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Reviews in Chicago for Porch Railing Installation

Ace Handyman Services Chicagoland
5.0
Ken M. did a great job. He was on time. He left the cement porch as clean and smooth as possible after removing cedar railings. He prepped the refuse for easy disposal by removing the nails from the wood. He also helped with suggestions for a replacement rail.
- Gloria S....
Budget Right Handyman
5.0
Budget Right called with notice of (slight) delay in arrival time. Had purchased two hours of "handyman" time on Angie's special offer. Had selected B.R. from location (and Angie's reports). Mark was polight and considerate, reviewed situation (a handrail mounting had split). Studs had to be located for successful repair. BR shopped for molding, added extra bracket for safety, purchased rail supports, remounted molding on wall into studs as necessary, mounted three supports, then filled plaster holes where necessary, painted and cleaned up. BR added $20. for cost of materials, and left remainder of fill material for continued maintenance.Work was performed on 115-year-old historical building.
- Ronald S....
ALL AROUND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
5.0
Scott gave us a well written, detailed, and reasonable estimate. He arrived when he said he would for estimate, dismantling of the rotted railing, and installation of the beautiful new railing. The spindles match the remaining railings perfectly. A few years ago, Scott rebuilt the footings, stairs, and railings of this same porch. We love his work!
- Steven G....
Woodridge Deck & Gazebo Co.
3.0
We needed to replace an iron porch railing. We asked for wood. They told us since the porch is concrete, they would need to use aluminum. They never even visited the site. They had me send measurements and they provided a bid for a product I was not familiar with. The price was double what others have bid.
- Chrysa C....
Tom The Painter
5.0
We have hired Tom for this job and that of painting our fence before so we did not hesitate to contact him again for our deck and porch restaining. Tom came out before staining day to powerwash the deck and porch and to prep the surfaces. His crew was here for several hours. Without asking, Tom's crew made minor repairs to our railing where it had pulled away from other railings, and where a piece of wood had cracked. We greatly appreciated that. Tom also brought out staining chips that matched the color of our fence, which is now a reddish composite fence. We decided to go with the previous redwood colored stain as we didn't like the new stain options. He used a different product than our last product, which held up for six years like a champ. On staining day, Tom and his crew arrived on time and quickly got to work. When they finished, everything looked fantastic. I did call Tom out later to ask about how the stain didn't appear to have taken everywhere, and he came out to look. He assured me the stain had taken, and because of the nature of the stain and how they power washed down to the bare wood, that was the correct look. He was willing to restain the spots again but added that the stain was not designed for another application and that it might peel. I accepted his professional assessment and decided to leave the stain as is. Our deck and porch look fantastic. No mess remained behind.
- Dean G....
Anderson Construction, Inc
5.0
FAR better than expected. Not the first nor the last time we will do business with them. Great customer service.
- Joseph L....
Master Handymen
5.0
Everything went well. The workmanship was excellent and the personalities of the workmen were friendly. We would hire them again.
- Bonnie S....
J Sitko Construction
2.0
We hired SItko to remove our old wooden front stairs and porch railings and replace them with new synthetic material. We solicited 3 proposals and selected Sitko for the work. The price was in line with what we expected, and we signed the contract in late May. At the time the contract was signed we were told work would start in 2-3 weeks. After the initial deposit was sent via Quickpay, Michael stopped responding to my inquiries. I began to make preparations for legal recourse under the assumption that my deposit had been stolen and work would never start. Finally I heard back and was told that work would begin at the end of June. During the project, the team left material in our front yard and damaged the lawn which was unable to be repaired. The craftsmanship of the work was also quite poor. Connections for railing to the support posts were poor, and a piece of siding was patched with siding that did not match the color (see photos). I contacted Michael about the poor workmanship on July 13th. There was no response, though I was presented with a final invoice and asked to remit prompt payment. After a period of 8 weeks I received a message the morning of September 24th saying that someone would be out to make repairs that day (no advanced notice). The repairs of the work are still lackluster (the "repair" for the poorly connected railing was to put white caulk around the connection...). Overall, this was a very poor experience.
- Vince S....
Teramani Carpentry & Services LLC
3.0
Mike primed the rails the replaced them, but not the 2x4 post against the house. He told me with that as was leaving to go to work! The 4 issues evolved, one I found later and one as I was driving to go to work: 1) While heading out he driveway in my truck to go to work, Mike decided he wasn't going to replace the rotted cedar 2x4 (a real 2x4) against the house. His concern was water damage. I need to call my insurance. As I'm in my truck driving to work? Really? Why wasn't this brought up in the estimate? So Mike left me was a rotted post which he "bondo'ed" in and it started falling apart this spring/summer. I just replace the 2x4 myself this week. There was a little rot, but cleaned it up and ripped a 2x4 (real dimensions) and tarred and caulked it in place. 2) I asked what primer, water or oil based, was used so I could prime a second coat and paint the rail. He sent me an image of the can! Really? Fortunately, the front said water based so I knew what to tell the paint store to re-prime areas and paint it. 3) The caulked used to seal around the joints had all cracked, leaving the rail bottom open to water damage. I had to re-caulk it before priming and painting. 4) Finally, 2 of the rail tines were short by 1/8 inch showing a gap. I didn't notice that until I looked under the rail to prime it. Fortunately, caulk hid the poor workmanship. Overall, I would not recommend Mike to do such a job. The rails look nice after I caulked, primed and painted them. Now that I have the rotted post replaced myself against the side the house, it looks fine.
- Curt D....
Mr. David's Handyman Plus, INC
1.0
We needed to have our front porch railings rebuilt due to wood rot. It consisted of creating new railings and balustrades. I hired David but I am not happy with the job as the balustrades are not uniformly shaped. It is so drastic I am looking for someone new to fix if possible. The job also included staining the newly installed cedar. He was able to match the color but the stain coverage was poor, some areas needing a 2nd coat. When politely requesting these issues be repaired, he was quick to say "Yes" He came back and in 15 minutes left stating it was all complete. Much of the wood still wasn't stained properly and the balustrades were never fixed at all. I spent $3000. I would not hire him again. My mistake was not to review the work closely before paying. I suspect if I would have held off paying the balance these issues would have been corrected.
- Bob Z....

