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"Worst job ever. Horrible company and ignorant owner. We called in to get back on the schedule after paying $200 and he just kept pushing" us to the end of the week then to next week then the end of that week and so on.

-Amy J.

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" The work started the day we agreed on and contined every day thereafter until the job was done. maintained his presence throughout the job" as stated. We made some changes along the way and they accomodated. The crew were all hardworking professsionals.They were always friendly and ccurtious with the neighbors thru the whole project. We couldnt have been happier with the finished product. We will hire for more work in the near future.

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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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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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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.

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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. 

Deck Building reviews in Gulf Breeze

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was great to work with. He communicated clearly and easily what the deck plan was, what permit was needed (and how long it would take), accurately estimated the cost and the timeline to start and complete the work.
He accommodated our desire to change the footprint of the deck, add a few little features like an access ...More point to a faucet, steps that wrapped around a corner, and other little details such as dealing with slope of the yard and tieing deck in with existing gazebo structure and two doors to home.
His crew was fastidious in their work. They were not the fastest crew, but they cleaned up each night and the final product is beautiful and well made. Getting inspections done was delayed, but once the approval came, work resumed immediately. If weather caused a delay, we appreciated getting a call explaining that the crew would or wouldn't be there that day.
We are completely satisfied with the quality, look and price for our deck. Our neighbors have complemented us on the look and design of the deck as well as the workmanship. We highly recommend .
- amy H.
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. We received an estimate from in June who also warned us of his hectic schedule that would put the project back to August. He returned the weekend after giving the estimate to replace the board so that no one would fall through. He returned to complete the projects in October due to delays caused by projects that preceded ours. ...More He and his crew repaired everything well and the deck and bridge look much better and just in time for the holidays!
- Aya W.
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was very professional in providing an estimate to replace the front porch. The crew showed up a little later than expected due to a flat tire. They finished the job in one day and removed all of the debris. Yard was left very clean and no damage to landscaping. One minor issue was addressed and corrected within a week. Overall ...More we are pleased with the outcome.
- Julie L F.
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and his team did a great job from design to installation. Very complicated job on time within budget. They worked with us to refine the quote to ultimately give us exactly what we needed.
- Daniel M.
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Started the work on time but never completed.
don't TRUST THIS GUY.
BIG .
**** NEVER PAY MONEY IN FULL ****
PAY AS PER THE AGREEMENT. EVERY DAY HE COMES WITH SOME REASON AND ASKS FOR THE MONEY.
WE STILL HAVE A BIG HOLE
NEVER LIFTS HIS PHONE.
HE DID FOR OTHERS AS WELL IN MY COMMUNITY.

- Venu P.
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Everything went as smoothly as could be expected with what I would describe as a medium size project. came out promptly on time to give a bid and gave a written estimate the same day which ended up being the final cost. I worked with Chip who was the project manager who did a great job keeping us updated on what was going on ...More and what the plan was. Some bad weather and supply shortages (not NC exteriors issues) slowed down the project a few days but I knew about everything as it was happening. and his team did a great job replacing our siding and the painters made it perfectly blend with the rest of the house. Our roof needs to be replaced and we will definitely be contracting NC exteriors for that work and a deck replacement next year. We looked around for several months and many contractors this was certainly the right choice.
The Family
- Caitlin M.
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I did call with some questions after the service was done, that I wanted him to look at and I never heard back from them. The job was done nicely and it was beautiful. He was quick and responsive in the beginning.
- John P.
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was a pleasure to work from the beginning of my project. He is extremely professional and responded to my request through Angie's List immediately to schedule our initial visit.
My job started with a front porch remodel and because of the quality of work I saw in the initial stage, I quickly decided that I had a very ...More good contractor here and expanded the scope of work to some much needed deck, staircase and siding replacement.
and team demolished my old porch and overhand and broke down a large concrete planter and revealed the original porch stoop for my house that was built in 1918. This took me in a different design direction and I was able to "refresh" the concrete surfaces of the original steps and add Tuscan columns to make this period stoop usable and beautiful again.
My house has vinyl siding on the outside and after we removed the vinyl for the porch, I did not have the heart to replace it and decided to install Plank cement siding instead. Combined with new stoop and colums, the porch looks like it belongs with the original 1918 Federal style design.
The best thing about my experience is that with and team, I felt like I had a design partner as well as a contractor throughout the remodeling and renovation project. learned my design sensibilities and aesthetic quickly and I was able to rely on his carefully considered decisions throughout the project and was committed to a high quality job.
also put together a great team of high quality workers who were reliable and could execute quickly with a very high level of quality. When discussing the front staircase, brought in his best concrete contractor who worked his magic to create a beautiful curving staircase for my entry. Each phase of the project, was able to bring in other professionals that knew how to execute high quality work in their respective fields of expertise.
I would highly recommend to anyone who is considering deck, front porch or siding work here on Angie's List. I am a thoroughly satisfied customer and will definitely call for any future work on my home.

