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.