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  1. Windows, Siding and Doors
    We bought a house and the 16' kitchen bumpout is missing the bottom capping. The contractors I called dont want to mess with such a small project and the one company that came out to quote it wanted $2500. I'm semi handy, is there an easy way I could do this myself? I've included a photo. Thanks...
  2. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I bought a CMU block wall house built in 1942 last year and am residing over the block. I've already used waterproof primer on the blocks to prevent moisture on the exterior and will be doing the same inside for an additional level of protection. Can I put the wood siding directly on the block...
  3. Remodeling
    Hey all, I'm talking on a house repainting job. The house is 100+ years old with cedar siding; there's 3 old layers / colors of paint. It's peeling everywhere. After attempting to sand and scrap by hand it's clear that this will be far to time consuming and won't look good. All the paint...
  4. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I have a client that is asking us to install engineered wood siding over their concrete block foundation. It is an old Sears Roebuck house from the early 30s. The concrete block foundation is made out of those old rock-faced concrete blocks. We are installing a rainscreen on the upper portion...
  5. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I'm looking for a good catch phrase for the company for a flyer we are making, the company revolves around windows, doors, roofing, siding, custom kitchen jobs, finish work, basically a little bit of everything! if someone can help me with a good, no a great catch phrase, then it will be...
  6. General Discussion
    I have a friend who is building homes and selling them to where people can afford them. He originally was paying .39 cents a linear foot for 7 inch lap and gap cedar siding but the company stopped selling. I know this price woud be hard to beat but we'll have to find the cheapest out there in...
  7. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Fast growing General Contractor looking for competitive roofing, siding, and gutter subcontractors. Please call Peter Meyers 708-293-1301 serious inquiries only. Must be insured and bonded. Chicago Land Area
  8. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Its been awhile not posting. Now that the wife left me, I think I will be on here more often. lol. Here is the job I am currently working on. Another week and I think I should be done. :clap: On to the next one after.:thumbup:
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello, my name is James, I work for a small contracting company, J&J Stafford, LLC. We do roofing, siding, drywall, all kinds of general carpentry/new construction/remodeling. We prefer to serve other builders as a sub-contractor, but work directly for homeowners as well. :thumbsup:
  10. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Saw this site and it looks like a cool comunity. Just started my business literally today just got liability. Im wondering what other companies are charging for siding per square. I'm in PA Lancaster but I'm open to hear what contractors are charging in other states too.
  11. Business
    Hey all, new to posting, been reading the advice in here for a long time, it comes it useful quite often. The reason for my first post is simple, I'm in a unique position and am in need of someone's advice that has experience bidding on commercial jobs. I'm a small sized general contractor and...
  12. Contractor Swap
    Equipment Reduction--Western Massachusetts Tapco Pro 14 Brake, Tapco Protrax multi angle saw table, 2 Snap Stands, Alum-A-Pole: 3-24' poles, 3 Pro Jacks, 3 Pro Benches, 3 Braces, 3 Mud Sills and 2 24' Alum A Scaff planks. Will sell for $5,000.00 or trade for 4 x 4 pickup truck or SUV with a...
  13. General Discussion
    As a siding contractor, I am considering getting LEED AP certification in an attempt to set my company ahead of the rest. Currently our company is probably in the top 3 for siding companies in Vancouver BC for volume and quality. Im wondering if, by getting LEED certified, will a General...
  14. General Discussion
    Vinyl is easy, it will flex alot, however, aluminum is a different beast. without removing the siding above the damaged pieces, does anyone have any good advice as to replacing 2 or 3 pieces. Bottom just hooks to starter, its the bottom 3, but how to get it tightly/nicely fit back together at...
  15. Marketing & Sales
    My web traffic has decreased over fall and winter. My seo company said google links coming into website has decreased dramatically. I did change my Website during this time. The other search engines such as Yahoo and Msn are ok.Has anyone experiences simmilar concerns? How is everyone's web...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, Here in Portland, OR. I'm trying to learn what I can from all the great conversations and ideas that keep appearing on this site. Thought I'd actually join, so I don't feel like I'm some government wire tap or something. Fair Disclosure: I work with several building product...
  17. Finish Carpentry
    I am looking for some competative priceing guides for vancouver and the lower mainland. I dont wanan go around underbidding on stuff and making people mad.. Anybody out there got a list of prices.. With suplied matereals & without?? Also most jobs around are rainscreen too and is there a way to...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello from the foothills of NC. Work has almost crawled to a stop here, just wondering how the vinyl siding or hardiplank industry is in other parts of the US? Nice to meet everyone.
  19. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Looks like we might be in for a brutal winter here in Central MO. We have several small vinyl siding jobs and so I was looking for tips you have learned over the years to make the job go smoother. I have one: Close in an area with housewrap and use a kerosene heater to warm up the siding sitting...
  20. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Work is slowing down, anyone need a sub in New York? Willing to travel. Vinyl Siding, roofing, windows, doors, alum. trim. Email: [email protected] please. Happy Holidays!:party:
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