*Windows FAQ

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  • 1. Why should I choose Affordable Remodelers?
     

    We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

  • 2. Can I really justify paying more for a quality job?
     

    In order to maintain or increase the value of your home, it is important that you select a company that can aide you in the selection of a product with proven integrity. This company must also have a proven record for professional application and finishing.

  • 3. What methods of payment does Affordable Remodelers accept?
     

    We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and financing on approved credit.

  • 4. How much does it cost?
     

    Because we offer products at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and remodeling job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

  • 5. Will I need to apply for a building permit?
     

    No. Affordable Remodelers supplies all necessary building permits and meets all requirements for private property construction.

  • 6. Are you insured?
     

    Yes. We carry a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy and are fully licensed in the state of Indiana.

  • 7. Will the replacement windows be installed from the inside or outside?
     

    The majority of our replacement windows are installed from the outside. In some situations it may be necessary to install from the inside. On the day of installation, your installation expert will assess your unique situation and explain the process that will best suit your home.

  • 8. Do you install replacement windows year-round? If so, will I lose a lot of heat/cooling at the time of installation?
     

    Affordable Remodelers installs replacement windows year-round. An average installation will take only one day. Our crews install one window at a time and are trained to do what they can to minimize heating/cooling loss. The energy savings from your new windows will recover any incremental energy costs incurred during their installation many times over during their lifetime.

  • 9. How can I prepare my house for my replacement windows?
     

    Please take down curtains, blinds, or any other window treatments. Security sensors should also be removed and turned off by your security company. Please provide our installation expert with a clear path to the window(s) being replaced by moving anything that may be in the way. It is also advisable to remove all wall decorations from the walls close to the windows as they may fall during removal or installation.

  • 10. How long will it take to get my replacement windows? How much time should I allow for the installation?
     

    Your replacement windows will be installed within 4-8 weeks from the date that the final measurements are taken. The type of window being installed and type being removed help determine the amount of time needed to complete the job. On average each window takes about 30 minutes. Trim work and cleanup will require additional time to complete. An average job will take a single day.

  • 11. What type of warranty is available for my windows?
     

    Affordable Remodelers replacement windows come with a limited lifetime warranty for residential properties. Contact us for more details.

  • 12. What happens to my old windows?
     

    After installing your new replacement windows we remove all old windows from your property and dispose of them properly. If you wish to keep your old windows or storm windows, please notify the installation crew as soon as it arrives for your installation.

  • 13. What do I do if there is a problem with the windows?
     

    Most of the issues encountered by our customers are easily corrected and don't necessarily mean that there is a problem with your window. You are always welcome to contact us for help.

*Doors FAQ

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  • 1. Why should I choose Affordable Remodelers?
     

    We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

  • 2. Can I really justify paying more for a quality job?
     

    In order to maintain or increase the value of your home, it is important that you select a company that can aide you in the selection of a product with proven integrity. This company must also have a proven record for professional application and finishing.

  • 3. What methods of payment does Affordable Remodelers accept?
     

    We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and financing on approved credit.

  • 4. How much does it cost?
     

    Because we offer products at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and remodeling job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

  • 5. Will I need to apply for a building permit?
     

    No. Affordable Remodelers supplies all necessary building permits and meets all requirements for private property construction.

  • 6. Are you insured?
     

    Yes. We carry a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy and are fully licensed in the state of Indiana.

*Siding FAQ

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  • 1. How can I tell if my siding is bad?
     

    Appearance of fungus, obvious separation of seams, caulking failure, swelling, delaminating, boards that no longer lay flat against your house, paint failure, moisture on the inside of your house, all could be signs of siding failure.

  • 2. Can I side over my existing siding?
     

    Appearance of fungus, obvious separation of seams, caulking failure, swelling, delaminating, boards that no longer lay flat against your house, paint failure, moisture on the inside of your house, all could be signs of siding failure.

  • 3. Why should I reside my home?
     

    New siding will rejuvenate an older home, give it a completely new look, and significantly reduce cost for home upkeep and maintenance. It will protect the home from elements and eliminate the need for costly, frequent repainting.

