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Old 08-24-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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our contractor just put up one of our storm doors he said it was finished half the hardware is still in the box door wont close it wont lock no support screws in door and no bottom closer door looks like it is at a slight angle help

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Can you post some pictures of some of this stuff. The door and siding.

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No offense but your contractor sounds like an absolute nightmare between the siding and now this. REMEMBER, never release your final payment until YOU ARE COMPLETELY HAPPY with the work they've done!!!

Sorry you are experiencing so many problems.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:48 PM   #4
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more problems went to put a light bulbe in my new lights fixtures and the light fixtures swing back and fort when i touch them my contractor has twenty eight experience will send pictures as soon as i take them
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Sometimes, experience means little. It takes Heart, with experience, to be good at what you do.

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Are you in Canada? Maybe we'll get to see you on an upcoming episode of Holmes on Homes....

If the door won't close or lock, it's obviously not done, and there is no way any contractor could claim it is. We don't really need pictures for that, get your contractor to do the work right or to show you what you are doing wrong. Hopefully you haven't paid him yet
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Mr Chips i am not a contractor just a housewife who wanted a few nice windows three doors and some nice siding nothing more instead i got a nightmare and yes the door is done
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Mr Chips i am not a contractor just a housewife who wanted a few nice windows three doors and some nice siding nothing more instead i got a nightmare and yes the door is done
I think the point is, that you need to tell him it is not done. If it doesn't work properly, the contractor is responsible to fix it. Don't pay him a dime more until it is done to your satisfaction. Good luck!
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I think the point is, that you need to tell him it is not done. If it doesn't work properly, the contractor is responsible to fix it. Don't pay him a dime more until it is done to your satisfaction. Good luck!
PLEASE forgive me! I never meant to imply that you were at fault in any way. I was simply saying that you need to hold up any payments until these things are done to your satisfaction.
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I would like to see pics before I come to any conclusion as to the contractors ability.
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Can you post some pictures of some of this stuff. The door and siding.
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I would like to see pics before I come to any conclusion as to the contractors ability.
It's the customer that needs to be happy with the work. Whether we (from pictures) think it is up to par or not. Evidently, given her several posts...she's not happy.

It's their hard earned money they have to decide if they are ready to make the final payment or not.

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the...I'd be happy to advise and educate. Thats why I'm here. However, I cant do squat without seeing it with my own eyes.

But you're right, site unseen, I'd complain too.
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It's the customer that needs to be happy with the work. Whether we (from pictures) think it is up to par or not. Evidently, given her several posts...she's not happy.

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my point exactly. if there is a bunch of hardware still in the box and the door won't close, what needs to be seen? if it's a job she's paying for, it should be done to her satisfaction . if it was a DIY job, we could say, put that piece here, this one there....
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my point exactly. if there is a bunch of hardware still in the box and the door won't close, what needs to be seen? if it's a job she's paying for, it should be done to her satisfaction . if it was a DIY job, we could say, put that piece here, this one there....
Exactly...this a DIY forum. Not a " my contractor is doing a horrible job, whatever shall I do" forum. Just what are we expected to do? I dont know if the wall was wavy to begin with, but a picture would help. And exactly what parts were left over from the screen door....a picture of the parts would help here also. And maybe the screen door is straight but the entrance door is crooked...wait for it....maybe we could see that in a picture as well. And maybe a palm nailer is a good tool for siding...I dont know.

If you think you're being taken, dont pay him and contact a lawyer.


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