Halliday Remodeling Services FAQ's

Window & Door Replacement Frequently Asked Questions

How much do replacement windows cost?

Cost is a major factor for many homeowners when it comes to window replacements. According to Remodel Magazine2021, the average cost of replacing 10 Vynl 3x5 windows is $19,385 and Wood costing $23,219 for the same 10 windows.

How often should residential windows be replaced?

Homeowners with windows over 25 years old should consider replacing them, both to gain the best energy efficiencies and to protect the “envelope” of the house. A home is an ideal candidate for a window replacement if its windows are sealed or painted shut, experiences ice buildup or a frosty glaze during the winter, gets fogged with condensation or has drafts that come through the windows.  New home construction windows are more often than not of the lowest quality and may need to be replaced in as little as 3 years.

What does Low E stand for?

The term “Low E” means low emissivity. Emissivity is a property that’s unique to materials, such as glass, which light can freely pass through. Low E is a coating of non-visible, microscopic layers of silver sandwiched between layers of anti-reflective metal oxide coatings. Added to the surface of window and door glass, Low E provides greater energy efficiency, increased comfort and protection from damaging UV rays. By filtering out the part of the light spectrum that transmits heat, Low E reduces a window’s U-Value and increases its R-Value.

Is It Worth Replacing My Windows?

Yes, replacing your windows is worth it if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:

  • Is the glass hot or cold to the touch?
  • Are you tired of high heating and cooling bills?
  • Are your windows damaged or difficult to operate?
  • Is window cleaning a burden?
  • Do you want to increase home value?
  • Are you ready to give your house a fresh look, inside and out?
  • Do you want to add more natural light inside your home?

Bathroom Remodeling Frequently Asked Questions

What will it cost to remodel my bathroom?

According to Remodel Magazine’s 2019 numbers, a mid-range full bathroom remodel in Boise, Idaho will cost on average $18,270 and an upscale remodel will run $59,058. These are based on 2019 and everyone is now aware prices are on the rise.

Is it worth it to remodel a bathoom?

A midrange bathroom remodel will recoup 62% and the upscale 57%.

How long does it take to remodel a bathroom?

It depends on the extent of the remodel but if you are looking for a tub or shower remodel it can be done in as little as one day.

Whole House Fan Frequently Asked Questions

Will I Feel A Breeze Instantly?

With the proper QuietCool Whole House Fan system in your home, you will feel, hear, and experience the QuietCool breeze. We believe and tell everyone that our QuietCool systems are a “breeze on a switch.” For a better understanding of how this breeze cools your home, take a look at our thermal mass cooling video.

Does the Quietcool work during the daytime?

Yes, you can run it in the day time but only when it is cooler outside then the temperature inside your home.

How Long Will It Take For My Home To Cool Down?

The amount of time it takes to cool your home depends on many factors such as type of system, location, time of day, etc. The QuietCool Whole House Fan System will instantly start cooling your home with 15-22 complete air exchanges per hour.

When Should You use your Quietcool Whole House Fan?

The QuietCool whole house fan system works best in the early morning and evening time. You want to run your system whenever the outside temperature is cooler than the inside your home. You can also use your QuietCool whole house fan system in the winter during the warmest time of the day for several minutes to remove any odors, pet dander, smoke or any foul smells.

Deck Refurbishing Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to redo a deck?

It really depends on the job as cost is dependent on many variables. We will come out and give you a free quote.

How do you restore a badly weathered deck?

Badly weathered decks usually involve a lot of sanding and we cover the deck with great product to get more years out of the existing wood.

Should I pressure wash my deck?

Absolutely. Pressure washing helps remove grit and grime that will leave nasty stains and wear on your existing finish.

Should I wash my deck before painting?

Yes, wash before sanding. Then sand, sand and sand again. You need to get past the weathered grey into the light fresh. That way the wood will soak up all of the oil.

Cabinet Refurbishing Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost of cabinet replacement?

The national average cost to replace your current custom cabinets would run somewhere between $500 to $1,200 per linear foot and you should expect the installatoin and materials to fall into the $12,000 and $18,000 range.

Is it cheaper to buy new cabinets or refinish?

Refinishing is definatley the less expensive route, but if your cabinets are in great disrepair, replacement may be your best option.

What is the difference between cabinet refacing and refinishing?

Refacing your cabinets involves replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts only, the "Boxes or Fixed" structures would remain in place, the box/fixed areas would need to be matched to your new color choice or vice versus.  

Refinishing would consist of Painting/Staining your existing door and drawer fronts as well as the Boxes and Fixed areas. 

How much does it cost to have cabinets professionally painted?

The National averages varies a lot on this due to the current condtion of the cabinets.  There is a lot of process that goes in to that perfect look.  Cabinets need a deep clean, sanding, repairs and multiple coats of primer and paint.  We also recommend new hinges at this time as well as adding new hardware or updating current hardware for a fresh new look.  We offer free assesments and will provide a full bid to you.

 

 

Exterior Painting Frequently Asked Questions

How much does exterior painting cost?

Can you paint over old exterior paint?

What is the longest lasting exterior paint?

What sheen is best for exterior house paint?