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 Updated 5 / 2012

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Here are some of the differences that set us apart from the rest, which you will not get from any other Contractor at any price, so consider that when getting other bids that may seem lower, since they are actually a lot more expensive considering what you will get from them compared to what we will do for you:

  • more personal and flexible service w/innovative ideas

  • NO NAILS!

  • aluminum cap metal over the floor joists to keep them dry and mildew free

  • harsh edges & lettering sanded off; smoother boards to the touch less & splinters

  • all boards treated all sides w/tung oil before assembly

  • screw holes are predrilled, so the boards are much less apt to crack and split

  • boards attached right-side-up to allow grain to straighten out w/o trothing water & mud

  • water proof glue, screws, & bolts used; many stainless steel

  • very few exposed fasteners, yet stronger attachments

  • nicer looking stronger railings and stair case

Make a list of these details to show your local Contractors when getting bids. I'd love to hear what sort of reactions you get.

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6.5' X 32' balcony rebuilt, 160 sq' of old floor boards sanded & treated, 4' wide stair case built, 117 ln' of hardwood railing w/SS cable, fixed pergola, sanded & repainted metal ladder

Client: Brown 4/2/12 to 5/17/12

 

I was asked by Paul Brown to replace a plastic downspout in back with aluminum, since it had fallen apart. While back there I noticed his balcony was in serious need of repair, so I offered him some friendly advice, knowing he was a handy guy with a decent workshop in his garage. I was not trying to sell him on my services, but he was not wanting to take on such a substantial project, yet was desperately in need.

$12,105 for parts and 6 weeks labor
(under bid this project by $4k)

To see all 74 photos and more details of this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Brown.html 

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14' X 27' ipe hardwood deck w/cedar pergola

Client: Lenio - 10/11

Mike and Meri Lenio were former copper gutter clients back in 9/08, and we had remained friends after that. They arranged for us to return 3 years later to rebuild their back deck with something a little nicer and larger that was not painted wood. You can click on each of these photos to see them much larger. I had designed each detail with the client's input:

 

$16,821.06 for parts and 6 weeks labor

They had their fence replaced by another Contractor, and spent weeks treating it themselves with brushes, so they were now ready for a low maintenance back patio. I suggested we build them an ipe hardwood deck with a lower step around it off to the back yard. They also decided they wanted a fancy pergola over the new patio as well. We treated everything with a 50/50 mix of tung oil and Thompson's Weather Seal, in stead of just thinning the tung oil with mineral spirits. This should give them better UV protection, so it will not gray so fast and retain this nice warm wood look.

To see all 37 photos and more details of this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Lenio2.html 

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A small 10' X 12' deck w/clear cedar handrails

Client: Gosse - 2/08

Ed Gosse, our former Landlord in Eagle Creek had me install gutters on a double wide mobile home he fixed up for use as a rental. I convinced him I could do a good job building the deck he needed at a reasonable cost. I had personally designed each detail with the client's input to exceed his expectations on a limited budget.

 

$3,000 for parts and labor

This also needed an awning over the front porch with a low headroom clearance attached to the fascia board where the gutter would be, so I used just 2x4s and a thin single layers corrugated polycarbonate covering it with aluminum flashing to seal the roofing to this awning.

I was amazed to find it held up in the 2008 snow storm that Winter, where we got an unheard of 14" snow fall one weekend, which collapsed a lot of structures. Even one on this property where a 4X12 beam cracked under the weight, but not this awning.

To see all 25 photos and more details of this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Gosse.html

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Helpful Roofing Information
For some valuable advice with regards to roofing and rain management issues check out our:

(a) Gutter Installation
(b) Gutter Debris Protection Options
(c) Roofing Quality Standards
(d) Chimney Flashing

(e) Moss Control & Treatment

web pages for answers and solutions that could save you thousands of $ and a great deal of anguish.

If you do find this information very helpful, feel free to send us a $ tip for the assistance we so freely have published on the web here for your benefit, like you might tip a waitress.  Heck, send us a gift certificate for a candle lit dinner for two.

 

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Below is a photo of our
Better Business Bureau's
NW Business Integrity Award
for the year 1998

1999 Better Business Award

We were also a 1997 finalist for this same award. See our referral web page to see how we managed to be honored with this special award

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