Can I paint it?

There is no need to paint your vinyl since it is maintenance free and always looks like new.

If you want to change the color of the vinyl, Epoxy-based paint is the only type of paint that will adhere properly to the smooth vinyl surface.

Does the product become brittle in winter?

As with most PVC products, vinyl will become less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break or crack. Our products have been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings.

How can it be cleaned?

When a cleaning is necessary, it can be done with water, brush with detergent…There are also special solutions that can be used to clean off specific stains.

How long will it last?

Vinyl windows, fence, deck and railing products from Expert Windows and Doors are designed to last a lifetime. They are backed by a transferable, lifetime warranty.

What is vinyl?

All of our Vinyl Products are made from extruded virgin polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other critical ingredients such as UV inhibitors (Ti02) and impact modifiers. The amount of these ingredients is what produces the longevity of a vinyl extrusion. The vinyl we use contains some of the highest amounts of these ingredients in the industry.

Will it crack/break?

Due to changing temperatures all materials expand and contract.

Impact modifiers add flex to our vinyl so that when the temperatures heat up or cool down, our vinyl will give instead of cracking or splintering. Under normal conditions vinyl will not crack, however, vinyl is not indestructible and will break/crack if, for example, a projectile such as a rock or a hammer were to strike the surface hard enough.

Will it discolor or turn yellow?

No.

The discoloration or yellowing in vinyl products is due to the sun’s ultra-violet rays. This is typically found in vinyl products that are manufactured using injection molding (i.e. plastic patio chairs). Our products contain titanium dioxide (Ti02), which is applied to the outside of the product during the extruding production phase and acts as a sunscreen to stop vinyl from discoloration or turning yellow.

Are all sealed units constructed the same?

No, far from it.

There are many different types of sealed units, too many to address in a few lines.

The glass used in the manufacturing of the units is generally the same from all manufacturers. However, some manufacturers use 2mm glass as there standard glass thickness.

Our units are made of 3mm thickness up to 15 square feet. This increases the sound absorption and makes your home quieter. It also makes the unit more resilient to stress cracks and breakage.

There are different glass coatings to enhance the performance of the units, reduce or allow solar heat gain, coloured glass for both cosmetic and performance.

The second component to a sealed unit is the spacer material. We use only warm edge spacer materials. This reduces the transmission of heat and cold through the edge of the glass. The greater the thermal resistance at the edge of the glass the warmer the inside glass will be, and therefore less condensation will occur. There are some companies still using metal spacer bars without a thermal break.

Does the air space matter in the performance of the overall unit?

Yes, the optimum air space is about 13mm.

Most units are anywhere from 6mm to 25mm. The further you are from the optimum 13 mm in either direction the less efficient they become.

How long are the units warranted for?

Our sealed units are warranted as long as you own your home.

We have a separate brochure outlining the coverage.

Why is there moisture in between my insulated sealed units?

Any moisture between the glass constitutes a seal failure.

This means that the seal has been somehow compromised. It could be a crack in the glass, de-lamination of the space from the glass, desiccant failure, poorly designed window systems that allow water to puddle under the unit, etc.

What is siding?

Essentially siding refers to any type of wall cladding that is adhered to the wall sheathing that has been covered by some type of moisture barrier such as Tyvek.

What types of sidings are there?

Although Vinyl siding may be the most prevalent, there are now many types of siding available such as:

  1. Vinyl wood look like Sagiper.
  2. Fiber-cement sidings such as James Hardie.
  3. Aluminum types such as Longboard.
  4. Stone veneers such as Versetta stone.
  5. Wood sidings and wood composite sidings.
  6. Steel sidings.

We recommend an onsite consultation with our knowledgeable professional to best determine the products to make your dream project a reality.

How about the durability, Is it easy to dent or break?

While every siding product has its own idiosyncrasies, most products available today offer various forms of lifetime warranties

How long can I expect siding to last?

While every siding product has its own idiosyncrasies, most products available today offer various forms of lifetime warranties.

Why should I choose Expert Windows Doors Roofing & Siding to do my work over another company?

Expert Windows Doors Roofing & Siding:

  1. Are partnered up with great suppliers, so you can expect quality products to be used on your job.
  2. Maintains a high level of quality and workmanship all without sacrificing competitiveness.
  3. Provides a professionalism experience from beginning to end, with printed/emailed typed contracts clearly defining the scope of work, products to be used and final costs.
  4. Is fully insured.
  5. Has a 10-year workmanship warranty on roofs that we install that have full underlayment.
  6. Is in full compliance with government safety regulations.
  7. Has Financing available.
  8. Accepts payment via all major credit cards.
  9. Best of all….We Do It Right!

Why did my 25yr Asphalt shingles only last 10-15 years?

There are 3 main types of residential underlayments; Tar paper, Synthetic and Ice & Water shield.  Ice & water shield is rubber based and is most often found in valleys, on pitches less than 3:12 but greater than 2:12 and at the eaves ends of the roof, where ice damming may occur.  Synthetic underlayments have replaced tar paper as the entry level synthetic costs are almost the same and the performance is much better with the synthetics as they have a nail sealing capability.  The main reason for all underlayments is to provide additional water infiltration protection.  A secondary bonus of having the added security of the underlayment is that they do extend the life of the roof by allowing homeowners to wait longer before having to replace their roofs.

What is roofing underlayments and do I need them?

There are 3 main types of residential underlayments; Tar paper, Synthetic and Ice & Water shield.  Ice & water shield is rubber based and is most often found in valleys, on pitches less than 3:12 but greater than 2:12 and at the eaves ends of the roof, where ice damming may occur.  Synthetic underlayments have replaced tar paper as the entry level synthetic costs are almost the same and the performance is much better with the synthetics as they have a nail sealing capability.  The main reason for all underlayments is to provide additional water infiltration protection.  A secondary bonus of having the added security of the underlayment is that they do extend the life of the roof by allowing homeowners to wait longer before having to replace their roofs.

What is the cost difference between a metal roof and an asphalt roof?

The average would be 2-2.5 times the price of typical asphalt shingle roof.  This could vary greatly depending on installation practice and materials chosen.

Which shingle manufacturer should I choose?

There are many choices and we would always recommend an onsite consultation to view your specific roof needs.  Based on those needs we would then discuss the best suppliers/products to use to protect your home.

Where did the 30yr, 35yr, 40yr and 50yr shingles go?

In 2011 all major shingle manufacturers changed their advertising of shingles based on a court ruling in the United States.  Essentially the ruling stated that you cannot call a product a 30-year product if it, in fact, did not last 30 years.  So even though most of the shingle lines haven’t changed, they no longer refer to them in that manner.  They now all fall under what is called a ‘Limited Lifetime Warranty’.

Why should I choose Expert Windows Doors Roofing & Siding to do my work over another company?

Expert Windows Doors Roofing & Siding:

  1. Are partnered up with great suppliers, so you can expect quality products to be used on your job.
  2. Maintains a high level of quality and workmanship all without sacrificing competitiveness
  3. Provides a professionalism experience from beginning to end, with printed/emailed typed contracts clearly defining the scope of work, products to be used and final costs.
  4. Is fully insured.
  5. Has a 10-year workmanship warranty on roofs that we install that have full underlayment
  6. Is in full compliance with government safety regulations.
  7. Has Financing available.
  8. Accepts payment via all major credit cards.
  9. Best of all….We Do It Right!