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"All questions were thoroughly answered before I decided to use
. Professional attitude - people arrived at agreed upon times and always" let me know when they were leaving for the day. Very pleased with deck - looks great! Also, liked the fact that things were picked up daily and things remained tidy.

-Denise S.

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"In early June, contacted Southern Porch to have them provide an estimate to replace existing deck. We scheduled an appointment but the representative did not show" at the time and date agreed upon and we were not notified. He did show up the next day unannounced. We did not receive the estimate until
23. We responded in early August, acknowledging that that we had requested a larger project ($15,800) than we were prepared to fund and asked for options that would scale back the project to a more affordable level (about $10,000). We sent another request on August 12 because we thought that maybe our first request was lost. Since that time, we have not received any communication from their representative or the company. We'll need to look elsewhere.

-Harold S.

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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 Ooltewah

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Florindo was a pleasure to do business with. His crew, including
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the Foreman, did an outstanding job. They were neat, clean and respectful. The deck came out beautiful. We are very happy with the job, and we would definitely recommend them.
- John S.
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They showed up on time, had a full team take down the existing deck and built the new deck in a matter of two days. I was amazed at the work ethic of the team. They took care to make sure everything was done right and the result was beautiful and very usable immediately. We're very happy with the result.

- Cassandra P.
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We recently hired
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and his team to help us finish our attic. They put up the drywall (in a large and challenging space, with a lot of
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, and not too many straight lines in the original framing), as well as the trim. After this, we asked them to fix some trim work that had been done by someone else in the entry to the attic, as well as put in the trim kit for the small, arched window we added. They did an amazing job, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They were very responsive, timely, did a quality job and were just great guys to work with. They communicated well, provided an affordable estimate which they stuck to, and were always positive and pleasant. We will definitely hire them again in the future, if we ever have the need.
- Lisa V.
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and his crew did a great job. New Trek deck looks fantastic. He worked with us to select decking and railing that complemented our outdoor setting. His crew demolished and hauled away all old decking and installed beautiful new deck, stairs and handrails. Wife and I are very pleased with work done and cost. Friends are also impressed with end results. Would definitely use
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- STANLEY R.
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First contact with
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was very impressive. They provided a thorough sketch of the design concept, worked with us to incorporate our existing newer builder grade deck and add in additional design details without going over budget. The crew was very friendly, easy to communicate with and they did a good job of responding to any quality concerns we had and correcting issues before the job was completed. it took a bit longer than originally expected and we had some miscommunication issues regarding some of the finishing details of the project but all in all they did a very good job and we would recommend them again. The price is fair for the quality of work. They won't be the cheapest that you have bid a job but you get what you pay for and they're up front that their labor cost is high but they use quality products and stand by their work.
- Kristen P.
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did a terrific job. They met with us several times to design our deck, screened in porch and patio with firepit and seating wall. We mainly worked with the owner,
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and the overallexperience was terrific. The build was timely, the quality of work was outstanding and their price was fair. In addition, the owner and crew were always kind, responsive and professional. We highly recommend
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- Matt S.
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did a fantastic job through the entire process. He was the one who went through the design of the new deck with my fiance and myself, kept in good contact while the material was ordered and kept me appraised of when the project would be able to start, and it was him there every day for the mere week it took to get the fairly large two tier deck completely done. I was very impressed with the hours they put in each day and how well the finished product came out. The only hiccup was when a part of the ordered material that was sent ended up being wrong, but he quickly re ordered the piece, restructured the payment schedule, and took care of it quickly and easily. One of the best experiences I've had with a contractor, would definitely use again.
- Aileen S.
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is absolutely incredible! My husband is very anal retentive and never seems completely satisfied with any project we have done. Not only was he pleased, he was blown away. He immediately starting thinking of other projects to have done because the quality of
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work is outstanding. The detailing that he did was so thoughtful and the price simply cannot be beat.
- Stephanie D.

