Selecting The Right Home Improvement Contractor

Be leery of the door-to-door salesman who offers unbelievable deals. As the old saying goes, “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” Do your research and select a contractor that offers an appropriate balance of quality and price in their work....

Choosing a Home Improvement Company

Get a written contract. Most reputable companies require a written agreement for the work to be performed. Be sure to read the contract carefully, and get written approval from a company representative whenever you request and secure approval for exceptions to their...

Finding a Quality Home Contractor

You’ve heard the horror stories: The one where the contractor repeatedly emphasized mold and health issues to up-sell a homeowner into a bigger job; or, how about the one where the contractor wasn’t insured when one of his workers was injured? Perhaps my...

Wood Rot and Repair Tips

DON’T CONFUSE WOOD ROT WITH TERMITE DAMAGE Termites leave visible evidence of their existence, damaging wood as they tunnel through and leaving sawdust in their wake. Wood rot, on the other hand, comes from over-exposure to moisture and can take on a couple of...

Window Replacement Tips

BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS AND DOORS Go to home improvement stores to explore options and understand costs associated with energy efficient windows and doors. Get in-home estimates from a few window and door companies, asking them lots of questions about...