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10 Tips to Help Contractors Build Trust with Wary Renovators

Article contributed by our friends at BuildDirect.com - these tips will give well prepared contractors the edge they need to secure projects As a contractor, you know how difficult it can be to impress a novice renovator who isn’t knowledgeable ... [Continue Reading]

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Decking Inspections – Where do decks typically fail?

The National Association of Decking and Railings has an excellent article (originally written by Anne W. West for Professional Deck Builders Magazine) on what inspectors look for when reviewing decking projects.  An inspection now can save expensive ... [Continue Reading]

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Insurance Considerations – What Should Contractors and Installers Carry?

When operating a small contracting or handyman business, many pro's choose minimal insurance coverage to save money.  While this understandable because cash flow in a small business is key to survival, it also carries a few risks you might not have ... [Continue Reading]

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“Check Your Deck” campaign by NADRA and end of season outdoor living tips

May is the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) Deck Safety Month, but it is a good idea to check your deck at the end of the summer season too.  Before the rain comes, it is smart to inspect for any rot, stain issues or see if ... [Continue Reading]

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Home Improvement ROI – Lessons Learned from Renovations Completed 30 Years Ago

When I was 5 years old, my parents bought their dream home.   It was almost brand new, but had been extensively renovated by the prior owners.  Though located in a mid-market suburb, the home had a beautiful view, and was remodeled with a SubZero and ... [Continue Reading]


Home Renovation: 5 tips on how to measure your room(s) for wood flooring or tiles

If you don’t have a professional installer to help measure your space, don't be afraid to set a budget with your own measuring tape.  Here are 5 tips to help you complete your measurements so that you can order the correct amount of material for your ... [Continue Reading]

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