Looking for Contractor or Handyman in Northern Lower

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  1. tgafish

    tgafish Premium Member

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    For the last 2 years I've had very low success in finding someone to do repairs and improvements on our property in Wolverine. We resulted in working through Lowes on a few jobs with varying success from OK to horrible. I understand everybody is busy and we have always been flexible. Also understand hunting season is on the way but looking to get a couple door frames replaced before winter. Anybody on here do work up in the area or have someone you would recommend? TIA
     
  2. Luv2hunteup

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    Good luck. The home repair business has been crazy busy this year.
     
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  3. Gillgitter

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    I live in Waters, same problem. Good luck.
     
  4. KJC

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    Interior or exterior? It is normally more cost efficient to replace the door with a pre-hung.
     
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    Exterior. They are on a mobile home so they are non standard sizes and I'm not sure of how the frame connects to the walls etc. I believe my father had them custom replaced at some point in the past. He's passed away and the guy who did them is no longer in business.
     
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    Mobile home construction is totally different. I've done a couple and can tell you, they are a pain. The unit itself is double to triple the cost of standard. The frames are made of particle board, that cannot resist moisture. It can be done, but there is a lot of labor cost. It is not like replacing a door in a standard construction.
     
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    Just about all of the big box home improvement stores will have what you need or can order it.

    https://www.menards.com/main/doors-windows-millwork/exterior-doors/mobile-home-doors/c-7566.htm

    They are definitely not the easiest doors to work on. Buy a cheaper one for the door you seldom use and practice on it. I'll bet there are plenty of youtube how-to videos to help as well.
     
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    There is a mobile home parts place in traverse

    http://www.libertysupplyandservice.com/

    They can get what you need, might not be an upgrade but it will be factory new, and you can avoid a lot of headaches of framing a new opening in a mobile. Did a neighbors mobile bathroom with parts from there a few months ago, easy job.


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    Sorry, my post was meant to say its hard to find a home improvement type contractor in Northern Mi. not necessarily about mobile homes. :)
     
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    If I wasn't so busy id help you out.
     
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    That s always been a problem up here. finding people to work. Now with covid materials are hard to come by, and contractors are just swamped.
     
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    my trusses for my garage are on a 3 month lead time, that's effing crazy!
     
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    Have had this guy do work for us before, does great work at reasonable prices. - https://www.yellowpages.com/west-branch-mi/mip/kevins-mobile-home-repair-6193979
     
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