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"Can't say enough positive things about this experience. Great customer service before and after, pleasant and accommodating crew, excellent skilled work, quality" product, superior job site service, high level of integrity. The details: The original estimate was higher than we anticipated (not knowing anything about the cost of this kind of work) so we decided to put the installation off for six months. Owner
contacted us to negotiate lower price on sooner schedule, bringing the original estimate down by more than $1,000. We handed over our deposit in November for work to commence in February. Within a few days, I had a dental emergency and needed to spend the deposit money. Their finance department agreed to hold the deposit check for two weeks so I could get that done. Greatly appreciated. Communication between then and work days was excellent, though the scheduler did attempt to get the work set up a month sooner than we wanted. Probably just a miscommuniction, because when we said we'd prefer to wait, it was no problem. Materials were delivered as scheduled on a Friday. The delivery guy was timely, polite and efficient. The color choices and detailing were exactly what I'd ordered. Two-man crew Raoul and
showed up on Monday morning and immediately got to work. They spoke with me about what they were planning, confirmed a few details, and made sure we were all on the same page. They moved my iron patio table out of the way and made sure my property was respected throughout the process. They made sure my back gate was secured so when the dogs inevitably snuck out of the house, they couldn't escape. Because it was technically a holiday, I was home all day. I never heard any inappropriate or offensive language, something that often comes with laborers. In fact, they played KLOVE Christian radio (at a reasonable volume) all day. I was particularly impressed by the setting they constructed for the existing patio light. When
told me they would run a wire off the light on the wall, I was expecting to get a wire, maybe inside some conduit. Instead, lead worker Raoul built a setting that makes it look like the light was always mounted that way. Beautiful. They asked permission to leave their equipment overnight and tidied up the yard before they left, making sure nothing was left where dogs might get at it. The next morning with the full sun now shining on the mostly-installed cover, Raoul noticed a (very) slight color variation between two of the panels due to sun fade. I certainly hadn't noticed it. He told me he was going to replace the faded panel that day. They could have said nothing and I'd have likely never noticed. You can't pay enough for that kind of integrity. By mid-day the job was finished, and it was wonderful. I arrived back home to find my yard almost as clean as it had been before they arrived (can't do anything about sawdust on grass) with no
of plastic wrapping or other debris. Even my patio set was back in place. The patio cover is beautiful. I keep looking out the window at it and turning the light on and off. :-) Definitely recommend
and his team for renovations and installations. we've got them on our list for a major renovation we're planning in a few years.

-Joy D.

"Installation went well, however since I felt it was too tall, I had them come back out and lower it.
is very easy to work with, accessible," and reasonable. I would recommend his work and services.

-Janet M.

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I agree with Jim Casper - after about 50 years of dealing with weathered wood finishing both in my homes and in the construction business, it comes down to about 90% preparation, 10% the finishing. If you do not prep the wood right, any moisture, mold, etc in the wood will destroy whatever you put over it.

High-build finishes like paint and epoxies and, from reading the Rustoleum flyer on this new product that too, work by trying to make an impenetrable surface and depend on a very good bond with the surface, AND no water getting under them. Because they are thick and are designed to provide a waterproof surface, unfortunately where water gets under them they are just as good or better at keeping it from evaporating, so you get fungal growth, blistering, and peeling.

Unfortunately, on deck and most outdoor applications except siding the surface will get nicked, scratched and otherwise develop leaks in short order. Water will therefore get into the underlying wood, and because it entered through small cracks and scratches, does not have any airflow to make it evaporate, so it sits there and breaks the finish bond to the wood (causing peeling and blisters), and promotes decay. That is why new deck boards and siding and trim that have been heavily or multi-coat painted on all 4 sides, thinking that will give the best protection, only last a few years versus the usual 10-20 years or so for boards that are painted top and sides only.

The full sun and hot conditions will, of course, cause more thann normal heating of dark colored painted decking. I had one instance where I was doing an independent appraisal of a very large commercial deck at a government facility, and in 85-90 degree daytime temps, in the sushine the chocolate brown deck surface temp was 150 degrees, and the paint was softening so much it stuck to the bottom of your shoes a couple of months after application.

As Jim said, the studies pretty clearly show that a breathable penetrating stain gives the best life, after plain ACA/CCA (copper chromium variations - the green stuff) treated wood. Penetrating stains, properly applied, do NOT seal in the moisture, they inhibit its entry and (when dark colored) help protect against sun damage to the wood and finish, but still breathe enough to let moisture escape on dry days. For my money, I will only use petroleum distillate (paint thinner cleanup) products, as they penetrate into the wood much better. Water based ones immediately start swelling the wood pores, so it blocks further penetration of the stain, which while cleanup is a bit easier, totally defeats the purpose of a PENETRATING stain or sealer.

