Well - My wife and I are finally ready to finish our unfinished walk-out lower lever of our home. We have approximately 900 sq. ft. + a rough in for a bathroom.
We signed up for the free basement drawing at the local home improvement show and were called by Owens Corning about a month later.
My wife set up the appointment for us and when she told me that we both had to be there which we would have anyway, I prepared her for the hard sell.
I was actually nicely surprised by the rep as he was very professional and at no time time did he use any hard sell tactics with us probably because i told him that I have been in sales for over 20 years. He did however use the Showcase discount, Flexible install discount, flooring discount, ect. after two hours he went back downstairs and I told my wife that I was going to check online while he was down there.
I found this site and thank goodness that I did.
The price went from $37,000 down to $28,000. This would not finish the basement however because the back wall above grade was unfinished drywall, the window trim was unfinished and we have a rough-in for a lower level bathroom that they do not do. So this was for walls on all but the back wall and the ceiling as well as electric and lights and a door to what would be a bathroom that we would have get done another way.
We singed, but cancelled within the three days as we really want a one-stop solution to have the whole thing done and they could not do that.
Good thing, we had a referral through a friend and we are having the entire job done with mold resistant drywall, finishing, painting, flooring, entire bathroom and finished windows for just under 20K.
Perfect for us.
I can see why those of you that have purchased the OC system would be happy as if we did not have the bathroom and the walkout we probably would have stuck with it.
Well, yesterday we get a call from the Showcase Recovery team and they offer the OC system for $18K - we already had decided to go with our contractor, but my wife said that had they done that from the start, we probably would not have cancelled and would have had enough money to finish the back wall and bathroom within our original budget.
Overall, our unique situation is better served as I did not want to have two different types of walls in our lower level and we are getting a deal because of a friend to have the entire LL with bath done for $7K less so it is a no brainer.
I certainly would not dissuade anyone from the OC system except to say make sure you tell them to give you the Showcase Recovery price at around $20 per square foot to save them and you time and money.
To go from $37,000 to $18,000 is pretty suspect. I would say that if you want their system - get the lowest price possible, sign up, then pay the fed ex bill to cancel within 3 days and wait for the Showcase recovery call to get it down to $20 per square foot. If they are going to play the game, you might as well too.
Remember, you will still have to get the flooring elsewhere.