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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.


02 March 2017

5 Signs That Siding May Need Replacing

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana

Has Your Home's Siding Gone Bad?

Many homeowners who have old siding are asking themselves the question, does my siding need replacing? Can I repair what I already have or should I have new siding installed? Depending on a number of factors, including your budget and how long you plan to stay in your home, there are many factors to consider when replacing siding. First, read on to find out if your home needs residing. The first thing to look for is 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 5 things can be tell-tale signs that siding might need to be replaced.

$11)     1)  Warped or Torn Panels: warped panels or panels tearing away from the home, separating seams, swelling, boards that no longer lay flat are a sign that siding is failing. Check under the siding boards, if the surface behind the siding is soft, wet or rotting, that is a sure sign it’s time to replace siding.

$12)     2)  Moldy or Rotten Wood: mold growing on siding and/or rotten wood or moisture on the inside of your house

$13)    3)   Broken or Loose Panels: like the above, this can be a sign that the siding is failing to protect your home’s exterior as it should.

$14)    4)   Peeling Paint: Peeling paint or loose, wet wall paper on a home’s interior walls can be a sign of water entering the home, either from failed siding or roofing materials.

$15)   5)   Dry Rot: If you have wood siding, this can be cause for concern. It’s hard to detect however. Tap in the surface of siding with a screwdriver will help review weak spots. It’s difficult to tell if your home has dry rot without removing the siding to inspect for damage. When in doubt, call a professional to have your home's siding inspected.

Often times, siding can be repaired or damaged panels can be replaced. However, if you need to replace old siding, energy efficient vinyl siding is a great way to go. Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free, energy efficient and long lasting. When you reside your home with vinyl siding, you’ll add instant value and recoup your renovation costs more quickly compared to more expensive siding options like stone or wood.

Want to have your home’s siding inspected by as professional? Call the experts at Trim A Seal. We’ve are a Certainteed 5 Star Siding Contractor in Northwest Indiana. We make home improvement fast, affordable and easy. Call 800-217-6355 or visit

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!


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.

24 November 2015

5 Reasons to Install Vinyl Siding on Your Home

Posted in Vinyl Siding Contractor Indiana

Advice from Indiana's Leading Siding Installation Contractor

 Thinking of replacing your old cement or aluminum siding? The 5 Star Indiana siding contractors at Trim A Seal have compiled a list of the top 5 reasons you should consider installing vinyl siding instead.

1. Great quality that can withstand damage from rocks from lawnmowers, weather, etc.
2. Significantly improve appearance and the value of your home 
3. Easily replace a single damaged piece of siding.
4. Easy care; spray and wash twice a year.
5. Long lasting, durable and cost effective

In addition to these points, there are many other positive benefits from switching to Alcoa, Variform, or Certainteed vinyl siding. Homeowners have found that installing Alcoa, Certainteed, or Variform vinyl siding is an eco-friendly alternative. When compared to other siding products such as cement, vinyl siding leads the way in energy efficiency. One reason vinyl is considered more efficient, is that the home’s exterior doesn’t need to be repainted every few couple years like fiber cement siding. Because of the light weight of Certainteed, Variform, and Alcoa vinyl siding, less energy is used in transporting it vs. heavier, less fuel efficient products like cement or brick. Also, vinyl siding is recyclable!

Another bonus when it comes to having a green, energy efficient home is that insulated vinyl siding can add 10% – 25% additional R-value to wall systems to reduce energy bills and help the earth at the same time.

Looking for a free vinyl siding estimate? Call the vinyl siding experts at Trim-A-Seal of Indiana today at 1-800-217-6355. They are standing by to answer your questions. Or visit us online at Homeowners in Indiana have been choosing the professionals at Trim-A-Seal for over sixty years.

Trim-A-Seal is a licensed Indiana Siding Contractor serving 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.


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


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 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 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, 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.


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