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IRC All Siding

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IRC All Siding

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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 92 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Jim S.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

1 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They do the highest quality job I've ever seen.

They were conscientious and knowledgeable. I've worked with a lot of contractors. IRC All Siding is very professional, reliable, and very good.

Larry L.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

2 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

He is a true professional. They are true to their word, and everything I saw was quality.

The best thing was that they took the time to do the job right.

Gary C.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

3 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

IRC All Siding does not allow sloppy workmanship. They prefer to do things right.

I like that they are on time everyday and all of the employees are professionals. They are all very neat. I had zero problems in dealing with them. They are very organized. They show up everyday, and they get the entire job done on time.

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IRC All Siding is a general contracting firm that has been repairing and replacing exterior siding for residential and commercial properties throughout the Bay Area since 1989. The company has expertise in fixing all types of siding damage—from water and weather to dry rot and termites—and its forensic investigation capabilities allow it to effectively identify siding problems and determine the best courses of action to take.

Owner Peter Katsafouros has been involved in the construction industry since he was 15 years old. Mr. Katsafouros says his contracting experience and general knowledge of architecture give him a distinct advantage when it comes to understanding how houses are constructed and recognizing where they’re most likely to fail.

IRC All Siding’s employees are personally trained by Mr. Katsafouros to ensure the same level of quality is maintained across all aspects of a project. The company’s technicians provide free onsite assessments and repair estimates, and a site foreman is present on every job to address clients’ questions and concerns. For more information or to see photos of past work, Mr. Katsafouros invites potential clients to visit www.irc-construction.com.

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Dry Rot
Flashing
Forensic Investigation
New Windows
Restoration/Repair
Siding
Termites
Water Damage

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Company Profile

IRC All Siding is a general contracting firm that has been repairing and replacing exterior siding for residential and commercial properties throughout the Bay Area since 1989. The company has expertise in fixing all types of siding damage—from water and weather to dry rot and termites—and its forensic investigation capabilities allow it to effectively identify siding problems and determine the best courses of action to take.

Owner Peter Katsafouros has been involved in the construction industry since he was 15 years old. Mr. Katsafouros says his contracting experience and general knowledge of architecture give him a distinct advantage when it comes to understanding how houses are constructed and recognizing where they’re most likely to fail.

IRC All Siding’s employees are personally trained by Mr. Katsafouros to ensure the same level of quality is maintained across all aspects of a project. The company’s technicians provide free onsite assessments and repair estimates, and a site foreman is present on every job to address clients’ questions and concerns. For more information or to see photos of past work, Mr. Katsafouros invites potential clients to visit www.irc-construction.com.

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Company Philosophy

"We take great pride in our work, and we're personally invested in every project we undertake. We understand the importance of maintaining a home's exterior, so we work hard to deliver end results that exceed our customers' expectations. We're 100 percent responsible for all the work involved in a siding project–if there's ever a problem, our clients know who to call."

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Comparative Summary

Few siding contractors earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award, which means they’ve been independently rated Highest in Quality. Even fewer can also claim to bring more than 20 years of experience to every project, but that’s exactly the case for IRC All Siding. “At this point, we’ve seen everything there is to see when it comes to exterior siding, so we’re always prepared to complete our clients’ projects as effectively as possible,” says owner Peter Katsafouros. “Even on challenging jobs that are somewhat of a puzzle, we know exactly where each piece needs to go.”

IRC All Siding replaces exterior siding on residential homes and commercial buildings throughout the Bay Area. The company’s extensive expertise allows it to handle a wide variety of siding damage, from moisture- and weather-related problems to dry rot and termites. In addition to siding repair, it provides general construction services such as window replacements, additions, and bathroom and kitchen remodels.

Unlike less experienced siding companies that lack the time-earned expertise to take on the challenges that often arise during the siding installation and repair process, IRC All Siding is able to draw upon Mr. Katsafouros’ comprehensive siding knowledge and architectural background to quickly and efficiently solve all types of problems. “I started out in architecture and spent about four years drafting, so I’m very familiar with the different aspects of home construction,” he says. “This extra level of building experience really adds a measure of qualification to my team.”

Another distinguishing attribute of IRC All Siding is its highly skilled crew members, all of whom have a wealth of industry experience and have been personally trained by Mr. Katsafouros himself. “I’ve essentially had the same crew since the beginning,” he says. “Each of my top guys has at least 15 years of experience, which means every project benefits from about 150 years of hands-on expertise.”

