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I had started laundry during the weekend and heard the sound of running water... I freaked out and ran to the laundry room to see that water had been leaking inside the washing machine and into the electrical components of the washer. These were a hand me down pair from what was probably the early 80s so warranty was out of the question... and repairing was not going to be an option. So... time for new. I prefer to work with companies on a more local scale then going to big name companies because I have always felt as though you can get more accomplished and that the local companies are more willing to work with you and your needs then trying to sell you something that you don't want or is outside your realm of necessity. So, I called Built In Appliance Center located at 12440 S Sam Houston Parkway W, in Houston Texas, and spoke to Kevin and told him I needed to get a new washer and dryer as soon as possible. Kevin asked me what I was looking for and what budget I had to work with. I told him what I needed, and what I wanted and he was able to find a pair that was in my price range! He sent me different options instead of telling me what I needed. He let me decide what would work best in my home and my budget. I wound up purchasing a white set of Whirlpool front loading washer and dryer. He offered me financing through GE and was offered qualified for no interest for 12 months. He then had them delivered quickly (within a day or two) and they were set up and the old were hauled off. They were on time exactly when they were scheduled to be, and called to confirm that someone was there to receive the delivery. I love the new appliances! They are so much more fancy than I have ever had, and it took me just a couple of loads to learn all of the settings. I have had great service and all of my questions were answered quickly! I will be using him in the future because I see that my fridge is needing to be changed soon as well... I have recommended him already to friends and family members as well. Built In Appliance is a GREAT company and worked well BEYOND my expectations. They can handle everything from the smallest of needs to a whole kitchen remodel! Call Kevin today at 713-270-8810 - and he will get you exactly what you need and want! Its the best of both worlds!
On June 06 our family bought a hole set of kitchen and laundry appliances (range, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and Gas Dryer) with Bao Chu - very patient, good person. Installation included. We also bought a refrigerator, but this item would be delivered by Best Buy. All appliances were supposed to be delivered together on June 10. On that day I received from Pacific only the dishwasher, the range and the microwave. On the same day I called Bao Chu about the washing machine and dryer - apparently somehow their delivery wasn't programmed. New delivery date - June 12, Friday. The products arrived, and they made the installation of our Dryer. The installer turned it on, let it work for 2 minutes and said everything was ok. We smelled some gas - he said it was normal for the first and second times. As it was our first gas Dryer, we didn't know that kind of noise it should make while working. In the weekend, we first used it to dry some bedding, we found out the dryer was not warming, like there was no gas on it. I had to dry 3 bedding sets using the sun and some chairs, like a hippie. On monday June 15 I called Pacific and they sent me directly to LG's customer service... Lg's was able to send someone to my house only on June 1, and then finally we discovered that there was a problem with the gas pipe, it was clogged. in 10 minutes the technician from LG immediately said that the gas flow was too poor. I know it is a problem that I must solve, which we finally did on July 4th, but why Pacific's installer didn't detected that? The noise was soooooooooooo peculiar, like a range.... First he should stay longer and tested the dryer for at least 10 minutes, then he would realize that something was wrong. He could then instruct was to call a plumber to check it. If we had that kind of support from you, the problem would be solved within a few days, not almost a month. Again, I know the problem was in the pipe, but what took time was the diagnosis, not the fixture itself. I was very disappointed with the service - we pay installation not because it's complicate to do, but because in situations like that a person that knows the job must instruct us.
One day my husband and I noticed that there was a roof shingle on our lawn. A few days later there was another, then another, and fast forward to a few unexpected storms and strong winds later, we realized that we had to do something or we would have no roof left! I had no idea what a new roof would cost, or what repairs cost, but I was bracing myself for the worst. I made some calls (6-7) to various roofing companies around Houston to get an estimate. Many of these so called reputable companies did not return my call, and just now (2 weeks and thunder storms later) are returning my call. After a few estimates and research for knowledge of roofing materials and the process....we decided to go with Andy Nichols Roofing. The reasons: Mr. Nichols came to our home and really spent time on inspecting our roof and explaining the process to us. He offered a multitude of financing options to suit our needs and his pricing was very reasonable, no where near the astronomical amount that I feared. Mr. Nichols even took the extra time to meet our insurance adjuster to point out the issues that he noticed to our roof. After all is said and done, a few days later we have a brand new roof and we are very happy with it! The crew was professional, Mr. Nichols was thorough and meticulous with the work, and I am confident we made the right choice. A definite recommend.
I thought I would give an update on the refrigerator we bought last year, as well as share the details on the dishwasher we bought yesterday. The refrigerator works great, and I felt like a super-smart shopper when I was in Sears the other day and saw the EXACT make and model for a whopping price of $2200!! and I only paid $850 for our 2012 model! Score!!Recently I had been in the market for a new dishwasher and had checked out the going rate for stainless steel interior and exterior. I had looked at Lowes and Sears and seen new ones for close to $1,000. Now, with Justified Appliance, they get new/used appliances coming in every week so it is hit or miss as to what they may have available each week. So, I would call periodically to ask what they had in stock before driving down there. Yesterday, I called and they told me about a new dishwasher they had just received that matched what I was looking for.... and sure enough, it was just what we wanted - and so was the price! :) They went down on the price a little bit and I ended up paying a flat $500 cash. And with a 3-year warranty on everything they sell - that's an awesome deal in my eyes.We picked it up and installed it ourselves....and when I say "We", I mean my husband. ;) So that saved us money too.I am so pleased that I have saved hundreds of dollars buying my appliances here.
