Frequently Asked Questions


Typically 3 to 7 days. Depends on the amount and type of siding, layout of the home, and the weather.

It is not necessary while the work is being performed. It is a good idea to be there the day work begins, so if there are any questions they can be addressed.

No. We work the home in sections, trying to take off only what we can replace in a day.

We use corrosion resistant nails from a pneumatic nail gun or hand nailed.

Typically the garage, but it depends on the home.

The siding is designed to take the brunt of the water. The moisture barrier in conjunction with flashing and window tape keep the water from getting into the wall cavity.

No, siding systems are designed to shed the water down the walls. It will not stop rising water from major or localized flooding.

Whenever there is heavy construction it is good practice to park as far from the work being preformed as possible. Our crews pick up and clean up every day to keep your home site as neat as possible. They do a nail sweep with magnets around the areas they have been working and they sweep the driveway and other walkways.

We schedule our crews so they are on only 1 home at a time.

Yes, Most of it is negligible and requires only minor repairs. About 30% of the time we find water, insect damage, or structural defects which require additional work.

If it is minor damage, (which is found in most homes), yes. If we get into a large area of damage or defects there may be an additional cost.

It is not part of the base price but a salesman can include it in the price.

Yes, if the temperature is above 30 degrees. When raining if it is only a light rain or mist and is on a protected area of the home.

If it is something light weight like a temperature sensor simply use a coarse screw. If it is something with some weight, like a hose reel, it will need to be attached to the framing behind the siding. Molly bolt types are not preferred.

Because most homes have flowerbeds right up next to the home, we cannot avoid them. So we try to cover, protect, or pull back out of the way as best we can. No matter how careful we are, we have to get into the flowerbeds to work, and some damage may occur.

Yes, any of the exterior walls that have pictures or shelves you may want to remove these because we will vibrate the walls. Even if you have something that is not on an outside wall but you are concerned about it, I would remove it.

We can repair any roof – from securing loose shingles or flashing, replacing missing or damaged shingles, to rebedding ridge caps, to replacing water-damaged roof decks. Horizon Restoration has a team of experienced roofing contractors who can repair any roof damage you may be experiencing.

Yes! Our experienced, licensed roofers will inspect your roof up close to assess the scope of any obvious damage and also map out the probable unseen damage just below the surface. With that knowledge at hand, we will let you know if roof repair is the most affordable option or if you're better off with a full roof replacement.

Damaged roofs cause roof leaks, which creates a dangerous water and moisture problem in the house below. Whether the roof damage was caused by hail or fallen trees to simply granule loss due to aging roof shingles, prompt attention and repair will avoid further, more costly damage down the road.

The pricing for new roofs depends primarily on the square footage of the roof surface, the type of material you choose (asphalt, metal, cedar shakes, tile, etc), and the complexity of your roof (dormers, steep angles, etc.) Because we've been installing new roofs in the [service area] area for so many years, we have the experience and resources to help you decide on a quality roof solution that will suit your budget.

Each shingle brand provides a different guideline for how long they expect their shingles to last. A properly installed roof will generally last up to 15 years with regular maintenance and inspection, especially after severe weather events.

While there could be some initial cost-saving in laying new shingles over an old, aged roof, we generally don't recommend re-roofing. Old shingles also mean an old roof deck. By tearing off the old shingles, our licensed roofing contractor will then be able to spot any areas of instability or damage to the roof deck that may have been hidden by the shingles. We can replace any sections where there may be wood rot. Roof installation techniques and materials have also changed over the last couple of decades, and your old roof may not be up to code. "Re-roof" jobs may also not carry the same warranties as a full replacement.

The cost will depend on how many feet of gutter is required for effective drainage as well as which material you choose. Gutters are typically made of vinyl, aluminum, steel, or even copper. The industry standard pricing is usually around $500-$1500 for 200 feet of gutter, to give you an idea of the potential cost.

Seamless gutter systems tend to last longer and leak less because of fewer joints.

It depends on the design of your roof. Most often, gutters are installed on any horizontal roof eave in order to divert rainwater away from the house and prevent water damage. A licensed roofing contractor will be able to tell you which areas of your roof need a gutter system, and help you determine where the downspouts are placed both for aesthetic reasons and proper water drainage.

Cleaning out your gutters at least once a year is one of the most important tasks a homeowner should include in their home maintenance checklist. Leaves and other debris can build up, causing unneeded stress on joints and excess weight that can increase the likelihood of a gutter failure. During the rainy season in Columbia, we advise homeowners to get out the umbrella and take a walk around the house's exterior to watch your gutter system in action to check for any obvious failures like water spilling over the gutter rather than running to the downspout. We always recommend installing leaf guards over your gutters if your home is situated near tall trees to help the gutters stay clean.