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"perfect from the initial visit to the installation and clean up. installation was done perfectly. on time for all appointments.

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"Owner Nick Karamitros came to my building, and he personally took all measurements of windows, then gave me a written, signed contract for the total job, requesting" 1/3 down and balance upon completion of the job. I gave him down payment and he began job. On second day of installation (Friday 12/19) he sent text message that he would finish entire job by 5pm that day and wanted final 2/3 payment. As it got closer to end of day he requested check early so he could "get to bank before closing so he could do Christmas shopping". He never came back. Said he ran out of film and couldn't finish job that he claimed would be finished by 5pm that day. Nick contacted me the next day saying he had to order more film and I had to pay him nearly $500 MORE than the original contracted price IN CASH before he would show up to finish the job. If he measured wrong, cut wrong, ordered wrong or doesn't know how to use his own calculator, then he is responsible for the mistake, and no ETHICAL business owner would try to stiff a customer for his own mistake. He has been paid IN FULL the contract amount but left me with botched half-done job because I refused to pay MORE for his mistake. The really unscrupulous, unethical thing he did was knowingly walking out on a half finished job and getting his full payment early by playing on "the Christmas spirit". Shame on me for letting the "Christmas spirit" shield a scam artist. He knew before he weaseled the final payment early that he had no intention of finishing unless he tried to scam me for more money. NICK KARAMITROS IS A CON ARTIST WHO IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED!!!

-Maria W.

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Hello - I hope my answer will help point you in the right direction.

 

The reason you're having a hard time getting clear information is because there are hundreds of companies saying their window is the best. There are probably millions of different features you can choose to have for your windows and in price ranges from $169-$1200 (per double-hung window).

 

I've been in the business for 15 years and have seen many different window products from many different dealers and manufacturers. This all comes down to: "what's important for you and your home?" If you want a strong warranty from a company who has a full-time service department to give you piece of mind and service your windows should needs be, or are you looking at only those companies who offer true wood interior windows that you can paint or stain to match the home decor? Whatever is your hot-button, then that's where you want to start.

 

I would recommend you first choose how you want your new windows to look. Wood-interior with vinyl clad is only offered by certain companies, while there is a vinyl woodgrain finish to give you similar results without the maintenance. If you're only looking for a white interior and don't want the maintenance, a fiberglass or vinyl window would be the best choice from what is offered in the market today (vinyl will be less expensive - not necessarily cheaper quality). If you are going to change out a window to a french door and a door to a window, then you WILL NEED to find a contractor with some carpentry experience. Some companies will tell you upfront that they do not handle those sorts of remodeling projects due to the complexity and time it would take to get it complete.

 

Unfortunately, we won't be able to personally help you with your project as we work in the New England Area. However, if you wish to talk further, please feel free to email me at: sven@ritewindow.com and I'll be happy to let you know our prices for what we offer so you can compare and hopefully find a similar company to do the work for you near the Austin area.

 

Cheers!

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Get your roofer back out there.  Course of shingles above the window need to be pulled, self sealing flashing, drip caps, and counter and step flashing are going to be required here. 

 

This is a flashing issue as the window connects to the mansard roof surface. 

 

Condensation and a leak are two different and very noticeably different (i.e. volume) things.

 

Flashing and roofing on Mansards can be tricky but is sounds very much like a roofing issue. 

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Much easier to scratch and typically not as good a finished quality as compared to glass.

 

Benefits are the resistance to breakage as mentioned by LCD.  Any glazing shop should be able to re-create that panel. 

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For a broken window (or leaking seal in multi-pane unit), for a standard roughly 2x3 foot window, can run from low of about $75-125 for single pane to more like $200-300 range for triple pane, depending on construction and any special ultraviolet or heat reflective coatings. If a removeable window unit, of course cheaper to remove it and take to replacement glass place then have them come out, measure glass size, order glass unit, then come back to install.

 

If taking in yourself, commonly they can do single-pane in an hour or two, but count on a week or so typically for sealed double or triple pane unit to come in, so you will have to seal the opening in the interim. That is an advantage of having them come out - they measure and determine type of unit on first visit and can seal with tape and plastic sheeting (if you have not already done that), then come back with new unit and install a week or two down the road - but you are not stuck with an opening in the wall for a long time.

