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Best way to replace swinging doors

I live in an older condo complex. Many of our steel front doors are rusting and need replacement. My location is Boca Raton, FL. All of our doors open swinging in. Can we replace just the door (slab)...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
Cost for garage door installation?

I am looking forward to replace old garage door and install a new one. Can you please suggest the estimate?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post April 5, 2016
Do I really need to strip my stucco and replace it?

It is a 100-year old house and the stucco has been patched all over (is not pretty) but it is a small fortune to remove and replace the stucco. Is this really a disaster waiting to happen if I don't...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post March 7, 2016
Is exposed fiberglass insulation dangerous?

Hello, I am part of a martial arts group and we recently moved our practice to a new location. The new location is a medium sized warehouse, a building about 20 years old. The entire ceiling of the b...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post February 15, 2016
Window Problems

I purchased a newly "redone" or "flipped" house in late 2009 and some windows have have developed problems. First within the first year one side of a small window in a bathroom cracked and a friend said it was ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post August 1, 2014
Paint Prep

We have several decks which were orginally painted with acrylic. We have had to repaint because the paint would lift off. Having no experience in the mattter we continued to repaint every year with acrylic only...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post May 29, 2014
Garage door won't open all the way, And when it closes, it re-opens

My garage door which is run by a chain, won't open all the way, and when it closes, it sits down too far and re- opens itself. What do I do?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post July 19, 2012
What Does a Customer Do When a Contractor Refuses to Complete a Job He Was Already Paid For?

I had a gutter replaced and the contractor's helper did not install it correctly, hence when it rained I discovered that the gutter needs to be repositioned. This repair should take approximately 20 minutes at ...

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post June 26, 2015
How Long Does a Contractor Have to Correct a Botched Job

Before legal action ensues, how long does the contractor have to correct the job, that his company has been paid for? ...

Number of Responses 12 Date of Last Post August 7, 2015
Licensing in Georgia

Are all of the contractors that are listed on this site licensed? ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post June 26, 2012
Garage door

My garage door goes 1/4 way up then stops, doesnt do this all the time. More often then not, please help!!...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post June 3, 2012
Type of Toggle Wall Switch needed?

I have a double switch box in a Bathroom, where one switch controls the exhaust fan and the other controls the light. Either switch can be turned on or off as an individual control to the connected fixture, wit...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post October 29, 2013
Moisture in carpet on concrete in family room(used to be a garage)

My family room was converted from a garage. Floor is concrete. This is some moisture coming up through the carpet in the area close to the patio doors and garage door. We are laying new carpet. I replaced t...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post June 22, 2014
Stucco

Can I add stucco coloring to premixed stucco?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post March 10, 2012
Condensing gas furnace

We have a condensing lp gas furnace (no name on the panel, but the manual says Johnson Controls) in our home as a back-up to our wood furnace, both are forced hot air with seperate ductwork. The furnace is susp...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post February 14, 2012
Scope of dollar losses to home repair-home improvement fraud in the US

Need data on the effects -- dollar losses -- of home repair --improvement fraud on: 1) home owners; 2) contractors across the nation and in Georgia....

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post February 13, 2012
Vinyl window caulking

When it rains it pours in through my metal lanai door and the windows on each side around the vinyl panes. The handyman told me the screws on the metal roof need to be sealed but the roofer said no because the...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post February 8, 2012
Garage door

Our garage door opens and then shuts immediately. It won't stay open....

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post June 3, 2012
Troubleshoot Remote Garage Door Opener

If I push the button on the remote opener to close the garage it may only travel a few inches or sometimes a few feet and then reverse it's direction to open the door. And then sometimes the remotes works just...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post January 23, 2012
Replacing a hot water valve that connects to the washer

I was hoping to get some feedback on how much this repair would be cost wise? And would it be cheaper if I were to buy the valve and just pay labor? Thanks!...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post January 22, 2012
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