F.A.Q

Company

How long have you been in business?

Swanson Construction inc. has been family owned and operated since 1997

Why choose Swanson Construction?

For over 20 years, we have worked with property owners, just like yourself, who have trusted and relied on us for all of their commercial & residential roofing, and home improvement needs. No other company on Long Island has the expertise and qualifications of Swanson Construction Inc. We are fully licensed and insured, with an A+ rating from BBB.

Are estimates free?

Yes. Swanson Construction Inc. will provide you with no obligation estimate with the owner Mike. After our inspection, we will provide you with a detailed proposal explaining our findings, available options, and price, as well as a written warranty.

The estimates I received are different in price; why not just go with the lowest price?

Most often estimates may appear to be offering the same or similar services, however, our experience shows that most contracts are not created equal. A low price can signal discrepancies and shortcomings in the reliability of the contractor or the actual materials. Still not sure if you are comparing “apples to apples”? No problem, we are always willing to go through the proposals with you and offer an honest evaluation so that you can make an informed decision.

Roofing

How long can I expect my roof to last?

The condition and lifespan of your roof will depend on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment, and the maintenance, which the roof has received. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, asphalt shingles generally last 15-20 years. Additionally, roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products.

How much does a new roof cost?

Before we can tell you how much your job will cost, we will need to know what it involves. We understand your concerns about budget and keeping costs under control. We have the same concerns ourselves. Therefore, the best way to estimate a cost is to have an experienced estimator come to your home or building and take a look at your roof and perform a thorough assessment.

How can a homeowner recognize when a roof has a problem?

All too often, roof problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections can often uncover cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashing, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or Down spouts, and other visible signs of roof problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling Wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.

Can a new roof lower my energy bill?

Yes. A properly insulated attic and a well-ventilated roof will help you reduce heat loss and moisture condensation in the winter and heat retention in the summer, thus enabling you to conserve energy.

What is I don’t know which color shingles to choose?

The owner, Mike, will provide you with a book of color choices available in our area. We will also gladly provide you with sample color boards, as well as a list of homes in your neighborhood that we have completed for you to compare to your color choices.

Siding

What options do I have when it comes to re-siding my house?

At Swanson Construction we will walk you through all the options available to help make your home improvement dreams come true. We offer Vinyl, Fiber Cement, and Cedar Shake siding, as well as cultured stone and various masonry options. Let our experts help you choose the options that fit your style and budgetary needs. Visit our Siding page to view all of your options.

What is the most popular kind of siding?

Vinyl siding has long been the most popular choice in siding in the US. The reason vinyl is the preferred siding choice is that is cost effective, offered in various colors and styles, durable, and very low maintenance.

What is fiber cement siding?

Fiber cement is an insect-proof, moisture-resistant, and fire resistant material made out of cement, and, and cellulose fiber. At Four Seasons Roofing Inc, we use premium James HardiePlank siding that uses the finest raw materials to create a highly durable siding product. It is one of the most resistant siding materials available to homeowners.

How do vinyl and HardiePlank compare to each other?

Vinyl and HardiePlank both come in various colors and styles, require little maintenance, and offer long extended warranties. Aside from that, Vinyl is currently more popular because it is the less expensive options. HardiePlank is considered a superior solution because it is more durable and is fire-resistant.

What options do I have when it comes to trim?

We offer beautiful solutions for fascia, rakes, and window trim to compliment your new siding. We offer PVC coil, Azek, and HardieTrim in both stock and custom colors to add that extra detail to your home.