Bill and his team just completed a total exterior makeover of my semi-detached laneway coach house, including new shingled and flat roofs, two new skylights and, most exciting to me, exterior insulation and new siding.
They accommodated all of my unusual requests without hesitation:
1. They stripped the exterior walls down to the studs and built back with Roxul's Rockwool Comfortbatt insulation. While most contractors with whom I spoke didn't want to bother with this new and more sustainable alternative to foam, Bill and his team didn't blink. They did their research and figured out how to install it.
2. Hector, the roofer, and his son did the slow and painstaking work of screwing, old-school, the slate I bought piece by heavy piece onto the front.
3. Nash and his two sons wrapped the side, back and dormer with corrugated galvalume, a zinc and aluminum coated steel that I specified. They even agreed and took the time to execute a corner detail that I requested.
Bonus: they tinkered with and fixed my leaky front door that was letting in light and air.
I have received many compliments from neighbours regarding both the workmanship and the care the crew took each day to sweep up and keep the area clean.
Remarkably, considering all that could have gone wrong, they finished the job on time--just under three weeks from start to finish--and on budget.
It was a pleasure working with this skilled, caring and honest group of fathers and sons. Thanks to them, I am now living in my dream home, inside and finally now out.