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Pause That Contractor Hire! Look For These 9 Things First

It’s a decision that carries a lot of weight: Who should you hire to spearhead your bathroom remodel, beautiful kitchen makeover, or other major home improvement project? Your contractor will be responsible for not only how the finished product looks, but also whether your home will be structurally sound and up-to-code when all is said and done. According to a survey of 1,000 homeowners by, 7% experienced fire, flooding, or other damage, or damaged their neighbor’s home as the result of a home improvement project gone wrong. In addition, many states require contractors to obtain special trade licensing which determines the type of work they’re legally allowed to perform. The decisions your general contractor makes and their level of...

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