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Good morning everyone happy 72 years so glad and honored you're listening to the au prince show here in the vacate seventy did the though. I'll give back our normal. The mode of operation like we normally do your home from show and these last few weeks have been a little bit different. But I definitely encourage you to you call in early and ask your. Questions related to repairs or home improvement torque utility bills comfort into her quality. Dust air conditioning heating. Let's go repairs or prayers painting. Whatever it is into projects outdoor projects. Of course you're limited them outdoor projects today but he can certainly get some things done in stardom was well let me give you their phone number. It's 5042601870. We can send me text at 87870. Who will be entering your home improvement questions tween now and 12 o'clock. And you know this is what we like to do every Saturday so. Who would not interrupt us sports. At any time soon and so this could be our consistent and Lou for. The majority of the upcoming months so this is your opportunity for the last couple weeks you have not been implicated because of our special programming. Then you know this your time. And it's something else two's I want to encourage you to if you haven't done already you can certainly go to our first books pages we have one for what greens consulting. We also have one for Paul styles. In and they're different postings we post report comes a week on the site. And if you you know if you'll follow those encourage you to do that because we do shares of mission throughout the week that we feel is by people TU. The listener in the building onerous rules the homeowner where that you're in the apartment or Condo or home or office bills and doesn't matter all of these things supplies. I share with your friends in your family I think he certainly exceeds value information. Right so let me give it a former again in the could go to commercial break. Pick in the numbers files or 42601878. Week assess attacks at 8770. And go to commercial break early in Q Choo lined up more on the telephone systems will be right back to the home from psoriasis. Good morning welcome back to the home improvement show so glad you were aware of this we are inching questions relating to home repairs and home improvements. That phone numbers fog 0426. Though one. In this American morning welcome to the show. Good morning he's a wonderful thing for instance you doing well. I could be doing better. Question that may prevent me from injury future home repairs or. Being more stringent about contracts but what I'm calling you is. Far question about change orders. OK okay my way contractors. Finished our renovation project. And then with the request for a final payment all the requested. Or 7000 dollars in change orders. Which we hadn't met or seen any dollar amounts. That we do that that's coming. In the Patrick concerns we we we don't assign change order. I always thought that he needed to know the him. The change order. The contractor completely true you're writing like act. Yeah so it really does go back to the contractual language of your original cart Turkey's armed with this contractor. I can tell you from when I was building homes we hear it very clear language. And our contract about change orders in our change orders had to be. Detailed. At a party price. Had a piece on but the homeowner is what was the contract before we even started. The change the change of border that chain Costco pork or the change material whatever the case may have been. So we work trying to you prevent surprises at the end such as what's happening with you. I'll take I'll confess Steve we can do that a 100% of the time there were some changes that we had to move on very very quickly. And the homeowner knew about with the price was going to be it wasn't an exact price in the may have been some on the week after at least we put. Things in order an action to the it would you know sometimes you don't hold a construction schedules so all right I I get the contract to pollute the practical on the keep things moving. But in general. What I sure wish that. You would have had those amounts of money at the beginning. So that you can make informed decisions is something that really wanna do or something you know it's become a budget can do that. So let me ask you a question about his contractual language. Obviously you give me one thing it doesn't have to be signed. Put do you agree upon price or you know witnesses say. Well. Basically. It's the line faction under change order or line. It doesn't have to do any initially requested works that that is options so you can. Deny any change order. And then he says. A workshop day. Any increase in contract price. Cry into the group work. Being performed. More option. At the time the final payment. But. So things that you would need to know the amount of money. I'm final payment that would be an additional. Yes him. Yes I certainly review it how has he given you any detailed breakout of what that 7000 dollars. What was it four was materials was labor woes. The rhetorical. Initially simply. Here is the amount that you called me and then looked at thirteen item. On the left side of the should put it down. That lump sum amount of these additional item that you're. So a bit and he actually he didn't even break up that amount that. You only need that extra amount of money. Well. It's very I am not an attorney however it only from my experience of of working with contractual law. And also being construction both renovation in the construction. Its sales like he complied with his contractual language at least is those very small smidgen that you're describe to me over the over the radio. You know if he did the additional work than bio means he's he's. He's do additional dollars is 7000 knows the right money right amount whether it's relief for you need to discuss further. We acting colleges morning news from. Basically warn other and now. That you see a contract like. And it doesn't. With anything whatever additional amount whatever blank check amount the contractor comes up. So you know I needed stringent contracts. At the right a BCD. You know what I can lecture again I don't have to sign it. I need to know how much it cost. Well I again this area I certainly do deplored you're. You want me Chris awareness I agree with everything you just described. Let me paint a picture from the contractor side. When I was building homes power. For new construction our contracts was fifteen plus pages long sometimes twenty pages long depending on both the house in the specifications. And I can tell you that scared off lots of folks that it they would they felt intimidated about such a Waltz current along detail contract. But spelled everything out so it out those that are from me better for the homeowner. The but I was working gets other contractors that were