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"At first I was a bit concerned because we were having trouble reaching the person who gave us a quote on the system. When I called him out on it, not only did he" profusely apologize us, but called us with a better deal based on an Angie's list coupon that had yet to go live. The agent did a refund of our previous payment and then called us to tell us when to check for the new coupon so we could re-order and save a around $150 more than what we had expected to pay.
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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Home Security System reviews in Quinton

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Not very organized in setting appointments. They didn't even know for sure which day they would come. But, once they came, the work was great at a fair price.
- Joshua L.
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I talked to about 4-5 home security companies. There are some who don't charge you for equipment, but then charge you each month based on the amount of equipment, so you are constantly paying. There are some which have someone come out to review then install equipment.
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charges you for equipment (but with Angie's list it was $200, but effectively $100 b/c they give you a $100 Amazon gift card). But they mail the equipment in 2-3 days and you install it yourself-super easy.
It is great to be able to monitor all the doors, et
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from my phone, remotely arm the system.
You get 10 personal codes, so I know when the dog-walker has come in and out, etc.

- shefa G.
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It was very easy, not only to install but to understand. They have someone on call at all times who not only knows each part of the system but can explain it perfectly. Also the person will stay on the line with you as you go through each step.
- Vicki M.
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Faulty sensor upon installation. New one was sent. False alarms happen all the time and costly responses by police. It's such a bad system I turned it off and am going with a new provider.
- Paul H.
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Alert was terrific. We bought a home, and I asked
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to come out and do an evaluation of the existing security system and make recommendations on any upgrades/updates. It turned out that Alert had installed the original system. He came promptly at my request, did a thorough inspection, and provided a detailed estimate. He also provided an alternative new system quote, but explained that we really didn't need a new system because the existing one was fairly new and a reliable "workhorse." We scheduled the visit for the tech to come out.
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, the technician, was great. He worked diligently and -- despite an initial hiccup -- got it all set up. We have had a few mistaken "false alarms" and the monitoring service has called us immediately on our phones to check in. This was exactly what we were looking for, and we got it.
- Suyash A.
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very professional came on Saturday for free estimate installed same day great company to deal with
- craig S.
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It turned out fine and
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did a great job. The price was fair, accurate and as advertised. The system is monitored by
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at a separate monthly cost.
- Kim J.
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I called the company to get a quote on a home alarm. The technician
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came out and surveyed the house and gave me a quote for home security and fire alarm monitoring. They installed wireless sensors on all my doors and windows, a motion detector, smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. The whole system was installed for $99.
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was not your typical salesperson. He gave me all my options without trying to "hard sell" me. I appreciated him being up front and honest. The install was done in less than 2 hours. Both my wife and I are very happy with the installed system and monitoriing by
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- Victor B.

All Home Security Companies in Quinton, AL

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ADS Security

3001 Armory Dr

ADS Security - Birmingham

100 Oxmoor Blvd
Birmingham

ADS Security - Cullman

1215 2nd Ave NW
Cullman

ADT Birmingham

3216 4th Ave S
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

1100 12th St S
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

4th Alley S
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

2201-2299 7th Ave N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

2321 4th Ave N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

1101 2nd Ave N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

3328 Clairmont Ave S
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

2329 6th Ave N
Birmingham

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

ALABAMA LOCK & KEY CO

1800 GREEN SPRINGS HWY S
Birmingham

AT&T U-verse Sterrett

17408-17430 County Road 55
Sterrett

Audio Creations

2169 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

Clear Solutions, Inc.

5184 Caldwell Mill Road Ste 204-129
Birmingham

COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

1355 HUEYTOWN ROAD STE. 109
Hueytown

CRV Surveillance, LLC

232 Oxmoor Circle, Suite 1012
Birmingham

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

Integrated Media Systems

1500 1st Avenue North
Birmingham

Link Home Security

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

MLN INC/Hook Me Up

3229 Veterans Circle
Birmingham

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

Power Home Technologies - Birmingham, AL

201 Beacon Way W
Birmingham

Power Home Technologies - Hunstville, AL

2905 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville

PRO CONSTRUCTION LLC

1104 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection 1 Security Solutions

2148 Pelham Parkway
Pelham

Secure Advantage LLC

3356 Afton Ln
Birmingham

SECURE ONE

PO BOX 114
Kimberly

Security Networks

1085 Inverness Cove Way
Birmingham

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

Switch Audio Video

131 W Oxmoor Rd
Birmingham

Tamburello Protective Service

1316 Alford Ave
Hoover

Total Security Solutions

9478 Ambrose Lane
Kimberly

Wescomm Technologies Inc.

15091 Champaign Rd

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