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Thermal numbers look okay when looking at the NFRC.

 

Do you have any other data on them?  Air infiltration, Design Pressure, Visible Transmittance, and Condensation Resistance are all good evaluators.

 

http://www.mercuryexcelum.com/images/customer-files/Advantage.pdf

 

Air infiltration rate is way high at 0.21.

 

It may look nice in person but the performance numbers are below average. 

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If you are being sued and/or counter suing, then you should hire a lawyer.  While you can do small claims court and sue without a lawyer, the Contractor's insurance will provide him a lawyer to defeat you.  Plus, odds are good the Contractor has more court experience than the average Home Owner, especially if this is his standard opperating procedure.  If you go against a lawyer, you will lose, even if you are right (Saying the right thing at the wrong time is very bad in court rooms.  Get a lawyer who knows the processes).

Once you decide you are suing, there should be no further contact or access to the property with the contractor.  If you have already been told you are suing, you should stop all access to your property (you are allowing them to gather evidence AGAINST you.  Your lawyer may be able to reach an agreement outside of court to allow the contractor to fix the work within a specific time period, but even then make sure you are not in contact with the contractor.  Anything you say, will be turned against you ("The Home Owner said it was okay.")

A building official has no legal obligation in court; his job is safety and minimum construction requirements as allowed per Code.  He has no say over materials and methods, and cannot assess damage. (IRC doesn't have a requirement that the door you mention exceed 35", so he won't care it isn't 36" as an example).  What he CAN do is state if the work is unsafe or causing other conditions which are unsafe.  Let your lawyer decide; but it is not in your best interest to have the Building Offical inspect with the contractor.

To sue you need to show damages.  Get another contractor (get some references or hire an architect to help ensure you get what you need) to inspect the work and give an estimate to repair.  The amount the contractor(s) estimates becomes what you seek in court (plus court fees) from the contractor.  If his work caused problems, you should be suing, not sued.

Also, be aware that no door manufacturer makes an actual 36" door (as an example).  They each have their own frame sizes, so a "36 door" in reality will be 35 7/8" to 35 3/8".  Each door maker has slightly different sizes (go online, you can see Pella, Anderson, Kolbe-Kolbe, etc. have their actual sizes available for PDF downloads).  If you replace a Pella 36" with an Anderson's 36" they won't fit perfectly.  In fact, the different styles within the same manufacturer are sometimes even different.  The purpose of trim is to hide the gap between the wall and door frame, so your door may be perfectly fine in size and method of installation. 

When you have this work corrected (and for any future work) utilize the services of a lisenced Architect.  They will oversee the work, review requests for payments and document existing conditions and conditions found during construction to prevent the situation you are now in.  They will also ensure the proper permits are filed and the inspections called for.  Because they are a third party to the agreement, they can be the 'bad guy' and make the contractor perform, where you just have to pay the invoices they approve.  The contractor deals with the Architect (and vice versa) and you get the project you wanted. The cost of the architect would have been around $3,200 and is minimal compared to what you are dealing with now, the peace of mind is worth it and architects often find cost savings that go directly back to the Home Owner.  When you account for time alone, you will have spent more than this on just preparing and attending the court case.

Because this is headed to court, stop all communication with the contractor and get yourself counsel.  Good luck.

