As an active contractor, HandyANDY is forever running into bug & termite situations on our projects. Metro Atlanta didn't get cold enough this winter so termites and carpenter ants are
EVERYWHERE this year. We're currently on an exterior paint and repair project in Windward (Alpharetta) and discovered live termites in several locations around the perimeter of the house. The house had poorly caulked masonite siding....basically cardboard and the termites LOVE this stuff. It didn't help that the client has used a "big-name" highly advertised window company to replace all of their windows 2 years back....and no one bothered to caulk any of the windows. Whenever it rained, the moisture go into the trim & framing around the windows, rotting it out and giving a great home to ants & termites.
HandyANDY gets the chemicals we need fro U-spray on Highway 78 in Liburn/stone Mountain. These guys have been helping us for years. They are extremely knowledgable and will go out of their way to help you with their problem. Here, we will be using their product to spot treat the invested areas and then drill & trench around the perimeter to treat the whole house. HandyANDY will provide a 10-year warranty against any termite damage.
If you happen to have rotted wood, siding or trim in metro Atlanta...think HandyANDY!
None of the windows were flashed properly or caulked well. We replaced one row of siding at the rear that enabled us to reflash several windows and a door. The siding is masonite and
the homeowner was told by several contractors that it all needed to be replaced with hardiplank. The siding is in pretty decent shape considering it was never caulked or painted properly. We will hand wash the house, caulk all joints & nailheads with Duron Maxflex, hand paint the bottom edges of the siding with Duration and spray out the rest of the siding. This is pretty typical of how HandyANDY preps and paints a house!
I hunt down some of the best foreclosure deals in metro Atlanta...fun stuff! This home needs a chunk of repairs but you'd be all in it for about $45k! Unreal, with a full daylit basement: http://youtu.be/y0HOTkRh1S8
have their house exterior painted to not only go with a great contractor but make sure they have taken the time to examine the siding of your home for any rot or damage that needs to be
fixed first! This video is a great example. The house when it had been repainted prior to HandyAndy being there did a great job, they caulked and used decent paint but because of the LP siding and when it was installed it still rotted and needed to be replaced!! Check it out.