My latest Lowe's managed front door replacement project started off
great and sadly, has come to a disastrous stage. In the end, the
installers came and removed my front door down to the studs and then
realized that the custom door that was measured and ordered by their
team, did not fit.
The process ended in the customer service representative ordering a
new better door that would arrive in 2+ weeks instead of the same door
I had ordered that would have taken 8+ weeks. I was also at that time
promised compensation in the tune of $750 which was the price of the
original door. I mentioned that I didn't care about the updated door
but if it was what they wanted to do - so be it.
In the mean time my front door has been replaced by plywood on the
outside and insulation on the inside. While the outside view is
priceless on it's own - http://twitpic.com/2bxtga - the inside view is
even better. The inside view shows the exposed insulation with the
warning label repeating 30+ times:
"This facing will burn. Do not leave exposed. It must be covered
with gypsum board or other code-approved materials and installed in
compliance with building codes."
As you can see in this picture, http://twitpic.com/2bxu8x , that is
not the case. I have three young children and normally try to avoid
fire hazards in my home.
Video of the inside door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp893GVMwGk
To end the day I was called to say that the earlier offer was not
approved and should not have been extended and instead I would be
extended the pleasure of a free storm door instead. I am not sure
what else could go wrong with the project and the associated customer
service but luckily the situation is not nearly yet over and more
disappointment may be looming.