Aluminum vs Vinyl Siding

New Home Installation

As one of Southeastern Wisconsin’s oldest siding companies, we have pretty much seen it all in this industry. We were even one of the first companies in America to use Aluminum Trim (how we got our name, Aluma-Trim). Since our start over 72 years ago we have now moved from doing mostly, if not all Aluminum work to include a good healthy percentage of our business from vinyl siding as well. There are certainly some differences between the product and usually we can identify which one will be the most effective for a particular customer when meeting with them.

When looking into vinyl siding for a customer we know that vinyl siding can offer more insulation, color options and sizes. Vinyl can also provide more give than aluminum, meaning it will expand and contract more to fit the elements.

We will however, typically use aluminum on soffit and fascia work because it’s firm, and it bends better to form various shapes. Aluminum also comes in several different color options for trim, but it only really has about 10-11 colors for siding. Aluminum siding is known for longevity and toughness against the elements (which is very important in Wisconsin).

When looking at specs: aluminum comes in 019 and 024 thickness where as vinyl comes in 040, 042, 044 and 045. As mentioned vinyl has thicker insulation normally coming with 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch glued to a 046 panel.

Ultimately both options are great for your home. What the decision comes down to it both have good color choices and grain choices and will always look great when installed by a professional team like the one we have here. Contact us today to get a free estimate!

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Aluminum Trim vs PVC Trim Part 2

Roofing Installation

As we have discussed this issue before, there is still much that 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.

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Recent Siding Job

 

Before and after of a recent job. We used triple 3 cream vinyl siding. We tore off and installed double 4 inch Royal Building.

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, trim, window installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Read our blog for great tips on remodeling your home through several means. We’ll talk about ways to make your home more energy efficient, improve curb appeal, go over some of our most recent jobs and much more. Contact us today for a free estimate! 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.

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Recent Door Job at Fox Point

Before and after photos from a door we recently did in Fox Point! It was a wood door that was painted from 1950s and we replaced it with a Waudena fiberglass, modern door.

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, trim, window installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Read our blog for great tips on remodeling your home through several means. We’ll talk about ways to make your home more energy efficient, improve curb appeal, go over some of our most recent jobs and much more. Contact us today for a free estimate! 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.

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Recent Door Installation

We recently competed a new door installation job in the Milwaukee area. This was a great client to work for and they wanted us to replace their current wooden door with a new fiberglass door and storm door. This is typical of the kind of work we do for our customers and have some great pictures below to share.

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, trim, window installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Read our blog for great tips on remodeling your home through several means. We’ll talk about ways to make your home moreenergy efficient, improve curb appeal, go over some of our most recent jobs and much more. Contact us today for a free estimate! 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.

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Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Show 2019

This year we spent 3 days at the Wisconsin State Fair at booth 615-617 for the NARI Milwaukee Home Improvement Show. We had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone there and some new customers as well. Here are some pictures of our booth and the great time we had there.

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, trim, window installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Read our blog for great tips on remodeling your home through several means. We’ll talk about ways to make your home more energy efficient, improve curb appeal, go over some of our most recent jobs and much more. Contact us today for a free estimate! 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.

 

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2019 NARI Home Show

The NARI Home Shows are always a great way for consumers in the Milwaukee market to meet with many different home remodelers and find out which ones make the most sense for their home improvement needs. What we pride ourselves on is our fantastic service and fair pricing. We have been attending the NARI Home Show in Milwaukee from the very beginning for over 50 years now

Come stop by our booth this year we have a new home wrap that we are offering and we will be drawing a 25% discount for those that fill out the below form and stop by our booth. For information about us, read our blog here and we hope to see you at the show. This year the show is at State Fair Park on February 15-17. For more information read more on the NARI home page.

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, trim, window installation, gutter, and roofing jobs.

Read our blog for great tips on remodeling your home through several means. We’ll talk about ways to make your home moreenergy efficient, improve curb appeal, go over some of our most recent jobs and much more. Contact us today for a free estimate! 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.

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Double Hung Window Installation with White Vinyl – in Mequon

We recently had the pleasure of doing a double hung window installation job for a great homeowner in Mequon. We included cameo trim with this job as well. This customer trusted us to provide the best quality product along with the best service. See our before and after picture gallery below to see the results of our work.

Since 1947, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has served Southeastern Wisconsin as a premier specialist for soffit and fascia installation. In addition to our home siding installation services,  Aluma-Trim is a leader in providing a recent double hung window installation, gutter replacement, and roofing services. The licensed, insured, and bonded home remodeling and siding installation professionals at Aluma-Trim take pride in using only superior products and materials while offering the most affordable vinyl siding. We offer exceptional warranties for all of our aluminum siding installation, trimwindow, gutter, and roofing jobs. Our service area includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Ozaukee County, the Northshore, and all surrounding areas.

By offering a rich variety of quality products, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has come to be known as home remodeling 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.

We would like to express our appreciation to all our customers. We pride ourselves on quality service, great warranties, and attention to detail! With quality craftsmanship and experience we will make your home a piece of art when finished! Take a moment and see what a few of our satisfied customers think about our Milwaukee trim installers at Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers! Visit our testimonials to read more.

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New Roofing Installation Job in Milwaukee

We recently completed a roofing installation job near Milwaukee, in Wauwatosa. Our clients needed roofing repairs and we had some fortunate weather and were able to complete it for them. Not only did the weather cooperate but our excellent team was able to get it done on time. We used onyx black from Owens Corning. We also installed a new ridge vent instead of box vents and they had some ice damage needing repair.

See some of our before and after pictures here:

Since 1947, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has served Southeastern Wisconsin as a premier specialist for soffit and fascia installation. In addition to our home siding installation services,  Aluma-Trim is a leader in providing a recent window installation, gutter replacement, and roofing services. The licensed, insured, and bonded home remodeling and siding installation professionals at Aluma-Trim take pride in using only superior products and materials while offering the most affordable vinyl siding. We offer exceptional warranties for all of our aluminum siding installation, trimwindow, gutter, and roofing jobs. Our service area includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Ozaukee County, the Northshore, and all surrounding areas.

By offering a rich variety of quality products, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has come to be known as home remodeling 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.

We would like to express our appreciation to all our customers. We pride ourselves on quality service, great warranties, and attention to detail! With quality craftsmanship and experience we will make your home a piece of art when finished! Take a moment and see what a few of our satisfied customers think about our Milwaukee trim installers at Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers! Visit our testimonials to read more.

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Soffit and Fascia Installation in Milwaukee

We recently completed a new soffit and fascia installation in the Milwaukee area, complete with windows and new trim as well. Take a look at our before and after work on the wood replacement for the rotted out fascia. We replaced the steel gutters that were also chipping.

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Since 1947, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has served Southeastern Wisconsin as a premier specialist for soffit and fascia installation. In addition to our home siding installation services,  Aluma-Trim is a leader in providing a recent window installation, gutter replacement, and roofing services. The licensed, insured, and bonded home remodeling and siding installation professionals at Aluma-Trim take pride in using only superior products and materials while offering the most affordable vinyl siding. We offer exceptional warranties for all of our aluminum siding installation, trimwindow, gutter, and roofing jobs. Our service area includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Ozaukee County, the Northshore, and all surrounding areas.

By offering a rich variety of quality products, Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers has come to be known as home remodeling 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.

We would like to express our appreciation to all our customers. We pride ourselves on quality service, great warranties, and attention to detail! With quality craftsmanship and experience we will make your home a piece of art when finished! Take a moment and see what a few of our satisfied customers think about our Milwaukee trim installers at Aluma-Trim, Custom Home Remodelers! Visit our testimonials to read more.

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