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  • roof contractor
    Shingle Installation

    Question I have a cabin and had the roof replaced. The contractor put new plywood on the roof, then put the composition shingles on the plywood without felt paper. He said this is the way he does...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Contractor Negotiations

    What is the most common mistake homeowners make when hiring a contractor? They play the lowest-bid game, and it’s an invitation to disaster. Getting bids and finding the right contractor are two entirely different things. Often, the...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Carpet Stretching 101

    For the most part stretching a carpet is very easy – if you are a carpet layer. When hiring a carpet contractor keep in mind that the cost of removing and replacing furniture can be several times...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Contractor Credit Check

    When you borrow money the lender wants to know a lot about your personal history. You know, if you’ve promptly paid back money that you borrowed in the past, and if you currently earn enough money to...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • mechanics lein and what to do
    A Lien Has Been Filed, What do I Do?

    Question My problem is that the floor contractor I hired has filed a mechanic’s lien and I am having some difficulty understanding the bond you suggested (on the radio) that I file to protect me against the...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • being your own contractor
    Being Your Own Contractor

    After job costs such as subcontractors, direct hire labor and materials, a remodeling contractor will earn somewhere between 33- and 45-percent of the project price. This amount is mostly used to pay overhead costs, with the left-over...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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  • Building Permits-Why Bother?

    Check with your local municipal permits and inspections department to find out what code is now being used in your area The Beatles made their last public appearance in 1969 after nearly a decade and hundreds of...

    • Posted January 4, 2014
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