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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Home Value

Can renovating my home add value?

  • Yes. In most cases not dollar-for-dollar, but this diagram shows estimates of what percentage you might see based on the project. (EG: You invest $10,000 to replace your roof. You could see $6,000 added to the value of your home.)

Roofing

What types of roofing are available?

  • Asphalt Shingles – come in organic as well as fiberglass material and a variety of styles and colors.
  • Metal – is a corrosion-resistant option with plenty of color options.
  • Wood Shakes – create a natural warm beauty to your home but make sure your contractor only uses fire resistant level of products.

How long should a roof last?

Like any building component, roofs degrade at different rates depending on a large number of factors: the quality of original construction, the level of abuse, the level of maintenance, appropriateness of design, etc. So how long should a roof last? We have seen poorly designed and installed roofs go as few as six or seven years before they failed, and we have seen old coal tar built up roofs that were over 60 years old. Most building owners, roofing contractors and designers feel 20 years is an acceptable service life.

How energy efficient is my new roof?

The estimated R-Values range slightly. Be sure to check the specific manufacturer’s specifications for the roofing you select.

Will a new roof increase my home’s value?

According to industry sources, the value can increase and average of 60% of the cost of the siding project depending on the type of material used. For example, if the siding project cost $8,000, the resale value could be worth as much as $4,800.

How will new shingles look on my roof?

Choosing Eagle Siding, Inc. is one of the best ways to improve the visual appeal and market value of your home. Their rich, dimensional appearance makes a statement that few other roofing materials can.

How long will it take to put a new roof on my home?

Most projects typically take 2-4 days but the size of your home and materials you select can influence that timeframe.

How much will it cost for my new roof?

Unfortunately there isn’t a cover-all answer BUT our free, no-obligation estimate will allow us to consult with you about the specifics of your project and develop an affordable recommendation.

What type of warranty do you offer on your Roofing?

Depending on the type of shingles you purchase, Eagle Siding, Inc may offer a Lifetime Limited Transferable Warranty. Your sales consultant will review the specific warranty of your selected roof during the estimate process.

Are samples available for your products?

Our sales consultant can provide samples of our products when they come to your home and help you determine what style of roofing would be best for your home.

Can I cover over my existing roof?

Installing a roof over the top of an existing roof is generally acceptable under these guidelines:
1) A building cannot have more than two roofs.
2) No wet insulation can be left in place.
3) The roof structure must be able to handle the additional roof load.
4) The new roof must be attached to the roof deck to meet wind loads (it is not generally acceptable to adhere the new roof to the old roof).

What is the best roof?

Wouldn’t it be simple if there was one answer to all roofing problems? Unfortunately there isn’t just one choice that suits all roofing projects. What the market does offer is a wide selection of quality products. The key to selecting the proper roof system is identifying the specific roof design parameters of your building, and how each roof system meets those parameters. A simple example would be: If a building has very heavy foot and wheel traffic on the roof, a 45 mil single ply membrane probably would not be advisable, due to its limited puncture resistance. See our Roofing page for more information.

How should I prepare for the installation of my new roof?

Remove all loose items from walls and shelves. The constant hammering may cause enough vibration to shake these items down. Make sure to clear your driveway and items directly surrounding your home. Also, please see that electrical power is provided to the outside of your home. If exterior outlets are not available, please run an extension cord through a window or door.

Siding

What types of siding are available?

We offer options in engineered wood, fiber cement, vinyl and steel.

What kind of maintenance do I need to do with my new siding?

Beyond a good washing with soap and water, very little, if any, maintenance is needed. That’s just one of the great things about new siding.

How durable are your siding options?

Because we install your siding choice the right way, we’re able to maximize the durability and longevity of the material. See our Siding page [insert link] for more information.

How energy efficient is my new siding?

The estimated R-Values range slightly. Be sure to check the specific manufacturer’s specifications for the siding you select.

Will new siding increase my home’s value?

According to industry sources, the value can increase 60%-80% of the cost of the siding project depending on the type of material used. For example, if the siding project cost $12,000, the resale value could be worth as much as $9,600.

How long will it take to side my home?

Most projects typically take 2 weeks but the size of your home and materials you select can influence that timeframe.

How much does it cost for new siding?

Unfortunately there isn’t a cover-all answer BUT our free, no-obligation estimate will allow us to consult with you about the specifics of your project and develop an affordable recommendation.

How long is your siding warranty?

Each option has a slightly different warranty and some come with a limited lifetime warranty that can be transferred once. Your sales consultant will be able to provide the specific warranty available for your selection.

What are my trim and accent options?

We offer the widest variety of trim pieces in the industry. Everything from functional utility trims to bold trims resembling dimensional lumber, fluted corner posts and decorative crown molding for window headers.

Does your siding have seams?

Our siding is generally available in 6′ to 12′ lengths, so it needs to be overlapped at the ends to cover an entire wall. A good siding installer will lap you siding away from traffic to further minimize the visual laps.

What is the most popular type of siding?

