We are very pleased with the repair work that Tom and crew from Handyman Connection of Grand Rapids provided. We needed a 9 foot piece of aluminum siding replaced on the upper section of our house. The tricky thing about this repair was that the damaged siding was in a very hard-to-reach spot, immediately above the glass panel ceiling of our 4 Season Room. So what would normally be a pretty straightforward job became much more challenging due simply to accessibility.
We found that siding companies generally did not want to offer a realistic repair option. Instead, they wanted to take off the whole section of aluminum siding on that side of the house and replace it all. That is not a practical solution, and the cost would have been ridiculous.
When I talked to Tom about options for repairing rather than complete replacement, he was very thoughtful in possible options. After giving it much thought as to how to access the repair location, he came up with an innovative yet simple approach to reaching the damaged siding so he could remove the piece and replace it with a new section.
The guys did a fantastic job color matching the new piece to our 20+ year old existing siding. Tom was very skilled in cutting the new piece to match the contour of the existing piece and he got the one new 9 ft. section installed below the remaining pieces, which is pretty tricky with aluminum siding (which doesn’t bend and snap into place in a repair like vinyl does). With the new piece in place, it is virtually undetectable from the old, original pieces! We are completely satisfied with the aesthetics and the new piece is secure – no more having the siding flapping around in the wind!
Tom charged a very reasonable price for this repair. We can’t be more happy with our experience with Handyman Connection GR. We highly recommend them for home related repairs.