The other issue is the decorative louver trim on the garage gable. According to the elevation drawings, it is supposed to be centered both vertically and horizontally on the reverse gable. It is close to being centered horizontally, but nowhere near being centered vertically. This is right on the plans. Why do these guys refuse to follow directions? Now, of course, the fix will result in holes being left in the siding, but we are going to ask for it to be replaced if the holes are not behind the trim piece. Plus it seems like a bad idea in general to attach something with screws thru the face of the siding. Seems like it would restrict movement, which is what vinyl siding is designed to do.
Now for the paint color issue. According to both our PM and the Production Supervisor, we signed our contract prior to the color change taking place. So therefore our pricing did not reflect this change of color. Of course the pricing stayed the same from the time we signed our contract until, and beyond, the day that the model home opened and they were handing out brochures listing the standard features for the community which included the beige paint. They used the example, "XYZ development is getting beige paint too, but there's lots of people there who have white paint." The difference is that is an established community that's been around for 4 years. Not a single person is living in our community yet. Then they gave the example, well if you bought a car and then the next day they offered a/c standard with the car, you wouldn't be getting it. If the dealer cared about their customers you would!! Even Wal-Mart will refund your money if their prices change within 30 days!! They were so unwilling to budge on this item that they offered to give us our money back and we could go our separate ways!!! With "no hard feelings." That's right! We were given their standard, "maybe we aren't the builder for you" line. Really poor way to run a business. Our house is sold, we are 2/3 done building, and we just want to walk away???? They would rather lose the entire sale than put different colored paint in the sprayer!! Really hard to believe!!
|Note the off-center trim piece. This guy should invest in a plumb-bob, or tape measure.|
|Still needs the metal roof over the porch.|