  • 4. Why should I choose Affordable Remodelers?
     

    We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

  • 5. Should I replace my siding before I sell my home?
     

    Most Realtors will tell you that it is necessary to replace your defective siding if you wish to sell your home in a timely manner and for a good price. You will find that trying to sell your home with defective siding can be major deterrent. If you do get an offer the buyer will almost always want a hefty discount because of your siding. Even if your siding is in good shape, you will usually need to replace it because of the negative stigmatism in the market place.

  • 6. What is the best type of siding for my home?
     

    Your home style, neighborhood CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions), desired effect, and your budget determine the best solution for you.  Have an Affordable Remodelers representative out to give you a free estimate.  Get the ultimate curb appeal you deserve.

  • 7. Can I really justify paying more for a quality job?
     

    In order to maintain or increase the value of your home, it is important that you select a company that can aide you in the selection of a product with proven integrity. This company must also have a proven record for professional application and finishing.

  • 8. What methods of payment does Affordable Remodelers accept?
     

    We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and financing on approved credit.

  • 9. Do I need to replace my house wrap moisture barrier?
     

    Replacement of your moisture barrier is required. During the tear-off process your old barrier, if any, usually gets torn and oftentimes your old barrier was not installed correctly. We cannot warranty your job without replacing your moisture barrier. A new moisture barrier is critical to a good siding job.

  • 10. Can I replace my siding during the winter months?
     

    Winter is a good time to start your siding project. Oftentimes it is much easier to reserve a space in the winter than it is any other time of year. The only drawback to having your project started in the winter may be paint delays. In addition, during winter months we tear-off smaller sections and reside those sections before we move on. That ensures that your home will always have limited exposure to the elements.

  • 11. How much does it cost?
     

    Because we offer products at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and remodeling job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

  • 12. Once I decide to replace my siding, how long does it take?
     

    Typically, 7 to 14 days for siding and 2 to 4 days for painting. It depends on the size of your home, the time of year we do your job, and weather conditions.

  • 13. Will I need to apply for a building permit?
     

    No. Affordable Remodelers supplies all necessary building permits and meets all requirements for private property construction.

  • 14. Are you insured?
     

    Yes. We carry a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy and are fully licensed in the state of Indiana.

  • 15. How does vinyl siding compare with other siding products such as cedar wood, engineered wood, steel, fiber cement, and stone?
     

    Fiber Cement:

    • More expensive than Vinyl
    • Less expensive than Stone and Brick
    • Less expensive than Stucco
    • More expensive then Steel Siding

    Vinyl Siding:

    • Less expensive than Stone and Brick
    • Less than Fiber Cement
    • Less expensive than Stucco
    • Less then Steel Siding

    Steel Siding:

    • More expensive then Vinyl
    • Less expensive than Stone and Brick
    • Less than Fiber Cement
    • Less expensive than Stucco

    Stone and Brick:

    • More expensive then Vinyl
    • More than Fiber Cement
    • Equal or more expensive than Stucco
    • Less then Steel Siding
  • 16. Does vinyl siding offer any insulating value?
     

    No, unless the siding is coupled with a contoured or fan fold insulating product behind the vinyl siding.

  • 17. Does vinyl siding require maintenance?
     

    Usually all you will need is a to rinse your siding down annually with a garden hose. Every few years’ professional pressure washing with the appropriate cleaner will help restore the appearance your siding.

  • 18. What effect will vinyl siding have on television or radio reception?
     

    None at all.

  • 19. How does its price compare with other replacement siding materials?
     

    Vinyl siding is competitively priced with other siding materials. When you consider that you no longer need to have your house repainted every few years, the cost is very economical and eventually will be recovered by eliminating repainting costs. Vinyl siding is designed to last 50 years or more. Consult Affordable Remodelers for specific warranties.

*Roofing FAQ

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  • 1. Why should I choose Affordable Remodelers?
     

    We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

  • 2. Can I really justify paying more for a quality job?
     

    In order to maintain or increase the value of your home, it is important that you select a company that can aide you in the selection of a product with proven integrity. This company must also have a proven record for professional application and finishing.

