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FAQ

Will replacing my windows, roof and/or siding increase the value of my home?

Not only will the replacement of any of these products add to the value of your home, new windows, siding or a roofing system will lower your energy costs and enhance your home’s beauty. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average homeowner can save up to $465 each year when replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star qualified windows.

Can I install the products you offer on my own?

You can, but we don’t recommend it. As a homeowner, you can install your own roof or replace your own windows, gutters or siding. However, handling your own installation will almost certainly void any manufacturers’ warranties, as the warranty language usually includes a provision requiring professional installation.

Home improvement projects of a certain size and cost should always be handled by a professional. Any minor detail that is missed during installation could cause costly and extensive damage to your home, as well as void the warranties that would protect you from such expenses.

Are all home improvement contractors licensed and insured? Why is that so important?

No, not all home improvement contractors are licensed, and many contractors provide services to the public without any insurance to cover defects in their work. You should always ask for proof of licensing and insurance before choosing a contractor. At Nu Look Home Design, we are fully licensed and insured. More than that, we guarantee our work, and you pay nothing until the job is done.

Can I get a tax credit for having the products you offer installed on my home?

Yes! You can receive a federal income tax credit for window and siding replacement when you choose Energy Star products. Homeowners are eligible to receive 10% of the cost of their replacement Energy Star windows (minus the cost of installation), up to $200 for windows and skylights. Consult with your accountant to understand the exact value of your energy-efficient window tax credit.

How much does a roof cost?

Cost is an important factor when you’re replacing your roof, but it shouldn’t be the only factor. The average home remodel cost depends on the quality of the materials you’re using, as well as the installer’s experience. Just because a roofing system is priced the lowest doesn’t mean you will save money in the long run.

Similarly, a company that only installs one or two roofs a year might miss important details that cause your roof to wear much faster than it would if installed by a premium roofing company. At Nu Look Home Design, we use aerial technology from EagleView to get the most accurate materials estimate possible — saving you money from the start.

We also assign a Project Coordinator and Project Foreman to each roofing job, which means every homeowner has both a liaison between our office and the installation crew, as well as an on-site supervisor to oversee the job from start to finish. We also use a 13-step quality management process to make sure the roofing installation is carried out properly at every stage, saving you time and money.

Should I choose fiberglass or vinyl windows?

When it comes to fiberglass vs. vinyl windows, there are several factors to keep in mind. The price to replace windows in a home is obviously a key consideration in any window upgrade, but you should also work with an installer who can walk you through the pros and cons of vinyl windows and other options.

Once something of a rarity among window options, fiberglass windows have grown in popularity in recent years. Fiberglass tends to have a slight edge over vinyl when it comes to energy savings, however, it is a more costly material. Vinyl windows offer a combination of strength, durability and affordability that appeals to homeowners with a wide range of budgets.

Ultimately, your decision should be based on the reputation of the installer, the cost to install vinyl windows versus an alternative and the look you’re trying to achieve.

What is the cost of remodeling a home?

Whether you’re completely changing the exterior look of your home or simply upgrading your roof, windows or doors, home remodeling will add beauty, value and cost savings to your property. Whatever the scope of your remodeling project, it’s important to start with an accurate estimate. HomeAdvisor, which gathers data from homeowners across the country, reports that the average cost of a home remodel involving multiple rooms ranges between $4,900 and $103,000, with the average home remodeling cost coming in at $36,000.

At Nu Look, we provide in-home estimates for free, and we give you a start-to-finish guarantee that the job will be performed to your satisfaction before you pay a dime.

Why should I choose vinyl siding vs. other exterior siding products?

When installed properly, premium quality vinyl siding from Nu Look requires no maintenance. Other types of siding require routine care, such as painting, that can be costly and time consuming. Different siding products, such as aluminum and fiber-cement, demand similar routine upkeep.

Vinyl siding installed with proper underlayment also offers exceptional energy savings and could even give you a tax credit. Finally, vinyl siding from Nu Look comes with a lifetime warranty. Whether you’re looking to add beauty and value to your home with a new roof, doors or replacement windows and siding, Nu Look Home Design can help.

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Call today to discuss how Nu Look can completely change the way you see your home. Call 800-279-5300.