FAQs

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

How Can We Help You?

At Erdmann Exteriors & Construction, we understand that remodeling can be stressful, and our goal is to make the process as painless as possible. We get a lot of questions, and to help ease your mind before you even start your project, we're providing answers to the most commonly asked questions about working with us. If you don't see your question here, please contact us directly. We're always happy to help!

Frequently Asked Questions: Exteriors

Are estimates free?

Yes. We will come to your house and take measurements of the items we will be replacing (e.g., siding, windows, roof, etc.), and we will put together a proposal for that work at no charge to you.

What do we need to do to prepare for an estimate?

Nothing. Erdmann has all the necessary tools to prepare an estimate for you!

How much will it cost to side my house?

There are many variables that go into the cost of re-siding a house, so there is no set cost per square foot. The free estimate we provide is prepared and presented during the second meeting we schedule.

How long will my job take?

The time the job will take depends on the size and detail involved with your project. A project can last anywhere form a day to 4 weeks. Once the contract has been solidified, Erdmann will be able to give a more accurate estimate on length of project. Variables that may affect the length include the weather, existing problems and added requests from the homeowner.

Will you help with design ideas?

Erdmann’s experienced team members always give the homeowner helpful suggestions with design and detail. Depending on the size of the project, Erdmann provides multiple options for the homeowner to review, and ultimately choose, to transform their home.

Can I roof over existing shingles?

Erdmann will NOT install shingles over existing shingles. Doing so makes the shingles more susceptible to leaking, improper attachment to the home, and many other problems. Instead, we tear off all layers of roofing and properly install your new shingles. Roofing over existing shingles also voids the manufacturer’s warranty.



Frequently Asked Questions: Construction

Will I need to acquire a permit for work?

It depends on what kind of work you’re doing and what village you live in. All village ordinances differ from one to the next.

Do you have an architect on staff to help with my design?

We have in-house designers to help conceptualize the plan. We work with local engineers and architects as needed.

How long will my job take?

The time the job takes depends on the size and detail involved with your project. Once the contract has been solidified, Erdmann is able to give a more accurate estimate on length of project. Variables that may affect the length include unforeseen issues and added requests by the homeowner.

Communication throughout the project is important to me. How do you handle updates on a project?

We have a client portal through BuilderTrend.com that allows our clients to view updates, progress pictures and upcoming milestones for their project. We also schedule weekly construction meetings with our homeowners to review recent progress and the timeline moving forward.

COMPLIMENTARY IN-HOME CONSULTATION

Based in Arlington Heights, Erdmann serves the north, northwest and west suburbs of Chicago. Call us at 847-357-9594 or fill out the form below to schedule your consultation today!




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