Frequently Asked Questions
How often should you replace your roof?
- Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
- Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
- Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
- Rubber Roofs: 30-50 years
- Metal Roofs: 50-75 years
What type of roofing material is most used?
The most common roofing material is asphalt shingle. Asphalt shingle roofing is highly liked because of how cost-effective it is without compromising protection. It can protect your home against heavy rain, snow and even hail.
Are cedar shake roofs good?
Cedar shake roofs are energy efficient and provide insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. This means saving money on your energy bills by insulating your home’s heating and cooling costs.on Content
How long does asphalt shingles roofing last?
Generally asphalt shingles can last about 20-22 years out of your 3-tab shingle roof and 25-28 years out of your dimensional shingles.
What is the best month to replace a roof?
Spring and fall is considered the best season to replace your roof! Different seasons can impact many factors of your roof replacement. Weather conditions could also affect how quickly your job can be completed.
Which type of siding is the best?
Fiber cement siding is an excellent exterior siding option for those who are looking for something that will last at least 30 years. Fiber cement siding is especially good for those who live in an intense climate.
What is the easiest siding to install?
Vinyl siding is one of the easiest to install. It cuts easily and can be put up fairly quickly!
How long does it take to install vinyl siding?
Vinyl siding can take anywhere from 7-14 days to install. It greatly depends on the size of your house.
What is masonry siding?
There are two types of masonry houses, those made from stone and those made from veneers or cladding.
Is fiber cement siding waterproof?
Fiber cement siding is waterproof, fire proof and insect proof!
How do I know if my gutters need replacing?
If you have any of these problems you probably need a gutter replacement.
- Cracked Gutters
- Gutter Peeling
- Gutter rotting
- Gutter Leaking
What is the difference between gutters and downspouts?
A gutter is installed just below the roofline at the edges of the home where the roof slopes downward. A downspout is a pipe that runs vertically along the side of the home and is connected at the top to a hole in the gutter channel. A downspout allows water flow away from the home as it exits the pipe.
Are downspouts necessary?
Downspouts are an important tool for preventing water damage. A properly working drainage system is essential to avoiding moisture and corrosion in your home.Downspouts can protect your basement from flooding during a rainstorm.
How often should you replace your gutters?
Gutters typically need replacing about every 20 years, but can last longer with proper care and maintenance.
Should I replace roofs or gutters first?
If getting both, you want to install your roof first, then add gutters after.
Should I replace all the windows at once?
Professionals agree that if homeowners can afford it, they are better served by replacing all their windows at the same time. When you do all of the windows at once there is less paperwork, less installation time, and better quality control.
What type of window frames keep heat in?
Fiberglass window frames have air cavities that can be filled with insulation, giving them superior insulation performance compared to wood or uninsulated vinyl.
How often do windows need to be replaced?
The average window lasts anywhere from 15-25 years.
What type of window lasts the longest?
When properly maintained, quality crafted wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows can all last for years.
Does replacing windows add value to a home?
Window replacement is consistently listed as a top 10 home improvement project that increases your homes value. If you spend $15,000 to replace your home’s windows, your home could rise in value by roughly $11,000