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Forum: Business 03-08-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,376
Posted By TRC
Sorry Sailfish I meant to respond to this point...

Sorry Sailfish I meant to respond to this point as well. You know it's hard to explain why I stayed for so long. I guess there's a few reasons. 1. It was such a large part of my business that I...
Forum: Business 03-08-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,376
Posted By TRC
Thank you for sharing that. And it brings up...

Thank you for sharing that. And it brings up another point. My experience, and thusly the homeowner's experience, was so widely varied from store to store. I would run into someone like you and...
Forum: Business 03-08-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,376
Posted By TRC
Sailfish thank you for your response and yes a...

Sailfish thank you for your response and yes a good question. Actually, I have been on ContractorTalk alot over the years and what I always believed is that a lot of homeowner's read the posts. CT...
Forum: Business 03-07-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,376
Posted By TRC
Hiring big box retail is a big bad mistake (an insider's opinion)

Let me preface what I am about to tell you by providing a little background about myself. I started my company Taylor Rae Construction in November 2004, after leaving my job as an Engineer. Shortly...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 140,344
Posted By TRC
As a former Lowe's Installer I would agree that...

As a former Lowe's Installer I would agree that boycotting them is a good idea. This Porch.com scam is only the latest tactic they have taken to destroy the local contractor. I can go on on for...
Forum: Business 04-22-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,923
Posted By TRC
I can barely keep up this year so far. At least...

I can barely keep up this year so far. At least twice as busy as last year. Real-estate sales are up here and according to local sources houses are receiving multiple bids and selling quick but the...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-12-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,751
Posted By TRC
I put the siding on, then the foam, then the...

I put the siding on, then the foam, then the house wrap! I don't want any water getting to my siding. :laughing:

Seriously though, it's really great just reading the different opinions and...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-28-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By TRC
Need help identifying a sash

I know some of you are really good at knowing window manufacturers by sight. Any help on this one would be appreciated. I'm thinking Caradco? Marvin? No etching or sticker anywhere. Windows are...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,027
Posted By TRC
This is a good thing...not just for you but for...

This is a good thing...not just for you but for the future homeowner.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,297
Posted By TRC
Hey you are mostly ahead of the game just having...

Hey you are mostly ahead of the game just having a website. I'm a fellow amateur site builder, built my own from scratch but it still needs lots of work....it never ends. I would at least...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-28-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,027
Posted By TRC
Do you have enough room on the height to add a PT...

Do you have enough room on the height to add a PT sill to sit the door on? You can fasten the PT sill to the concrete and sit the door on top of that in a bed of urethane or some other high quality...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,264
Posted By TRC
Give the HO the option to face nail fix best you...

Give the HO the option to face nail fix best you can or re-do the wall, if it's high up they might not even notice if done well,....I don't think there's any other way. The problem with re-doing the...
Forum: Online Leads Services 01-21-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,367
Posted By TRC
It wasn't too bad for me years ago when I was...

It wasn't too bad for me years ago when I was doing full remodeling. For me I kept my leads area very close to home so I wasn't driving all over the place wasting fuel and when I did land a local...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-20-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,321
Posted By TRC
Pork chop

Pork chop
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-20-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,747
Posted By TRC
I agree with most, remove hinges then cap and...

I agree with most, remove hinges then cap and install over alum. There may be another way, it's hard to desrcibe but you you could pull everything off, cap the frame and leave a nice cutout for the...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-18-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,588
Posted By TRC
I just did a repair from sandy on a house with 4'...

I just did a repair from sandy on a house with 4' overhangs using old Alcan 10' alum. soffit. Couldn't get it anywhere, I mean anywhere. Passaic metals thought they had a few pieces laying around...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-14-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,791
Posted By TRC
Infinity Decks: Want a bigger deck? We...

Infinity Decks:

Want a bigger deck?

We rise above the rest

Bringing the outdoors to new heights
Forum: HVAC 09-28-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,982
Posted By TRC
New boiler advice

HVAC guys I need your input. I am planning on hiring someone to replace my old utica boiler. It's at least 30 years old. We have 4 zones and I've been told a 4 section boiler should do the job. ...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 09-05-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 53,309
Posted By TRC
I use the Larson roll screen doors and never have...

I use the Larson roll screen doors and never have a problem, they seem to last too! If you buy a Pella storm it's also made by larson.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 09-05-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,853
Posted By TRC
Rough Numbers 3 rolls white textured coil $250 ...

Rough Numbers
3 rolls white textured coil $250
Wood should cost about $450
so $3700 vs. $700

Another option is Azek or a similar product which is what I like to use on my own house for any...
Forum: Business 09-05-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,882
Posted By TRC
And almost everyone lies in the interview. I...

And almost everyone lies in the interview. I learned to tell prospective employees that I don't care what they say they can do, I only care what they actually can do and I won't know that until I...
Forum: Websites and SEO 09-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By TRC
I like it. I also agree that it's hard but...

I like it. I also agree that it's hard but definitely cool.
Forum: Business 09-04-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By TRC
slow growth

I don't know if I would say smaller is better but I certainly believe in not growing fast. Take on a guy if you need to, train him for years so he knows what you want to see and your values are...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 09-04-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,853
Posted By TRC
Using the break for an experienced person will be...

Using the break for an experienced person will be pretty basic but the exterior trim kits look a little nicer imo. I haven't used the kits much so I'm not sure what they cost but material wise it's...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 09-01-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By TRC
Proper installation is so much more important...

Proper installation is so much more important than quick installation. But I would say it is possible that once you have a few thousand windows under your belt you can have both.
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