  • 3. What methods of payment does Affordable Remodelers accept?
     

    We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and financing on approved credit.

  • 4. How much does it cost?
     

    Because we offer products at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and remodeling job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

  • 5. Will I need to apply for a building permit?
     

    No. Affordable Remodelers supplies all necessary building permits and meets all requirements for private property construction.

  • 6. Are you insured?
     

    Yes. We carry a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy and are fully licensed in the state of Indiana.

  • 7. Do any shingles qualify for an energy tax credit?
     

    Affordable Remodelers does not manufacture any shingles that currently qualify for the energy tax credit. We continue to explore cool roof technologies as they relate to asphalt shingles; however our current product offerings do not provide a solution that will qualify under the current energy tax credit requirements.

  • 8. What is the Warranty coverage for new shingles?
     

    Wind Warranty coverage states the wind speed level to which shingles are exposed to high winds and are covered in the Atlas Shingle Limited Warranty to perform as designed.

    Wind Testing refers to the actual levels of wind speeds which Atlas’ asphalt shingles have been exposed to during certified testing procedures in certified testing laboratories – such as Underwriter’s Laboratories. All Atlas asphalt shingles have been for wind performance to both the ASTM D3161, at 110 mph, Class F and the ASTM D7158, Class H at 150 mph. testing protocols. Local building codes dictate at what levels of wind test performance the testing credentials must indicate their for local compliance.

  • 9. What is an Impact Resistant Shingle?
     

    Impact resistant shingles can withstand impacts from flying objects to a much greater extent than a common asphalt shingle. The impact resistant rating system ranks shingles’ resistance to impact into 4 levels – 1 through 4, with Class 4 as the highest rating level to impact resistance. The Atlas, the StormMaster series of asphalt shingles are rated as a Class 4 per the ASTM D2218 Test Standard and insurance companies in many parts of the US actually discount premiums when the StormMaster shingles are installed in place of regular asphalt shingles. Learn more about Atlas impact resistant shingles here.

  • 10. What is “synthetic” underlayment?
     

    A synthetic underlayment is a fully man-made category of roof covering underlayments. The primary advantages of a product like the Atlas, Summit Synthetic underlayment are that it can be left exposed to the elements for up to 6 months, it is much stronger to resist wind effects during the exposure time, has great walking traction and holds the fasteners very well to prevent slipping on the roof deck.

  • 11. What is ice/water shield underlayment?
     

    A Peel and Stick” underlayment is a self-adhering underlayment sheet used to waterproof critical areas on the roof deck. For example, the Atlas WeatherMaster line of peel and stick underlayments are all self-adhering and seal around all the fasteners driven through during the completion of the roof covering installation – kind of like a “drive flat tire” – as the self sealing feature does it’s job.

  • 12. Does Affordable Remodelers offer Algae Resistant roofing shingles?
     

    Yes, Affordable Remodelers does offer several roofing shingles which provide reliable Algae Resistance to ensure the beauty of the roof. For information regarding a specific shingle's Algae Resistance, please contact your Atlas Sales Representative.

  • 13. What is a ''square''?
     

    A square is construction terminology for 100 square feet of coverage. (10´ x 10´)

  • 14. What are ''architectural'' or “dimensional” shingles?
     

    "Architectural" generally means the shingle has a three dimensional design and construction. I.E. - more than one thickness to provide enhanced aesthetic appeal.

  • 15. Should I cover my turbines and roof vents in the winter?
     

    No. Even in the winter, there is a need for proper airflow. Although the winter temperatures do not create heat build-up in the attic space, there is a need to rid the attic of excess moisture and reduce condensation.

  • 16. Should I be concerned about leaves and pine straw buildup on my roof?
     

    Yes, as dirt and debris (leaves, pine straw, limbs etc.) can hold moisture on the roof, you need to periodically check the roof and remove any buildup of debris, being careful not to damage the granule surface of the shingle. If left to build up on the roof, this debris can cause leaking and premature aging of the shingles.

  • 17. How much attic ventilation does my home need?
     

