Providence Porch Cleaning Contractors

in Providence, RI

188
Porch Cleaning Contractors are
in Providence

24
Porch Cleaning Contractors in Providence
are top rated

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Rated by
Kathryn G.
"I've been using
for several years now for all my painting needs, both interior and exterior. They come when they say they will (and even call if they'll" be late); they are neat; they are respectful; they clean up after themselves meticulously; and, they do a great, professional job. I won't use any other painting contractor.
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Rated by
Magaly R.
"I had
clean my windows and siding yesterday, and he did a fantastic job! He did such an excellent job that I asked him to pressure wash my deck, so the exterior" of my house would be perfectly clean. He came on time and just got right to work. My house looks completely different and clean thanks to
. His price was fair and the job was very well done. I definitely recommend
to anyone who needs their windows perfectly clean and power washing services for siding, deck and roof. Now I feel my house is ready to receive friends and family…My husband and I are immensely grateful with
for such a great service!!
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Rated by
Lisandra C.
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responded promptly to my call. The same day I called he came to my house and made an estimate, and the next day the job was done. They did a wonderful job washing" all the windows in & out, power washing the siding, deck and cleaning the gutters. It was a great experience seeing the true color of my home after decades, and they did a great job for a very reasonable price. They exceeded my expectations, and I definitely recommend
to anyone who wants to see their home like new!

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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.

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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. 

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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
www.thomeservices.com
San Antonio, TX
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While you can apply for an after-the-fact permit yourself, you risk a LOT - i.e. if you do not dot the i's and cross the t's just like they want, they might deny it and issue a removal order for it - not at ALL what you want. And you may not be looking at just the building permit, but a Planning and Zoning review andpossibly other types of permits like wetlands permits as well.

 

I would talk to an architect or civil/structural engineering firm who ROUTINELY does permit applications and waiver work. In many jurisdictions, a retroactive permit requires an inspection by a structural engineer (for this type of structure) and sign-off on the design and installation before the city will accept an after the fact permit application, so that might be your best starting point.

 

Regardless of the outcome, be prepared to pay the regulatory fine for building without a permit. And of course, if it violates P&Z regs like being too close to a property line, then you will also need to apply for a waiver for those violations, plus maybe pay a fine for not having gotten prior approval. Of course, if in violation of a non-waiverable condition, like infringing on wetlands or in a designated floodway it might have to come out anyway, so having a professional review your situation FIRST before putting money into trying to get permits and approvals (with any fines) might tell you removal is the only likely result anyway.

All Porch Cleaning Contractors in Providence, RI

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2nd Generation Remodeling

128 Colonial Ave
Cumberland

A&H Remodeling

5 Green Post Lane
Warwick

A-Z Cleaning Services

143 Union Avenue
Harrisville

A.J.H. Construction

186 vernon street
Warren

A2Z Renovations LLC

116 Tupelo St
Bristol

ABT HANDY SERVICES

210 Winthrop St

Ace Painting & Associates

PO Box 661
North Scituate

Acorn Maintenance

1157 Main Avenue
Warwick

Advanced Property Solutions, LLC

109 Pine Hill Ave
Johnston

AMERICAN EAGLE PAINTING

1120 Atwood Ave
Johnston

ANDY OnCall®

5600 Post Road
East Greenwich

ARK HOME IMPROVEMENT

323 Sayles Ave
Pascoag

Artistic Vision 2012

250 Bateman Avenue
Cranston

BAY SIDE PAINTING INC

10 ELIZABETH ST
Riverside

Better Than A Husband

North Kingstown

Blajego

21 Maynar St
Pawtucket

Brennan Construction & Restoration, Inc

485 Middle Highway
Barrington

Bristol Painting

64 Monroe Ave
Bristol

Bristol Tile LLC

74 ordway st

Buckley Heating & Cooling

1632 Kingstown Rd
Wakefield

BuildPROS

280 Broadway
Providence

Carl H. John Carpentry

614 Round Top Rd
Harrisville

CBC Painting

571 Chocolog Rd

CENTURY HOME & COMMERCIAL

378 FARNUM PIKE
Smithfield

Clean Care of New England

850 Wellington Avenue
Cranston

Collum and Son Remodeling

46 Cottage Ave.
Portsmouth

Columbia House Construction

20 Hendricks St.
Wakefield

Complete Improvement Services. Inc

8 Governors Hill
West Warwick

COSTA INDUSTRIES

405 SMITH NECK RD

Craig Paris Construction

45 Burnside Ave.
Newport

Critco Services

P.O. Box 765
North Kingstown

CRITTER CONTROL OF GRI

14 LORRAINE RD
Westerly

D & S Painting

48 Norman St
Woonsocket

D.B.Carpentry & Repair

371 Broadway st
Pawtucket

DANIEL PEARCE BUILDERS

81 MCARTHUR
Wakefield

David S Edgerly

44 Blake St

DBA Dereck Curran

20 Princeton Ave
Warwick

dc contractors

28 everett st

DENIS PAINTING COMPANY, INC.

