Frequently Asked Questions With Paddy’s
How long does a normal roofing job take?
Believe it or not, we can get most single family home roofs done and cleaned up in 1 day.
Do we offer financing?
Yes, we have different financing plans that are offered through a third party that specializes in home improvements.
Do you work with insurance companies?
Yes, we will work with you and your insurance company.
How many roofs have you done in this area?
Paddy’s has been in business for over 4 years now and has put on hundreds of roofs.
Do you have sample houses that we can see?
Yes, we can provide you with a list of local homes that Paddy’s LLC has done work on in the past.
Does the roof ever run or will it streak?
No, the colors do not run or streak.
Is the roofing material anti-fungal?
Yes, GAF Timberline HD shingles have StainGuard protection that helps ensure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae.
How does a Ridge Vent work?
Ridge Vents allow a continual flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living space.
Is there any fading on our siding?
CertainTeed offers a PermaColor Lifetime Fade Protection to the original homeowner. The warranty is transferable if the home is sold.
Do you use Tyvek on siding jobs?
Yes, we always use Tyvek under all of our siding jobs.
What kind of warranty is offered?
Paddy’s offers different warranties depending on the job. Full roof replacements completed with the GAF Timberline HD roofing system will come with a transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty; the roof will be under a manufacturer’s warranty for 50 years. Paddy’s also provides in house workmanship warranties. For more information, give us a call today!
What Type of Roofing Is Best?
What type of roofing is best for your home will depend on your needs and preferences. To help you during the selection process, it’s best to have an understanding of what you want to get out of a roof replacement project. Additionally, it will benefit you to work with a roofing contractor offering a range of options for you to consider.
Should You Repair or Replace Siding?
This depends on the extent of the damage on your siding. Generally, minor issues can be repaired, while it will be more practical to address anything more extensive with a replacement. Whatever you choose, make sure you work only with a trusted siding expert to guarantee best results for your investment.
Why Is Air Blowing Down My Chimney?
What you’re experiencing is called a backdraft. It usually occurs when high air pressure outside forces air back down instead of up a chimney. Backdrafts bring creosote, soot and other noxious fumes into homes so they have to be addressed right away. Getting a chimney cap is an easy fix for many homeowners.
What Are the Best Windows to Put In Your House?
The best windows are those that will address your wants and needs exactly. Take the time to get to know what each window style has to offer to find what will best suit your requirements. For example, if you want to improve natural ventilation, you can’t go wrong with double-hung and casement windows. Got an outdoor view? Picture windows might just be what you’re looking for. Check out different brands for windows and doors as well!
Can I Install Gutters Myself?
Installing gutters yourself is an attractive option, especially when you’re keen on saving on costs. However, choosing to install your own gutters has its drawbacks. For one, working on a ladder is dangerous and difficult. You might also have soffit or fascia damage that will have to be addressed first before your new gutters can go on. A professional can take care of all of these things for you for your safety and convenience.
What is the best exterior siding?
The best exterior siding is one that will address your needs exactly, whether your primary goal is functional or aesthetic in nature. It’s important then to get to know your options before making a decision. At the very least, your siding of choice should be designed to withstand weather challenges in your area.
Should you do siding or windows first?
For best results, it is recommended that siding and windows are done together. If that is not possible, do windows and doors first. This will help you avoid damaging your siding, ensuring you make the most of your siding replacement project.
How long do composite decks last?
Composite decks can last well over 20 years with proper installation and maintenance. They are resistant to termites, mold, and rot, all while holding up well against frequent changes in temperature.
What is the lifespan of gutters?
This will mostly depend on the material they are made of. For example, aluminum or galvanized steel gutters have an average lifespan of 20 years while copper gutters can last up to 50 years. Scheduling routine cleaning and upkeep will also help prolong the service life of your gutters.
What is the longest lasting roofing material?
Slate is rated to last more than 150 years, making it the longest lasting roofing material. To ensure your new roof lasts as long as expected, trust only a professional for your roof replacement project.
Is insulated vinyl siding worth it?
Insulated vinyl siding is a worthy investment because not only does it improve your home’s appearance, boosting curb appeal for your property, but it also contributes to your home’s overall insulation, offering better energy efficiency that can help in reducing your utility bills. The installed foam board also adds stability and durability to siding panels, helping them last.
What is the 3 2 10 rule?
In keeping chimneys up to code, the 3 2 10 rule refers to the structure having its shortest side installed at least 3 feet above a roof penetration and a top that is 2 feet higher than any other part of the building within 10 feet of it.
What kind of windows are most energy efficient?
Your best bet at getting the most energy-efficient windows and doors are to opt for ENERGY STAR-certified products. Any window style can be energy-efficient, given it features a multi-pane design and is expertly installed, but picture windows take the top spot because they are inoperable. This lets them do away with gaps necessary to open window, keeping air leakage to a minimum.
What color siding has the best resale value?
You can’t go wrong with light neutrals in siding color because they go well with both white and darker-colored trim. More specifically, however, wheat or tan siding offer the best resale value.
How do chimneys work?
Chimneys are designed to remove carbon dioxide as well as other gas byproducts in the air by letting them out. They are commonly come with fireplaces but they are used for anything that burns wood, gas, oil, or coal.
Should I replace all windows at once?
While it’s ideal to replace all your windows for uniform performance improvement, it is not a requirement. If you need to work with a budget, for example, go ahead and replace only the windows and doors that are most worn-out or damaged. This will let you give your home’s curb appeal and function a boost at a price you can work with.
How long do composite decks last?
Composite decks have a lifespan of at least 25 to 30 years, with top brands offering warranties that match. This means warranties reflect the minimum possible service life you can expect from composite decks.
What are sidings used for?
Siding is primarily used to protect from the elements. However, as it wraps around building structures, it also helps improve overall insulation and unifies exterior design to boost curb appeal.
What’s wrong with vinyl windows?
Vinyl windows get a lot of bad rep for expanding and contracting due to temperature changes but the truth is all windows will expand and contract to a certain degree. To make the most of vinyl windows and doors, make sure you are getting a top-quality product from a reputable window expert.
What is the best material to build a deck with?
There are a lot of deck materials to choose from and the best one for you will be what will address your needs and preferences the most. For example, composite decks are best for homeowners looking for a material that is virtually maintenance-free, beautiful and long-lasting.
How often should you replace gutters?
There isn’t a set frequency to gutter replacement, but gutters are typically replaced every 20 years or so, or when they are badly damaged enough that they no longer serve their function.
Can you lay rubber roof in rain?
A rubber roof is generally easy to install and doesn’t require many specialized tools. However, conditions do have to be dry because wet or damp surfaces will lead to poor roofing adhesion.
What is the most energy efficient siding?
While all new siding can boost energy efficiency by improving your home’s overall thermal envelope, insulated or foamed siding tops the list as the most energy efficient siding option.
Do chimneys let rain in?
Chimneys do not let rain in, designed with a bend to prevent downdrafts. Any rain that does get in are absorbed by a chimney’s insides, ensuring they don’t go all the way down.
What is the lifespan of gutters?
Common types of gutters like aluminum and galvanized steel have average lifespans of 20 years. Copper gutters, on the other hand, can last up to 50 years.