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  • **Jennifer** **Jennifer**'s Avatar 06-23-08 | 08:57 AM
  • We are closing on our new house Thursday and this past Thursday we did our walk through and my DH asked the builder when he was going to install the screens and the builder said he doesn't install screens on the windows because most people don't want them because it takes away from the look of the house.
     
    And he said he has been building for 30 yrs and has had 2 children fall out of 2nd story windows. 1 died and the other 1 was injured so that is another reason. I think he is just being cheap and doesn't want to spend the money on the screens. Our buyers agent said he would pay for them because he felt bad he didn't think to put that in the contract. They also don't install toilet paper holders/towel racks here either. Our current house didn't have them either but it did have screens.
     
  • jennigirl jennigirl's Avatar 06-23-08 | 09:46 AM
  • strange! Screens and toilet paper holders and such should be a given I think! That's great that your agent will pay for the screens!
  • savannah33 savannah33's Avatar 06-23-08 | 09:50 AM
  • The toliet paper holders and towel racks are pretty unique so most builders do not put those in IMO. Now screens should be provided even if you don't want them installed just in case you ever do and they are expensive (we've had to replace a few). I also don't think they take away from the look. I like to open my windows on nice cool days it's cost efficent and I like the smell in the house from fresh air.
     
  • MrsPook MrsPook's Avatar 06-23-08 | 10:18 AM
  • DId you have this house custom built Jennifer? I am going to have to ask my builder now. There are no screens on the windows but I figured he would put those up later before we close but who knows. Ours does include toilet paper holders, towel bars/rings, etc but we got to choose them within a budget.
     
  • **Jennifer** **Jennifer**'s Avatar 06-23-08 | 10:27 AM
  • Quote de MrsPook
    DId you have this house custom built Jennifer? I am going to have to ask my builder now. There are no screens on the windows but I figured he would put those up later before we close but who knows. Ours does include toilet paper holders, towel bars/rings, etc but we got to choose them within a budget.
     
    Nope, already built. Don't assume the screens will be installed!
     
    I kept thinking they are just waiting until it gets closer to closing etc. But NOPE!!!