Atlanta Home Remodelers

in Atlanta, GA

Home Remodeling Reviews in Atlanta

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The young man who came out to give the estimate was very
pleasant and informative, but the first figure he threw out to do a clean
reroof (tear off of one
of fifteen year old asphalt Tamko 20 year...more /> shingles) on the hip roof of my 1328 sq.
ft. ranch, which is one story, with a 5 in 12 roof pitch, was $33,427.00 .
This price was for installation of GAF architectural 50 year
asphalt shingles, Deck Armor type underlayment, and a special continuous

vent which Power Remodeling owns the patent for, along with a preformed drip
and an ice/water
strip, starter shingles at the roof
, and
including a complete ridge vent.
The deck under my roofing is one by fours, not plywood,
there are no leaks, and as far as I can tell from looking at the undersides in
the attic, the boards look to be in good shape, so wood replacement ought not
be an issue.
My roof does have a 2 and 1/2 foot overhang on all four
sides, and there is a roofed carport and screened porch at the side of the
house (20 by 25.6) and a narrow front porch, so the square footage of the house
must be increased to about 2600 sq. ft.,
and taking into account the roof pitch, I make the roof area to be about
3000 sq. ft. or about 30 squares (100
sq. ft.).
Even if I add a few more squares for margin, the bid still comes
to over $1,000 per square, at least two or three times what the job should cost
according to my research, and in fact I did receive another estimate from
another highly rated Angie’s List company for about $7500 for the same installation,
lacking only the patented continuous roof
vent and the Deck Armor
underlayment, which I elected to do without after consultation and further
research. The roofer will use traditional felt paper underlayment.
A third bid by a top rated Angie's List company came in at $9997.90
The Power Remodeling bid to cover my soffit and fascia with
vinyl, including the ceilings of the small front porch, the carport and the screened porch, and to install
new Leaf Guard 6” Alumalure gutters was $18, 472.00.
The proposal did include three free sets of shutters.
Another top Angie’s List company has offered to scrape,
repair, prime, and paint all the house trim and gutters, as well as repair
damaged screening and paint the screened porch and the carport, for about
$2000, and I plan to have them do that instead of capping with vinyl. I will
report on the painting company when the job is complete.
Power Remodeler’s bid to install a new front door was $5,441.00.
The Angie’s List painting company
mentioned above offers to install a pre-hung door provided by me for under $400
and the doors I have shopped for at Home Depot can be had for under $500. I
will report further when the job is complete.
Perhaps Power Remodeling would have done a top of the line job
for me, but the total cost was approaching a fourth or fifth of my home’s total
value, and I was not prepared to spend that much and told the young man so.
At last I was offered a discount if I would sign up right
then and there. When I still demurred (I
’t “sign right then and there” on
much of anything), I was offered more “special” discounts in various combinations, including one with a free front door, etc.
I think the cost of the roof was down to about $30,000.00 by
then, but by that point I had stopped listening. The experience, (which lasted
nearly four hours) was beginning to feel more like haggling at a Middle East
bazaar than contracting for work on my house.
As a lady with 77 years behind her, thirty of them as a
landlord who took hands on care of multiple properties in a northern city, I am
old-fashioned enough to prefer a plain workmanlike proposal that I can evaluate
and then accept or reject to an extended sales
pitch.

- SANDRA K.
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It was a great experience. In viewing the property he gave me his honest professional opinion. He save me time and money by providing his honest feedback. It was more about building a relationship as opposed to making a quick buck. He is someone I definitely work with in the future.
- Albert S.

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Home Remodeling reviews in Atlanta

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Very reliable, excellent work with attention to details and pleasant personality. Cleaned up mess EVERY DAY on six-month job. Work passed all outside inspections.
HIGHLY recommend this contractor for any and all projects - very versitile on both inside and outside work. This was a "BE BACK" call for me since I had used this contractor before on a previous job. No job too large or small. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

