Frequently Asked Questions about Cover Up Construction and our services.

Vinyl Siding FAQ’s

What are the benefits of vinyl siding?

Vinyl siding does not require painting, so it is a low-maintenance option for home exteriors. Other benefits include its durability and increased insulation effects.

Does vinyl siding fade?

Any noticeable fading, especially abnormal fading that appears before 10 to 15 years, is covered by the manufacturers warranty. There is no time limit to these warranties.

How do I maintain vinyl siding?

One to two times a year, remember to wash your vinyl siding with soap and water using the hose and a soft brush. That’s it! Compared to most exterior home siding options, vinyl siding is relatively low maintenance.

What is a siding gauge?

The siding gauge refers to the thickness of the panels. Thicker panels are sturdier, hang flatter on the wall, and offer more insulation. Premium siding gauge levels start at .044 inches of thickness with a ¾” butt.

What is R-Value?

R-Value is a measurement of insulation and the effectiveness of preventing heat flow in and out of the home. In general, the higher the R-Value, the more premium the product.

How involved is the installation process?

Having new siding installed on the exterior of your home should not interfere with your day-to-day life. Once you decide to have Cover Up Construction do your project, we will call you to schedule and once started, the work should be completed within 5-10 working days depending on size and scope of the project. There is no customer prep work required during this time!

Can I install vinyl siding myself?

DIY siding installation is easier said than done. Our crew has all the tools and equipment necessary to complete the job efficiently and effectively. Save yourself the extra money on tool rentals and the time needed to complete the project, and instead hire our experts.

Where can I find a competent siding installer?

When looking for the right person to install your new home exterior, you should always ensure they have the following paperwork: A contractor’s license, current workers comp insurance, and current liability insurance. On top of these three things, Cover Up Construction always issues lifetime manufacturers’ warranties.

How long is the siding warranted?

We offer the manufacturers non-prorated lifetime warranties. If ownership is transferred, the warranty then becomes prorated.

Do I ever have to paint my siding again?

No painting will ever be required! The only maintenance vinyl siding needs is a wash with soap and water one to two times a year.

Does Mastic siding come with matching trim?

Mastic Siding offers the widest selection of trim pieces in the vinyl siding industry. When you choose Mastic, you are sure to find trim pieces that match your chosen siding.

How much does it cost to side a home?

Many factors affect the cost of siding a home. To get an accurate estimate, reach out to one of our knowledgeable crew members for more information.

How long does the siding replacement take?

It typically takes our crew 5 – 10 working days to complete the entire process, including the removal of old material, preparation of the site, and installation of the new vinyl siding. This time can change depending on the size and scope of the project.

How much disturbance is there during construction?

Siding installation is not typically very messy or noisy, so this type of construction is very low on the scale of disturbance. There will be some space taken up by materials and equipment, and you may hear the occasional hammer, but overall your daily life should not be affected.

Will my landscaping and plantings survive the siding installation?

The Cover Up Construction crew will take every precaution to avoid harming your landscaping. However, ladder legs and footsteps are still likely to make some minor damages. If this is of concern to you, we suggest scheduling your installation outside of the growing season.

Is it possible to hide those existing unsightly phone and TV wires?

With proper installation techniques, our skilled technicians can hide the unsightly appearance of wires in most cases. Some wires originate from boxes in the ground and in these cases, the wires can not be moved or properly hidden with your siding installation.

How do you replace the siding behind the deck that is attached to my home?

Generally, the single board on your home that the deck is attached to will stay in place, and a trim piece designed to deflect rainfall will be placed above it.

What about the disposal of old siding?

Cover Up Construction’s clients never have to worry about cleanup – our team will always haul away any trash from the project and leave the space tidy.

Professional Window Installation FAQs

Why should I hire a professional to perform the window installation? Can I not do a DIY window installation?

Purchasing new windows for your home or business property is a big investment. Hiring professionals to handle the installation process is a way to protect your investment. High-quality windows can perform at a lower quality if they are not properly installed – our experienced technicians are skilled in the practice and have access to all the high-end tools needed to install your new window purchases properly.

Will the Cover Up Construction crew need access to my home in order to install my new windows?

In most cases, windows can be installed from the outside of the home. There are some unique cases, however, in which we will need to perform the installation from inside the home. In these cases, our technicians will take every precaution to respect your home and leave it in the same condition it was when we entered.

How long will the window installation take?

A single window installation takes approximately 40 – 60 minutes.

Is the window replacement process messy?

When replacing a window, there is some debris to be expected. Plaster, paint flakes, and old sealant are all examples of possible debris from window replacement. The crew at Cover Up Construction respects our clients’ homes, so we always clean up any mess that we make. When your commercial or residential window replacement is finished, you can expect the area to be left as it was when the replacement process began.

Why should I replace the windows in my home?

If your existing windows are aluminum or wood, they won’t be as energy efficient as new vinyl windows. Replacing old windows will bring a higher level of energy efficiency, less drafts, less outdoor noise, and a clearer view. If your windows are cloudy or seem dirty on the inside, you may have a broken seal and would also benefit from window replacement.

When is the best time of year to have my windows replaced?

We do window replacements all year round.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my window installation appointment?

Before the Cover Up Construction crew arrives at your home, it is a good ideato have the areas that we will be working in clean from any clutter. If needed, clear any pathways that lead to the windows being replaced.

Professional Door Installation FAQs

How long does it take professionals to finish a door replacement?

A single door replacement typically takes 1-2 hours to complete.

What is the most common type of door?

A single-hinged door is the most common door type in residential and commercial properties. Cover Up Construction has many options to choose from in the single-hinged category, and we also offer sliding doors, french doors, and more.

Are aesthetics the only reason to invest in new doors?

Definitely not. While new doors do change the aesthetic of your home and can give it a visual facelift, new doors offer many more benefits. Not only do new doors offer higher levels of insulation and security, but new doors have tight seals that don’t allow air, moisture, or pests to pass through. Our custom-fitting process ensures that your investment will continue returning benefits for the long run.

Is it worth it to hire professionals, or can I do a DIY door installation?

The process of installing new doors has many steps, which means there are many points along the way that allow room for error. The professionals at Cover Up Construction are well-experienced in commercial and residential door installation, so we are aware of error possibilities and know how to avoid them. We also have all the necessary tools needed to complete the job. Save yourself time and headache and skip the DIY attempt; call Cover Up Construction instead.