Dave Markham & Jim Woolsey

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There are so many horror stories about disreputable or incompetent home improvement contactors that television shows have been made about them. Unless you want to be a guest on one of those programs, take steps to ensure you find a good contractor.


Here are some tips that will help:


• Ask for references. Speak to the references.


• Get a detailed written estimate of the work to be done, and makesure you understand all the terms and conditions.

 


• Be wary of contractors who insist on large payments upfront. Thepayment plan should be reasonable and tied to work as completed.


• Ask if the contractor is a member of any professional associations.


• Don't deal with a contractor who offers you a no-tax, cash-only deal.


• Ask the contractor to get the appropriate permits before starting yourproject.


These tips won't guarantee you'll hire a reputable contractor, but they will increase the chances that you do.

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