Security Window Installation reviews in Walnut Creek

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We had 6 southeast facing windows tinted. The
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has been very effective in cutting UV sunlight and we feel that it has been a wise investment towards protecting our furniture and recently refinished wood flooring. The change is noticable. The quality of the work was excellent and
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was courteous, professional and easy to work with. We are currently considering finishing additional windows and will consider working with
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again. His pricing was competitive with other installers with whom we have discussed such work.
- Andrew C.
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J&J Security's level of service was amazing. The technicians showed up on time and were very personable. The technicians installed a completely wireless system that can be controlled with my Android phone from any location. After the installation was complete the techs taught me how to use the system and informed me of its capabilities. The system they installed can also be used for home automation, which I plan on connecting to the thermostat late on. This security systems gives me an added sense of peace of mind for my family. I want to thank J&J Security for the exceptional level of service they provide. I will continue to use them for all of my home security needs.
- Chris R.
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Excellent from beginning to end. The General Manager,
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, spent several hours with us explaining the different kinds of film & selecting the color, which was important. The installers were great, did not make a mess removing the old film, and were very efficient & professional installing the new film. They protected our furniture & floors and cleaned up as they went from room to room. When they left it was as if they'd never been there. I would recommend them to anyone!
- Chuck W.
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Superb! We are very pleased once again with
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's work. They were quick, thorough, and sensitive to the needs of the kitchen assembly. It is a great job. This is the second time we have used Sliver Contracting, and will not be the last. We highly recommend
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- Michael H.
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We believe that
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might be the most polite and customer friendly people we have ever met! We get a picture of the provider of service, and they are careful to call ahead. Great work, and so considerate. Very very happy with them!
- Susan or David M.
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I contacted this company after seeing their reviews on Angie's list. I had a call very quickly to set an appointment for an estimate.
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and his son
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came and measured and provided me with an estimate. That was on October 29th, 2014.
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set a date for 8:00 AM on Friday, Nov. 7th and he and
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arrived right on time. They moved whatever furniture had to moved, covered the floor, washed the windows very carefully, and then applied the film. Their clean up was meticulous. I would have never known they were there.
Beyond that, I was a little worried because one of the windows had come off it's track the day before they came. I did not know how to fix it and was worried that it would affect the job. But
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fixed the window and showed me what he did so if happened again I could fix it myself.
Now, back to the film. It looks great and has really cut down on the heat and brightness in that room. I am very pleased and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you
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- Lynn R.
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We detected over the past six what we thought was a "fogging" of the window film Atlantic installed approx. 10 years ago. Before calling them for an inspection to confirm/refute our suspicions, we had the windows (approx. 36) professionally cleaned inside and out. We then called Atlantic to inspect the window film issue and they did so promptly. After ruling out window seal failure, Atlantic agreed that the window film they had installed was defective and had fogged. (They traced it back to a problem "run" from the manufacturer.) We scheduled a removal/re-install date with them and - as they say - the rest is history. Truly no hassle and no cost. These folks are the best! Recommend/use them again? You betcha!
- Mark S.
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The salesperson
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was courteous and very helpful and gave us several options for window replacement as well as hurricane protection. When the job started, the installers worked diligently and as efficiently as possible. They also kindly offered to make another trip out to replace and reinstall a window that arrived from the manufacturer with a stress crack. I am most grateful for a job well done.
- BRIAN D.

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A CHRISTIAN GLASS & MIRROR

36263 DARVON ST
Newark

Absolute Windows

25 Willow Ave
Corte Madera

ARROW GLASS COMPANY

640 SAN PABLO AVE
Albany

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

California Glass of Vallejo

1014 Broadway Street
Vallejo

CAPITOL GLASS CO., INC.

5000 EAST 2ND ST
Benicia

Classy Glass Tinting

1209 Auto Center Drive
Antioch

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord

DayStar Window Tinting

18539 Pepper Street
Castro Valley

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont

Foo Bar

San Francisco

GREG'S LOCKSMITHING

800 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD
San Anselmo

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland

H.I.P. Renovations-Home Improvement Pros

1059 Lambaren Ave
Livermore

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

Home Healing Renovations

702 Harrison Street
Berkeley

Mooresolutions Handyman Services San Jose

2246 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose

Nationwide Secure inc.

3215 Calhoun Ct
Antioch

Occasional Glass Company

3400 Balboa Street
San Francisco

ResponsibleLOCATOR

111 N. Market Street
San Jose

RFI Communications & Security Systems

360 Turtle Creek Court
San Jose

Rocky Mountain Window Tint

1808 Derne Roberts Cir
Antioch

Safe and Sound Security

190 N Wiget Ln Ste 200
Walnut Creek

Smarthome IQ

6711 Suite A sierra court

Solar Control Glass Tinting Company

85 Coyote Place
San Ramon

TC Building Management

211 Kingston Ct.
Martinez

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Upholstery Pro's & Window Tinting

486 Lewelling blvd
San Lorenzo

Wadsworth Glass Inc

3927 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante

Window Genie of East Bay

933 Piute Court
Walnut Creek

Your Energy Solutions

6700 Santa Rita Rd.
Pleasanton

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