Fort Wayne Sunrooms

in Fort Wayne, IN

83
Sunrooms are
in Fort Wayne

14
Sunrooms in Fort Wayne
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Ronald P.
"After two years of a leaky roof ion the sunroom installed by Champion Windows of Columbus that they would not honor their warranty
came to our rescue and put" on a new dry roof,
was very nice and helpful and the crew was very professional.
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Pat M.
"This project came in at budget, and was completed on time.
is a busy guy, but he personally handled the details of the project and was very fair, reasonable," and accommodating as the scope of the project became very dynamic, as we added and changed along the way. The porch is now the envy of the neighborhood, and while I waited over a year to write this--I wanted to see if any of it would fall apart, or leak, and really, everything has been great.
coordinated with an expert fireplace shop, my own door and roofing company, and my own stone mason. He was very easy to work with and I would recommend that you give them a
to earn your business. Their design folks are awesome. The finishing touches of the Mahogany roof, and the back step design was amazing.
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brad W.
"Bad They were several weeks late to show up. Finishing up other jobs and truck troubles. We had voiced complaints to
Green throughout the build. He would say" please wait until it is complete I guarantee you will like it. I did make them reset the outside wall while on site(Bowed 5/8" in 26 feet). Roof panels were spliced in and tape used to cover seams. Two of the windows won't latch closed due to improper alignment. One of the panels was over cut and caulk used to patch it up. The trim work was sloppy and in one case a piece of aluminum angle was added to cover a poor miter joint. A company rep was sent to meet with me and found deficiencies as well. They had to order a new roof panel which has been two months coming. Job still not complete.

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The sunroom was renovated after damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Donna S. of Philadelphia)

Sunrooms and patios

Porches and sunrooms can add space and character to any home. From helping to create a unique look to the many benefits that they offer to the homeowner, these structures have the ability to add visual appeal and extra living space to any home when properly constructed.

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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!
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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Sunroom And Patio reviews in Fort Wayne

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Sales rep was very knowledgeable and professional. We would have used this company to do the work but based on our budget cost exceeded what we wanted to spend for the project.
- MICHAEL S.
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Extremely happy that I chose to work with
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again for this job on my second home! I have worked with them in the past and have yet to be disappointed! As always, they kept the communication open with me, kept the work site clean, and helped me with some design ideas for my porch and sunroom, and they look gorgeous! I will absolutely continue to contact
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for any further work I need done, and I highly recommend them to any homeowner that wants to work with a great company!
- Christine J.
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Everything went as planned.
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was in and out during the whole process to make sure everything was going smoothly. With the all the work they were doing it made quite the mess, but when it was all done they cleaned everything up and the job was done quite nicely! I would definitely hire
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and his brother and son to do work for me in the future!!
- Dawn W.
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Everything that they did was fantastic. The craftsmanship on both the screened-in porch and deck that they built as well as the entertainment center was really good. It either met or beat expectations. They said it was going to take four weeks, but it took six weeks.
- Jason L.
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Very professional and business oriented, no dilly dallying. I was the one who had to delay the process and extend the timeline as
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repair was needed on my concrete balcony. My condo association took two months to get that request approved. However, once underway the repair was done within two weeks.
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in engineering was very accommodating and checked in with me at least twice for a progress report. When I gave the go ahead for final measurements my enclosure was up within a week. Upon full payment of my invoice
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requested the mandatory final inspection by my local building dept. The appointment was scheduled for two days out.
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provided me with a file containing all the permit paperwork to be signed off by the official. And we're done. A very positive experience!
- Diane L S.
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We were levelling our home prior to this installation which produced delays. These folks weere very accommodating with scheduling & followup. All people very courteous including especially sales/installer
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- Scott M.
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- received less that 30 minutes of inspection (not all windows were checked, roof was not checked) and a promise to return with an adequate ladder and appropriate caulk. no follow up for 10 days. when I called them to follow up, they took my info again, said they would follow up, and, again, have not done so.

- Catherine H.

All Sunrooms in Fort Wayne, IN

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3 Rivers Remodeling LLC

1415 Directors Row
Fort Wayne

All Weather Exteriors Inc

5710 Industrial Rd
Fort Wayne

Amco Inc.