I would recommend against any sort of waterproofing sealer, as they trap the water just like paint, and I have never seen one that is effective for 2 years.

My personal preference, though it limits the architectural coloration possibilities, is ground-contact rated copper compound treated wood (NOT the Wolmanized brown product), which comes green initially but can be retreated with either green or brown solution or can be liquid colorized darker (though not easily to a specific tone) using either of those as a base. My practice is to redo the treatment before installation to ensure thorough treatment, as from the mill it commonly has skips where boards contacted each other or where stacking seperators laid on it, and the ends are commonly very poorly done. This is done after cutting to length, as cut ends have to be retreated anyway.  A simple short deck cleaner soak followed by a light pressure washing and brush or roller re-treating of ONLY the TOP surface every 10 years or so has, for me, reduced visible weathering of the boards and beams to negligible.

As stated by others: You get what you pay for.  Many contractors no longer use employees.  The cost/benefit ratio is gone by the time worker's comp. insurance, unemplyment and other taxes are paid.  Especially with the high turnover in our industry.  Many, myself included, have our guys set up as sub-contractors.  That means even if the job is only for a day the duties have been outlined and a set pay to complete those duties has been established from the onset.  It's a better way to manage costs once I got used to it.  Also, it means I can operate cheaper and not have to charge as much to the customer.  My agreements with my guys, which they sign, make it clear that I nor the homeowner are responsible for their safety and medical care should a problem arise and that all parties are relieved of any such obligation.  If you hire a contractor who follows this growing practice ask to see a copy of his sub-contractor agreement.

That being said, a legitimate contractor still has operating cost which vary by area and how they run their business.  I break even at $150/day not including labor and materials so I've got to charge more than that to make money.  To keep the math simple, if I'm paying $250 for a pne day job in labor plus another $300 in materials and $150 operating costs I've got to charge $700 to the customer to break even.  That's if I'm only doing one job a day which is why most of us manage several at a time.  The point I'm trying to make is that someone with the necessary knowledge and experience to build you a safe deck is not going to be cheap.  Knowledge accompanies success which costs money.

I've repaired or restructured several decks built by handymen who should find another profession.  Ask yourself this question when hiring someone for this project: Would I trust this person to build my house?  If the answer is no you need to find someone else.  The deck is just as important.  It's where your family, friends, kids are going to gather and interact.  If it isn't structurally sound it can collapse causing injury or even death.  One last word on decks: Always screw a deck together, don't nail it.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX

Assuming you buy the right size door to fit the rough opening, and that your old door is not a size that is no longer made, and that you get the correct depth and transition adapters and sills and flashing and trim and seals and such, and that you transport it home without distorting and damaging it, then removal and disposal of old one and install new one probably about $250-400 depending on how well it fits, number of transition and similar pieces that have to be assembled (from 1 or 2 for some doors to as many as 30 on others).

The laundry list of things at the start WAS intended to intimidate you - I would say not 1 in 25 homeowners who buy a new patio door have bought it the right size for the rough opening and have everything needed to install it - the contractor almost invariably has to go get materials or parts to complete the installation - sometimes waiting weeks for factory adapters that are needed or missing parts AFTER the original door has already been taken out.

I would question why you are going to probably spend as much installing a door that may not do the job for you as the cost of the door. I would hazard at least half of people who go buy a $250-400 cheap door at a box store are sorely disappointed within months - due to poorly fitted parts, bad or non-existent seals causing drafts or water leaks, fogging or breaking glass, etc.

I would recommend you assess your needs, in conjunction with your installer find a decent and reputable brand unit to fit that need and that fits the loction right, and probably pay 50% more installed but have something that you might actually be happy with. Oh - BTW - your best installers generally will not install the cheapest box store units because they do not want the callbacks, so many times the quality of the installer who will actually do the job for you at a price you are willing to pay gives you a job that is - you guessed it, worth what you paid for it.


The product has evolved considerably since the lawsuit.


I would still do your own research and give you contractor your feedback.  At the end of the day, the cost for whatever board you want will be similar. 

