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Old 08-04-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Historic Gulfport
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Anyone have a recommendation for a company to install a cage over a patio slab?

Any idea on cost? Of course we'll get a few estimates, but we're new to FL and the cage-ing concept. The slab we want to cover is 27 x 16 feet and 2 1/2 sides of it are existing exterior house walls (former breezeway).

Thanks for any recommendations!
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Pay for an Angie's List subscription and find one there. You'll save the cost of the subscription and be assured that the contractor you use is well rate.

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Old 08-06-2014, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Historic Gulfport
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We subscribe to Angies List. Frankly, it's not as good as it used to be. Just like TripAdvisor isn't as honest either.

Over time, businesses have friends, relatives, etc. post glowing reviews, or, and I've witnessed this, customers will ask for a discount IF they promise to post a glowing review.

At least they have names so we'll use that as a base.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: South Tampa
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Skip Angie's List, I've never had a need to pay for someone's (unprofessional) opinion. It's wild to me that Angie's List still thrives, but some people will pay for peace of mind I suppose.

Ask your neighbors who have similar setups who they used and go from there. Get multiple on-site quotes, ensure they are licensed, and make sure they pull a permit- if they hesitate to do that, walk away.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay`. ><((((>.`><((((>
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This company did an excellent job for my house. I definetely endorse him, small family owned business

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Historic Gulfport
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Annie, thanks for the info.

One cage contractor came by (recommended by a friend of a friend and he had positive reviews on Angies List).

He basically flinched when he saw what the job entailed and declined to bid on it. He explained why it will be a job-from-hell and we see his point (odd alignment of multiple angled roofs, current window placement, you name it). He did say we might get someone else to do it, but that the expense wouldn't justify it and the ultimate result wouldn't be great in terms of looks and overall use of the space.

We are pursuing other options
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