4808 Tirol Pass
Fort Wayne

AMERICAN RENOVATIONS, INC

4405 ENGLE RD
Fort Wayne

Archadeck of Fort Wayne

5110 N 450 W
Angola

Baker Construction

4920 Cedar Lake Dr
Fort Wayne

Baker's Contract Building & Remodeling

11833 Hood Street P.O. BOX 68
Harlan

BENCHMARK PAINTING & CARPENTRY INC

432 West Boynton Beach Blvd

Big Boy's Construction Inc

701 S Nay Rd
Greenwood

Bushey's Window and Door

1701 Fairfield Avenue
Fort Wayne

C L Keisler Carpentry, Inc

369 Penn Ave
Fort Wayne

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CCEC (CUMMINGS COMPLETE EXPERT CONTRACTING)

5528 N HAVERFORD AVE
Indianapolis

CDI: Choice Designs, Inc.

3223 Carroll Road
Fort Wayne

Champion Window of South Bend

715 W. Edison Rd.
Mishawaka

Changes Unlimited

1005 herman street
Fort Wayne

Christian Bros Remodeling

4238 SE SR 116
Bluffton

Commercial Constuction Company, Inc

4207 Gallmeyer Ct
Fort Wayne

Custom Lines Inc

5924 N Shore Dr
Leo

D J Baker Builders Inc

4715 Trierwood Park Drive
Fort Wayne

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Directflow Services, LLC

3924 Walden Run
Fort Wayne

DL Bailey Construction, Inc

2391 E Business 30
Columbia City

Doolittle Electric

PO Box 13581
Fort Wayne

DuHadway Corp

2214 Wayne Trace
Fort Wayne

Earth Scape Landscape Designs

5850 W 1200 N-90
Roanoke

Edens Painting and Remodeling LLC

8747 Fielding Ln
Indianapolis

Elwood Homes & Remodeling

132 Lincoln Hwy W
New Haven

Evergreen Remodeling Inc.

4006 Goeglein Road
Fort Wayne

Faerber's Bee Window Inc

115 Shadowlawn Dr
Fishers

Fairview Builders

110 Fulton St.
Auburn

FALK & SONS, INC

4928 WILLOW BROOK DR
Fort Wayne

Fawley & Sons Inc

State Road 13
Syracuse

Flip Bros Construction

19228 Dawkins Rd
Woodburn

FRUCHTE PAINTING & DECORATING

1741 E BELLMONT RD
Decatur

GENSHEIMER CONSTRUCTION

8134 CHAPEL HILL PL
Fort Wayne

Ground Up Contractors

PO Box 13623
Fort Wayne

GUARDIAN SERVICES

6502 BLUFFTON RD
Fort Wayne

Hartwig Construction

13808 Johnson Rd
Fort Wayne

Heritage Builders

15717 Viberg Road
Leo

Home Value Restoration

8888 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

Honorable Home Repairs

9018 Village Dr.
Fort Wayne

INDIANA ADVANCED co

3604 STAFFORD DR
Fort Wayne

J & N Stone INC

PO BOX 294
Grabill

J YODER INC

7802 YOUNG RD
Fort Wayne

K4 Renovations

4111 Woodstock Dr
Fort Wayne

L J Stone Co Inc

9100 N Wheeling Ave
Muncie

Luis Cerron

Fort Wayne

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Midwest Air Solutions

15630 Joliet Road
Westfield

Miracle Contracting, Inc.

507 Constance Ave
Fort Wayne

NORTHERN REFLECTIONS CONSTR

8566 S WEST BAY SHORE DRIVE

Platinum Pro Home Services

3706 John Alden Dr

R C D Construction

227 E Till Rd
Fort Wayne

RCD Inc.

315 Barouche Pl.
Fort Wayne

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renewal By Andersen

2300 Ridge Dr

RFD Construction

PO Box 8592
Fort Wayne

S & A HOME IMPROVEMENTS

7014 ELZEY ST
Fort Wayne

S H & S Construction Co

4130 Lafayette St
Fort Wayne

Sizemore's Handyman Service

1808 CR16
Waterloo

Skaggs Construction, LLC

139 S Boehning St
Indianapolis

Springer Construction Inc.

9318 Airport Dr
Fort Wayne

Steam it

5130 Starwood Dr
Fort Wayne

STIFFLER REMODELING

8109 S 200 E
Columbia City

SW Sun Control

6429 N Oracle Rd

The Extreme Artisan

1116 W Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne

Trim-A-Seal Of Indiana Inc

7886 Broadway
Merrillville

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Windows Doors & More

1121 W Washington Ctr Rd
Fort Wayne

WITCHET REMODELING CO., INC

443 ARCADIA CT
Fort Wayne

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