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Industry Info

When it comes to maintaining your home, the integrity of the outside is equally important as the inside. Unfortunately, many new homebuyers tend to take this for granted and devote the bulk of their attention to interior remodeling. Simply put, the exterior of a home is one of its most crucial aspects—from the roof to the foundation, the condition of the exterior determines how well-protected the interior will be from the harmful effects of weather.
One reason homebuyers are apt to disregard a house’s exterior is because they assume a cursory assessment of its outward appearance confirms the health of its condition. However, the effects of siding damage often take place beneath the surface, most often in the form of water damage or dry rot. Such problems can easily elude the untrained eye, giving homeowners a falsely positive impression of the exterior’s condition.
Since the interior of a home tends to receive the most attention, that’s where most of the money goes. However, homeowners should keep in mind that no matter how much money they spend on an interior, it’s principally a cosmetic investment. Peter Katsafouros, owner of IRC All Siding in San Francisco, puts this into perspective: “Your kitchen will look great if you spend $500,000 remodeling it, but if your house’s exterior is falling apart and the walls are rotting out, having a gorgeous kitchen doesn’t mean very much.”
A big part of the problem is that many homeowners don’t want to spend the extra money to hire a professional to inspect a home’s exterior, even if it’s for a relatively low price. If you’re a first-time buyer, it’s a better idea to spend a few hundred dollars on an inspection and ultimately walk away from the house than it is to purchase a home that, unbeknownst to you, needs $50,000 worth of siding repair. “If you’re thinking about buying a house, don’t skimp on the inspections,” says Mr. Katsafouros. “It’s a pretty small investment to ensure you know exactly what you’re buying. Repairing a damaged exterior could cost you up to $100,000, depending on the size of the home, so it’s definitely worth $200 to get a professional inspection.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are your services more expensive than those of other companies?

A: You have to compare apples to apples—if other contractors offer the same services but at lower prices, it’s very likely that they’ll cut corners and abide by minimum standards of workmanship. If you aren’t aware of what it takes to complete a siding project, you’re going to think you’re getting a better deal, but you’ll eventually encounter expensive problems.

Q: What are some of the most common problems with exterior siding?

A: The biggest problems we see are inferior materials and poor installations. The main issue is that some contractors only adhere to the minimum industry standards. In areas with dry climates like Arizona, the minimum is probably enough, but the Bay Area gets a decent amount of rainfall, so doing the bare minimum will eventually create problems. If your house has wood siding but has two or more stories or doesn’t have a large overhang, you’re almost guaranteed to have problems if the work was only done to minimum standards. You have to go above the minimum if you want your home’s exterior to last.

Q: I’m considering buying a house that may have siding issues. Will you come perform a free estimate?

A: We typically only do free estimates for homeowners, not prospective homebuyers. In most cases, we’ve found that prospective buyers are more interested in finding ways to reduce the selling price than having the repairs done.

Q: Can you fix my downstairs window if it’s leaking?

A: A lot of homeowners call us during the rainy season to fix leaky windows, especially if they have two-story homes. The first thing we ask is if there’s another window located right above the leaky one. If the answer is yes, it usually means the upper window wasn’t flashed right and allows water to run down the wall to the first-story window. To solve this problem, the window needs to be properly re-flashed. Sometimes, this simply requires a new pan, but if it’s a low-quality window, the whole thing needs to be replaced. Once the leaking starts, window replacement is really the only permanent solution to the problem.

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  • Peter Katsafouros is a veteran siding contractor and owner of IRC All Siding, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (510) 882-4311 or by email.

Peter Katsafouros: An Exterior Livelihood

By James Florence, Senior Writer

DALY CITY — Going into college, Peter Katsafouros had plans to become an architect, but he soon found himself being drawn toward a more exterior livelihood. “Despite majoring in architecture, I was more of a builder than an artist at heart—more interested in physically putting houses together than designing them,” he says. “I ended up moving to Texas to partner with a friend who was doing exterior siding work. During the five years I spent there, I saw all kinds of problems that could happen to home exteriors due to subpar workmanship. I also noticed there weren’t many professionals focused on this area of the field, which made me think it would be a good opportunity. When I returned to the Bay Area in 1989, I started specializing in siding and other aspects of home exterior work, and I’m still doing it today.”
Today, as owner of IRC All Siding, Peter looks back with pride on his legacy of quality work. “With all of the projects I’ve done during the last 30 years, I can confidently say the vast majority of my customers will never have to replace their siding. It’s very satisfying to know I’ve left something good behind.”
Born in Greece, Peter was raised in Alameda and today lives in Daly City with his wife, Georgia, and their two children. Outside of work, he enjoys camping and traveling with his family. “I like to go camping at Lake Tahoe and ride my ATV around,” he says. “We also like traveling to Europe, though we haven’t been able to as much since having children. Now that the kids are getting older, we’ll start doing more of that. I used to go to Greece to visit my family every two years, and I look forward to sharing that experience with my kids.”
In regard to a professional philosophy, Peter says quality is the only way to go. “I always give my customers the highest quality possible. If a customer doesn’t want to pay to have things done the right way, I’d rather not do the job at all. I have yet to have a customer call me back because of a problem with my workmanship, and I plan to keep it that way.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Peter says he’d spend more time in the country of his birth. “I’d spend six months out of the year in Greece. As soon as my kids are out of the house, that’s what I plan on doing. I’ve been working hard since I was 18 years old, so I’m looking forward to relaxing and being a beach bum.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: What’s your favorite kind of food?
A: I would say Greek food, but I can’t get good Greek food in the U.S., so I’ll go with sushi.