Deck Building reviews in Fresno


When I discovered that I had a major problem with my house and that it was in jeopardy of collapsing, I had to act quickly to get temporary shoring in place and also get a structural engineer and architect on board to get the designs moving. I met
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Construction, and walked him through the requirement to shore up the ceiling to prevent the house from collapsing.
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Construction jumped in and went to work immediately and helped me save my house. They didn't take advantage of my situation by trying to overcharge me. I know because I build facilities and maintain them for a living, and know how much it should cost to do the work.
Once all of the shoring was in place, we focused on the structural and architectural designs to make the necessary structural repairs and to remodel the house.
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Construction was instrumental in helping the architect and structural engineer with field measurements and confirming as-built conditions. Once the designs were finished and permits pulled,
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Construction didn't hesitate a moment to get started with the work. They coordinated every aspect of the job, including moving my furniture, fencing the site, bringing in a roll off trash bin, etc. They knew what they were doing and were very professional.
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Construction's work was meticulous and every detail was addressed. Their quality was outstanding in every respect.
- Kelly R.

Avoid this company like the plague. Underestimated bid, does not perform promised work, intrudes into your personal life (must be entertained), Guarantee is worthless, substandard materials used, substituted items picked with inferior quality products but charged more than better quality items, the work he does will begin to fall apart after two years (do not let him shorten the statute of limitation from four years to two). Very personable but his word is worth nothing.
- Steve H.

They did a beautiful job on the wood work. I have never been more satisfied with one company's work like I was when I saw my brand new deck. I gave them a huge tip for their services.

I am very pleased with the way my new
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turned out. This company did a wonderful job building it. I thought that they did a great job with the clean up of their job site.

When the company came out, they were very responsible. When they were ready to leave after they got the deck built, they cleaned up everything they brought with them and all the messes they had made.

The work done on my patio was terrible it only took 4 days to do and now the wax is solidified and looks spotted and needs to be repainted because the paint is starting to crack and chip away.

They built the frame all the way until the last wall. They didn't finish it, but that was my choice. I wanted to put all of the windows in myself. They were pretty reasonable on my wishes and that's why I hired them.

I really like
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. They are very talented. They can do multiple things at one time. They can handle any additional designs needed. They have a great team.

Deck Builders in Fresno

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3D Designs By David

1740 E Shepherd Ave

A Aleshin's Construction

1050 E Edgemont Dr

A Clean Slate

6698 N. Channing Way

Advanced Contracting Services Inc

4705 New Horizon Blvd #3


2491 Alluvial Ave

Anytime coatings

6490 N Spalding Ave

ARC - Aleman Roofing and Construction

3942 e Clinton ave.

Atascadero Glass Inc

8730 El Camino Real

B Line Construction Inc

430 Lea Way

Bier Construction

18824 Sugar Pine Dr.
Twain Harte



Brase Contracting

4586 E. Robinson

Brian Hobbs Roofing Inc

4946 E Lansing Way

Carroll Jr & Son Handy Man

PO BOX 2300

Carter Construction Inc.

5359 E. Solar


7472 N Ivanhoe Ave

Correia's Quality Painting

7117 E Fedora


PO BOX 4524




1050 E Edgemont Dr

Dirty Ernie’s Landscaping Inc

7781 E Mesa Ave

G & S Construction

4460 W. Shaw #393

Gabriel Construction

7190 N Durant



Generation Painting, Inc.

516 Villa Ave

Guerrero Handyman and Door Service

3249 North Valentine Avenue

Handyman Express

336 E Alluvial Ave

Home Depot

4864 E Kings Canyon Rd

Home Improvements

1717 N Gateway Blvd

Home Repair Contractors

5184 N Blythe Ave Ste 103



Impressive Construction

P.O. BOX 3035
Huntington Park


3443 E Gettysburg



J.J.'ll Do It

218 N Magnolia Ave

Jon Renge Attorney At Law

2100 Tulare Street, Suite 406

KB Construction

1809 N. Concord Ave.

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.


PO BOX 6341

Mattco Construction

602 E Abbott Ct

michael david construction

534 w hedges

Michael Granat Construction

PO Box 4046




1865 Herndon #K56

Mike Anderson

697 W. Ashcroft

Mr Fix-It Home Repair & Handyman

2076 White Ln

Nankervis Construction Co.

2220 Stuart Ave.

Olsen Landscape Design

1506 North Farris Ave

Pacific Tent & Awning

7295 N Palm Bluffs Ave

Patio Designers

545 Jefferson Blvd Ste 17
West Sacramento

Quality Landscape Services

1416 Clovis Ave

RB Solutions inc

6486 n san pedro

RFMC Inc DBA The Patio Kings

5935 E Clinton Ave

RKB Construction

2612 E Fedora

S.T.S Handyman Service

116 Maple St

Shig Kamine

419 E La Crosse Ave

Silva's Custom Concrete

747 lake st

Sol Power Construction

PO Box 1480

Specialized Remodeling, Inc.

637 W Casanova Ln.

Stevenson Construction

5790 E. Shields Ave #103





Trademark Inc

4674 E Weathermaker Ave



Your Home Remodeling and Design

3188 N Marks Ave

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