built and you know it 350 calls on house from one and a half to two pages worth of contracts. So it doesn't have many folks until they get into a situation like you just described what they know someone who did situationally described in the seat evaluated. But you know I yep by all means please if if if you weren't certain about that language. Ask your contractor keep Clinton written clarification. You know these these are all things I strongly encouraged work and with with anyone. In this is true whether it's a home repair warts and renovation warts and construction. Doesn't really matter if he did you that you wanna get that very detailed. Information so you knew which you have which you don't have. And you can pretend then that a change order I've written in the state of Louisiana. That it is going to have a dollar amount provided. At this look. Louisiana State court contractors. Says basically you need to tell the consumer. Upfront what the job is gonna cost. But there is language including the contracts that Sheen to. People shouldn't get. Puerto contractor regulations. Well I didn't know that you can't do that you do there's no language in the putting your country to go around and supersede law I do know that our however. You know. Obvious parts here and encourage you to you meet with yours your builder and CPU if there's additional clarification because. He here's the thing he did additional work it's a with it was above and beyond the original contract he's do more money. You know it's it's a shame that have in the variants of surprise that that's the unfortunate part. Mary I need to go but there are Krishna. Thank you so much and liked it you know it does is copy item or. This situation hired anywhere. So I protect my collar appreciate it. Yes ma'am that you preached and it's our happened to you packing heat frustration you voice. All right let's move on and speak with the end hate you and good morning welcome to the home approved show. You want quote whoever it was virtual and not all like it is and I'll. It can't do because I did a condition drain stop dot. And of course something that you would that sort of thing that the and they had trouble finding out how old wide stepped up. And I told you that there and it hit it well only to be and where it was going down on the house. And cut off twelve volt may be given you eight to ten inches. And Rihanna. Reinforcement. Rods down and came up with. Fan that. Look quite good from she. And never could find out why. Until the other day when those massive round. With the air conditioning and and it is now working it I got to the word quit this ride. Ended. A wanted to see which of thoughts on this. There's so. Flooded and injury police who does. She. And I am thinking that perhaps. When the contract that was putting in the chic. They used my condition. Mechanism you sir and we don't current and and sand from the standing position they got into the system which. Normally would be a closed system but because. They head is cut in two things simple and became an open system. And the list a couple of years this has been. Washington very very slow leak then the drain system and is elected. And a house to waves. Got high enough that it pushed into the drainage pipes and stopped it out. Style pop. So it does certainly sell possible missed the standard and highly likely. Something outside commonly see that does exact we'd just described. Use when you have the a wood flooring new home and the singer did it stadium place. You know not a priest their floor but a real wood floor that was stained and sanded finished in place inside your home. I'll see a lot of contractors do business wills and when they're sending. In that dusk it's such a font font font dust just like she rocked the compound it's that that Fon Fon dusted it goes through the filter. The easily could have had a filter place. If it's a cheap filter of these were going through a filter. It would cut into your proper records whose roof those opinions are rue the closely located in today's equipment. Atticus overtime it's his it's breaking down falling out at the bottom of the operative trying to missed its content Ukraine. If you head licensees secular come look at it to see if they can. Remove the globe motor and remove your pepper cold and clean everything. No no no obvious comet discovered deficit in the last few months it. I said the problem most of that would suck it didn't anyone come laden and the police have to do. So what you would hire licensees fact dealer to come in and remove the blower motor in the of our critical few indoor equipment. Haven't taken outside and chemically clean it in Washington and clean it all wash bailed. In the bring it back and reinstall it and whether there that could also clear that you train that. May have built up some additional accumulation the last two months since you've cleaned it. And. I am the problems and so of the run dry down. So machines you'd think it should lead to some store actually been real busy that you can do. No I would do it now before it gets real busy. At a yeah boy this is a good time the call because that they're not chaotic now and that would take the time and get things done exactly where they need to be done. Well amuses me and for years and he does create bridge. And I have not mentioned this to a films to talk to and if it cool and they give me. I was I just wanted to OT uses if my suspicions were right because I know I've been in real estate business. Fifty years and I'd never heard of this happening before of course he would Apatow model. Yeah a fifth that does happen and you have wood floor and beat these is that part of the equation as well. None on. That it can't Iceland good agreement to distribute themselves as that minorities. You know after the our game. And have to achieve route which put him no I didn't raise its particular contract spellbound get messed up who wanted to vote. Yeah boy and I accept. It and I think that would really what you do with. No sir wouldn't know it dated I think his trek related to. The Chirac but of them sanding and finishing what they see with product. Yet because that's what it looks like when clever about being her body is implementations. You know open it was dead. And so might use to achieve. They we need to go would be good to see Christmas break but we'll be right back home from show rhetoric that is. Welcome back to the home from show here in the negate seventeen we have a couple spots available for you on the phone lines which would call in. An F secure home improvement or repair question. By all means please do so that phone number is Bob 042601870. Which consists attacks at 87870. Which I'm look at the tech trying to because I want. Picture where you're giving everyone equal opportunities on tech's first is calling. Let's see. Question this is being used to go meet the standard distance between pickets on offense. Well I'm presume saint