HomeZone FAQ’s

How do I know if I need a new roof? Age – Typical shingle roofs last 12 to 20 years. There is variation in life due to shingle quality, color, sun exposure and ventilation under the roof. Appearance – If you have shingles that have broken off, or look buckled or warped, or have lost some of the granule surfacing, it may be time for replacement. Leaks – Probably not the best way to find out. By the time you see evidence of water leaking inside the house, it has probably been leaking for quite a while prior. This leaking can cause expensive structural damage to the rafters and the boards on top of them, not to mention the damage to your ceilings and walls. It is usually much less expensive to replace a roof before you see leaks.

Note: HomeZone will gladly send a roofing specialist to your home, free of charge, and give you an honest opinion. There is no obligation or pressure to buy anything.

What is Condensation?
Condensation is the result of high humidity that produces a “fog” once it hits a colder surface. The humidity is caused by excess water vapor in the home. This is commonly seen in a foggy mirror after a hot shower. Condensation usually occurs first on windows because glass surfaces have the lowest temperature of any of the interior surfaces in the home. You may not have noticed this prior to replacing your window because your old drafty windows allowed moisture to escape. New windows are installed tightly and trap this moisture  indoors. This should not be confused with seal failure or fog between the panes of glass.

What do I need to do to prepare for the installation of my new roof or siding?
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 plugs are not available, please run an extension cord through a window or door.

What is Tripolymer? Tripolymer foam insulation is a hybrid belonging to one of the oldest groups of synthetically produced thermosetting plastics. Phenolics, as they are referred to, were first synthesized in 1907 in the form of Bakelite. Today, phenolic plastics are well known for their durability, structural integrity, and extraordinary fire resistance. Phenolic plastics are used in electronics, automobiles, machine parts, fire-proof coatings, adhesives, tools, and thousands of other commercial and household items. When made into a foam insulation, phenolics are one of the safest and most efficient thermal and acoustical insulation products available.

What about attic ventilation? 
The perfect time to fix, upgrade, or maintain the correct balance of air flow/ventilation in your attic is at time of roof replacement. HomeZone will inspect your attic and make any necessary recommendations. Attic ventilation is a crucial factor in how long your roof will last. HomeZone makes attic ventilation an absolute first priority at every job we do.

How do I prepare for my window install?
Preparing is simple. Remove window treatments or move them out of the way of working with the window. Move furniture and belongings a minimum of 2 feet from the window to be replaced. Although HomeZone will use an outside install method most of the time, installers will still need to work on the window from the inside of the home including any wood trim and caulking.

If someone gets hurt on my property during an installation, can I get sued?
Unfortunately yes, that is why it is important to hire a reputable company with proper insurance. HomeZone carries all necessary insurance and bonding to protect you. We are happy to show these to you at the time of your initial estimate.

Do you offer financing?
Yes. We offer a variety of financing including home equity loans and refinancing and can help you, confidentially and quickly.

Do you accept credit cards? 
Yes, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. HomeZone also has financing options to choose from including home equity loans and refinancing and can help you, confidentially and quickly.

What if I have a question that is not answered on this page? 
No problem. Call us or email us …we’re happy to help!