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and his team were awesome. Their attention to detail and quality of work was second to none. His estimate was 100% accurate and his work" was completed 100% on time. He kept me updated throughout the repairs and he was very courteous and open to my feedback. This was one of the best contractor experiences I have ever had. I would recommend
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"He did a really bad job. Some places the stain did not work. He killed some plants even though he said he would cover them. He dumped the materials on the grass and it died as well.

-patricia S.

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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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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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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. 

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Deck Cleaning reviews in Ooltewah

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I got them on Angie's List. It was reasonable otherwise I wouldn't have had them. It was very nice. When he first came to give me an estimate, we knew it was going to take a while. They came when it was ready. They called me when the weather was nice so he could do it. The workers were very pleasant. The price was about what I expected.
- ARTHUR & CAROL S.
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This review involves 3 service providers that I called for my deck refurbishing (cleaning, sanding, & restain). More details below, but the bottom line is that I had the best luck with the category of home maintenance (rather than deck maintenance), such as
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’s Home Maintenance. They were responsive, fairly prompt to get the work done, and did a nice job. It’s a large deck, with main section over 60 feet long, and there is also an adjacent side deck where the hot tub sits. Portland Deck Refinishing called me and said they were coming out to give a bid. They never followed up with the bid or a call back. Deck Renovations was nice enough to come out, but told me my deck was in bad condition and needed a lot of work done. They estimated about $4500 for my side deck, and roughly estimated about $20,000 for the main deck. So overall, I was most happy with
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’s Home Maintenance.

- CAROLYN H.
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This review involves 3 service providers that I called for my deck refurbishing (cleaning, sanding, & restain). More details below, but the bottom line is that I had the best luck with the category of home maintenance (rather than deck maintenance), such as
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’s Home Maintenance. They were responsive, fairly prompt to get the work done, and did a nice job. It’s a large deck, with main section over 60 feet long, and there is also an adjacent side deck where the hot tub sits.
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called me and said they were coming out to give a bid. They never followed up with the bid or a call back. Deck Renovations was nice enough to come out, but told me my deck was in bad condition and needed a lot of work done. They estimated approximately $4500 for my side deck, and roughly estimated about $20,000 for the main deck. So overall, I was most happy with
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’s Home Maintenance and got what I needed.


- CAROLYN H.
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This review involves 3 service providers that I called for my deck refurbishing (cleaning, sanding, & restain). More details below, but the bottom line is that I had the best luck with the category of home maintenance (rather than deck maintenance), such as
Ooltewah Deck Cleaning Services Provider Name Locked
’s Home Maintenance. They were responsive, fairly prompt to get the work done, and did a nice job. It’s a large deck, with main section over 60 feet long, and there is also an adjacent side deck where the hot tub sits. Portland Deck Refinishing called me and said they were coming out to give a bid. They never followed up with the bid or a call back. Deck Renovations was nice enough to come out, but told me my deck was in bad condition and needed a lot of work done. They estimated over $4500 for my side deck, and roughly estimated about $20,000 for the main deck. So overall, I was happy with
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’s Home Maintenance. We plan to use them again in the future. Would suggest that you ask ahead about returning the furniture after the deck staining is done. Also, they would like to put another coat on the deck each year, for a
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charge. I will have to think about that.

- CAROLYN H.
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Hired them to sand and reseal deck. The price was very fair, and although it took a while between the powerwash and the final sealant (due to rainy weather), we were ultimately happy with the work. There were a few areas where touchups were needed, and when they came out, they showed us that because we chose a clear stain, it was picking up the stain color from prior experience, so they would recommend a solid stain next time. But the work was done right the first time and they were quick to respond when we had an issue.
They rarely answered the phone when I called, but did return phone calls within 24-48 hours.
- Eduardo B.
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showed up right on time (8am) to give a bid but when he looked over the work that needed to be done he offered to start and complete the Deck work required right then and there. I said yes and he removed the older composite deck up on the second floor right in the hot sun. There were lots of stripped and broken screws that required removal.
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is fast, honest and professional. He has years of experience which made the job go quickly. After all his work he only wanted $50.00 I gave him $100.00. I feel lucky that I was able to find someone like this and I can highly recommend him!
- Russ G.
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I've never seen a seal/stain so beautiful! It was so good, that the guy that cuts my grass asked if I'd had a new retaining wall put in! I've had this job done multiple times over the years, and it has never looked as good as this, at around half the cost!! I'm not normally as impressed by things like this, but I was shocked. I will absolutely be using them for my projects in the future.
- Jeff D.
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Emailed with project coordinator
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. Sent photos of deck (received $100 discount for sending photos) and then spoke with the owner
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. Received written proposals via email.
Paid 50% deposit for work to begin weather permitting. Once work began the job was completed in a timely manner.
- Carol Z.

