Recent weather has made my outside jobs much more challenging. If it isn’t too cold, it’s been too wet, but I’m not going down without a fight.
I can warm my batteries and caulk under the hood of my truck and my paint is rated down to 35 degrees.
My caulk won’t cure at less than 40 degrees, so most outside jobs are limited to 40 degrees or above and no rain in the forecast for 24 hours. A tuff requirement in January and February.
Temps lower than 40 degrees and/or rain, require that they be rescheduled for better weather.
Just know I’ll do my best to make outside “Work”, but at the end of the day, the weather will have the last word.
Once people find a handyman they like, they tend keep them indefinitely and put up with more shenanigans than they should sometimes. I’ve heard stories of how their “old handyman” used to be “very slow”, or would blow off appointments to go on impromptu “fishing trips”. One client of mine told me a story of how her “old handyman” explained to her that he was moving to Alaska and couldn’t be there for her anymore. When she asked why, he said “I don’t want to be near a populated area when the Zombie’s attack”, then invited her to look into the back of his covered truck. Inside were wall-to-wall guns, knives, machetes and assorted survival gear.
This was a man she trusted for years to be in her home and he kept keys to her and neighbor’s homes, so he could get things done while they were at work.
Are you looking for someone to replace your “Old Handyman” and who isn’t worried about the “Zombies”? Give us a ring!
Flashing. Flashing with holes. Flashing missing. Flashing incorrectly installed.
What is flashing? Flashing is formed sheet metal strategically placed to divert water away from water-sensitive areas, like where the roof lines meet vertical walls or over windows and doors.
Flashing problems mean water damage. Damage that often may not show its true depth for years. It is not uncommon for Atlanta Property Matters to make expensive repairs to rotten siding, trim and/or studs that have been degrading since the house was built years prior because the builder left off a piece of 25-cent kick-out flashing. Installing or replacing flashing is typically inexpensive, but fixing the water damage usually is not.
What is Atlanta Property Matters service area? What are the rates?
Our service area is the North Metro area. That is from I-20 North to I-75 East, GA-400 North including Alpharetta and Cumming. In the future, as business expands, so will the service area.
As of January 1, 2013, our rates are a prorated $85 per hour with an $55 trip charge. At Atlanta Property Matters, we strive to offer the best value for our customers’ hard earned dollars!