding comes in an array of styles including Dutch Lap, Beaded Smooth siding, and Board & Batten. Cedarwood vinyl siding, with the look of real wood - is one of Alcoa's most popular styles. One of their most popular vinyl sidings is Cedarwood siding. 
 
Alcoa has more vinyl siding colors to choose from than any other brand of siding. With over 700 color options, you're sure to find one that fits your home's style and exterior decor. With Alcoa's maintenance free exterior vinyl siding, rest assured your new siding will last a lifetime.
 
Looking for a free siding estimate? Call the vinyl siding contractors at Trim A Seal in NW Indiana today at 1-800-217-6355. 

28 June 2016

Choosing the Best Vinyl Siding Brands

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

As an experienced siding contractor for over fifty years, we can help recommend the right brand and siding type for your home and budget. We carry a beautiful assortment of durable, attractive and low maintenance siding that will never rust, blister, scratch or peel. Here are the top five vinyl siding brands that we recommend most often, and their benefits. Call one of our 5 Star vinyl siding experts at Trim A Seal for more information 800-217-6355.
 
1)Certainteed Vinyl Siding by Saint-Gobain excels as at creating sustainable and NAHB green building approved products. Most of its product lines are manufactured using recycled materials and are also LEED certified and Energy Star approved. 
 
2)Norandex Vinyl Siding is professional grade, sold only through builders and siding contractors. One of its many benefits is the non-prorated, transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty and Lifetime Fade Protection customers have come to rely on. Norandex also offers an extended fade protection via their exclusive ColorHold® acrylic capping technology.
 
3)Alcoa Vinyl Siding offers one of the widest arrays of product lines across all price points, with the cost ranging from $4.00 – $6.50 per sq. ft. Alcoa is able to withstand wind speeds of 160mph and extreme weather thanks to its styrofoam insulation which can reduce heat loss by 25%.
 
4)Royal Vinyl Siding is one our more popular lines, featuring 27 UV-resistant colors that won't warp, buckle, fade or change color over time.
 
5)Variform Vinyl Siding leads the nation in popularity, offering insulated siding for maximum weather protection. Variform’s CSL 600 helps guard against the elements by using an exclusive technology called Weatherstrong that helps keep moisture and harsh weather out.
 

09 September 2015

Replacing Siding can Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Posted in Alcoa Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is a preferred siding material

Certainteed-Monogram-Horizontal-SidingReplacing the siding on your home can boost energy efficiency and improve your home’s value. According to Angie’s List, a $10,000 siding installation can return an 80 % investment or more.

A good siding option for homeowners to consider is vinyl siding because it offers a good price for the quality.

Expect to spend roughly $3 to $8 per square foot, installed and around $6,000 to $13,000 to install vinyl siding on an average two-story house. You can expect to pay more for premium vinyl siding. New siding can help your home be more energy efficient to heat this winter.  Insulated vinyl is on the checklist of items that can help a house qualify for the Energy Star rating. Expect to pay about 15% more for insulated versions of vinyl siding.

Vinyl is a preferred siding material due to the fact that it requires little or no maintenance, and dirt easily washes off, plus it never needs repainting. Vinyl can be installed for a relatively low cost compared to other siding materials. The best brands offer transferable lifetime warranties. Call the siding installation pros in Merrillville at Trim A Seal. We install top of the line vinyl siding brands like CertainTeed, Alcoa, Norandex and Royal siding. Call today for a free estimate 800-217-6355. Trim A Seal is a Certified 5 Star Vinyl Siding Installer.

30 July 2015

When is it Time to Replace Vinyl Siding?

Posted in Vinyl Siding

Old or Damaged Siding Can Let Moisture in Your Home

Homeowners who have old siding or have experienced substantial wind or damage from summer storms are often left wondering – “is it better to replace my siding or repair it?” Depending on many factors, including your budget and how long you plan to stay in your home, there are a few key things to consider when replacing vinyl or wood siding. Let’s first decide if your home needs residing. The first thing to look for is fungus, warped panels or panels tearing away from the home, separating seams, swelling, boards that no longer lay flat, rotten wood or moisture on the inside of your house. These can all be tell-tale signs that siding might need to be replaced.

Dry rot is a huge concern, especially when wood siding is involved. In some cases there maybe visible signs of moisture on the home’s exterior. It’s difficult to tell if your home has dry rot without removing the siding to inspect for damage.

If you need to replace old siding, energy efficient vinyl siding is a great solution for any home. Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free, energy efficient and long lasting. Look for a durable siding with a great warranty. Want to have your home’s siding evaluated? Call the leading vinyl siding contractor in Northwest Indiana at Trim A Seal. We make home improvement fast, affordable and easy. Call 800-217-6355 today.

