Frequently Asked Questions

WINDOWS

A retro-fit window is a window that is custom made to fit into an existing opening, without causing stucco damage. It enables us to replace almost any window at a much lower cost than traditional methods would.

Yes on both accounts. Rather than having a 1/16th inch window barrier between the inside of your house and the outside, a new energy efficient, high performance, and dual glazed window system will insulate your home from energy loss and noise.

No, they will be custom-built to perfectly fit inside your existing window openings to appear originally built with your house.

Low-E glass is produced with either one, two, or three ultra- light inhibitor coats with silver dioxide. A Low-E glass window is more reflective to the ultraviolet sun rays and the argon gas adds to the insulation value.

Our energy efficient windows begin at a price of $250 which includes installation, clean-up, and haul-away.

PATIOS

No, the better aluminum products are guaranteed for 30 or more years and are maintenance free.

Customer installed patios start at $6 per sq ft, materials only.

There are some cities that require permits, however, most counties require permits only if they are 300 sq ft and above for aluminum patios. It is very wise to permit and engineer wood patios because of their heavy weight, especially considering the fact that Southern California experiences occasional earthquakes. Many counties and cities that are designated as fire zones are recommending that aluminum patios be substituted for wooden patios.

With the many manufacturers we have there are numerous colors available.

ENCLOSURES

If a Patio/Enclosure Permit is obtained, the answer is no. The answer is yes if a Room Addition Permit is obtained with Title 24 calculations.

Taxes will change depending on whether the owner requests a permit, and what kind of permit is requested and obtained.

No, some have glass roofs and others have insulated and solid roofs. Whereas some may have single glazed windows, others can have double glazed windows with Low-E. Some may have 2 in. walls, 3 in. walls, or 4 in. walls.

We can build a sunroom or enclosure on an existing concrete slab beginning from $7,999 and up.

CONCRETE and Pavers

Both choices are excellent, but it depends on the visual effect desired by the homeowner.

The installation of basic pavers starts from $8 per sq ft and up, and basic concrete starts at $5 sq ft and up.

There are many individual differences between quality materials for both pavers and concrete. Some examples in concrete may be a three-bag-mix versus a six-bag-mix. Steel mesh versus steel rebar, and minimum 3 inch thickness versus a generous 4 ½ inch thickness. There are many other differences. Call for a free estimate and our representative will discuss the differences.

We do both, we build decorative walls with your choice of stones and we make retaining walls with your choice of stones.

Yes, with pavers a footing would be required. With concrete four inches or thicker no footings are required.

SHUTTERS

Yes, both are available and custom built, and are installed by factory trained installers.

Many have limited lifetime warranties, some have full life-time warranties.

Our lead time is usually four to six weeks. Many other blind and shutter companies can be as long as twelve to sixteen weeks because they come from china sent by ship and sit on the harbor waiting to be unloaded. Most of our shutters and blinds are built and assembled in the USA and Mexico.

There is some difference but it is small.

They are custom made and installed by factory trained installers.

SOLAR

There are many state and federal tax credits with many factory rebates. One can almost own a new system for the same payment of his electric bill today and much less than his electric bill in the future?

After engineering and permits are obtained, you can have a new system producing in thirty days.

Most homeowners will save in the long run, but to mathematically prove it, collect twelve previous bills and call our main number and we will accurately answer your question. 1-877-877-6003.

No, as long as it can be built facing a southwestern direction on your property.

Most of Southern California gets enough sun each month of the year to make that possible.

ROOFING

Usually after two roof coverings, a total tear-off is required.

Yes there are many new materials such as concrete and composite that captures this visual effect on your roof.

A heavy clay tile is not always required. There are many light weight materials that look and appear the same without the weight.

If you are a budget driven, a new composition roof is dramatically lower in price.

There are 20 to 50 year manufacturer’s warranty ranges depending on the quality of the roof. The higher quality roofs can have full- lifetime warranties rather than limited lifetime.