To Our Roofing Surprise!Our family would like to thank Holden Roofing for our beautiful new roof. The color selection we chose is unique and makes our house stand out in our neighborhood. We had no idea how easy the process would be to replace our old roof. Holden came out around 7:00am and was done by noon. My daughter and I went out around 12:30 because we no longer heard any hammering. We went to check to see if the roofers were on lunch break, we couldn't believe our eyes; the roof was finished and absolutely stunning! This is our second house and our second roof for our family, this project was by far the best experience with any construction, roof repair, replacement, or any renovation at that we have ever experienced. Holden brought forth a level of precision, professionalism, and time management we had never seen. Also the clean-up was great! We have not yet found any leftover materials or nails around the house! Holden Roofing we are proud to say that we will use your company in the future and suggest to our friends, family, or anyone wanting a top-notch roofing job done on their home! 5 Star Roofing Company!
Recently, we had our entire roof replaced since it had suffered from hail damage. Texas Roofing & Gutters crew carried out the whole operation in a very efficient and professional manner. As promised, the work was completed in two days. The team was very good about cleaning up all the areas around the house to ensure all the material, including nails, were picked up.Throughout the process, it was a pleasure working with Jonas Perez starting from the initial inquiry, through the free estimation and bidding steps ... all the way to the actual scheduling of the work. Jonas was diligent about properly explaining the process and was eager to visit our place just to answer our questions before the work began. He also went beyond the normal call of duty to ensure we were thoroughly satisfied with their service. Their pricing was very competitive and Jonas was kind enough to include couple of minor additional items without additional charges.We will definitely keep Texas Roofing & Gutters in mind for future home repair work ... as they do a lot more than just Roof & Gutter related work.Thanks Jonas & the rest of the crew!
I am an architect here in Houston. I had hail damage and ask three roofing companies for an estimate to remove my existing gutters and install a new roof on my home. Upon completion of the new roof I wanted the gutters reinstalled. Texas Roofing and Gutters was the only roofer that would do the complete job. The other roofers didn't want to touch the gutters. Texas Roofing and Gutters gave me a bid for the complete job which was competitive with the other two bids inclusive of taking care of my gutters. Their crew was professional and I did not have to tell them to do anything differently than they were already doing. The complete job took two days and I was impressed with the class act of this company. I am probably more critical of tradesmen than most because of my profession and I don't have any criticism of the way these men performed their job on my home. Thanks Jonas and crew from Texas Roofing and Gutters for a job well done.
I called three roofers to give me bids for replacing my roof. The problem I experienced was two of the roofing companies did not want to touch my one year old commercial gutters. Texas Roofing and Gutters was the only company that would take them down, install a new roof and rehang them. What was surprising to me is Texas Roofing and Gutters was competitive with the other companies bids inclusive of the gutter work. They came out and completed the job in two days. The crew was professional and I did not have to correct anything they did, it was all textbook installation. I really enjoyed watching them work knowing they were doing such a good job. Thank you Jonas and crew from Texas Roofing and Gutters for doing such a great job, including clean up of the job site after the roof was complete. I highly recommend this company for price, service and dependability.They do what they say they are going to do and start on the day promised.
Economy Roofing proposal was very reasonable. Their work crew did a wonderful job in replacing our old worn out roof. The foreman was friendly and answered question, they arrived on time every morning, cleaned every evening when they left. And when the job was complete they stayed and cleaned up everything in the yard and removed the debris from the old roof. It looks wonderful, very happy so far. The owner of the company, Jim, worked with me on getting the job done on my schedule BUT does not have any customer relations / service skills and got very snippy at times. He was MIA and I wished he would have stopped by the work site to get the project started or after to review the work that was done by the crew. I had ask him to stop by to take a look before I released the final payment. So, very happy with the work crew. Not happy with the experience with dealing with the owner.
Excellent Service! Hornet sent a very competent technician, Mike, to fix two appliances, a washer and a dryer. He pulled of the front of the washer, identified a loose wire bundle which was bouncing off the drum and affecting imbalance on the spin cycle. Mike fixed this in 5 minutes. The dryer had a more significant problem. The appliance would normally dry a load in 40-min, but we recently found it required 100-min to dry a load (wasting electricity). Mike completed a full complement of diagnostic tests and pinpointed the problem as a bad thermistor. He had to order the part and returned in a few days with it. He installed the new part in 10-min, and the dryer works like new. Hornet's scheduler Sadie did a good job scheduling the technician visits and calling ahead to pinpoint his ETA. The technician Mike is highly skilled. I would definitely use this company again.
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.