23 June 2014

5 Star CertainTeed Master Craftsman and Siding Contractor

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

Certified Top Siding Contractor in Northwest Indiana

 

5 star certainteed siding contractor

CertainTeed has earned a reputation as a premier building materials manufacturer for more than 100 years. That’s why Trim A Seal installs top of the line CertainTeed siding products throughout the Merrillville area. If you’re looking for the best possible workmanship and highest installation standards, look no farther. Trim a Seal is one of Gary areas top siding contractors. Plus we’re an approved CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor. That means our team has completed the most rigid certification training course.

5 Star Siding Contractor Qualifications:

  • Master Craftsman coursework
  • Continuing education coursework covering product installation, sustainable building and business best practice
  • Provide proof of Workers Compensation (where required by law) and General Liability insurance
  • Maintain a high rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Use CertainTeed's high-quality products in the work they perform

Call today to find out more or visit our showroom located at 7886 Broadway in Merrillville. Our licensed and insured siding installers have serviced thousands of homes throughout Northwest Indiana for over 50 years. Call today for a free consultation 800-217-6355. 

 

23 June 2014

Do I Need to Replace My Old Vinyl Siding?

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

Knowing when to Repair or Replace a Home's Siding

 

Homeowners who have old siding or have experienced substantial wind or storm damage are often left with the question – “is it better to replace my siding or repair it?” Depending on many factors, including your budget and how long you plan to stay in your home, there are a few key things to consider when replacing siding. Let’s first decide if your home needs new siding. The first thing to look for is fungus, warped panels or panels tearing away from the home, separating seams, swelling, boards that no longer lay flat, rottenalcoa-vinyl-siding- wood or moisture on the inside of your house. These can all be tell-tale signs that siding might need to be replaced. 
 
Dry rot is a huge concern, especially when wood siding is involved. In some cases there maybe visible signs of moisture on the home’s exterior. It’s difficult to tell if your home has dry rot without removing the siding to inspect for damage. 
 
If you need to replace old siding, energy efficient vinyl siding is a great solution for any home. Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free, energy efficient and long lasting. Look for a durable siding with a great warranty. 
 
Want to have your home’s siding evaluated? Call one of Northwest Indiana's best siding contractors. Trim A Seal is a 5 Star Vinyl Siding Contractor. We offer fast, affordable and top quality siding installation. Call 800-217-6355 or visit www.trimaseal.com
 

 

07 April 2014

Classic Styling with Varigrain and Timber Oak Vinyl Siding by Variform

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

Wood Stained Siding Finishes

vinyl-siding-contractor2Trim A Seal of Indiana installs a beautiful assortment of durable and attractive Varigrain Preferred and Timer Oak siding vinyl siding by Variform. Timber Oak siding delivers a legendary look and high quality, long lasting performance.  Its beautiful wood stained finish gives this low-maintenance premium siding out performs standard wood siding.

For a classic look, consider Varigrain Preferred vinyl siding with a smooth flawless looking finish available in a stylish selection of traditional and modern colors to fit every style. Choose from soothing shades like Savannah Blue, Georgian Gray, Silver Mist, Autumn Beige, Classic Cream and others. Whether you select Timber Oak or Varigrain Preferred, all Variform vinyl siding is durable and built to last. Varigrain will never rust, blister, scratch or peel. Compared to other types of siding, vinyl is more resistant to water damage, salt, termites, and other pests.  Variform low maintenance vinyl siding will protect your home season after season and look beautiful for years to come.

To view siding samples, visit our showroom at 7886 Broadway St., Merrillville, IN 46410 or call to have one of our home remodel and design experts come to your home for a free in home estimate 800-217-6355. Trim A Seal is a 5 Star vinyl siding contractor serving Northwest Indiana.

11 February 2014

Installing New Vinyl Siding Can Help You Sell Your Home

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

The Long Lasting, Low Maintenance Solution

 

Certainteed-Monogram-Horizontal-SidingIf you’re thinking of putting our home on the market and your exterior is in poor condition, you may want to consider installing new Vinyl Siding. Prospective buyers look at homes and assess the work needed to update it. If your home needs many repairs, you’re likely to get a substantially lower offer.  Another benefit of new siding, whether you’re selling or not, is that it adds to the value of your home.

Certainteed vinyl siding is one of the more popular products preferred by Trim-A-Seal of Indiana customers. Certainteed Vinyl siding is comprised of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), very similar to the material used in vinyl windows. The big advantage of installing vinyl siding is that it needs very little maintenance.

Unlike wood siding, vinyl siding is dyed or colored during manufacturing, so it doesn’t require painting. The entire vinyl sheet of siding is the same color throughout, so you can’t scratch off the color like you can with steel or aluminum siding.

Vinyl siding comes in horizontal panels made to look like wood lap siding. The installation process is fairly simple and more cost effective than many other siding options. For a free, in home estimate and consultation – contact Trim-A-Seal of Indiana today. Family owned and operated, Trim A Seal in Merrillville is a 5 star vinyl siding installation contractor serving all of Northwest Indiana Call us today for a free in home estimate 800-217-6355.

 

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.

