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"Great! We started in the spring of 2015 to contact several builders to remove and install a new deck. We had several contractors drop out along the way for various" reasons and were left with two contractors whose bids were higher than we would have liked to pay. We decided to visit
showroom and were very impressed by the Timbertech line and
railings on display. We met
who gave us a bid which was several thousands lower than our current bids. We decided to go with
and could not have been happier. After we signed the first contract (but before work started), we changed our mind and wanted to increase the size of the deck. The deck was built to the specs of the second contract, but the under siding was built to the specs of the first contract. We mentioned this to
and it was immediately fixed. No hassle, which I really appreciated. The deck looks amazing!! We also had a new patio installed after the deck was completed which totally transformed the look of our backyard. We are very satisfied with both projects.

-Barbara K.

"I can't say enough good things about
and their crew we worked with for our deck. We got a lot of estimates and ended up choosing them" based on the prior customer reviews on quality and the time the spent with us on details and planning ahead of giving us a quote.
and his crew were phenomenal! We have done a lot of remodel work ourselves and are pretty picky about how we want things done and every step of the way they communicated with us, made adjustments if there was something in particular we wanted done a specific way (our way wasn't "better" than what they were suggesting, just different). Many many times during the project they did little extras to go above and beyond, and in the end what we paid was exactly what we were quoted and not a cent more. And we have a beautiful deck that has been commented on by friends, family and strangers! Additionally, when the city inspector came out for final inspection he told us that he sees a lot of decks, and he doesn't see many that are built with the high quality craftsmanship ours was. If that isn't a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is! Beyond the quality of work was the fact that
and his crew were fantastic--- tolerant of our dogs constantly "helping" them out in the yard, and very communicative with us throughout the project. We would work with them again in a heartbeat and will definitely ask for them on any future outdoor projects we do. Thanks again to everyone at
who made our experience great! And thanks to
and his awesome crew!!

-Kimberly A J.

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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.

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
San Antonio, TX

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.


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 Phippsburg


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's kept in constant contact with me both before and during the service. He made sure all of the right papers were filed with the city, which was great because I have never had to do that before. The crew did a great job. They showed up at the same time each day which was nice because we knew how to plan our day. They also cleaned up the worksite, not just at the end of the job but at the end of each day. I was truly impressed with the quality of the work. The craftsmanship was excellent, and
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's made sure that someone stopped by on a regular basis to check on the progress of the job and the quality of the work. All in all, I was impressed and would definitely recommend this company to anyone in the
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City metro area who is interested in having the same service.
- Don L.

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is a borderline theif, and a liar. I had a contract to build a roof deck back in May. He said it would take about 4 weeks to secure the permits, and plans for the build. As we got closer to the June start date, I followed up with him several times to review the plans and find out how things were moving along. He had already taken a $2,000 deposit for the project. I placed several calls and emails to him which were unreturned. Eventually he contacted me to advise me he had fallen ill with an existing heart condition and not only could he not do the job, but he couldn't return my full deposit because he was now financially strapped. He advised me he would return it in $500 increments to be paid I full by
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a month later. It is now August and I just received the final payment. The best part is that I did some online research only to find out that he had lied and had completed another roof deck in June when he was supposed to be building mine, and had done several other projects in the time he should have returned my money but instead chose to keep it.

The only reason he returned the final $500 is because I threatened to call the police on him. It's really said because he came recommended from a friend who had a good experience with him. You are rolling the dice if you use him. Chances are he will lie or steal your money if he gets the
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- Anupam D.

Absolutely some of the best workmanship I've ever seen. 100 percent professionalism pride and quality. Worth every penny bar none
- Evelyn C.

I had an amazing experience with
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and team not only started my project 2 weeks early, they also completed the deck, (which he estimated for two weeks
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) within 3 short days. They showed up, worked hard and made the most amazing deck. All of my neighbors have stopped by to say how impressed they were that
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and team worked diligently on it and how wonderful it turned out. It's looks awesome and is really well built.
I also appreciated the fact that
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pulled all the permits and also recommending other contractors that he is networked with. I wanted a gas line to my deck for my grill and he called someone he knew, got a quote and within days the gas line was in.
I will continue to use
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on any project going forward! Overall amazing - trustworthy, honest, hardworking, on-time and a pleasure to work with.
Thank you!!!
- Stefanie S.

We found this company to be very professional, They showed up on time, very conscientious, as the first job was the entire interior of office, they ensured all equipment was moved away from the area being worked on and all office equipment was covered, the job was completed both timely and a beautiful job, if fact they did such a great job we then retained them for our private house.

With our house, they painted the entire interior, baseboards, trim, crown molding, doors, AC vents, ceilings and walls which we have accent walls. Great job again, no paint drips and no paint on furniture - they offered to paint the pool deck for free so of course we retained them for the pool deck.

Pool deck all cracks were repaired, great painting job which can not just be hosed off, they even went out of there way and repaired the areas of screening in the pool area and fixed our child safety fence so it looked like it belongs instead of it taking up pretty much our entire deck.

