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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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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)....

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.  

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Exterior Remodeling

A new front door is a great means of adding value to your home without spending a lot of money. The curb appeal resulting from a new front door can add as much as $24,000 to a home's perceived value, according to research commissioned by Therma-Tru Doors.  

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Window Replacement Tips

Installing vinyl replacement windows is a smart home improvement project. But if prospect having your home opened to the elements leaves you feeling a bit queasy, there are some simple ways to prepare for the project. 

Effective, efficient window replacement begins by having a thorough...