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6176 Retail Rd Suite 200Dallas, TX 75231
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321 W Kimbrough StMesquite, TX 75149
We encountered serious communication issues with this company. We called them at the end of August for an estimate to install a new yard. No answer, we left a message. 4 days later, they returned our call, which we missed. Called them back 1 hr. later- no answer, we left a message again. Th…
1927 Faithon P Lucas Sr Blvd Ste 120Mesquite, TX 75181
I will never go there again or refer anyone to them. I arrived early for my new patient appointment and was told that I will be worked on the same day, then I was told to wait until the following week, then to tomorrow and the final was the same day but at 6pm. I got noting done, still in pain …
7401 Alma DrPlano, TX 75025
I agree CROSS CREEK APTS IS THE WORST PLACE TO LIVE. I HACVE NEVER HAD SUCH RUDE AND HORRIBLE MANAGERS IN MY LIFE, THEY LEFT ME WITHOUT HEAT FOR 2 WEEKS AND THEN NEVER COMPENSATED ME FOR THAT, ALL I HEARD WAS THAT WAS THE PREVIOUS MANAGERS, THEY WENT THROUGH4 MAGAGES IN 6 MONTHS
1515 E Kearney St Ste 400Mesquite, TX 75149
Friendly staff, Dr. Rollins is a very down to earth doctor you can talk to, not a run in out type of guy. He will listen to what you have to say! Very good on mens sexual health.
8849 Fair Oaks XingDallas, TX 75243
I have lived there for 5months, except for being cheaper than the average, the apartment staffs are very rude, arrogant and don't possess any work ethic. They seem to forget the purpose of being an employee in the apartment office rather than warming the seats. Please be professional and do what…
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Our family has enjoyed living here over 10 years and have seen just about everything - good and bad. All of us long-time tenants know each other and seen the changes over the years. Bottom line, you get what you pay for and YOU make your home the best it is. The rent here is much cheaper than the surrounding areas despite recent lease renewals with upwards of 8% increases. The office staff is nice to work with and we have great relationships with the long-term staff in the office. The staff that are fairly new (less than 1 year) are the problem since they don't know how to run things and are inconsistent. Despite high police activity in the area, this complex is nestled next to the middle school and doesn't have too much traffic. Sometimes kids/teens do play around in the school parking lots and can be heard. We feel safe here along with keeping common sense safety measures. Dallas Police in the past have held townhall/safety talks open to residents. Maintenance will respond to work orders but at times does need a few follow-ups. Over the years, we have worked with both the on-site management office and the corporate office to get concerns about the unit or our lease taken care of. Careful cooperation and documentation will safeguard you and help keep your life at the complex reasonably hassle-free. We have had no issue with roaches for many years now after using professional grade pest control in addition to the 1-2 x treatments the management does. Neighbors are fairly friendly but most keep to themselves. And usually the trouble tenants don't stay around very long so take other reviews with a grain of salt! We hope others will contribute to a healthy community to make Huntington Brook Apts a better place to live!
They helped me manage my rental house for 7 years and did an excellent job. I never had issues. Highly recommend.
The word Exceptional is an understatement. From the quote to the completion, these guys rendered nothing but excellent service. They were on time, equipped and worked quickly to complete my roof and respect my properties, even kept my plants covered from the debris, and daily cleaned up materials above and below. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing repairs or replacement of their roof.
Ben and his team are great to work with on both commercial and residential projects!They are professional and courteous.
What has happened to businesses these days? The worst is getting worse. No one is ever in the office. How long are lunches and breaks. Always a closed sign on the door. Do people really get paid honest wages for half or none working habits. No answering service, the phone just rings. I am not entirely influenced by every bad review I hear about and read upon. I believe in my own observations and giving people the benefit of the doubt but the one review/report I read may have true merit. From what I can see, there is no professionalism, no consideration for prospective residents. I'll pass on seeking residency at Casa Pacifica.
Been with you guys since 1983, a very long time. Thanks for managing our homes so well. Thank you!!!
Ordered “The Burger” with grilled onion: good bun to patty ratio for me, tasted good but nothing special. I think the grilled onions helped with the flavors.I also ordered the fries: plain. Counter dude made a big deal about the dipping sauces so i asked for the house sauce listed on the menu. Fries are nice, sauce was MIA.Service is real slow for a weekday lunch hour: hope you are the boss or have one that doesn’t watch the clock.
Stop and think before moving here. Place is a dump and lets not start on how bad parking is. Maintenance person is horrible, been in my place for 6 months and have put in several request for problems I've had since I moved in with nothing resolved. The pest control company is always skipping weeks and loses paperwork as to which apartment they need to go to. The smell in the area is horrible, including drainage even after I complained. Everything is old and outdated both inside and out. Can't wait till I leave this dump!