- Jean G.
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did most of the work himself, with assistance from a subcontracted HVAC guy.
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(the owner) and
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work very well together, and were very good to deal with. Since this was a one-person crew, the construction took several weeks, but we weren't in a hurry. The result was not a fancy job, but it was done cleanly, sturdily, and looks quite nice.
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made several adjustments during the project, and we were not nickel-and-dimed with fees or increased costs along the way.
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do a lot of retrofitting for disabled customers. While this job was not in that
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, I would trust them implicitly to do things right, at a fair price, including where the health and lifestyle of my family was at stake.
- MG F.
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I have used
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& his team for many jobs now and their work is excellent. They are very reliable and trustworthy. I am very pleased with
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& Repair and plan to use them again for my next job.
- Julia M H.
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I had an off-beat job at my company's warehouse that involved installing gutter and drip face brackets to reinforce the entire roof perimeter. We had storm damage in the past and were being required by our insurance company to come up with a method of reinforcement. I had many contractors come out to bid for the job but many turned down the work or had strings attached such as not sourcing the brackets (aka not taking on full liability). When Rod came by it was a breath of fresh air. He was more thorough in his evaluation of the work than all the other contractors combined. He expanded on the original concept, revised certain things with the engineer's original design, and sourced the brackets. He had the brackets pre-drilled, powder coated, and used stainless steel hardware, meaning this installation will not rust or deteriorate anytime soon. We were on a tight timeline with the insurance company to get this done and Rod came through in full stride. The job started a few days earlier than expected and finished a week or so earlier than anticipated. He and his crew were careful not to make a mess and communication was never an issue. I am truly grateful for his work and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great contractor. Thanks Rod!
- Chris R.
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If you are considering using this company please be sure to read this. I really don't understand how this guy has as many positive reviews as he does because NOTHING about my experience with him was good. He would constantly make excuses that generally contradicted what he had previously told me and in the end he did more damage than good. I now have to pay someone else to redo the job at a higher cost than I would have paid originally because of the hack job his guys did on cutting the opening, demoing the existing window and then framing it back in. Also, if he doesn't have $500 to refund me I don't see how he can operate a business. Be sure to read the negative reviews he has and how he handled them because based on my experience they are probably accurate. He can get ugly when things don't go right.
Here are the details for anyone interested.
I contacted
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and he came out to give me an estimate. I originally just wanted two new windows put in as close to the two existing windows as possible and to leave the existing windows and framing in tact.
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suggested moving the two existing windows over 2" closer to the new windows to make it look better and I agreed that would be good. He asked for $1,000 upfront which seemed kind of high given that he wanted me to buy the new windows, but I gave it to him and we scheduled for the following Wednesday.
Before they came out I got a call and he told me he had a new cell and new number which also seemed odd since as a small business owner, I would think that changing his cell number would be the last thing he'd want to do, but I didn't think too much about it. Then the day came and he canceled saying his guy had the flu and couldn't do it, but they would do it on Friday. Then Friday came and he canceled again and told me he was going to fire his guys if they weren't there on Saturday. I told him Saturday was fine and they did show on Saturday.
When they got there
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asked me if we had some sheets or blankets he could use for floor protection which is of course something he should have brought, but I gave him some sheets. Then the guys said they didn't have a cordless drill so
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asked to borrow mine. Of course I was wondering what contractor shows up without a cordless drill, but I let them. Once his crew started working
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left to buy supplies and he left his guys unattended. He had to go several times to get supplies and every time he would complain to me that he didn't estimate well and everything was costing more than he expected. One of his trips was to get a PVC sill which is what he quoted me and he came back saying he found it and had to go to a different store to find what he wants, but he did get it. I later discovered he never bought a PVC sill and instead bought some cheap finger jointed pine he expected his guys to mill into a sill and they never touched it. They also cut an electrical wire which took out some outlets and lights and he promised to have his electrician come and fix it, but that's just one more thing he didn't do. Around mid-day he left again to get more supplies, but he never came back. His guys kept working and then late afternoon they just started packing up. When I inspected what they had done I saw it wasn't remotely finished. There were large gaps around the window where you could see to the outside and it would have definitely let water in. I asked the guys why they were leaving and was told
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never returned with the supplies so they couldn't do anything else. I told them it was going to let water in and they just said it wasn't going to rain. I had to show them it was forecasted to storm and I called
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. He had them apply flashing tape over the gaps and it was raining before they even finished. They told me they would be back the next day to finish everything. Of course on Sunday no one showed and I had taken more time to look at what they had done and realized they installed the replacement kit windows directly into the rough opening without a sill or frame. They literally just screwed the windows right into the rough opening. They also did not flash the opening at all or