Deck Cleaning Services in Ooltewah, TN

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A & A Mobile Magic

9121 Potomac Dr
Chattanooga

A P T SERVICES

PO BOX 76504

AA Hauling

1406 Cleo Way

Action Rental & Sales

6509 Lee Highway
Chattanooga

Addisen Power Washing Co

1076 Engel Ave
Chattanooga

Affordable Home Improvements

2385 Varnell Road SW
Cleveland

Alguire Construction

PO Box 104
Ooltewah

All American Construction

285 Glenn Wade Dr

Andy OnCall

921 E Main St
Chattanooga

Anytime Property Maintenance

6002 B Ramsey Forgey Rd.
Harrison

B&M Services

240 Breckenridge Dr., NW
Cleveland

BMC Renovations

2931 N Marble Top Road

BRYANT PAINTING & RESTORATION

2414 Guthrie Ave NW
Cleveland

Bubba's Paintin'

1674 Parksville Rd
Benton

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln
Ooltewah

Castleberrys Carpentry

2442 NW Market St

Chattanooga Handyman

116 Fair St
Chattanooga

Cleaning Solutions Services

590 Pikeville ave
Graysville

Custom home improvement

5401 mulberry st
Ooltewah

Dan's Pressure Washing and Sealing

280 Old Dixie Hwy.
South Pittsburg

Decks By Design

Signal Mountain

Dempsey Designs

3531 Cherokee St NW

Electrical Services

249 Wheeler Dam Road

Embark Project Services LLC

6234 Perimeter Dr
Chattanooga

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FINAL COAT PAINTING

21 VISTA DR
Chattanooga

Foskey Bobcat, Bushogging, Landscaping & Gardening

731 Thompson Springs Rd SE
Cleveland

GRASS MASTER

223 COLONY LN NW
Cleveland

Hancock Construction

1026 Graysville Road
Chattanooga

Handyman Connection - Chattanooga

2115 Chapman Rd.
Chattanooga

Higher Ground of Chattanooga

PO Box 21128
Chattanooga

Holton Construction Co

PO Box 4405
Chattanooga

J Brewer and Associates

603 Ely Rd
Hixson

J's On The Lawn

915 Sapphire Road
Knoxville

J.D. Jackson Contracting Co

2103 23rd Avenue N
Nashville

Jenkins Exteriors

1209 Elder Hollow Rd
Decatur

Johnson's Remodeling

1570 Straight Gut Rd.

JOSH BENNETT

P.O. Box 3297
Chattanooga

K & D Enterprise Corp.

107 Savannah Shores Dr
Delano

Kitchens Galore

5950 Junaluska Rd

KW Services

692 Cook Rd

Langley Roofing

9130 Dudley Rd
Chattanooga

Legendary Landscapes

1047 New Bethel RD
Dayton

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Mama Jo's Pressure Washing

113 Hamilton Ave
Soddy Daisy

Mark Cole Painting

Chattanooga

Mountain View

12596 Main St.

Pearl Construction & Design

1530 Kirby Avenue
Chattanooga

phillip's handyman services

9871 smithmorgan road

Pioneer Homes

Chattanooga

R-G PRESSURE WASH

17 Loach Drive

Randy Niceswanger Painting

136 Old Ascalon Rd.

Richard G Services

3322 Tonia Dr SW
Cleveland

Robin Harper Painting

6222 Brenda Ct
Harrison

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr
Murfreesboro

SEALE HARDWARE

7606 COUNTY ROAD

Sink or swim pools and patios

8361 Shawn ridge dr
Harrison

Sparkle Wash of Chattanooga

5523 Ginkgo Rd
Ooltewah

Stream Line

535 Bent Tree Dr

Superior Shine

2288 Gunbarrel Road Ste. 154
Chattanooga

T-MAC Pressure Washing

7600 Frontage RD NW
Cleveland

The Deck Doctor of Chattanooga Inc

PO Box 4249
Chattanooga

The Ready Family

1523 E 27th St
Chattanooga

Tim Payne Painting

7019 Snow Hill Rd
Ooltewah

TOLIVER CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISES LLC

345 CHURCH STREET
Dayton

Tradesman/Chris Fairbanks

808 Hurricane creek rd
Chattanooga

tranquility lawn care & decks

138 county road 221
Athens

Tri-State Painting Inc

PO Box 4461
Chattanooga

True Shine Window Washers Inc

5600 Saint Elmo Ave
Chattanooga

Window Genie of Chattanooga

4710 HIXSON PIKE
Hixson

Window Wizzards

PO Box 804
Dayton

Xpert Lawn Engineering

210 Barnett Village Dr

Youngblood Painting

149 Smoketree Cir

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