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Reviews about Traditional Builders Ltd
- Brian CorriganFebruary 01, 20182 /5We had a house built in 2005 by Traditional Builders in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The process was fairly straightforward; we had a budget, we picked out a specific layout, customized it as required, chose siding, various appliances, etc. etc. Once construction started, things took an almost immediate downturn. Our roof blew off several times during construction. It was installed in December and it was too cold for the tiles to bond together. The result was that after we moved in we had water problems that causes spotting on our second floor ceilings. Both roof and ceilings (and sheetrock, and paint) were all fixed twice. For the next six months we'd find shingles on our front lawn and in one instance all of my neighbors had large sections of their roof blow off. Then we had electrical problems. It turned out that two outlets (with exposed wires) were covered with joint compound prior to outlet installation by the sheetrock team. Major fire hazard. covered two different outlets with joint compound, and we were getting short circuits. My next door neighbor had a glass window in her second floor hallway that leaked for years, dripping water down the inside of her house each time it rained. She finally paid for some out side help (out of pocket) and found out it was installed incorrectly. Finally, the general layout and design of the entire neighborhood has been strange. Traditional was supposed to work with our town to get a bike path connected to the back of our neighborhood. Silly perhaps, but a big selling point for a family with small kids. It never happened (8 years later). There is no entrance sign, several houses sitting next to eachother have the same siding and shutter colors (it looks really strange, and Traditional said they would ensure this didn't happen). Overall, I'm jealous of my friends the built in other neighborhoods. At Beacon Hill, Traditional Builders has become sort of a running joke. Whenever someone's basement floods, siding falls off, house fails a building inspection during a resale, etc. we sit back an laugh. The quality of a Traditional House, and a Traditional neighborhood just isn't very good. Why did I finally sit down to write this? My ridge vent blew off last Friday. I called Traditional, and while it apparently isn't under warranty (even though I have a 20 year warranty on my roof? go figure?) they promised to have someone here Friday. I was skeptical, but very pleased. Now it's rained for three days straight, its Tuesday, it's raining again, my roof is leaking again, and no one showed up or returned my repeated phone calls. Traditional Builders.. ha!
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