pickets on the Fed chair actually talk about the old fashioned white picket fence as opposed to he wouldn't. You know file for the six foot tall dark geared fence. So. I am not aware of a standard however it depends on why you have the fence I would look at the purpose of the facts. Is to keep. I don't children the end is it to keep. Pets in need the saws your pet. You know what's the distance of the fence. Aesthetically user of the wanna balance it out a number of white pickets. Verses. Rail links and of typical white picket fences in the past and you know most Tom's we will put. You know three inches of space between each would. White picket fence that's not a standard gives us the way things worked out in Toledo from left or right. I sent a clear reference to a balance. Also the with the vote of the fence picket board also makes a difference. On the amount of distance he select. A vote of space between each bite the effects. So it. I'm not aware the standard. I think you need to look at the that the function the purpose of the fence. And also. The the aesthetic balance of these dead. Free air space compared to the width of the would picket fence portion of it through to get things to bounce and I'd never text says my roof is twenty years old. I'm missing six singles please recommend to refer. And you recommend shingles will cotta shingles warm as about a roof better. So it. The roofers I would recommend are actually ago or Paul styles. Fate of website seek good to a website it's Paul's house. Dot com in which you get to the that that whip sight you certainly pupils like your region. And right in the region on the home page is the type of service Jerusalem roofing. And you see the group is that we you know the tail on the outside the recruitment for your region. And you know those folks certainly and you view. Selections of hype of roof shingles hormonal roots and also pricing goes along with. Thank you know when you compare at the longevity of the metal roof vs an asphalt shingle roof. And of sleep is very different. There are different grades of asphalt shingles. And there are also there are different grades and qualities engages thickness of met roots so certainly give which pay for a metal roof traditionally is more expensive than asphalt shingle roof. It those last longer in a squishy to go with T he third gave product and also even probably more towards. They elect he staining seem to reflect QVC and hospitals are institutional players like schools. They're certainly or less likely to leak. You want us rhetoric of the brain so missed and it seemed root of that route is probably the the Cadillac of of of all roofing systems it's also the most expensive and you can have a lot different colors and different styles and shapes and profiles. And a true for this function goes what was for the metal panel roof. And then which really neat that's been on mark the west of the years though like about roofing specifically this is true for for medals those Burress was single. Is there is now what's Cole who Ruth technology. It's in its historic cool roof coating. That's a ruckus has done both on asphalt shingles as well as metal and it helps reflect some of the reading heat from the sun. Back into the atmosphere here at this and it is hot. As it would with a non cool roof product and you can OC used to cool with technology with medium and dark callers. Which in the past if you wanted to reflect for a typical like whites. Which deals in many white roots around here in southern Louisiana and Mississippi. You receivable more important to hear but. You know burka from reflective V standpoint. All right. Petit what keeps and you text the text numbers 87070. Alex that we do have one or two spots go with what you on the phone. The numbers 2601878. When you go to commercial break we'll come back a seed Jonas on hold will beat the giants first and continued there one. Right more than a group show right incidents. They folks welcome back to the home improvement show you can give us attacks that 87 youth symphony or call and middle 2601878. Let's go to foe wants to speak with John hey John good morning. Welcome to show that we help. They're more a doctor brought the one issue what is their. Ambulance that you can use ornate in that war. More common through the web entity if you don't worry is when they're old sport the man. More vocal group could. Or at Brady. Unit level like we. If they get soak and wet and slippery and what mr. it was it was a singular. Life of me. The field or on the room. Well if it truly is moisture coming from the earth underneath. Then there's a two point epoxy you can put on top in the it would it would stop that from come through. Or should stop he will greatly inhibited from coming through there will be certain outcomes will however John this is the time a year win. It's not moisture coming through the carpet you're seeing it's the top of the countries reaching viewpoints compensating. And it does its job here and how. Could you know normally in summer this is if you know if you don't have this problem this summer. Then we India haven't in the Arab and that's definitely. That that's compensation could what's happenings is the ground is cool so therefore our creeks touch a granite state school particularly at night equals dale. It did it it's with a warm and moist as Igawa saturated there in this reaches two point. Doesn't object that would not who you maybe if I don't worry problem. A little you know. It in the end that is that's another key is that when it was very humid it happens for quickly what is not is saturated. That it doesn't happen is off their owners as it is quickly. And if in if you wanna trying controlled let's review the only you can do is no matter which put atop the second matter. What type stimulants or proxy coatings but nope won't and you could do is move some where he could be a boxing and wrestling feign ceiling fan. In this only go on to help a little bit his pocket assault a completely. In this is gonna help advance the drying with the evaporate some washed off the top. Are beaten it or worst old ball. Know you look at depending story you probably go to look at no pain someplace like that. It's a two part epoxy unit that they're gonna you gonna the next part import be right before you apply it. Make sure you follow the directions or preparing the concrete surface first the maturity it in eight years in bonds very well. And then of course. You have some some some options in reference to color and texture and human opposite texture in this votes will be sliced and so there a couple things you wanna consider. But I want to look at that when it's mark what are you review your regard very very. Okay that a war yet you betcha I appreciate you calling you. Our listen folks who got one spot available for your phone lines it's your time to call in its fumble 42601870. To go to commercial break and we'll come right back after this.