Deck Builders in Ooltewah, TN

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A & A Mobile Magic

9121 Potomac Dr
Chattanooga

A & J TOTAL LANDSCAPES

3712 Ringgold Rd
Chattanooga

AA Hauling

1406 Cleo Way

Absolute Home Improvements

4220 McDonald Rd.
Apison

Action Rental & Sales

6509 Lee Highway
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

Antidote Professional Corp

436 Frazier Ave
Chattanooga

Anytime Property Maintenance

6002 B Ramsey Forgey Rd.
Harrison

Appalachian Design & Build, LLC

3410 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Chattanooga

B&M Services

240 Breckenridge Dr., NW
Cleveland

BMC Renovations

2931 N Marble Top Road

BOB PUGLIESE CONTRACTING

1444 Woods Rd
Dunlap

Bowman Construction

8307 Frontage Rd. NW
Cleveland

Bravo Construction

6222 Celtic Dr
Chattanooga

Bryan Pritchard Homes

7126 Garfield Rd
Harrison

BRYANT PAINTING & RESTORATION

2414 Guthrie Ave NW
Cleveland

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln
Ooltewah

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Castleberrys Carpentry

2442 NW Market St

Chattanooga Handyman

116 Fair St
Chattanooga

Chattanooga Land Design

1700 S Market St
Chattanooga

CLEVELAND LAWN CARE SERVICE

4707 PEBBLEBROOK CIRCLE
Conasauga

Cochran's Floors & More

598 Baugh Springs Trl.
Mcdonald

Coffey Construction Co

5925 Browntown Rd
Chattanooga

Conrad Contracting

1135 Ohio ave
Knoxville

Construction

300Ellis Cove Rd.
South Pittsburg

CORSER ENTERPRISES

4172 HARRISON PIKE
Mc Donald

Creative Stone Work

7731 LEE Hwy
Chattanooga

Crockett Construction

189 county road 704

Custom home improvement

5401 mulberry st
Ooltewah

Dan's Pressure Washing and Sealing

280 Old Dixie Hwy.
South Pittsburg

Davies Custom Construction

2541 White Oak Valley Rd NW
Cleveland

Davis Diversified Inc

1511 W Spring Creek Rd

Decks By Design

Signal Mountain

Dempsey Designs

3531 Cherokee St NW

Disaster Master

4605 Shawhan Rd
Chattanooga

Dixie Contracting LLC

1097 County Road 50
Athens

Done Right Drywall

473 Dennis Road

Dwayne & Judy King Tile

9343 Hixson Pike
Soddy Daisy

EAST CHATTANOOGA LUMBER & SUPPLY CO

1609 ELMENDORF ST
Chattanooga

Electrical Services

249 Wheeler Dam Road

Embark Project Services LLC

6234 Perimeter Dr
Chattanooga

Evans Garage Door

2520 20th Street NE
Cleveland

Experts At Hand

Cleveland

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FINAL COAT PAINTING

21 VISTA DR
Chattanooga

Foskey Bobcat, Bushogging, Landscaping & Gardening

731 Thompson Springs Rd SE
Cleveland

Fowler Homes Inc.

118 Riverwatch Ct

G&G Builders

184 Scenic Cir
Tellico Plains

Gallet Handyman Services

3153 Forest Shadows Dr
Chattanooga

Gary Hollowell Construction

8916 Lovell Rd
Hixson

Green Effects Landscaping

5905 Pine Hurst Ave
Chattanooga

Green Tree Landscape Services

219 Tanglewood Dr NE

Groundhog Construction

1285 Scruggs rd
Ringgold

H & H, Inc.

PO Box 402

H&H construction

7108 barleyfield dr
Harrison

Hancock Construction

1026 Graysville Road
Chattanooga

HandyMaidInc

4626 Tarpon Trail
Chattanooga

Handyman Connection - Chattanooga

2115 Chapman Rd.
Chattanooga

Handyman R Us

1310 Pirkle Rd

Happy Home Repairs

3408 Clayton Ave Ext
Chattanooga

HENRY TIPTON CONSTRUCTION LLC

1808 Jenkins Rd
Chattanooga

Highpoint Construction LLC

6229 Tallant Rd.
Mcdonald

HL Construction

P.O. Box 5417
Cleveland

Holton Construction Co

PO Box 4405
Chattanooga

IMPROVE AMERICA INC

327 Cherokee Blvd., PO Box 4954
Chattanooga

Integrity Home Developers, LLC

11249 Blair Rd.
Apison

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

Jason Taylor Construction

956 Houston Valley Road

JC Wilson Cons

10355 Hamby Rd
Soddy Daisy

Johnson's Remodeling

1570 Straight Gut Rd.

Jon Boyd Handyman

P O Box 551
Ooltewah

Just Right Roofing & Home Repair

P.O. Box 2402
Ooltewah

K-Rock

29 wheeler ave.