JESSICA STEPHENS AND DAVE SCHMITT AT THE CINCINNATI LOCATION- HORRIBLE ! VERY GREEDY COMPANY AND HORRIBLE TO ITS RESIDENTS. THEY TRY TO GET EVERY PENNY OUT OF YOU BY ADDING FEES THAT SHOULDNT BE ADDED ON. THIS IS A HORRIBLE COMPANY AND I AM VERY SHOCKED THAT IVE LIVED HERE FOR 3 YERS AND THE TREATMENT I GET.
Worst place to live. I lived there for 10 months and it was an experience from hell. Where should I begin... Zero pest control. Place has roaches size of rats... Nasty nasty nasty place. Dog shit all around. They have a dog park which never gets cleaned. It does not even has real grass. It has one of those fake turfs (green color mat) which stinks up the place realy bad. Wait til its a weekend. Beer bottles and cans all over the place. There is 1 assigned parking spot per apartment which you pay $10/ month. Random people will park their car in the spot at night and then you have to go park your car at nearby 7 / 11. Try complaining to the office people. They will tell you to call courtesy officer and that courtesy officer will tell you to call the cops. Even tried that and cops did not want to come out there for parking spot dispute. Next in line... extra charges when your lease ends. Eventhough we had our lease for 10 months and we gave a notice 2 months in advance. We got slammed with $678 for BREAKING THE LEASE!!!! yes. Thats right. Lady at the office who took the letter from us either forgot to file it or misplaced it. God knows what she did with it but yeah.. we got slammed for 678 for her mistake. I have been renting for 7 years in tx and never missed a payment and have an excellent renting history. Spoke to the manager (3rd manager in 10 months) she was suppose to call back but never happened. So yeah... keep those extra fees in mind when renting. Rent at your own risk. Oh did i mention that people break into your car at night! Yup.... take your belongings with you when parking the car. They have no security measures in place.
The type of roofer you will need will depend on whether you require a brand new roof or small repairs. You need to find a contractor with a history of excellent service in a particular roofing project.
Installation - A roofer can put a brand new roof on your home or commercial building. When this is done as part of original construction, the main contractor will probably perform the task, or may hire a specialist. This is a big project so you may want to find a company who can offer a crew to install your roof over a shorter time period.
Since this is a more involved process, it is also more expensive. Home Advisor says you should expect to pay between $4,000 to $9,000 for a roof installation. This, of course, depends on what type of material the roofer uses, the size of your roof, the code requirements of your area and even the angle - or pitch - of your roof.
Replacement - If you want to replace your current roof, you can hire a company or individual to strip your roof and install new shingles or panels. Some roofing options, such as metal tiles, can be placed on top of existing shingles and are easy enough to install that a single contractor can perform the task efficiently.
If the contractor can install the new roof without removing the old one, it is going to cost you less than a complete replacement. Installing lighter materials will also save you money because it requires fewer people and can be completed faster.
Repair - When you have a leak, it may be time to contact a local roofer. Some problems are obvious and you'll want to call a contractor quickly before damage spreads. A roofer will replace holes in your roof after severe weather or fix your gutters when they stop draining properly.
The average roof repair project will cost you a few hundred dollars. Each tasks is different and you should get a price breakdown for each roof repair project. Make sure you are charged a fair price for materials and time.
Maintenance - There are a variety of tasks that can help maintain the quality of your roofing materials. You may want to invest in sealant or coatings that prevent moisture accumulation or reflect sunlight.
A popular project these days is installing solar panels or other environmentally conscious solutions to save money and make your property greener. When pricing these options, make sure to compare how much the project costs to how much the contractor projects you should save on utilities and heating expesnes.
Inspection - If you are selling your home or business, you'll probably want to contact a roofer to inspect your property for any issues that may affect the value. Whatever your reason for inspections, a roofing expert can tell you possible causes for concerns or provide ideas for future maintenance.
Depending on your area, you may be able to find a roofing contractor who will give you a free evaluation, but you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for a full inspection.
Certain events demand you reach out to a roofing expert - such as when a tree crashes through your home. If, however, you're unsure a visit from a contractor is warranted, here are a few signs it's time to give your roof some attention:
The easiest way to tell if your roof needs repair or replacement is to look at it. You should be able to spot broken or missing shingles. Look for subtler signs, such as roof tiles curling or damage around corners and chimneys. Inconsistent coloring could indicate moss or water damage.
If you really want to give your roof a thorough inspection, Good Housekeeping advises property owners to check gutters for broken down granules or interiors for structural sagging.
