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Building and Remodeling

Thinking about the home improvements you’ll be making this fall?  If you’ll be hiring contractors to help, make sure they’re properly insured.  If not, you may end up footing the bill in the event of an accident or a renovation gone awry.  

In many areas of the United States, sole...

Building and Remodeling
Homeowners taking on a home improvement or home renovation project receive a lot of promises. The home improvement contracts, change orders, project guarantees and product warranties which consumers must deal with all seem to have one thing in common: the goal of customer satisfaction.  But...
Getting Building Permits for Remodeling Projects

Getting building permits for your remodeling project can be the trickiest and most overlooked part of the remodeling process.  But beware: if a contractor asks you to get building permits yourself, consider it a red flag, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)....

Chimney Repair and Cleaning

When temperatures drop, it's time to think about getting your house ready for winter. A good place to start is by reviewing your chimney for any repair or cleaning it may need.

Often neglected, chimneys are a vital part of a home's structure and mechanical functioning. If a chimney is not...

Replacement Windows

When it comes time to replace your windows, how can you be confident you’re choosing the right contractor for the job?  Hiring a window installer is similar to hiring other professionals in the building industry – you should do your research beforehand to ensure a good outcome.

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Drainage

When buying or selling a home, make sure a professional home inspector is part of the transaction. Nosy people can be really annoying if they are always sticking their nose in other people's business! But if you are buying a house, a home inspector is one super nosy person you definitely want...