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"Everything went really well--ahead of schedule, on budget, wonderful people to work with, and the end result is fabulous. Mitica really knows how to work with Ipe" (tricky wood to work with); his website describes this specialty and has plenty of pictures of work he's done. I appreciated the suggestions he made for design (e.g. blocking, bronze instead of black aluminum, adding a face board to the upper deck, etc.) He gave me his bid the day he came to see the project (other contractors took over a week to send me a bid). he was very responsive, professional and pleasant. Highly recommend!

-BRIAN & MARI V.

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first came out to our home a couple weeks ago we had no clue what to expect. Needless to say we were beginners to the whole decking" thing. All we knew about decks were that we had a old rotten cedar deck and it was time for a new one. The one thing we didn't want to worry about again was maintaining the deck because I think we have proven that we just won't. Two younger gentleman came to our door and really educated us on the process. They brought samples, showed us pictures of different options on the iPad and dreamed up a amazing deck plan. After choosing the materials we wanted we started talking about pricing and we quickly realized this was going to be a much bigger expense than we had imagined. This all made sense because we were going with a Trex deck and we knew the construction wasn't going to be done overnight either these things take time. Since we couldn't afford the lump sum the company went over some excellent financing options with us. We knew that we were going to make a large payment with our taxes so they offered me a one year same as cash option. The payments were well within our budget, we get to enjoy the deck of our dreams, and we get to pay for it over the next year with no interest. This project couldn't have went any better! Pictures to come!

-Keith K.

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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. 

Deck Building reviews in Bardstown

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We had an excellent experience bidding the deck and gazebo and four deck to be very professional and cut own toward. Quality of work was excellent
- Amit V.
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He is exceptional. When I need something he comes over to get done. He is honest and a hard worker. He has a really good eye for what the finished product will be. He re-did my daughter’s floor and suggested something that looks great. I have used him since 2011. The price was very reasonable.
- Annette K.
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This master contractor carpenter/designer is timely, efficient, reasonably priced, trustworthy, and above all, highly skilled. The built in cabinets look like high priced furniture. I live in an old
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where constant attention is required and projects always involve fitting and [removed] new with old. Master contractor allows us to restore the home at a reasonable cost.
- Andrew & Madeline M.
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When he said he was coming, he came. He did really good work. He did all the work himself -- he had no helpers. He was a very hard worker. He was very communicative with us, as well. Toward the end of the project, I think he missed a few finishing nails and he forgot to put locks on the gates, but we took care of that ourselves.
- Christy W.
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answered the phone and was very nice and proceeded to help with scheduling an appointment but informed me there is a $75.00 fee for coming out to give estimate although it can be applied to the job. I explained that doesn't seem fair as I am spending thousands on this project and to charge shows a lack of interest in getting a job that could be thousands in profit. As well as that's not customer friendly because any person would at least get 3 different estimates and that could be 500.00 alone if everyone charges. I also believe this could lead to more little charges here and there ....Ill go with someone who wants my business and not someone I have to pay to take my business - she agreed with my point of view and hung up. I also told her it said free on Angie List.
- Brad D.
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It was the single most useless act ever to have money spent on. The deck has started breaking and has faded to look older than the house. The color we wanted on the outside looks like a
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and not the tan it is supposed to be. The glass is covered in paint and drips are on the walls, the ladder was left up and fell down nearly smashing the basement windows. He has not and will not respond to calls to come fix his mess. He left the paint outside that was used to paint the house ruining 10 gallons of it. The roof has to be fixed in numerous spots and the fascia that was removed and repainted has come off in low winds. He also goes by the name b&b remodeling
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and he drives a white chevrolet tagoe z71 with a smashed vanity plate. He brought convicted felons and violent offenders to the house with our daughter here and the worker when asked not to return came back i. The night and shot nails into my fiancees tires.
- James S.
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We used
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's services over the course of 17 years, and we'd definitely recommend him. He not only does high-quality, but he's also extremely creative and artistic. Furthermore, he does a great job of devising cost-effective solutions to any problems that might arise. I'd advise others to book his services in advance because he is in high demand.
- BENDA W.
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I sent an email to
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& patio, requesting an estimate.
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responded within 24 hours and scheduled a visit. After reviewing several bids, we selected
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& Patio. Was able to start construction a week from acceptance, which was more than fine for us. Crew showed up on scheduled day to begin removing old decking, even though it was snowing and the temp was in the 20's.
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communicated with us during the project, making certain we were aware of what was being done.
The crew was very polite and very professional, and they did a great job! Very pleased with the looks and construction of our new composite deck. I would highly recommend
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& Patio to my friends and family!
- Robert H.

