contractors – On the House

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  • hurricane damage
    Tips On How To Avoid Being Scammed By Contractors After Hurricane Damage

    With the Hurricane season still active until November 30th, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) provides homeowners with helpful ways to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous contractors and provides tips on how to find a...

    • Posted October 28, 2018
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  • Hiring a roofing contractor – some tips to keep in mind.

    In this hour, The Carey Brothers discuss some things to keep in mind when hiring a roofing contractor, plus tips for tight miters.

    • Posted July 2, 2016
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  • Consumer Reports Contractor Survey
    Consumer Reports Contractors Survey Reveals Shady Practices and Costly Homeowner Mistakes

    Home Renovation Survival Guide Finds There’s Often Room to Haggle Homeowners have to be vigilant in selecting the right team for that next renovation project, as the demand for remodeling work could outpace the supply of quality...

    • Posted May 2, 2016
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  • Contractor
    Be Smart About Hiring a Contractor

    Hiring a contractor often is confused with the art of getting bids. Often the contractor that offers the best bid is the one who gets the job. Nothing could be more dangerous to an unwary consumer. The...

    • Posted May 4, 2014
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  • what to ask from a pool contractor
    Building a Pool, What 4 Things You Need to Ask For

    Building a swimming pool is no less complicated than any other major construction project, including the construction of a new home. There may not be as many details to address, but logistically speaking, the construction of an inground...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • bait and switch
    Bait and Switch-It’s a crime

    It was Monday and I was working the homeowner bunco division with my partner, Detective Frank Lee Scarlett. I’m Joe Friday, product cop. We’re on our way to Burbank to investigate a 10-99, “bait and switch,” not...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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  • contract
    Navigating A Construction Contract — Allowance Items

    The allowance you got when you were a kid is nothing like an allowance in a construction contract. Unlike your parents, your contractor is not giving you anything when an allowance is included in the deal. If...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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