Not Doing its Job
Your roof is supposed to protect you from environmental elements. If you find water in your home after a rainstorm or feel a draft on cold days, it may mean there are gaps in your roof panels or other problems. A good place to check is your basement or the uppermost level of your property. Try turning out the lights during the day and checking for signs of sunlight breaking through your roof.
You can also check your energy bill. When you feel like you pay too much for heat or cooling, roof repairs could help you cut costs.
After a Major Weather Event
You should always inspect your roof for signs of damage after a major weather event. Wind can blow shingles off your property and hail is a common cause of dents or breakage. If your home suffers from a fire, you need to check for internal structural damage.
All roof materials - even metal shingles and panels - have an expiration date. If you've had your roof for over 20 years, you should consider having a professional give it a full inspection. Problems aren't always obvious, but you can check your original contractor statements for when it's time to reevaluate the work.
After doing your research, you should talk to a roofer in person and ask specific questions before hiring him or her for your project:
What Are Your Qualifications?
The first thing you need to check for is a local address. Its easier to trust a roofer with a history in the community that proudly displays contact information. Not all states require a roofing license, but you should at least check to see if a company or contractor belongs to a national roofing organization or the local chamber of commerce. Ask about any award or certifications the company has earned in previous years.
Can I Have a Cost Report?
No matter how dependable a roofer may seem, never depend on a verbal agreement. You want to get every promise down in writing. An extensive job cost report shows you exactly what work a roofer will perform and how much each service will cost you.
Go line by line and ask about every expense. You should also check to make sure the job completely covers the necessary task, so ask about additional services the contractor could perform for water protection or extended warranty.
What Are Your Plans for Emergencies?
Roofing can be dangerous. You need to make sure that the company or contractor carries liability insurance so you are not held responsible for accidents. Ask to see the proper paperwork and inquire about safety precautions. You should also check if the roofer has contingencies for smaller emergencies, such as rain delays.
How Will You Protect My Property?
Roofing projects can lead to debris and even structural damage. You should invite a roofer to inspect your property before beginning a project so you can point out landscaping or other external features they should look out for. If the contractor doesn't seem to care about aesthetical concerns, you shouldn't expect the finished product to help your curb appeal.
What's Your Warranty?
You need to inquire about how long the work should last. A major factor in longevity will be the materials used. You should research online about how long metal or concrete shingles should perform and make sure the business's guaranteed warranty is in line with industry standards.
Can I Get a Reference?
Not only should you ask to get in contact with past clients, Time Magazine advises homeowners to visit projects currently underway to see how the contractor or company actually performs during a job. You can also go online and check out other customer reviews.
Roofing materials are made out of concrete, metal, plastic and a variety of other substances. Before you settle on material and a design, you should consider these factors:
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you may want to avoid flammable roofing materials. You have to be aware of your risks for damage and prevent common causes of trouble in your initial buying. This doesn't disqualify all materials. For example, if you worry about moisture but want asphalt shingles, you can purchase algae-resistant versions. If you are designing a home, a pitched roof is better at preventing moisture acclimation than a flat one.
The longer you plan to live in your current home or occupy a commercial space, the more you should invest in a durable roof. The roof of your structure will be a major selling point should you decide to move.
Some roofing materials, such as metal and plastic, have a variety of available looks and designs, while clay tile is very popular for an authentic appearance. You must consider how the roof should look alongside the rest of your architecture and talk to your contractor about the aesthetic values of high-quality materials. You should also consider skylights, chimneys or other obstacles to consistent patterns when planning a design.
Once you consider your regional area, necessary durability and aesthetic appeal, you should take your needs to a roofer who can give you the most cost-efficient option that will satisfy your concerns. You should always create a budget for your roof installation or repair.
If you wish to keep visits from a professional roofer to a minimum, there are some steps you can take to maintain your roof on your own:
Perform Simple Maintenance
Water in your roof is a major cause of mold and leaks. Regularly cleaning your gutters to prevent debris build-up is a best practice. You should also check your flashing and shingle alignment for holes or cracks in the surface. When a roofer installs new materials, ask about specific maintenance you should perform.
Be Aware of Your Risks
If you have a tree near your home, you have to look out for wet leaves accumulating on your roof and the potential danger of falling branches. Homes in colder climates may suffer from freezing, so you want to make sure your roof is properly insulated and prevent heavy snows from weighing down your structure. Before any major weather event, you should inspect your home for possible weaknesses and contact a roofer to prevent trouble.
The primary solution for any possible roof damage is prevention. You can't take your property for granted. You should inspect your roof at regular intervals. Have a professional roofing contractor evaluate your structure after major incidents and well before your warranty expires.