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Old 01-03-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Hi all,

We own an older home in the Mistletoe Heights area and are looking for a contractor to do some exterior renovations.

Does anybody have recommendations (or warnings)?

Thanks,
Heinz
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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is Mistletoe Heights an historic neighborhood--

you definitely want someone with a license and someone who will pull any required permits
check the FTW city site to see ahead of time what type if any permits might be required--towns can vary in what needs a permit
we did expensive remodeling at our old house but it was mainly cosmetic not structural--as long as we were just replacing old plumbing fixtures with new and putting tile floors in vs carpet, painting vs moving walls--
we needed no permit
you can search the Better Business Bureau site for remodeling companies

I would definitely go to see work that any company you contact has done--and ask for work that is more than a year old--
surely there are people in the neighborhood who have had exterior work done -- ask neighbors

and frankly this is your chance to do some energy efficient choices--before you start I would contact someone with an energy survey company to get some info about what could be done in your budget that would help make the house more air-tight and insulated
if you want names of those companies I can give you two via PM I had come look at our newer built home a year ago about adding radiant barrier to attic--thought both of them were very knowledgeable about certain aspects of upgrading energy efficiency as it applied to our house--
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Thanks for the advice!

The work will be cosmetic (painting, replace some rotted wood on eaves, etc....) so I don't think we'll need any permits but I'll check anyways.

Heinz
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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if you want to advertise your services, send a Private Message directly to the person posting...not just post an ad
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