Hats off to this company I give them a five star rating and will be retaining them in the future for the exterior of our house.

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- Audrey C.

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provided detailed instructions on what needed to be done prior to contracting him for the job. Since they were removing an existing deck he was not certain what they would find once the boards were removed so he cautioned that the cost may be effected if the frame needed replaced. Fortunately only one borad needed replaced at a minimal charge. The start of the job the was delayed by one day due to weather. The crew was very polite and professional and the job was completed on time. We had solar lights installed on the posts.
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left samples for us to try before deciding how many we wanted. Once we decided they returned to install them. A few of them did not work but once I notified
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they returned and corrected the problem. Our deck looks great and we would definately contract
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- Janet S.

Not well.
After the initial contact, which was fine, i never heard from them again. I had written a follow up note. And still heard nothing back from them.
I find this very unprofessional. If you don't have the time to do a job. Tell me so and don't waste my time.
- Michael D.

My initial experience with them was not good at all. Their representative,
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, was professional prior to my signing the contract but once I signed the contract and paid a deposit in May he became very unresponsive and I had to make repeated calls and send emails to get any kind of response. Our deck finally got started in August and I have to say the construction crew was thorough and professional especially '
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' who was awesome and was willing to listen to the customer unlike my prior experience with them.The workmanship is good.
- Faisal S.

Deck Builders in Phippsburg, ME

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2519 10th Street

A Little Help LLC

P.O. 240
North Berwick

A-Plus Roofing Inc

178 Swamp Road

Accessible Solutions

349 N. Main St.

ADS Tree service

15 School Street

After View Construction

352 Main St Apt 16



All Season Home Improvement Co

823 Church Hill Rd

Always Somethin' Home Improvement

44 Graham St

BBI Construction Services, Inc

45 Pleasant St

Bear Brothers Construction

69 Buchanan St
South Portland


West Poland

Big Twig Homes LLC.

588 Bakerstown road


17 Patrick Drive



Clarke Painting Inc

583 Main St

Classia Home Improvement Services

519 Main Street
South Portland

Classic Window Systems

PO Box 1097

Clear Cost Construction

69 gamage ave

Community Home Services

28 Bateman St # A

Corporate Construction

66 High St

Day Labor Solutions

33 Meadowbrook Rd

Dirigo Property Services LLC

PO BOX 2802

Doyle Custom Construction Inc

641 Smallpoint Road

East Shore Builders

188 North Street

Eastern Shore Home Improvement

116 Gray Rd

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive



F.E. Gibbs Roofing

5 Sand Pond Rd
N. Berwick

Fence Tech LLC

120 Clarks Mill Road

Fine Blade Carpentry

84 Pleasant Hill Rd

Floors 2 Finish

South Portland

Fortin Construction, Inc

35 Markalyn St

GB Property Management

38 Old South Freeport Rd

Hardt's Construction

477 Bowdoinham Rd

Harvey Building Products


Hydra-Clay Waterproofing Inc

8 Gray Rd



J&H Costruction

46 pipeline rd.


7 Lajoie Dr

Jim Brown

26 Cabaniss Cres Apt 1

JSC Installations

3 Belmont Ave



Landstone, LLC.

17 Chestnut St

Langis construction

241 Danville Corner Rd

Larrabee's LLc

419 Turner Center Rd.


PO BOX 264
Orrs Island

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.




Cumberland Center

Maine Handyman

12 mitchell ln

Maine Home Builders

177 Pleasant Street

Maine Remodeling

PO Box 41

Marshall's Arts Inc

389 High St

Marshall's Modern Homes

21 Marshall Valley Road

Marxris Exterior

74 High St

Matthew J Bouton

50 Roberts St

Mattra Inc

P.O. Box 1004



McCulloch Construction

101 Berry rd.

Midcoast Remodeling LLC

31 Long Cove Way
Westport Island


218 Washington Ave

Neptune General Contracting

47 Holyoke Ave

North By East Building Company

PO Box 4521

Old House Works

521 Water Street

Perreault & Daughters Construction

295 Hacker Rd

Pine State Power Wash LLC

PO Box 2345
South Portland

Pottle Homes

30 Stuarts Ln
Hollis Center

Property Essentials LLC

P. O. Box 813

Q&A Building and Restorations

100 Saco Falls Way

Q&A Building and Restorations

22 Pearl St

Quality Landscaping

48 Lothridge Ln

R. N. Viger Construction

231 West Street


326 US ROUTE 1

Roof Cleaning Solutions

141 Mayflower Heights Dr.

S&B Property Management

234 whittemore rd

Summer Hands Construction

40 York Street

Timothy W Brown Construction

642 Rocky Knoll Rd



Tom's Carpentry

Soper Road

Upright Building Services

2061 Hallowell Rd

Watson Woodworking

8 Bedford St

we do it all contracting

28 Washington st

Weatherization Experts

214 Pond Rd

Windsor Construction LLC

Old Orchard Beach

Woodbury Building Company

12 Hemmon Cobb rd

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