Archbald Sunrooms

in Archbald, PA

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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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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 Archbald

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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.

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A&C Home Improvement

Po box 176
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AJ Window and Door Solutions Inc

151 Main St
Shoemakersville

Amoroso Quality Contracting

2553 Tacoma Dr
Blakeslee

AR-Tech

39 Rte 435
Gouldsboro

B squared construction

19 green street
Edwardsville

Backus Construction

550 Main St
Archbald

Blakeslee Home Improvement Inc

373 Route 940
Blakeslee

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carefree Renovations & Maintenance LLC

HC 1 Box 96
Albrightsville

CFK Home Building and Renovations

128 Abbott St
Wilkes Barre

CNK Remodeling

64 Ryman st
Luzerne

D&G Construction

120 Staub Rd

DallaVerde Construction, LLC

2105 Ransom Rd
Dallas

DESIGN & DRAFTING

BOX 83
Blakeslee

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

EmmettbyDesign LLC

153 Upper Green Hill Road
Kunkletown

EMS Contracting, LLC

318 N Sprague Ave
Kingston

Fanelli Home Improvements

420 Nichols St
Pottsville

FULL PHAZE CONSTRUCTION INC

197 Courtdale Ave
Kingston

Gerard Lombardi

100 Erie St
Moosic

GPG CONSTRUCTION

107 OLDRIDGE RD
Archbald

Great Additions Inc.

265 Charles Street
Luzerne

H2Pro Restorations

243 Mine Bank Rd
Wellsville

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

J & M Construction

6391 State Route 654 # 2
Williamsport

J.K.'S CARPENTRY & HANDY WORK

1349 Scott St
Wilkes Barre

Jamms Constructions

1108 Birkbeck St
Freeland

jf constrution

1660 murray st
Kingston

KS Construction

1b Rachel Dr.
Archbald

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Meehan Renovations Inc

318 Brooklyn Mountain Road

Northeast Home Improvement

2724 Ledge Drive
Clarks Summit

On Call Constructiom

155 Stapleton Est
Factoryville

Perez Design Build Remodel LLC

611 S State St
Clarks Summit

Picture Perfect Home Improvements

222 jackson street
Thompson

PM & M LLC

146 W Acorn Hill Dr
Olyphant

Pocono Home Exteriors

111 Laurel Ln
Blakeslee

Pocono Home Inspections

PO. Box 2179
Pocono Pines

R.C. Builders

728 Hunlock Harveyville Road
Shickshinny

Rasieleski Construction Co

133 S Washington
Taylor

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Robert W Heh Jr Construction

218 Alpha Dr
Stroudsburg

santarelli stamped concrete/pools

102 Monument Ave
Wyoming

Shafer Construction

150 Cross Country Rd
Hop Bottom

Shimko Construction

293 South Sheridan Street
Wilkes Barre

Sudo Construction

5 Waterford Road
Clarks Summit

SW Sun Control

6429 N Oracle Rd

T and T Home Repair

10 SIniawa Drive
Archbald

The Handy Man Can

400 1st St
Weatherly

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Ye Olde Village Workshop, LLC

113 Golf Drive
Mountainhome

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