Elor Energy FAQ

Exterior Coating Systems

Got questions about exterior coating systems? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked question below:

At Elor Energy, we use Lifetime Plus Coatings as our preferred exterior coating. Unlike other coatings, Lifetime Plus Coatings offer home many great benefits such as energy efficiency and long-lasting color vibrancy!

Lifetime plus coatings are a technologically-advanced product that helps homeowners protect the exterior surfaces of their buildings from the harmful effects of the sun, wind, rain, dirt, smog, and natural aging. The service life of our Cool Life® Coating can extend well beyond the years of ordinary paint, helping customers save money on costly repainting and providing an excellent return on your investment!

Many people repaint their home simply to enhance the look of their home or to change the color. However, signs that your home needs to be repainted includes:

  • Peeling or cracking paint
  • Cracks in caulk
  • Fading paint
  • Gaps or shrinking wood
  • You’re selling you home
  • Change in color preference

At Elor Energy, we do all carpentry work that is related to painting. With us, there is no need to hire an outside carpenter. We repair trim, molding, siding, etc. All in all, we do more than just paint. The best paint job requires repair and other preparation steps.

When it comes to exterior wall coatings, the smartest decision is to hire a professional for the job. Unlike movies, painting a home is a complex process which has to be done correctly if you want to enjoy the full benefits of the product you’re applying. Besides, not only do our skilled team have more experience in the field, but we’ll also go through and make sure that the area being painted is properly prepped and cleaned up afterwards, letting you sit back and relax as opposed to pulling down tape and putting up ladders.

While we’ll take care of the major prep work, all you really have to do is clear up the areas near the walls that can obstruct the paint job, or cause an accident. For example, for exterior painting, we recommend moving your patio sets and exterior decor.

We can all agree that choosing the color for your home’s exterior is a really difficult choice. That is why the Elor Energy team is always happy to help make recommendations and help you make a decision that will produce the results you’ve always dreamed of!

Yes, unlike regular paint, our Lifetime Plus Coating is heat reflective. This helps keep your home cooler during the warmer seasons, and can reduce your home’s surface temperature by as much as 37°!

Yes, we are licensed with the state of California as professional painting contractors. We also have workers compensation and full coverage liability insurance, so no matter what happens, no liability falls on you. We also emphasize practicing safe procedures to ensure that our crew doesn’t get injured.

The Life Paint products we use are actually 30 times thicker than regular paint. This makes a huge difference in how long your paint job lasts!

Of course, in fact many of our clients rather go out while we prep and paint the home.

When it comes to coating home, the process usually goes as follows:

  1. Pre-inspection
  2. Trenching
  3. Hydro-blasting
  4. Prepping Wood
  5. Scraping & Sanding
  6. Patch & Repair
  7. Masking
  8. Primer
  9. Primer Inspection
  10. Top Coat
  11. Paint Trim
  12. Final Inspection

Surfaces we can coat include:

  • Stucco
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Block
  • Metal (requires primer)

Cool Life® is one of the most advanced coating technologies available today for your home. Unlike regular paint, our heat-reflective Technology exterior coating system is proven to be waterproof, resist peeling, flaking, cracking and adds a lasting upgrade for your home. Using high quality products with high pigmentation, our coating can also reflect the sun’s rays and save on utilities.

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Roofing and Insulation Systems

Got questions about Roofing? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked question below:

There are many signs that let you know that you need a new roof, such as:

  • Missing Shingles
  • Water damage
  • Holes and cracks
  • Bucking and curling shingles
  • Algae growth
  • Mold in the attic
  • Dark streaks
  • The roof’s age – if your roof is more than 12-15 years old, then it’s time for a replacement!

The longevity of your roof will depend on many factors, such as its materials, installation, and ventilation. However, a typical, well-constructed roof will normally last between 12-15 years.

Elor Energy performs building and roof insulation using only the highest quality factory-direct, thickest compost materials from Owens Corning. When combined with our special installation process, our offerings will seal your entire roof! . Let our experienced surveying and installation teams provide you a free, no-obligation assessment and design the right solution for your specific issue.