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and square the windows. They applied some flashing tape to the exterior sheathing, but didn't wrap it into the opening so it wasn't doing any good. They even demolished the sill and frame from the two existing windows and just threw that away. After the rain that evening the flashing tape was already starting to
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away because they didn't wrap it into the dry part of the window opening.
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called me the next day and I told him I was unhappy and he went off on me saying he was unhappy too and this job was going to cost him money and he was going to have to get a new crew to come out and fix everything. I mentioned the tape as waterproofing and told him there was no sill and he started demanding an apology from me saying I insulted his work and he had personally screwed those windows in, he went to school for this and I didn't know what I was talking about. I told him I didn't mean to imply they were held in place by tape, but he just continued to rant. He basically hung up on me saying he will be out next week to fix it, but didn't set a date.
Monday I texted him to find out when he was coming and didn't get a response. On Tuesday I called and got voice mail, but later in the day he did call me back. This time he was much calmer and said he had never used those guys, someone else had sent them to him and they ripped him off and he didn't know what he was going to do because he couldn't find anyone to come and fix it. Of course when I originally talked to him he was telling me about his two crews and he would send the one with the longer ladders since it was up so high and all this stuff which apparently wasn't true since he said he had never met those guys before. I specifically asked him why he didn't notice the windows were installed without a sill and flashing if he personally screwed them in and he said he wasn't looking at that. He was very apologetic this time, but it was clear he was not coming back so I told him I wanted half my money refunded ($500) which I thought was VERY generous since I paid him $1000 and everything he did would need to be redone. He agreed to pay me, but said he didn't have the money and it would take him a few weeks for him to get it because he had just paid his rent. It is yet to be seen if I ever get that money back, but I will update this review if that does happen. I would like to think
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has just fallen on some bad times and is making some bad choices, but if he doesn't refund my money as promised then I'd have to assume it is a lot worse than that. I really hope I can update this with a report that I got my partial refund. Now I have to clean up the huge mess he left in my yard and in my house before the new guy can get in to redo all of the work. One slightly positive thing is that in the end it's better that they walked off the job and I didn't pay them the remaining $800 because if they had put all the trim up and
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the way they installed it I'd have major water issues down the road when everything started failing and that would have been an even bigger cost than redoing everything.
- Paul M.
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We had a house fire that completely destroyed our home last year 3/2013.
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was one of several contractors that submitted proposals to rebuild our home. His proposal was not the lowest but he made us fell very corfortable as he was very knowledgealbe with the insurance and construction process of our home. He began work late June 2013 and finished at the end of October as he promised. We were able to move back in before Thanksgiving which was our biggest concerned because we were hosting a Thankgiving dinner that we had planned at the previous Thanksgiving Holiday gathering. Mr.
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is very professional and trustworthy. We highly recommend his company.
- Johane I.
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We had a rotten beam under the bathtub. We needed to remove the bathtub to get to the beam and since this step needed to be taken, we decided to renovate the entire bathroom (original bathroom in our 1948 house, cheaply updated sometime in the 1970s).
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and his team came in and gutted our bathroom, removing everything, including the floor. They replaced the rotten beam, installed a tile floor, new tub, toilet, sink, light fixtures, grab bar, shower head, and tiled the shower area. We opted to do the painting and installation of bathroom accessories ourselves. The bathroom looks great.
The other part of the project we hired
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for was to repair two walls in our guest bedroom. We'd had water damage to the lathe and plaster walls and that caused the walls to actually split. Based on
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's suggestion, we decided to replace the walls with drywall. The
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crew patched the large water damaged area and installed new drywall over the two walls. The baseboards could not be saved, so they replaced the baseboards on all four walls. Again, we opted to do the painting. The bedroom now looks great too.
We would definitely consider using
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for future home renovation projects. We found their prices to be fair, they are prompt answering questions, are on time, and did the best they could to minimize the drywall dust in our house.
- Bryan M.
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Recommended by someone else and we are getting multiple bids. Came in without a piece of paper to write things down, had a
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and presence of arrogance, and was 30 minutes late without a phone call or text to tell me he was stuck in traffic (number one complaint of contractors right?).
As I was walking through the house with him he was just shaking his head (whether or not he realized it). His arms were crossed almost the entire interaction with often verbal offerings of: "you might not get a permit, this will be difficult to do, it would be really problematic to do this...that would be an issue." It quickly became apparent to both of us that he had no intention of tackling this job.
After several days of not hearing back I reached out to him and received this email response: "...taking into consideration the challenges of access to the property, parking (we both got parking tickets) and the logistics of getting materials and subs on the jobsite, we feel this is not a project that we wish to tackle at this time."
So if you have a project that has ANY degree of difficulty that requires skill and the ability to read parking signs, this is not your contractor.
- christiane L.
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