- David C.

Deck Builders in Gulf Breeze, FL

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2519 10th Street

7 DAY SERVICE

2082 CATLINE CIRCLE
Navarre

A Terry Austin Concrete, LLC

5885 Saufley Pines Rd
Pensacola

A&A ENTERPRISES OF PENSACOLA, L.L.C.

7810 MELLOWDAYS DR
Pensacola

ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION SVC INC

1550 E GONZALEZ ST
Pensacola

Advanced Pressure Washing

517 Ronda St
Pensacola

All Source, LLC

Milton, FL
Pensacola

All Tech Services

8926 Sunset Drive
Navarre

Aluminum Building Systems

203 Dogwood Ct
Fort Walton Beach

American Home Renovation

2540 Houston Cir
Gulf Breeze

American Remodeling

1724 Dogriver Dr. West

APEX PAINTING & STAINING

6889 Leisure St
Navarre

ASC Home Repair

200 Swallow Cir

At Home Contracting Inc

326 Sibert Ave
Destin

Bill Davis Home Repair, LLC

4819 Hickory Shores Blvd.

Blue Angel Hot Tubs & Pools

5501 Saufley Field Rd
Pensacola

Brian Wilson Construction LLC

1504 E Mallory St
Pensacola

Bruce A Johnson Constructor's

990 Great Oaks Dr
Gulf Breeze

Buckys Construction Inc.

4795 Andrea Lane
Milton

Build Rite LLC

4906 Laurel Oak Dr
Milton

Clear Creek Construction

11480 Clear Creek Drive
Pensacola

CM Handyman Services

7377 Westminster Dr
Navarre

Coastline Handy & Repair

8749 Laredo St
Navarre

Creative Contractors LLC

336 Valencia St.

Ctg Improvements Inc

5836 Commerce Rd
Milton

Damon Lett Roofing

553 Holcombe Ave

DAVID KOPPIN HOME IMPROVEMENT

5566 WESLEY DR
Milton

davisons remodeling

11001 canal dr

Diamond N Rough handyman

909 Clearview Ave
Pensacola

Diversified Flooring and More

9050 w hwy 98
Pensacola

Double B Painting&Repairs

3059 Safronia Shores Rd
Navarre

Dread To Do Anything

151 garfield dr

Dreamscapes, Inc

3470 Whitestone Dr

Duggins Services

PO Box 10884
Pensacola

Edwards Building and Design Inc

2901 N E St
Pensacola

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive
Pensacola

Elite Crete of the Gulf Coast

2209 N 15th Ave
Pensacola

ELITE Power Washing LLC

8643 Norstum Dr
Pensacola

Emmanuel Fence Contractor LLC

10421 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola

Empire Builders Group, Inc

3217 Tallship LN
Pensacola

Eric Shaffer Contracting

3010 N 12th Ave
Milton

Everlast Construction

3367 Silkwood ln

Fair Price Construction, LLC

9 Linda St.
Pensacola

Fantasy Flooring and Tile Design LLC

11035 Diana Estates Dr., South

Finish Touch Construction LLC

10101 chemstrand rd lot 31

FMC Mobile

12041 West Oak Court

Foreclosure Clean & Repair LLC

8147 Pinosa St.
Navarre

FREEMAN ROOFING

4201 AUCKLAND RD
Milton

FREEMAN'S ROOFING

4201 AUCKLAND RD
Milton

Full Service Maintenance & Painting

436 W Winthrop Ave
Pensacola

GFY Construction LLC

81 Marina Cove Dr
Niceville

Gray & Gray Contracting, Inc.

3749D Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze

H2O Solutions

PO Box 212

Handy Men

18711 Oak Rd. West

Happy House Pros

5876 Blue Angel Pkwy.
Pensacola

Hometown Contractors, Inc.

4567 Pace Patriot Blvd
Milton

Horizon Home Improvements

1257 W. Nine Mile Rd
Pensacola

House's Maintenance And Repair

1265 Mazurek Blvd
Pensacola

hurricane pressure washing

2480 salamanca st
Navarre

Jeremy Mills Constuction

4647 Fowler Dr
Milton

Jerry Morey Construction, Inc.

