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Curb Appeal

When you buy a new home you are making what is typically the largest investment of your entire life. It is almost certainly your largest asset. There are many different ways to preserve that investment and to put you in a position to reap the benefits long term. So what is one of the best ways to increase value in your asset? Maintaining curb appeal.

Curb appeal has to do with how attractive your property is from the street. It’s a term that has been in the American real estate lexicon for quite some time. There is even an HGTV show completely dedicated to curb appeal ideas. When you update your home for simply improving the look, or if you have a real repair needed Aluma-Trim Custom Home Remodelers can help with curb appeal. By offering a rich variety of quality products Aluma-Trim has come to be known as home remodeling experts.

Whether our customers are looking for new window installation, new roofing, siding, gutters or anything else, we are there to help. We offer several green/energy efficient products to not only increase curb appeal and make your home look good, it can help keep your bills low too. All of our work and products come with a comprehensive warranty, and we treat you like family.  Contact us for a free estimate and we’ll grow your home’s curb appeal today. Below are some images of our finished product.

Various Window Products from NARI

Getting new windows is an incredibly important part of home upkeep. At this years NARI event we discussed that many people don’t consider new window installation to be an important part of home maintenance. As discussed before in our blog curb appeal and energy efficiency are two very important factors of keeping your windows performing high. Recently at the NARI show we showcased two of our best window options for our customers. Read our testimonials from a few people who talk about our work if interested in hearing more.

These windows from our NARI booth are state of the art and energy efficient in every way. They are part of our warranty window installation service. Now that winter is officially over and it is going to become more and more humid it is the perfect time to make sure that people’s windows are ready for the change in weather. Beyond keeping and trapping heat to save on the energy bill, having properly installed windows can keep from developing condensation which could even lead to mold, which we discussed here.

NARI Windows                                        NARI WIndows

For a free estimate contact us here.

 

Since 1947, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has served Southeastern Wisconsin as premier specialists for siding installation  in Milwaukee. By offering a rich line of vinyl, cedar, aluminum, and steel options, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has come to be known as experts, and through genuine craftsmanship have created elegance and added exterior beauty to thousands of Wisconsin homes. We offer exceptional warranties for all of our siding, trimwindow installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Chimney Maintenance & Recent Job

There are 3 main reasons many industry experts cite when discussing the need for Chimney maintenance and upkeep. They are safety, improved chimney performance as well as long term viability. If you aren’t properly maintaining your chimney after long periods of time they will become clogged with flammable residue that creates a terrible fire hazard for your family. By maintaining it properly you can avoid some of the safety hazards that are so common. Chimney performance is another issue, if not properly maintained they can prevent smoke from escaping properly which could also lead to another safety hazard.

Sustainability of your chimney is important to keep up the curb appeal of your house as we discussed in a previous blog. On a recent job we had to work on a Chimney that had been neglected. We replaced the top and our expert work greatly improved this home owner’s experience.

Chimney Job

Since 1947, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has served Southeastern Wisconsin as premier specialists for siding installation  in Milwaukee. By offering a rich line of vinyl, cedar, aluminum, and steel options, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has come to be known as experts, and through genuine craftsmanship have created elegance and added exterior beauty to thousands of Wisconsin homes. We offer exceptional warranties for all of our siding, trimwindow installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Recent Soffit and Fascia Installation

Aluma-Trim Custom home remodelers recently worked on a client’s garage. This client had a need for some replacement siding to better protect their home from both the elements and time. Aluma-Trim prides itself on the great soffit and fascia installation work that we do as we have been doing it for over 70 years in the Milwaukee area. We used Quality Edge trim for this job and a triple 3 inch vinyl siding by Revere. The siding on their home was peeling and the trim was rotting. By taking care of this for them we were able to fix their wood and they won’t have to deal with their pending maintenance issues.

 

 

All of our products are backed by both fade protection and lifetime warranties. Receive superior siding for the life of your home, have our Milwaukee premium siding installation experts transform your home! We are vinyl siding certified! Contact Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers today for a free estimate on your siding project. View our current internet specials here.

Since 1947, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has served Southeastern Wisconsin as premier specialists for siding installation  in Milwaukee. By offering a rich line of vinyl, cedar, aluminum, and steel options, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has come to be known as experts, and through genuine craftsmanship have created elegance and added exterior beauty to thousands of Wisconsin homes. We offer exceptional warranties for all of our siding, trimwindow installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Gutter Maintenance

One of the least fun parts of owning a home is some of the yard work or cleanup after a rainstorm. After all the work you put into making your yard perfect it gets trashed with leaves or other messes. Imagine how much worse it could be if your gutters were completely clogged and unable to function properly.

Gutters are an incredibly important part of your home’s wellbeing. They help control all of the rainwater to protect your foundation, walls or your roof. If your gutter is unable to function because of a clog you can cause a leak in your home through the roof or cause a host of other water damage related repairs. Something as simple as neglecting your gutter could cost several thousand dollars to replace the system and even more if you have severe water damage.

We carry and install only top of the line quality, seamless gutters that come in a variety of colors to perfectly accent the exterior of your home. Keep your gutters clean and protected with our Gutter Guard system, and begin living “leaf free.” Gutter Guard maintains functionality and prevents debris from entering your gutter system. Aluma-Trim of America constructs quality downspouts and gutter systems that properly drain the rain, and keep waste away. We carry only the best gutter guards from Raindrop and LeaFree brands. We typically recommend wider gutters at 5” or a specialty 6” to get water away from the house faster and use 4 inch downspouts.

