What is siding, and what is its purpose?
Siding is a protective covering installed on the exterior of a building or home to shield it from the elements. View our siding services here.
What are the different types of siding materials, and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
There are several types of siding materials, including vinyl, wood, fiber cement, and metal. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as durability, cost, and maintenance requirements. Learn more about the best types of siding for Atlanta homes.
How long does siding typically last, and what factors can impact its lifespan?
The lifespan of siding varies depending on the material and the environment in which it is installed. Generally, siding can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years. Factors that can impact its lifespan include exposure to the sun, wind, and moisture, as well as improper installation and maintenance.
How do I know if it's time to replace my home's siding?
Signs that it's time to replace your home's siding include cracking, warping, or rotting, as well as fading or discoloration, and increased energy bills due to poor insulation. Contact us for quality siding replacement services!
What are some of the benefits of replacing my home's siding?
Some benefits of replacing your home's siding include improved energy efficiency, enhanced curb appeal, and increased home value. It can also provide better protection against weather damage and prevent moisture intrusion.


How often should I paint the exterior of my house?
The frequency of repainting the exterior of your house depends on the climate, quality of previous paint, and the type of siding material. Generally, it is recommended to repaint every 5-10 years.
What are some signs that it's time to repaint my house?
Some indications that it's time to repaint your house are peeling, cracking, or faded paint, stains, or mold/mildew growth.
How do I choose the right color scheme for my house's exterior?
When choosing a paint color scheme for your home's exterior, consider the style of your home, surroundings, and the neighborhood aesthetic. You can also get a professional's advice or use online tools to visualize different color combinations.
Can I paint my house's exterior myself, or should I hire a professional?
It is possible to paint your house's exterior yourself, but it is a challenging task that requires specialized equipment and expertise. Hiring a professional painter in Atlanta can ensure a high-quality and long-lasting result.
How long does it typically take to paint the exterior of a house, and what factors can impact the timeline?
The time it takes to paint the exterior of a house depends on factors such as the house's size, surface condition, weather conditions, accessibility, and the number of coats required. It can take 3-7 days for a typical single-family home. Learn more about our Marietta house painting services.


What are the signs a roof needs to be replaced?

Leaks, missing or torn shingles, loose flashings, excessive shingle granules in gutters, and ceiling spots can signal roof problems. Age is another indicator; if your roof is 20 years old, it could be at the end of its lifespan. Learn more about our roofing services in Atlanta.

My roof is leaking. Do I need to have it completely replaced?

Not necessarily. Our crews can often make repairs to extend the life of a roof that is otherwise in good condition. However, if a roof is demonstrating many symptoms of age and wear, replacement may be the only option.

How do I decide which roofing material to use?

Choosing which type of roof is right for you will depend upon numerous factors, including your budget, taste and needs. Before making your choice, consider the lifecycle cost of your roofing material. Some materials, although initially more expensive, require less maintenance and have a longer life expectancy than others. An asphalt shingle roof might last 20 years, but a metal roof can last more than 50 and might be more cost-effective in the long run.

How do I know if I have hail damage to my roof?

You may be able to see severe hail strikes from the ground, but most often hail damage is not visible to the untrained eye. If you've experienced hail in your area, call Nelson Exteriors to schedule a professional inspection.

What is an ice dam?

Ice dams are formed by the thawing and freezing of melted snow at the eaves. The ice dam can force water up and under shingles, causing leaks. In areas where winter temperatures frequently drop below freezing, ice dams can cause serious and expensive damage to a roof and to the structure of a home.

How long do asphalt shingles last?

Shingles come in different grades. The better the grade, the longer the life expectancy, which can range from 15 to more than 40 years.

What is the lifespan of a metal roof?

New alloys and coatings make metal roofing panels more durable, with extended lifecycles that exceed those of shingles or shakes. Today's metal roofs can be expected to last at least 50 years.

How long will it take to replace my roof?

Most residential roofing jobs can be completed in a single day. If a roof takes more than one day, we clean and secure the site at the end of each day and take care to protect any vulnerable areas from the weather.

Will you clean up after my roofing project?

Yes. At the end of the job, we conduct a thorough clean-up and walk-through. You approve final cleaning upon completion, and we won't leave until you are happy!