3901 Tungoil Road
Mc David

JOHN NORRIS CONSTRUCTION

9250 COLEMAN DAIRY RD E

Johnny Under Pressure

7250 Frank Reeder Rd
Pensacola

Koby Construction

2154 Old Government St

KYSER SIDING & CONSTRUCTION,Inc.

1708 HERMOSA CIR
Milton

LaCoste General Contractors LLC

700 Escambia ave
Pensacola

Landscape Restoration

10104 Clearsound Dr
Pensacola

LOWE'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

29645 FREDERICK BLVD

Lowe's Home Improvement

151 E I65 Service Rd S

M & D Home Renovations

2630 Hickory Ln

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Managed Renovations LLC

4624 Thoroughbred Drive
Milton

Mark Kite

PO Box 53

Marks of Improvement

720 Candlestick Pl
Pensacola

Mayko Construction, LLC

380 Stonehenge Cir
Mary Esther

Mike Dean Construction LLC

5888 Houston Ln
Crestview

Montee Fence Company

4981 Montee Rd.

Mr. handy-man services

116 Oleander St
Pensacola

Nalls Spraywash

1285 POINT EAST CR
Gulf Breeze

NELSON CONSTRUCTION

5947 TRAIL LN
Milton

New Horizons Remodeling,LLC

602 Koniser Court
Shalimar

Northwest Florida Vacation Home Services

6324 East Bay Blvd.
Gulf Breeze

Omega Construction & Design Inc

2880 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze

One of a Kind Fences

201 Brigadier st
Pensacola

Osborne Again Home Improvement,LLC

4232 W Avenida de Golf
Milton

P3 Construction & Energy Solutions LLC

321 N DeVilliers
Pensacola

Paradise Fence & Decks

4694 Blue Ribbon Dr
Milton

Paul A McMullen Jr, LLC

3174 Atlas Drive
Milton

PAV'R CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 1293
Gulf Breeze

Payton Painting

1599 OAKHILL RD

Pelican Exterior Cleaning, Inc.

420 Norris Avenue
Pensacola

Pensacola Handyman

4730 Woodcliff Dr
Pensacola

Pensacola Property Services LLC

1730 Ora Dr.
Pensacola

Porter Painting and Woodworking

2269 Bergren Rd
Gulf Breeze

Preble Construction Inc.

4505 Ellysee Way

Prestige Roofing Company

1871 Slaughter Road

Prokleen Pressure Washing

120 Pemberton Loop

Property Doc, LLC

3908 India Cove
Gulf Breeze

R2R Enterprises LLC

8290 Sedgefield
Pensacola

RAB of NW Florida, Inc

2 Tristan Way
Gulf Breeze

Randall Enterprises LLC

1733 Magnolia Harbor Dr
Navarre

Randall Pennington Construction LLC

3127 Auburn Park Way
Gulf Breeze

Really Handy Handyman Services

9651 Bowman Ave
Pensacola

resourceful remodel consultants

1040 e olive rd unti 807
Pensacola

Restore the Door llc

5055 Phoenix Dr.
Milton

Robert Leonardi - DaVinci Home

15 Parda Blvd
Pensacola

Roger Taylor Painting

17030 county road 10 lot 26

Roper Solutions

2780 Graham Rd S

Semper Fi Fence Company

33647 field stone lane

Sheds Express

Pensacola

South Wind Development

1419 Quailridge St
Crestview

Southern Draw Services

303 N Conception St

Southern Poolscapes LLC

10 N Section St Suite 5300

Southern Trade Home Builders

5628 Ponte Verde Rd
Pensacola

Southwind Builders, LLC

990 Great Oaks Drive
Gulf Breeze

Sphere Contracting

3688-B Airport Blvd #254

stanley hobbs landclearing and hauling

3515 ANDREWS AVE
Pensacola

Tartan Construction

4051 Floridatown Rd
Pace

Titan Sunrooms

5680 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze

Trees & More of NW Florida

8717 Sand Pine Dr
Navarre

Tri Breeze,Inc.

1283 Sterling Point Place

Tri-State Roofers Inc

158 Monahan Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Vanderheyden, Inc.

4656 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze

W.D. Braddock Handyman Services Inc.

3500 Dunwoody Dr.
Pensacola

White Sands Decks & More

Woodbine Rd
Milton

willie swails handyall services

909 west detroit blvd.

WILSON CONSTRUCTION

3551 SMYER DR
Milton

WINDHAM CONSTRUCTION

1850 WINDWOOD DR W

WNallHomebuilders

5257 Richardson st.
Milton

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