Kaye Construction

302 W 6th St
Chattanooga

Kitchens Galore

5950 Junaluska Rd

KW Services

692 Cook Rd

Langley Roofing

9130 Dudley Rd
Chattanooga

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Lazy Day Pool & Spa Inc

1675 Morningside Way

Legendary Landscapes

1047 New Bethel RD
Dayton

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Mark Cole Painting

Chattanooga

Mark S Engdahl Construction

6475 Hwy 41
Jasper

McCoy Homes

7550 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga

Merrill Remodeling

817 Boylston St
Chattanooga

Miclaus Remodeling

26001 Hwy 127
Dunlap

Molot construction

441 Old Federal Road
Cleveland

Mountain View

12596 Main St.

Outdoor Living by Jack Wills

2362 N Germantown Pkwy
Cordova

Parham Roofing & Siding Co

1515 N Joiner Rd
Chattanooga

Patrick Construction and Remodeling

1610 Sun Ray Dr.
Chattanooga

Pearl Construction & Design

1530 Kirby Avenue
Chattanooga

phillip's handyman services

9871 smithmorgan road

Plumb smart

Chattanooga
Hixson

R-G PRESSURE WASH

17 Loach Drive

Radiant Roofing & Exteriors

PO Box 1585
Collegedale

Richard G Services

3322 Tonia Dr SW
Cleveland

RICHEY ENTERPRISE

7533 REMINGTON COURT
Chattanooga

Rick Boyd Home Improvement

3310 Toestring Valley Rd
Spring City

RJ ROOFING AND SIDING CO

4526 WOODLAND DRIVE
Ooltewah

RNR Construction.

6121 shallowford rd STE 101
Chattanooga

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr
Murfreesboro

Scenic City Enterprises, LLC

4423 Kings Lake Ct
Chattanooga

Scenic City Roofing

2069 River Canyon Road
Chattanooga

SCOTT RANEY CONSTRUCTION

5116 JACKSON RD
Apison

SEALE HARDWARE

7606 COUNTY ROAD

Silver Creek Log Homes

1191 County Rd 267

Sink or swim pools and patios

8361 Shawn ridge dr
Harrison

Southeastern Underdeck Systems, LLC

2731 Faith Industrial Dr.

Southern Home Exteriors

1743 Santa Barbara Circle
Soddy Daisy

Sprout Roofing

2920 Corral Road
Signal Mountain

Stamey's Roofing & Remodeling

252 Peace St.
Chattanooga

Stay Dry Waterproofing

3108 Parkwood Trl NW
Cleveland

Steele Home Improvements

9442 Hackberry Lane
Soddy Daisy

STEVE BIRGER CONSTRUCTION CO

141 Misty Meadows Cir SE
Cleveland

Steve's Handyman Service

532 Raspberry Rd
Chattanooga

Stream Line

535 Bent Tree Dr

Swafford Construction

711 Brookfield Ave
Chattanooga

Tallent Construction Company

8687 Kennerly Ct
Ooltewah

The Deck Doctor of Chattanooga Inc

PO Box 4249
Chattanooga

The Flying Dutchman

117 Alford St
Athens

The Green Room Interiors

4718 Robinwood Dr
Chattanooga

The Ready Family

1523 E 27th St
Chattanooga

Tony Orr Construction

8004 McDonald Cemetery Rd
Ooltewah

Tradesman/Chris Fairbanks

808 Hurricane creek rd
Chattanooga

tranquility lawn care & decks

138 county road 221
Athens

Turn2Us Handyman Services

PO Box 772
Hixson

VOYLES & SONS PAINTING

4357 TIBBS BRIDGE RD SE

W Rondon Construction

6114 Bonny Oaks Dr
Chattanooga

William H Fryar Inc

6308 Hwy 58
Harrison

Wilson Roofing and Restoration

2082 Bethlehem Church Road

Xpert Lawn Engineering

210 Barnett Village Dr

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