All Deck Builders in Bardstown, KY

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A and S Contractors, LLC

333701 E.890 Rd.

A Assurance Construction Co

3937 Central Ave
Louisville

A Custom Roof & Spouting

1816 Montgomery Ave.

A-1 Bob the Builder & Sons

2301 Magazine Street
Louisville

A-1 COSTELLO CONSTRUCTION

9605 BRITANNIA CT
Louisville

Acclaim Contracting LLC

14000 Spring Forest Ct
Louisville

Accuret

4021#2

Ace's Decks and Carpentry

1301 Lakewood Drive
La Grange

AD General Contracting LLC

P.O. Box 379
Mount Washington

Adex Construction

4735 Poplar Level Rd
Louisville

Affordable Concrete & Log Cabins

4812 Kingfisher Way
Louisville

Albrecht Painting

3223 Ruckriegel Pkwy
Louisville

All American Construction

163 Pagoda Ct
Shepherdsville

Alvey's Construction LLC

11155 Bradford Woods dr

American Louvered Roof Systems

12123 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville

asg construction

6600 outer loop

Atlas Siding & Window Co

7290 Manslick Rd
Louisville

B&G Roofing and Framing

3715 Bardstown rd
Louisville

Beams Roofing & Contracting

12204 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville

Beth's Painting Interior and Exterior

136 Beechtree Lane
Mount Washington

Bluegrass Pavers

604 Fountain Ave
Louisville

Bradley Homes Incorporated

317 Longview Park Pl
Louisville

Bryant Enterprises of KY, LLC

13106 Trump Ave
Louisville

Bryant Enterprises of KY, LLC

9405 Dawson Hill Rd
Louisville

C and J Woodworks

7209 Madison Dr.

C&R Painting & Home Improvement

650 W. Peaceful Ct.
Shepherdsville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cardinal Curbing

524 Pin Oak Dr
Taylorsville

Champion Window of Louisville

4203 Bunton Ct
Louisville

Chism's Fencing

2113 Wrocklage Ave
Louisville

ck construction services

708 west woodlawn

CKlemme Design

PO Box 55042

Clasen Design Build LLC

589 Garden Dr
Louisville

Coffey's Home Improvement

2089 Wilson Creek Rd
Boston

color world painting

962 sunset world
Vine Grove

COMFORT MASTER HOME IMPROVEMENT

2706 Hikes Ln
Louisville

Craftsmen Contractors

120 Kentucky Ave
Lexington

Crume Installations

121 Green Meadow Ct.
Bardstown

Custom Woodcrafters

906 Reed Lane
Simpsonville

Deck Concepts

Louisville

Diegos Landscaping and Masonry

4203 Nachand Ln
Louisville

Distinctive Design Remodeling

1050 Enterprise Dr
Lexington

DJ's Mobile Detailing

14425 Old Henry Rd
Louisville

Donn's Decks

1608 Rhode Ct
La Grange

Duramax Roofing and Construction Inc

8415 Southern Springs Dr

Eclipse Roofing & Restoration

11540 Blankenbaker Access Dr
Louisville

EMERGENCY RESTORATION & CONTRACTING

5900 POPLAR LEVEL RD
Louisville

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

1103 TUCKER STATION RD
Louisville

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Finch's Roofing

6700 Green Meadow Ct.
Louisville

FITZSIMMONS AWNINGS

206 CLOVER LN
Louisville

Fresh Colors Painting

10819 Sun Ridge Rd
Goshen

Friddle and Son Licensed General Contractors LLC

6309 Upper River rd.
Harrods Creek

Full Spectrum Construction Inc

12507 Brightfield Dr
Louisville

Funspace Direct KY

163 Old Todds Rd
Lexington

G/M Roofing & Home Exteriors

4602 Bittersweet Rd
Louisville

Gibson Custom Homes Inc

401 Locust Creek Blvd
Louisville

Gonzalez At Your Service

4206 Angel Ter
Louisville

GRB Design

1909 Production Drive

Greenforce Roofing and Restoration

7312 Glen Arbor Road
Louisville

Gutterstuff Of Kentuckanna

7819 B Andrews Church Rd
Louisville

Handyman Andy, LLC

4409 Green Pine Drive
Louisville

Harris construction services

1101 bentwood pl ct

HGC llc

1604 Lake Shore circle
Crestwood

Home Design Expo Inc.

455 South 4th Street
Louisville

Home Run Improvement

7905 Sunbury Ln
Louisville

Hunt Remodeling

1219 Sandstone Dr

Indiana United LLC

210 Robin Lynn Dr

Inside Out Design, LLC

100 Old Georgetown Road
Frankfort

Integrity Home Improvement & Repair

10319 Watterson Trail
Louisville

J & R Construction Services Inc

633 West Main Street
Lexington

J&K Custom Painting

550 mobley mill rd

JC Mohr construction

738 peaceful way
Shepherdsville

Jim Reynolds Asphalt Sealcoating LLC

1253 S Floyd St
Louisville

JM TRIM & CONSTRUCTION

2617 LANGDON DR
Louisville

JOE JAMES CONSTRUCTION CO INC

4605 ILLINOIS AVE
Louisville

K & P Roofing Siding & Home Improvement

914 N English Station Rd
Louisville

K.T.'s Painting

7131 Bronner Circle
Louisville

KBC - Kelley Building Company

200 Big Run Rd.
Lexington

Klempner Design and Construction LLC.