Vinyl siding’s outstanding features and benefits have made it the most popular siding material in America today. Because vinyl is the preferred siding for more and more homeowners, it retains most of its installed cost.

My home is partially brick and partially wood siding. Can I still use vinyl siding?

Yes. Vinyl siding is extremely versatile and can be used with just about any exterior building material-brick, cinder block, even natural logs and field stones.

What is the best time of year to have my new siding installed?

You can have your new siding installed in any season, as your schedule and budget allow. Regardless of when you have your new siding installed, you’ll enjoy the immediate satisfaction of the improved appearance, as well as the long-term benefits of durability and easy maintenance.

How should I prepare for the installation of my new siding?

Make sure to clear your driveway and items directly surrounding your home. Also, please see that electrical power is provided to the outside of your home. If exterior outlets are not available, please run an extension cord through a window or door.

Windows & Doors

How durable are your windows and doors options?

Because we install all materials the right way, we’re able to maximize the durability and longevity of the material. See our Windows and Doors page for more information.

How energy efficient is my new windows and doors?

The estimated R-Values range slightly. Be sure to check the specific manufacturer’s specifications for the windows and doors you select.

Will new windows and doors increase my home’s value?

According to industry sources, the value can increase approximately 80% of the cost of the siding project depending on the type of material used. For example, if the project cost $15,000, the resale value could be worth as much as $12,000.

How long will it take to install my new windows and doors?

Most projects typically take 1-2 weeks but the quantity and options you select can influence that timeframe.

How much does it cost for new windows and doors?

Unfortunately there isn’t a cover-all answer BUT our free, no-obligation estimate will allow us to consult with you about the specifics of your project and develop an affordable recommendation.

How long is your windows and doors warranty?

Each option has a slightly different warranty and some come with a limited lifetime warranty that can be transferred once. Your sales consultant will be able to provide the specific warranty available for your selections.

What are my trim and accent options?

We offer the widest variety of trim pieces in the industry. Everything from functional utility trims to bold trims all customized for your project.

What is the best time of year to have my new windows and doors installed?

You can have your new windows and doors installed in any season, as your schedule and budget allow. Regardless of when you have your new siding installed, you’ll enjoy the immediate satisfaction of the improved appearance, as well as the long-term benefits of energy efficiency.

How should I prepare for the installation of my new windows and doors?

Make sure to clear your driveway and items directly surrounding your home. Also, please see that electrical power is provided to the outside of your home. If exterior outlets are not available, please run an extension cord through a window or door.

Warranty

Why Are Warranties Important?

A new roof is a big investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years, or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.

What Are The Chances Of Having A Problem With My New Eagle Siding, Inc. Roof?

Based on our state-of-the-art manufacturing process, the odds of having a problem with a new Eagle Siding, Inc. roof are miniscule. On the other hand, while serious problems with Eagle Siding, Inc. roofing materials are rare, if you were to have a problem, it can be as expensive to fix as your roof originally cost. So while the risk of having a problem is low, the cost if you do have a serious problem can be high.

What Should I Look For In A Roofing Warranty?

Basically, there are two types of coverage that you should ask your contractor about: coverage against manufacturing defects in the materials and coverage against workmanship errors.

What is the Coverage Against Manufacturing Defects?

As far as we know, all manufacturers provide a warranty against manufacturing defects for their roofing products, although your exact coverage will vary depending on the brand. For example, a typical shingle warranty will cover manufacturing defects for a period of 20, 30, 40 years, or more. The warranty on the other components that make up your roofing system can vary from as little as a few months to several years. It is important to remember that coverage against manufacturing defects is provided by the manufacturer, so you should select a brand from a manufacturer who is financially strong and therefore more likely to be in business for as long as you own your roof which could be several decades!

What is the Eagle Siding, Inc. Smart Choice® Protection Period?

Eagle Siding, Inc. warranties come with a special provision called the Smart Choice® Protection Period that covers you against manufacturing defects during the critical early years of your new roof. During this period, in the event that you experience a manufacturing defect on covered components, Eagle Siding, Inc. will provide you with 100% replacement materials and the reasonable cost of labor to install them. This is important because some roofing warranties may only provide replacement materials, but not the labor to install them.

What Is The GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty?

The GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against manufacturing defects for all major GAF components on your roof (not just your shingles) so youll have the peace of mind of knowing that, if any covered roofing component fails, it will be covered by the warranty (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). The warranty is available through Eagle Siding, Inc., and is a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage (against manufacturing defects) on your new roofing system. For the small additional cost of the System Plus ltd. warranty, this is probably the best value you can get for your investment.

How Do I File A Claim If I Have A Manufacturing Defect On My GAF Shingles?

Before you proceed, if possible you should locate a copy of your GAF warranty and a copy of the Eagle Siding, Inc., contract, or original estimate. You will also need to provide the date applied, proof that you were the owner when the shingles were installed (or that the warranty was properly transferred to you), and the number of squares applied (1 square = 100 square feet). Then call our Warranty Service Department toll-free at 1-800-458-1860, and let us know the nature of your complaint.

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