Davisville Porch Cleaning Contractors

in Davisville, WV

13
Porch Cleaning Contractors are
in Davisville

3
Porch Cleaning Contractors in Davisville
are top rated

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Rolly M.
"Quoting and scheduling service by their office was very professional and responsive. Work was done on time as scheduled and was very high quality. Really impressed with the trim work" they did and quality of material. Their management followed up immediately after the work was completed to ensure everything went well. Only 2 minor punch items to take care of afterwards which they did quickly. Very satisfied with their work and impressed by their professionalism.
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Sharon W.
"Great!
was very professional, answered all of our questions, was knowledgeable about the paint choices, etc. Our project was delayed due to the heavy rains" this past summer, but we knew there was nothing they could do about that. Communication was good. Once the project was started,
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worked away and did a very nice job. They were courteous and professional at all times, friendly and polite. Attentive to my concerns. They encouraged us to review the work and express any concerns, and when we found some areas that needed attention, they were very responsive. I would gladly hire this team from
again. A pleasure to work with. I have no doubt that if any problems would arise next year,
would stand behind her work and make it right.
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Harry N.
"They rescheduled the date twice due to delays on the preceeding job and then a 3rd time due to rain (unavoidable) When they did get started they were there early and got started. " The roof was 90% complete the1st day. They need 1/2 of a 2nd day to finish up and complete the chimney flashing.The chimney required a change of plans over what had been planned for but I was charged a fair price for the additional work that was done. They also replaced a section of T-111 siding and I was charged actual materials and a fair labor price.

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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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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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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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While you can apply for an after-the-fact permit yourself, you risk a LOT - i.e. if you do not dot the i's and cross the t's just like they want, they might deny it and issue a removal order for it - not at ALL what you want. And you may not be looking at just the building permit, but a Planning and Zoning review andpossibly other types of permits like wetlands permits as well.

 

I would talk to an architect or civil/structural engineering firm who ROUTINELY does permit applications and waiver work. In many jurisdictions, a retroactive permit requires an inspection by a structural engineer (for this type of structure) and sign-off on the design and installation before the city will accept an after the fact permit application, so that might be your best starting point.

 

Regardless of the outcome, be prepared to pay the regulatory fine for building without a permit. And of course, if it violates P&Z regs like being too close to a property line, then you will also need to apply for a waiver for those violations, plus maybe pay a fine for not having gotten prior approval. Of course, if in violation of a non-waiverable condition, like infringing on wetlands or in a designated floodway it might have to come out anyway, so having a professional review your situation FIRST before putting money into trying to get permits and approvals (with any fines) might tell you removal is the only likely result anyway.

Deck Cleaning reviews in Davisville

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The entire process was handled meticulously well. Estimates were thorough and revised as needed so that there were no surprises. All of the jobs were completed perfectly. The people doing the work were very competent and pleasant. Clean up was superb. I would definitely recommend this company to others and use them again.
- Teresa S.
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They did a great job. Everything looks great and they also were flexibile because I painted the front door before they came (wanted to make sure the new color worked!) so we agreed that the would paint some window trim (8 windows) instead of the door at the same cost.
- G M.
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Finishing Touch Painting & Power Washing was very responsive and knowledge able. Previously we had stained our deck and wanted to use some of the newer deck paints. They were very helpful and knew which of the products worked well and which ones did not work so well. The extra prep work they did was excellent and our deck looks great. Best it has looked in years. They also painted all the exterior trim on our house and did a great job power washing. Everything looks very nice and we are pleased. The folks at Finishing Touch Painting & Power Washing were all very nice and I would use them again.
- Jill R.
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We selected
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based on their bid and their professionalism. They power-washed the deck and prepped it on one day. We had to let it dry outfor a few days. Then they came and stained it. We decided to use a two-toned stain with a darker color on the railings and a lighter stain on the floor and steps. This meant that they had to be very careful not to get the two colors mixed. They did a great job with it. They finished the job in a reasonable amount of time and cleaned up the work area.
- Monica B.
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was an excellent service provider. Received a call the next day after expressing interest and requesting a quote.
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came out as scheduled to perform the quote and all work himself. Provided an excellent price compared to other competitors and work was completed as promised with excellent quality. I would definitely use
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again for any pressure washing or painting needs.
- Eric B.
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did a great job. The deck hasn't looked this good in many years. Great attention to detail. They did more than we contracted.
- Lori M.
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Went fine. Price was similar to their competitor. Scheduling an responsiveness weren't always exceptional, but part of that was an illness on the part of the salesperson, I later learned. The crews were respectful and quick, and the job appears to be finished to specifications. One concern: I thought the sanding/sealing crew should have been wearing safety goggles, but it's not my business to micromanage, ad they were insured. I can only hope the company has adequate safety training. I am happy with the work done and would use them again.
- JENNIFER H.

All Porch Cleaning Contractors in Davisville, WV

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B&M Contracting

po Box 193

Charles Malone Home Repair and Painting

609 Columbia Ave
Williamstown

CONSOLIDATED ROOFING

93 RIVER RD
Davisville

EIFS Consulting

p.o. box 11503

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fresh Coat

378 Diederich Blvd

King Solomon's Service

Ridge Rd
Parkersburg

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Solid Rock Construction LLC

447 Highland Ave.
Williamstown

The Honey Do Service, Inc.

1007 Grand Central Ave. Suite 5
Vienna

Tom's Painting & Home repair

14084 State Route 329

Wendys Window Cleaning

P.O. Box 82
Ivydale

West Island Home Improvement

Broad Street
Parkersburg

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