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What to Look For in Home Improvement Contractors

When you are hiring a home improvement contractor, you need to make sure to check their references before signing any contract. You should also check the license and insurance of the contractor, and be sure to request a copy of the contract. The Consumers' Bill of Rights states that all agreements between the two parties must be in writing and state the start and completion dates. It is also important to note that the contract must be signed by the consumer and must include a written notice of cancellation.

Home improvement contractors should be licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection, so make sure to check their credentials. If they are not licensed, they could be liable for injuries or damage. Even though the state's licensing requirements differ from state-to-state, reputable companies should be able to buy materials on credit. They also should be insured, so you can be assured that they will com…

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The 6 Best Home Improvement Projects To Do This Spring

  stevecoleimages/Getty Images   Spring has arrived—and that often sparks the urge among homeowners to roll up their sleeves and embark on a few home improvement projects around the house. But where to start? To help kick-start the process, we asked some renovation experts what are the best home improvement projects to do during spring. Some are worth the time and effort because they’ll set you up for the lazy, hazy days of summer. Other upgrades are smart if you’re preparing to sell your home during this busy home-buying season. So whether you hope to enhance your curb appeal or just enjoy your abode more now that warm weather is on its way, consider this list of the best spring renovation projects to try right now. 1. Stain your deck Photo by Artistic Concrete Surfaces  As the weather warms up and the sun comes out, you’re almost certainly going to want to spend way more time outside. And a nice deck can transform your outdoor space, pr…
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