A Woodworker in Lubbock, TX

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1. Dun-Rite Window and Door Company
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from 19 reviews
4.7 (19)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 24 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Lubbock, TX
"Before I leave any home after I complete a project I feel it's my duty to ask the customer if they are 100% satisfied with everything I have done. Asking this simple question let's my customer know that I care about the work I have done and also cuts down on costly service calls. I enjoy the transformation that right improvement does to home. Often times it's a few little things done that make a place so much more comfortable and appealing. A key factor to any home improvement is not to over spend. what I mean by that is don't invest more than you can recoup if you plan to sell your home anytime. Some improvements will wear and go out of style eventually so it's a good idea to choose quality products that will stand the test of time. That's money well spent because the little extra money spent for quality can be recouped when you sell if it's still working and or looking good. Too many times I bid on jobs that have been done a few years before and already needing the same thing again due to low quality materials used and or bad workmanship. And the home owner will say something like "Well I didn't have much money at the time so I was trying to do it cheep but I thought it would last longer than it did because at the time it wasn't that cheep. But I see now that I should have waited until I had a little more money to do it right . If I had I wouldn't be doing it again now before selling my home." So as you see all the money they spent was lost all of it. Had they waited just a little while longer and invested 20 to 30 percent more, they could have recouped their investment when selling the home. There are many products like paints, Windows, doors, plumbing fixtures cabinets etc. that carry lifetime warranties. And some don't cost as much as one might think. So it's a good idea to do a little research and see what's available before hiring a contractor. You've heard the expression "One man's trash is another man's treasure". Well what works for some I want to say less experienced contractors but that's not always the case. Contractors who have never worked with certain products would not recommend something they know nothing about. I do many types of home improvements and have been for a long time but I specialize in Windows, doors, glass and mirror. I say that because I started out right after high school working for a custom Window and Door manufacturer. The first thing I learned was how to cut glass. From there I went to assembly then, fabrication to installations then to sales, production, to manager, general manager and finally bought the company 20 years later. I've personally been involved with many brands and types of Windows and doors as well as insulated glass units that are used in most Windows today. And most home owners don't know that many windows on the market today have only a 5 or 10 year warranty on the seal around the glass. What this means is once the glass seal fails you've lost the insulating effect of the glass and in many cases the unit will fog up between the glass making it impossible to see through. And replacing one insulated glass unit in a window can cost more than the whole window did when you bought it. If the window opens it will have at least two insualted glass units. How would you like to spend a couple thousand dollars for Windows only to find six years later you have to spend three thousand replacing glass units you can't see through. I can't count the times I've seen that happen. I had a customer that had a large home on the lake and had to replace 101 insulated glass units and the windows were 7 years old. I don't remember the total amount spent because it's been 12 to 15 years but it was alot. And a well known builder they trusted had built the home. It was no fault of the builder really he used windows that the manufacturer said we're good. Builders for the most part don't know much about windows and doors they know about building homes. This particular builder had used this particular brand of window in countless homes and after the warranty ran out at 5 years these windows started having seal failues by the hords. Home owners who had put their trust in him we're not real happy but I explained to them as I am you, that it's hard to fault the builder because he had no way of knowing until they started failing. Also he was very prompt on getting them fixed but couldn't pay the bill for everyone. So take the time to do some research and read the reviews. Almost anything you want to know you can learn on the internet if you don't mind taking the time. Time is money. Some people's time is worth more than others but it's time well spent. Everyone seems to be in a hurry today. Customers want it now and contractors want to slam it in and get a check. Let service get the details later. Sorry that just doesn't work for me I'm pretty old fashioned. How about let's do it right while we're here and not have to come back. That just makes more sense to me. If you want a large job done quick please call someone else. If you have a tough project and you want it done right (pun intended) then call me please. My labor is warranted for life..."

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Who is a carpenter and what do they do?

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who build things out of wood. Depending on what the carpenter builds, they may be referred to by various names. A framer is a carpenter who puts up the framing on a house. A trim or finish carpenter installs the finishing touches of prefabricated or custom trim and detail work once a house has been built and the walls are up. A furniture maker or woodworker builds furniture — such as tables, beds and dressers — out of wood. A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who builds custom and semi-custom wood cabinets. If you’re having a home built or remodeled, your general contractor will either provide or subcontract the carpentry work for the framing, cabinets and trim. You can hire a carpenter directly to update the trim in your home, build you a piece of custom furniture, or repair or replace your wood cabinets.

Do carpenters build houses?

Carpenters are trained to work with wood. That means that any part of your home that is built of wood is very likely to involve a carpenter. Framing carpenters will put up the wood that makes up the bones of your home. If you’re having a wood floor installed, it may be done by a carpenter — although being a carpenter is not a requirement to install flooring. Trim, baseboards, wainscoting and any other detail work is typically installed by a finish carpenter. The wood boxes of custom cabinets will be built and installed by a carpenter.

Although all of these components in your new or remodeled home are built by carpenters who specialize in building things with wood, a general contractor typically oversees construction of the entire house. If the general contractor is also a carpenter skilled in all these areas, they may well construct your entire home. More often, the general contractor subcontracts out the various building stages to different individuals, including carpenters.

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