Q: What’s your favorite Bay Area restaurant?
A: Ebisu in San Francisco.

Q: What kinds of movies do you like?
A: Old westerns and war movies.

Q: Who’s your favorite movie cowboy?
A: John Wayne.

Q: What kinds of music do you like?
A: Jazz and, of course, Greek music.

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  • A Simple Step to Prevent Window Leaks

    DALY CITY — One maintenance step homeowners often forget about is keeping their window tracks clean. Most residential windows slide on a track; on the outside of this track are two small weep holes that allow rainwater to drain out. When a window’s track isn’t regularly cleaned, dirt and debris can accumulate and plug up these weep holes, which can cause the track to fill with water during heavy storms. In a worst-case scenario, the water will overflow and leak in between the sill and the sheet rock. When this occurs with an upper window of a two-story home, the water will often seep down to the window directly beneath and start leaking inside from the top.

    While keeping your window tracks clean can help prevent this, such problems may be inevitable if your windows are subpar. Most older windows weren’t designed to withstand the wind and rain loads we have in California, and if the tracks’ weep holes are undersized, water damage can still occur regardless of how clean they are. To avoid this, have a professional assess your windows and see if they provide adequate drainage—if not, you may want to have them replaced.

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Video: Tip to Avoid Window Leaks

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Daly City — Host, Sarah Rutan: During the rainy season, an important home maintenance measure is keeping door and window tracks clear of dirt and debris. Today we’re in Daly City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Peter Katsafouros of IRC All Siding to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Peter Katsafouros: Main tip would be to keep your door tracks and your window tracks fully clean to divert the water out the weep-holes, and not overflow to the inside of the house. We receive many calls with water leaking into windows at the top part of the window. And it is usually a window from right above that’s causing the problems because of the overflowing problem. Although this might not solve your whole problem, it could slow and reduce the problems associated with water-like fungus and mold. If you have any kind of issues like that, you might want to call a siding specialist to come out and give you a free inspection and evaluate the condition of your siding, your windows, and your doors. Thank you.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
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Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 92 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
IRC All Siding : Average 9.3 out of 10 based on 92 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Jim S.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

1 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They do the highest quality job I've ever seen.

They were conscientious and knowledgeable. I've worked with a lot of contractors. IRC All Siding is very professional, reliable, and very good.

Gary C.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

2 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

IRC All Siding does not allow sloppy workmanship. They prefer to do things right.

I like that they are on time everyday and all of the employees are professionals. They are all very neat. I had zero problems in dealing with them. They are very organized. They show up everyday, and they get the entire job done on time.

Larry L.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

3 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

He is a true professional. They are true to their word, and everything I saw was quality.

The best thing was that they took the time to do the job right.

A. H. M.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

4 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The quality of their work is really good. I am the board president and when I need help to make a decision, he has been able to come out and help me out. He has taken care of some extra things. He did a foundation repair for me as well.

Just the consistency and their quality

Larry L.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

5 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a really good job weather proofing my house.

They did a good job weather proofing my house.

Yung W.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

6 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I'd tell people to use them.

They're very capable and trustworthy.

Jean C.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

7 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are professional, well worth the money, and you will not be disappointed.

Their level of professionalism, it isn't just with the owner, Peter, but with all of his workers. I had people who were retired and would watch the crew for 7 weeks and they said they did impeccable quality work and worked continuously throughout the day.

Richard F.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

8 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The owner is competent. He follows the job schedule.

I like the way the finished product came out. I'm very happy with the job.

Barbara B.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

9 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

All the work was superbly done. The men who came out knew what they were doing. I observed them doing the work. I have only complementary things to say about them.

Gabrielle M.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

10 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

He and his crew were very good. They were outstanding.

Georgia S.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

11 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I thought they were very efficient and nice. They cleaned up afterwards. They were excellent all the way around.

John H.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

12 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Quality of their work

Richard

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

13 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Quality and professionalism

Tom L.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

14 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did the re-siding within the schedule they promised. The quality of their work was excellent.

Barbara B.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

15 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very efficient. All of the workmen really knew what they were doing. They installed a lot of very large windows and they did it perfectly. They did excellent work.

Jerrie L.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

16 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Their workmanship, getting the job done, and being very careful about doing it correctly

David A.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

17 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Peter is so creative. For almost any problem, even if other people are struggling with it, he can come up with a creative solution. He is on time and very responsive.

Edward W.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

18 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I like the quality of their work and their professionalism. They are nice people, they are honest, and their work is done on time for a reasonable price.

Gil P.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

19 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That is a hard question. They did a good job. They were polite and clean. They kept the place neat. Working with them was excellent. They did it in a timely manner. I thought they were great.

Gordon M.

VERIFIED IRC All Siding CUSTOMER

20 of 92

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I felt that they were very competent and knowledgeable with the product they were working with and their ability to put it on.

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