Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact Community Builders?
Our Tulsa services can be reached by calling 918-984-4688 or by clicking here
Do you have financing options?
Yes. We offer financing to all qualified homeowners. Greg Wolter, the owner and founder of Community Builders, is on the National Synchrony Board of Advisors for home improvement lending, which gives us a better understanding of how we can best finance you. Click here to see what financing may be available to you!
How do I know if my existing windows need to be replaced?
There are numerous ways to tell if your windows need to be replaced; if you have one or more of these issues it may be time to replace your windows:
- Rotted windows
- Difficulty to open or close
- Are drafty or leaky
- Normally rattle in the wind
- When the Seal is broken or fog exists between the panes
- Chipped, cracked, warped, or any other physical deformities to your windows
- Your home is very hot in the summer or super cold in the winter
What exactly is a replacement window?
Replacement windows are windows that can fit in any existing space where a prior window existed. Any of our window options have the ability to be replacement windows or new windows.
How do I know what type of window I need?
The type of window you need is determined by several factors including the previous window, your budget, preferences, and what you require of the window. Our team can help you determine what kind of window will perfectly fit your home and budget.
Can metal roofing panels be installed directly over my old, worn out shingles?
In most cases the answer is yes since metal panels weigh only 1/3 as much as shingles. This option gets rid of the cost and problem of getting rid of the old shingles. The best way to do this is to attach 1” x 4” or 2” x 4” firing strips at 24” o/c parallel to the eaves and ridge; we suggest you do not try this yourself.
How are metal roofing panels attached?
Our professional installers will use stainless steel screws— color matched to the color of your roof. Screw fasteners are preferred over nails for superior weather tightness and resistance to pullout. Fasteners are most typically spaced 24″ o/c.
Can insulation be installed under the metal roofing panels?
Of course! Among the types of insulation that can be used is 3/4″ insulation to make better energy efficiency.
Is metal roofing noisy when it rains?
Our metal roofing installations do not make excessive noise. Our metal roof panels are normally installed over the existing roof and plywood on the outside, and come with a layer of sound-damping insulation and your drywall ceiling on the inside. These materials combined help to dampen the sound.
How long will a metal roof last?
A metal roof has an indefinite life expectancy and a finish warranty of 40 years. Resistant substrates and long-life finishes for long-term performance. Our metal roofs require minimal maintenance and increases life-cycle cost savings.
Bath and Shower FAQ
What makes your bath systems so different?
Our acrylic bath and shower solutions are easy to clean, easy to operate, and have optional relaxing features like whirlpool jets and warm air jets.
How long does it take to install?
The range of time depends on what you are looking for, but many of our shower and bath solutions take as little as one day to be installed.
How much does a sunroom, patio room or enclosure cost?
The cost of a sunroom depends on the size you are wanting. Generally, they will cost about half the amount of a conventional construction.
How long will it take to complete my sunroom, patio enclosure, or conservatory?
Typically, they take about half as much time as a conventional construction.
Can I really use a sunroom year-round?
Of course! With our sunrooms, you can enjoy your outdoors year around. We can customize your sunroom to suit your needs. Additionally, we offer operable pergolas so you can have a greater outdoor experience in all weather!
How can I tell if I need new siding?
Some signs to watch out for that may indicate a need for new siding include:
- Swollen boards
- Severe weather damage
- Woodpeckers hacking at boards
- Peeling or curling paint
- Cracking/splitting boards
- Wood knots pop out
- Surface has delaminated
- Chalky film residue
If you have any of these issues showing on your current siding, it is time to seriously consider replacement siding installation.
Attic Insulation FAQ
What are the benefits of extra attic insulation?
A home that is 10-15 years old is very likely to be losing a large amount of energy through its roof. By adding attic insulation, you will lower your energy bills.
What makes Green Energy Barrier insulation different?
By reflecting the heat absorbed by your roof in the hot summer months, and containing the heat within your home during the cold winter months. Green Energy Barrier’s reflective barrier material is made using material the same material as NASA uses to protect astronauts from the extreme temperatures in space.
How much rain can the GutterPro Gutter Protection System handle?
Our GutterPro system can handle up to 8 inches per hour.
Do I need to replace my existing gutters to install GutterPro?
No, the GutterProUSA Gutter System was designed to install directly over your existing gutters, which is obviously far more cost-effective for you.
What if a tree limb falls on my roof?
The GutterProUSA product is manufactured in 5-foot sections so if one or two pieces are damaged, you can replace that piece or pieces. Whereas with other 1 or 2-piece systems, you would have to replace the entire section.
How thick is GutterProUSA’s aluminum?
GutterProUSA uses .027 gauge aluminum.
How far apart do you place the screws?
GutterProUSA recommends that screws be placed every 12 inches to prevent the material from bowing when the temperature changes throughout the year.