Full Exterior Renovation of Bungalow/Detached Garage:
• 1960’s Stucco, Front Entry brickwork (real brick), and vinyl siding that had ben nailed over the stucco (whole house/garage)
• existing aluminum soffit, plus the original ¼” plywood soffit (limited venting), aluminum facia, gutters, and downspouts
• 3 doors, 10 main floor windows, 4 basement windows
• exterior sheathing inspection/repair as required (all in good order!)
• 2” IKO Enerfoil polyisocyanurate foam boards over exterior sheathing, nailed to studs
• Kaycan vinyl siding, aluminum vented soffit and facia, gutters/downspouts (4 sides - hip roof on both house and garage)
• 4 steel doors with inserts, vinyl frames
• Windows, Vinylbilt:
o One 12’ picture window, (includes 2 casement side windows)
o 9 single sliders
o 4 basement single sliders (to existing buck)
The job started with a massive 40 yard disposal bin delivered...the wife and I pulled out a section of fencing to allow access to the back yard, as overhead wiring would not allow the driver to drop off the bin (height restrictions).
The demolition went efficiently, with drop cloths laid down, and full clean-up at the end of each day.
When the windows/doors areas were cleared, the doors and windows crew (Terence) started in. Demolition and installation of doors and windows took only a couple of days.
Joe completed the siding/soffiting/fascia on the house, and subcontracted the garage work.
The eaves were completed by another subcontractor.
When the work was completed, I took a good walkaround and developed an extensive punchlist, ranging from small items (nailer strip cover plate damaged) to more serious items (defects in internal window coatings that caused flare-like "rub marks" when struck by sunlight). All punch items were attended/corrected, and the two windows in question had the glass inserts replaced. One window had a cracked frame from installation, and the entire window was replaced.
The original punch items were received well by Joe Quintillo (no arguing, etc., just perceived willingness to help and provide satisfaction). Repairs/corrections were completed in a timely fashon.
We have called a few times in the last year with some issues, and Capitall has sent someone out to inspect within a week, and repairs have been effected within two weeks of complaint.
The wife and I are really happy with the quality of work completed at our project. The work was handled safely and efficiently, with quality end results. Joe and crew handled our requests and questions as any pros would. The mitred aluminum soffit corners are visually appealing. The siding is flush and wave-free, and the joints on the house follow a staggered stair pattern that shows professional finish. The built-up areas around the electrical installations look complete, and complimentary to the finish. The contractor subbed for the eavestroughing performed clean work and supplies nice extras like the hinged drops; the troughs are firmly installed, and appear to be correctly graded (which alleviates worry). The doors and windows on the house are attractive and so much better than the system we used to have. We can’t wait until winter actually starts this year, and see the difference in heat retention (we are looking forward to comparing the house pressure test for furnace sizing from before and after the work!)
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- Company Response
Thanks John. It was a great pleasure working with you on this project. If you ever have and other issues or concerns please do not heaitate to give us a call.