181 Brookside Drive
North Kingstown

DENNIS BROTHERS REMODELING

699 Aquidneck Ave.
Middletown

DENNIS MOFFITT PAINTING LLC

1428 KINGSTOWN RD
Wakefield

DJO Builders

122 Airway Rd
Warwick

DSP Construction Inc.

38 Rowe Ave.
Warwick

Duradek New England

135 teft hill trail
Exeter

East Providence Siding

105 Chaplin St
Pawtucket

East Side Construction

21 Dexter Road
East Providence

Ed Frezza Paint & Wallpaper

31 Monticello Rd
Pawtucket

ELCO Painting Inc.

290 Smith Street
North Kingstown

Electrical Upgrade

21 River St
Cranston

FP Seaside Painting Inc

574 Gravelly Hill Rd
Wakefield

GALLAGHER PAINTING

26 MAIN ST
Ashaway

GO2DUMP LLC

144 New Road

Hector Power Cleaning, Inc

3 tanglewood Drive

Heron's Home Services

56 Dolly Pond Road
Exeter

Home Creations

5187 Flat River Rd
Greene

Hopedale Home Services LLC

8 Hopedale Rd
Providence

Ideal Building Concepts

354 Victory Hwy
North Smithfield

J & M Power Washing

111 Ridge Road
Smithfield

J. Anderson Construction

115 Stillwater Road
Smithfield

J.D. Edwards

196B Chapel Street
Lincoln

JJ Furtado Construction

14 Ludlow Rd
Middletown

JJJ Painting & Construction

9 Rice Street
Johnston

JJLEnterprise

41
Orlando Ave

John A Lachapelle Remodeling Contractor

1290 Iron Mine Hill Rd
North Smithfield

JOHN'S HOME REPAIRS

126 JULIA ST
Cranston

Jon's Carpentry Service

26 Waldo Road
Warwick

KEN BURDICK

156 ASYLUM ROAD
Warwick

Kevin Manchester

Narragansett

LAG Home Improvement

481 Joslin Road
Harrisville

LC Construction

2 Highview Dr
Bristol

lemire construction

64 McCabe Ave
Pawtucket

LJ PAINTING

6 VILLA DRIVE
North Providence

M H Godbout Remodeling

22 Pinehurst Dr

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Manchester Carpentry & Remodeling

123 Cypress Ave
Tiverton

Matt Jones Home Improvements

51 Blackamore Ave.
Cranston

Melvin`s Power Wash

P O Box 3323
Providence

MGB Construction

14 Colonial Ave
Tivderton

Micielli & Sons Contracting

25 Maplewood Ave.
Cranston

Mills Painting & Remodeling

134 Cathedral Ave
Providence

Modern Yankee Builders, Inc.

3433 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland

Mr Fix It

966 Narragansett Blvd
Providence

OCEAN STATE PROPERTY SERVICES

542 RIVER AVE
Providence

oddjobsri.com

Hope Valley

Padilla Construction

132 Hendricks St
Central Falls

Paint Design Concepts

20 Robinhood rd

patjeanclaudepoyeau

81 Cambria ct
Pawtucket

PAUL ON CALL

18 Starfish Dr.
Narragansett

Petitpas Painting

60 Metropolitan Dr
Warwick

Phoenix Custom Construction

128 Gansett Avenue
Cranston

Phoenix Home Improvement

Providence County

Power Washing Bro's

1169 Douglass Ave
Providence

RC construction

po box 654
Glendale

REAL HANDY INC

50 MASSASOIT DR
Warwick

Restoration Etc

103 Howland Ave
Jamestown

Rhode Island Property Services

241 West Allenton Road
North Kingstown

RJS Contractors

70 Palm Beach Ave.
Narragansett

Roberto Rodriguez Service

27 peter st #1
Providence

Rockland Construction Co.

253 Central Pike
North Scituate

Roggero Construction

81 William St
Portsmouth

S BRUNEAU & SON POWERWASHING

312 Sisson Rd
Greene

Scott Stanley Remodeling

4 Dreadnaught Ave
Bristol

Sentinel Builders Inc

20 Penbryn Ave
Smithfield

Shea Masonry

32 Thornapple Rd
Narragansett

Superior Contracting, Inc.

P. O. Box 262
Greenville

T C B RESIDENTIAL SERVICES LLC

115 ISLINGTON AVE
Portsmouth

Taglione Const

297 Hoxie Ave
Warwick

Thibeault Home Improvement

39 Danforth street

Tony Resendes Construction

276 Meridian Street

Total Home Care

2200 West Shore Rd
Warwick

TRL Exterior Maintenance

201 Belleville Rd

Uncle Wayne's

43 Houghton Street
Barrington

Veteran Contractors

73 Prospect St
Cumberland

Watterson Painting

Gibbs Avenue
Newport

Wave Construction

141 propect st
Providence

White Contracting

366 Minerva Ave
Cumberland

Wicks Home Services

37 Davey Lane
Portsmouth

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