Studies show that a whopping 40% of a home’s curb appeal is due to the condition and aesthetic of your roof. When selling your home, if your roof is in bad condition, you may have a lot of trouble getting people to bid on your home.

While there are many small-scale home improvement projects that might turn out fine as a DIY project, roofing is not one of them! Each year more than 6,000 Americans die from fall from either tumbles off of roofs or ladders. Besides it being one of the most dangerous DIY projects out there, you could mistakenly void your roof’s warranty. Improper installation will only result in expensive repairs and many headaches down the line!

If your current roof is old and underperforming, a new roof replacement will help lower your energy bills, I’ll better insulate your home and keep the indoor temperatures more comfy, allowing you to rely less on your HVAC system.

Yes!!! In fact, roofing is known to be one of the top ROI home improvement remodeling projects you can do! A new roof will increase the curb appeal of your home, increase its value, and provide you with energy savings!

A roof inspection is basically a comprehensive analysis of the health of your roof. This is where we identify any deterioration to make sure we address those issues and repair them before proceeding with the replacement of your roof.

Water leaking from your roof may have to travel a long distance before it’s apparent. That’s why it’s best to have a professional find the source and determine the best solution. We recommend occasionally inspecting your attic for leaks. The sooner you identify the leak, the less repairs you have to pay for.

Replacing your roof offers you a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Increased home value
  • Improved curb appeal
  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Healthier home
  • Improved safety
  • High return on investment
  • Peace of mind

While it is possible to layer the new shingles over the old ones, it is recommended to strip the entire roof of all of its shingles! When you opt for a tear-off roofing job, your new roof will be just exactly that: new. Everything will be as if it were a brand-new roof, which offers a large number of benefits! If you have any rotted decking or leaks in your roof, they’ll be gone with the new roof!

We are proud to offer our client one of the best roofing systems available: Owens Corning! The Owens Corning® Total Protection Roofing System gives you the assurance that all of your roofing components are working together to help increase the performance of your roof – and to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of those who live beneath it. We also offer Eagle concrete tile roofs, which are a smart choice for those who value durability, color selection, and energy efficiency!

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Energy Efficient Windows

Got questions about replacement windows? We got you! Check out the answers to our most frequently asked question below:

Energy efficient windows, also known as energy-saving windows, are designed to prevent your HVAC air from escaping from your home. Their increased insulation reduces your home’s overall energy usage—and therefore, your bills! They also help make the indoor environment more comfortable and peaceful.

Signs that your windows are due for replacement includes:

  • Faulty operation
  • Recurring presence of cold drafts
  • Excessive window condensation
  • Water damage and decay
  • Excessive outside noise
  • Damaged window/cracked glass
  • High energy bills

At Elor Energy, we offer a wide selection of window options, including:

  • Sliding windows
  • Double hung windows
  • Casement windows
  • Awning windows
  • Bay windows
  • Bow windows
  • Garden windows
  • Picture windows
  • Geometric windows
  • & more!

The answer is YES! Replacing your windows will not only help lower your energy bills, but it’ll also help make your home more comfortable for the entire family! Replacing your windows is especially worth it if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

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

You will want to take down all blinds, curtains, and any other window treatment. Be sure to clear the path to the windows to avoid any types of accidents. It is also advisable to remove all wall decorations from the walls close to the windows as they may fall during removal or installation.

If your ultimate goal is to enjoy the maximum energy efficiency savings, then yes, you should replace all of your windows at the same time! However, it is not essential. Replacing a few windows at a time will also help reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Unless you’re an experienced certified windows installer, we would recommend against it. Windows that are installed incorrectly will not provide you with all of the benefits they’re meant to give you, such as lower energy bills and superior insulation.

You will want to take down all blinds, curtains, and any other window treatment. Be sure to clear the path to the windows to avoid any types of accidents. It is also advisable to remove all wall decorations from the walls close to the windows as they may fall during removal or installation.

The U-Value of a window refers to the rate of heat that is transferred.  The lower your U-Value number is, the better. For windows to be considered energy efficient, they have to have a U-value of 0.30 or less!

Replacing your windows offer many extraordinary benefits, including:

  • Lower energy bills
  • Enhanced curb appeal
  • Easier cleaning/maintenance
  • Improved ease of use
  • Increased home value

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