Through our restoration process, Aluma-Trim of America will re-pitch all gutters and attach our hangers to create a sealed, functional gutter. As winter rolls on here in Wisconsin, lets’ keep this in mind when spring comes and all of our snow and ice starts melting. If you are having trouble with your gutters and may need new ones or repairs to your existing ones, contact us today for an estimate to make sure you are prepared for the coming rains.

Why Should I Use Vinyl Siding?

Vinyl siding is made of a substance that is solid and one that resists fading and weathering. Vinyl also is very durable and provides insect resisting. In addition to the protection aspect it is one of the lowest maintenance options and allows for easy cleaning with as little as just soap and water. At Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers, we offer some of the best vinyl siding options in the marketplace.

Improve the look of your home through quality vinyl siding, For three generations we have installed quality siding in Milwaukee and throughout Southeast Wisconsin. Never paint again, and add value, along with functionality, to your home through easy installation of Aluma-Trim’s custom siding.

All of our products are backed by both fade protection and lifetime warranties. Receive superior siding for the life of your home, have our Milwaukee premium siding installation experts transform your home! We are vinyl siding certified! Contact Aluma-Trim of America today for a free estimate on your siding project. View our current internet specials here.

By offering a rich variety of quality products, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has come to be known as home siding installation experts. Through genuine craftsmanship we have created elegance and added exterior beauty to thousands of Wisconsin homes. Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers will add functionality and sophistication to the outside of your home.

Aluminum Trim vs PVC Trim

Much has changed in the trim and siding industry over the last several years. Most people these days are choosing a pre-finished siding and trim to weatherproof and add some beauty to their homes instead of just painted wood siding. As we talked about before in our curb appeal post your choice of siding is more than just aesthetics it is also a way to protect your investment.

Two of the most popular types of trim lately have been rolled aluminum trim and PVC (vinyl) siding which we discussed in a previous post in more detail. Some of the advantages of these two types of siding over traditional wood is the maintenance costs and upkeep, as well as protecting your home from rougher weather. Many people have chosen PVC trim because it is available in preformed pieces that fit around doors as rolled aluminum trim comes in longer pre-rolled sheets.. Some other differences between the two options are types of finishes. Rolled aluminum really only comes in a smooth finish, while PVC comes in both a smooth and a wood grained finish.

It is incredibly important that you consult a professional such as Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers when doing any trim project. At Aluma-Trim we were one of the pioneers in the aluminum trim space for almost 70 years. No matter what option you choose (aluminum or PVC) we can help you find your dream siding at an affordable price. Contact us today to receive a free estimate.

Energy Efficient Windows

There are several tips that many custom home remodelers will tell you these days but one of the easiest upgrades you could make to your home, especially in Milwaukee, is to have energy efficient windows. This is kind of a buzzword that you may have heard a lot of people mentioning recently which can sometimes make something too good to be true and hard to tell if you are doing something correct or not. Rest assured because making the right choice when it comes to windows doesn’t have to be that difficult.

The simplest way that windows are considered energy efficient based on how effective their ability to reflect heat is. This process can help to keep cooling bills down in the summer and to prevent heat loss in the winter, which keeps heating bills down. Aluma-Trim, custom home remodelers use windows by Unlimited, MI Windows, Vista Windows, and VinylKraft Windows which are considered energy star certified which is one of the highest rankings that a window can attain. This can help save energy bills considerably throughout the year.

We all want to keep bills down here in Milwaukee and with the drastic change of the seasons it can really be difficult to keep up. Most people never think of something as basic as a window as a way to do so. If you have high energy bills, or yours are creeping up lately, it may be time to replace your windows. We have several different energy efficient windows that we can install for you with the best warranty in the industry. If you have any questions please contact us today for a free estimate.

Vinyl Windows

When Aluma-Trim takes on a custom home remodeling job we pride ourselves in the quality of our product and our work. Below we have 3 examples of some of this high quality product and craftsmanship. We use only the best energy star certified, vinyl windows. These homeowners are going to have much more energy efficient windows which will help lower their bills, in addition to looking great from the curb.

 

 

 

Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers is your Milwaukee area window installation specialist. We will create a dynamic, modern look through bay windows, double hung units, bow windows, as well as tilt and slides. We also offer Low E glass that is double pane and even a triple pane window with Krypton gas.

 

Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers offers affordable window installation in the Milwaukee area, while still maintaining an exceptional level of quality with an uncompromising warranty. Contact us anytime for a free estimate. We cannot wait to help you create your dream home through our custom remodeling.

Aluma-Trim Custom Home Remodelers

Who is Aluma-Trim? We are a 3 generation family run business and we got our name because we were one of the very first Aluminum Trim providers in the country and the first in the Milwaukee market. Since that time, we have begun offering our valued customers much more than just trim and siding services. As we approach our 70th year in the market we felt it was important to begin describing ourselves as what we truly are, custom home remodelers.

In those 70 years we have seen the industry change many times. As a true industry leader and expert we consistently stay in front of the trends and offer our clients the best products with unmatched service. When people work with Aluma-Trim Custom Home Remodelers they are getting a unique experience that keeps them coming back again and again. Just as we are a family, we treat each one of our customers as a part of our family.

We work with our clients on nearly every type of home remodeling job that they need. We install windows, new roofs, gutters, doors, and more. We do all of this while providing an uncompromising warranty on a a variety of green/energy efficient products to help save money year round on their utility bills. We only use the best of the best in each of their respective fields and have hundreds of years of experience between our staff.

The future is very bright for Aluma-Trim Custom Home Remodelers and as the fourth generation gets ready to learn the business, we look forward to working with you to remodel your home. Contact us anytime for a free estimate so we can begin making those dreams a reality.