Install Porch Railings in Chicago

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Recent Review: Excellent. The railings look beautiful. We've recieved tons of compliments. Brighton was very professional and we are very pleased with their work. We would use them again.
5.0

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Recent Review: THEY WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL. THEY RESPONDED TO MY REQUEST/NEED FOR QUOTE THE SAME DAY! INGRID WAS SO HELPFUL, WORKED WITH ME TO CUSTOMIZE MY PROJECT. WAS ABLE TO CONTACT HER WITH ANY QUESTIONS DURING PROCESS IMMEDIATELY. FROM START OF QUOTE TO COMPLETING THE PROJECT, TOOK ONLY 2 WEEKS!! WE HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY SATISFIED/HAPPY WITH THEIR WORK. WELDING AND POWDERCOAT WERE EXCELLENT :) ALSO, THE STAFF WERE VERY CAREFUL OF PROPERTY AND FLOWERS NEAR THE INSTALLATION.
4.9

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Recent Review: We were very happy with both the quality of work and the cost. They were kind and courteous workers who respected our home and family while offering good design suggestions. There were no suprise extra costs either.
4.9

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Business Description: We are construction company providing quality service to residential clients in Chicago and following counties: Cook, McHenry, Kane and DuPage. MPT Enterprises offers a wide range of construction and remodeling services to meet just about every customers needs. From the beginning to the finish of the project we are always committed to provide outstanding work and service. We use licensed subcontractors for plumbing and electrical work. See us at: www.MPTENTERPRISES.com
5.0

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Recent Review: We had a wood stair railing added to our indoor wood stairs Arlington Heights. We wanted something different and this contractor certainly fulfills that request. It flows, and curves, and the wood he used is beautiful. We can highly recommend this creative guy!
4.5

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Recent Review: Chris was very helpful in helping me select the right composite materials, guidance on railings, deck layout, and any questions I had. His team tore down the old deck very quickly, removed all debris, and then built the new deck, steps and railings in a very professional and timely manner. I'm very pleased with the new deck!
4.7

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Recent Review: Stan was prompt and professional. The work was done exactly as he siad and ready and installed on time. I requested a lower railing but he let me know the correct safety specifications for an upper deck rail and once installed it was safer and looked better then the cheap old railing that it replaced.
5.0

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5.0

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Business Description: Specialized in kitchen and bathroom Remodeling as well as custom glass work like shower doors and more. Im a third generation in the glass and mirror industry as well custom railings and more. I've been 20 years around the construction business from its all different aspects. We are a family owned and operated business from design to build.
5.0

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Recent Review: They were punctual, efficient, and cleaned up after themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Install Porch Railings

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  • Woodworking

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What do customers in Chicago say about Install Porch Railings?

Ken M. did a great job. He was on time. He left the cement porch as clean and smooth as possible after removing cedar railings. He prepped the refuse for easy disposal by removing the nails from the wood. He also helped with suggestions for a replacement rail.