 

 

 

27 December 2013

Can New Vinyl Siding Make my Home More Energy Efficient?

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

Reduce Heat Loss by up to 30%

variform-brandpageFirst of all, any new siding or re-siding project will improve a home’s appearance and provide greater protection from heat and cold. Re-siding should also improve a home’s energy performance. Many old homes don’t have any insulation in the wall cavities so installing new vinyl siding often means your home’s energy performance is improved.

When considering what type of siding to purchase, choosing an insulated siding will reduce your energy loss and save you money. Insulated Siding is the most energy efficient siding on the market. With an R-value range from 2.2 to 5.1, it can drastically reduce your heating and cooling costs year-round. That’s just the beginning. Studies show that siding projects have one of the highest returns on investment of any home improvement project, adding on average between 80% and 110% of the cost of the project to the value of your home.

Trim A Seal installs vinyl siding in a variety of brands, styles and colors making it a practical and money saving choice for any home. Vinyl siding not only reduces your energy cost, insulates your home and adds value to your property, but it’s also virtually maintenance free. We carry a wide selection of Varigrain and Timberoak vinyl siding by Variform, one of the top rated brands of siding. Call today for a free estimate on new siding installation and start improving the value and efficiency of your home today. Trim A Seal is a 5 Star Vinyl Siding installation contractor throughout Northwest Indiana.

For more information visit www.trimaseal.com or call 800-217-6355.

14 November 2013

Can Installing New Vinyl Siding increase the Value of My Home?

Posted in Alcoa Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

Residing Your Home is the most Profitable Home Renovation

Installing new vinyl siding can absolutely increase your home’s value! According to CNNmoney.com, homeowners are getting a lot less bang for their remodeling bucks than they did a few years ago. From a variform-siding-logosales perspective, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms are the most likely to help you sell your home, but from an investment perspective, kitchens and baths aren't necessarily the best home improvement bang for your buck.

A Harvard University study estimates that Americans spend an average of $160 billion for home remodeling projects each year. A year ago, many remodeling jobs returned 80 percent of their cost or more when the owner sold the house, but thosevariform-brandpage numbers are changing.

Some of the most profitable renovations, such as an upscale vinyl residing, actually paid off more - 103.6 percent – more than they cost. In the Middle Atlantic States, vinyl siding replacement returns 92.3 percent of its cost, well above the national average of 87.2 percent, while in the Southwest the same job returns just 80.9 percent of the cost. That makes residing your home the most profitable home renovation.

The least profitable renovation - a home office remodel, which only recoups only 63.4 percent of its cost. Trim A Seal of Indiana has been a home improvement leader and a licensed window and siding contractor in Northern Indiana since 1950. We offer Varigrain and Timber Oak Vinyl Siding by Variform in dozens of stylish colors.

Be sure to ask about our Low Price Guarantee. Call today for a free estimate on your next project 1-800-217-6355.

Window and Vinyl Siding Contractor in Huntington, South Bend, Gary, Fort Wayne, Mishawaka, Crown Point, Valparaiso, Hammond, Munster, Merrillville, Highland, Naperville, Warsaw, Portage, Griffith, St. John, Portage, Chesterton, Hobart, Schererville, East Chicago, Leroy, Huntington, La Porte, Hebron, Granger, Munster, Notre Dame, Milford areas of Northwest Indiana.

18 October 2013

Alcoa Vinyl Siding – The Green Siding Alternative

Posted in Alcoa Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana, Vinyl Siding

One of the leading manufacturers of vinyl siding is Alcoa

One of the leading manufacturers of vinyl siding is Alcoa. Vinyl siding is the home exterior treatment of choice for most homeowners. Nothing is as easy to care for as vinyl siding. It won't rot or mildew. The life of vinyl siding is twenty to twenty five years. It will never need painting during that time. Aside from a yearly cleaning with a pressure washer it's maintenance free.

alcoa home exteriorsAlcoa vinyl siding comes in an array of styles including Dutch Lap, Beaded Smooth siding,and Board & Batten. Cedarwood vinyl siding, with the look of real wood - is one of Alcoa's most popular styles. One of their most popular vinyl sidings is Cedarwood siding. A Styled Rite siding consultant can help you choose the Alcoa siding that's right for you.

Alcoa has more vinyl siding colors to choose from, more than any other brand of siding. With over 700 color options, you're sure to find one that fits your home's style and exterior decor. With Alcoa's maintenance free exterior vinyl siding, rest assured your new siding will last a lifetime.

Looking for a vinyl siding installation estimate? Call the expert vinyl siding contractors Trim A Seal in NW Indiana today at 1-800-217-6355. We'll be happy to help you choose the right windows for your home.

 

19 July 2013

Tips For Cleaning Moldy Vinyl Siding

Posted in Vinyl Siding

If you have vinyl siding you may be dealing with mold and mildew caused by prolonged dampness. There are many solutions to cleaning mold off siding. Let’s review a few of the most common.  

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