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#1 LJ

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:30 AM

I looked through past threads and found lots of individual threads for plumbers etc. but not one where we could combine trades expertise in one thread.

 

Anyway, I am looking to install a skylight in a roof over a covered patio. Anyone have any recommendations? Roofing company or glass company?

 

Also having my house painted soon, anyone have any experience with local companies?

 

I got an estimate from Student Works only because they were doing a job down the road and it looked pretty decent from the sidewalk, anyone use them before?


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#2 Wayne

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 12:16 PM

My neighbours recently used Pnr Screens Ltd to replace the windows in their home. They are very happy and I plan to get an estimate in a few years when its time to replace mine.

http://www.pnrscreens.ca/en/

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#3 todd

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:19 PM

Parker Johnston -Roof
 
Van Isle  -Windows
 
White Knight -Painting  (never had good luck with people advertising as "student painters")


#4 dasmo

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:50 PM

I second White Knight!


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#5 larrobb

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 08:27 AM

looking for someone, independent or not, to service my gas fireplace. used to have a great guy who tested components as well as cleaned it.  when he moved I brought in a local company who only cleaned the glass and vacuumed the logs...for the same price.  suggestions for someone who does actual servicing rather than just cleaning so I can get full value for the visit?



#6 Bingo

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 12:12 PM

looking for someone, independent or not, to service my gas fireplace. used to have a great guy who tested components as well as cleaned it.  when he moved I brought in a local company who only cleaned the glass and vacuumed the logs...for the same price.  suggestions for someone who does actual servicing rather than just cleaning so I can get full value for the visit?

 

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#7 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:46 AM

Someone posted a link to a recommended local company specializing in ceiling/roofing moisture remediation but I can't find it. I think it might have been Pro Pacific.



#8 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:55 AM

ceiling/roofing moisture remediation

 

 

What do you mean?  Repair of a moldy ceiling caused by unchecked roof leaks?



#9 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:12 PM

Possibly a poorly ventilated bathroom fan.



#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:17 PM

It's venting into the attic?



#11 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:35 PM

It's venting into the attic?

 

No attic--very low-pitched roof.



#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:03 PM

Yes, that sounds problematic.  The good news is that once you eliminate the problem (the moisture going where it ought not to be) stuff under the roof or in the attic (or small space like you have), the rot or mould clears up pretty quickly.



#13 lanforod

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:23 PM

Yes, that sounds problematic.  The good news is that once you eliminate the problem (the moisture going where it ought not to be) stuff under the roof or in the attic (or small space like you have), the rot or mould clears up pretty quickly.

Er no... damage is already done, it doesn't disappear. You shouldn't get more, that's all (which may be what you meant).



#14 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:30 PM

Ya I should have been more clear. There may be damage but rot and mould do not continue to spread once you've cut off the moisture source.

And roofs and attics get hot (at least in summer) which helps dry stuff up.

I've probably sold 100+ new roofs. Replace any deteriorated or mushy wood. The rest is fine and will dry up. The attic is not living space where mould is more an issue.

#15 Bingo

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:47 PM

Someone posted a link to a recommended local company specializing in ceiling/roofing moisture remediation but I can't find it. I think it might have been Pro Pacific.

 

Downs Construction.


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#16 Bingo

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:50 PM

No attic--very low-pitched roof.

 

Every one needs an attic for their bat collection.


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#17 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:39 PM

Downs Construction.

 

Thanks. Unfortunately they're only doing emergency calls now until Spring.



#18 RFS

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 04:34 PM

is it really worth replacing drafty old windows? i understand there would be some heating costs savings but is it really enough to justify the costs of new windows and installation?

#19 Nparker

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 04:36 PM

is it really worth replacing drafty old windows? i understand there would be some heating costs savings but is it really enough to justify the costs of new windows and installation?

Yes. The comfort level in one's home with proper windows is well worth the price of replacement.



#20 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 04:48 PM

is it really worth replacing drafty old windows? i understand there would be some heating costs savings but is it really enough to justify the costs of new windows and installation?

 

On a strictly return-on-your money vs. energy savings, it's usually not worth it, in this climate.

 

But I agree with NParker, new windows are very nice in other ways.  Sound-proofing, for one.

 

What do you have now RFS, single-pane?  Or single-pane with storms, or older double-pane (1/4" air space, often brown aluminum frames)?

 

Also, consider that when you change windows, you can also change the style, how they open or do not open.



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