1629 Sutherland Dr
Louisville

Knight Home Improvement

111 Eastview Drive
Taylorsville

Koppel Services

132 Outer Loop
Louisville

Langley's Painting

5521 La Fleur Way
Louisville

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Logan's Renovations

949 big springs

Louisville Handyman Inc

13000 Middletown Industrial Blvd
Louisville

Louisville Home Improvement

PO Box 99162
Louisville

LOWES

1350 VETERANS PKWY

LUCKETT HOME IMPROVEMENT

3621 Powell Ave
Louisville

M&M

Taylorsville

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Masker and Despain Custom Trim and Remodel

1611 Hunnington Place
Louisville

Masonry Additions

215 S. Indiana Ave.

Matrix Construction LLC

1215 Manitau Ave
Louisville

Mengel Exterior Systems

9547 US Hwy 42
Prospect

Messer's Pressure Washing

1112 Foxfire Rd.
Bardstown

Metro City Complete Construction Co.

4604 Samara Dr.
Louisville

Miller Remodeling & Painting

PO Box 243
Stanford

Neyer Elite Carpentry Inc.

8304 Pennsylvania Run Rd
Louisville

Nu Wood

PO Box 99558
Louisville

OPC Services

5800 Poplar Level Rd
Louisville

Osbourne General Contracting Inc

850 Woodland Hills Dr
Taylorsville

Paradigm Concrete Design

14115 Hickory Hills Trl
Louisville

Paramount Homes Inc

7118 Orchard Lake Blvd
Louisville

Pathway Professional Home Improvements

150 N. Sunshine Dr.
Shepherdsville

Patio Enclosures by Great Day Improvements

2221 Plantside Drive
Louisville

PAVE MASTERS

1011 Hardin Holly
Lagrange

PAVER WORKS

663 BEECH GROVE RD
Shepherdsville

Plush Painting LLC.

919 Cherokee Rd
Louisville

POWER-TECH PRESSURE CLEANING

9505 YELLOW PINE CT
Louisville

Precise Remodeling

4736 Rockford Plaza
Louisville

Precise Remodeling

Plaza
Louisville

Profinish Remodeling

434 Somerset Ct
Owensboro

REAL Painting LLC

20 Cardinal Rd.
Leitchfield

Renfro Concrete Construction

1308 Fairdale Rd
Fairdale

RGV Contracting

8144 S State Rte 48

Riley Home Improvement

3400 Burkland Blvd
Shepherdsville

River City Fence Corp.

2202 Deercross Dr
Louisville

RMR SERVICES, LLC

500 Willowbrook Drive
Fisherville

Rock Solid Home Services

124 Federal Place
Bardstown

Scott's Home Improvements

123 E. Oak St.
Lebanon Junction

Scotts Cleaning Solutions, LLC

455 S 4th St
Louisville

Scotts Handyman Service

4811 Palma Rd
Louisville

SCREENS OF KENTUCKY, LLC

BEALS BRANCH DR
Louisville

Services 4 U, Inc.

8206 hwy 44 east
Mount Washington

Shed-I-Master Sheds

6504 Wiehe Rd.

Shelburne Contracting

2741 Brashears Creek Rd
Taylorsville

Simply Wright

4204 Edgin Ave
Louisville

SK Construction

9226 Vevey Rd.
Louisville

SPC Home Improvement

7640 HWY 135 NE

St Matthews Fence & Deck Company

3935 Kennison Ct
Louisville

Steele Blades Lawn & Landscape Services

7413 CRABTREE DR
Louisville

sturgill home improvements

3850 murrays run rd
Coxs Creek

TECHNICARE OF LOUISVILLE

2621 BLANKENBAKER ROAD
Louisville

TJ'S maintenance

4578 buds rd

TLC Construction

13 Mockingbird dr
Taylorsville

Unlimited Landscapes Inc

502 N English Station Rd
Louisville

USA HOME IMPROVEMENT

5374 Durfee Ave

Veteran Power Wash LLC

PO Box 6252
Louisville

VINCENT ABELL CONTRACTING, Inc

2232 Kaelin Avenue
Louisville

Wheatley Home Improvement

902 Ulrich Ave
Louisville

Wilder Contracting

3235 running deer cir.
Louisville

Window Makeover

15525 Stony Creek Way

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