    Affordable Remodelers requires that your attic ventilation meet FHA and HUD Minimum Property Standards or a minimum of one (1) square foot net free venting area per 150 square feet of attic floor area, whichever provides the most ventilation. The ventilation area should be provided at both the eave and ridge area equally.

  • 18. Do I need an approved underlayment under my shingles?
     

    Yes. Affordable Remodelers requires the use of an approved underlayment with all our shingle product applications. Felt provides several functions. Although not water proof, felt is water resistant and acts as a secondary protection against wind driven rain. Felt also protects the shingles from resins from roof decking materials, and felt is a required component in meeting Class A or Class C fire ratings.

  • 19. Can I install the new shingles myself?
     

    Roofing materials installation is critical to the looks and performance of the system. Affordable Remodelers recommends professional installation by a carefully chosen installer.

Decks and Patios FAQ

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  • 1. Why should I choose Affordable Remodelers?
     

    We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

  • 2. Can I really justify paying more for a quality job?
     

    In order to maintain or increase the value of your home, it is important that you select a company that can aide you in the selection of a product with proven integrity. This company must also have a proven record for professional application and finishing.

  • 3. What methods of payment does Affordable Remodelers accept?
     

    We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and financing on approved credit.

  • 4. How much does it cost?
     

    Because we offer products at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and remodeling job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

  • 5. How much do you charge for your design services?
     

    Every deck and patio we build is custom, and we do not charge any additional design fees.

  • 6. What are maintenance free decks?
     

    These are made from materials that do not require the frequent refinishing or repair that traditional wood materials require. For instance, composite decks are considered maintenance-free because they do not have to be stained or painted every year, and do not produce slivers. Maintenance-free materials often only require an occasional washing with soap and water.

  • 7. Will I need to apply for a building permit?
     

    No. Affordable Remodelers supplies all necessary building permits and meets all requirements for private property construction.

  • 8. Are you insured?
     

    Yes. We carry a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy and are fully licensed in the state of Indiana.

  • 9. How much cleanup will I have to do once my deck or patio is installed?
     

    None whatsoever. After construction of your outdoor living area is completed, our crews will ensure that your yard is free of debris and entirely restored to peak condition.

  • 10. How can I get started on my custom deck or patio?
     

    Contact us to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation estimate. Once we understand your vision for your outdoor living space, we'll draw up a contract that meets your requirements.

    *Sun and Screen Rooms FAQ

    • Sun and Screen Rooms
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    • 1. Why should I choose Affordable Remodelers?
       

      We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

    • 2. Can I really justify paying more for a quality job?
       

      In order to maintain or increase the value of your home, it is important that you select a company that can aide you in the selection of a product with proven integrity. This company must also have a proven record for professional application and finishing.

    • 3. What methods of payment does Affordable Remodelers accept?
       

      We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and financing on approved credit.

    • 4. How much does it cost?
       

      Because we offer products at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and remodeling job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

    • 5. Will I need to apply for a building permit?
       

      No. Affordable Remodelers supplies all necessary building permits and meets all requirements for private property construction.

    • 6. Are you insured?
       

      Yes. We carry a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy and are fully licensed in the state of Indiana.

    *Room Additions FAQ

    • Room Additions
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    • 1. Why should I choose Affordable Remodelers?
       

      We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while maintaining honest and open communications.

    • 2. Can I really justify paying more for a quality job?
       

      In order to maintain or increase the value of your home, it is important that you select a company that can aide you in the selection of a product with proven integrity. This company must also have a proven record for professional application and finishing.

    • 3. What methods of payment does Affordable Remodelers accept?
       

      We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and financing on approved credit.

    • 4. How much does it cost?
       

      Because we offer products at a number of price points to fit any need and any budget, and because every home and remodeling job is unique, there is no way to answer this question. The best thing to do is invite a sales representative into your home so he can measure it accurately and discuss other needs you may have.

    • 5. Will I need to apply for a building permit?
       

      No. Affordable Remodelers supplies all necessary building permits and meets all requirements for private property construction.

    • 6. Are you insured?
       

      Yes. We carry a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy and are fully licensed in the state of Indiana.

    Financing FAQ

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