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How to Request Demolition Quotes with Hometown

At Hometown, our quote request form simplifies the process of getting free estimates from local contractors that can perform the demolition service you need. Find out how Hometown makes getting demolition quotes fast and easy.

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Tips for Clients Dealing with Contractors

It can be overwhelming hiring contractors because so much can go wrong, but Hometown makes it easy to hire the right contractor in less time and for less money. Learn our tips for hiring a qualified contractor near you.

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How to Be Sure You’re Hiring the Best Contractor

Ready to start a remodeling or demolition project and want to be sure you're hiring the right person for the job? Hometown can help. Learn the basic process of finding a qualified demolition or remodeling contractor near you.

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DIY Fence Removal vs Hiring a Pro to Remove Your Fence

If you like to handle projects around the house yourself, you're likely considering whether or not you can remove your fence (and potentially replace it) yourself. Find out whether DIY fence removal is a good idea or if you should hire a professional.

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Find a House Renovation Contractor Near You

Choosing the right remodeling contractor can be the difference between turning your home into that of your dreams or dealing with the nightmare of shoddy work and expensive prices. Learn how Hometown can help you find the best remodeling contractor for your project.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a Demo Contractor and Closing the Deal

Choosing the right contractor to hire for your demolition project is important. Find out how to find local contractors, read reviews, request quotes from multiple contractors, choose the right one, and close the deal.

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Easily Find a Demolition Contractor With Hometown

At Hometown, we make it easy to find the right person for your demolition project. Find out how we make it simple for homeowners and business owners to get answers to questions, find local contractors, read reviews, request quotes, and more.

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Find a Qualified Contractor for Your Home Remodeling Project

Are you looking to remodel a single room or your entire house? Hometown is here to help. Find out how to find a qualified remodel contractor in near you, get answers to frequently asked remodeling questions, and more. 

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Georgia Demolition: Understanding Demo Laws in the Peach State

If you're considering hiring a demolition contractor in Georgia to help tackle a demolition project, this guide is the place to start. Get answers to your most-asked questions so you know what to expect for your upcoming Georgia demolition project.

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Illinois demolition guide

Illinois Demolition: Rules to Follow, Who to Hire, and More

If you're considering hiring a demolition contractor in Illinois to help tackle a demolition project, this guide is the place to start. Get answers to your most-asked questions so you know what to expect for your upcoming Illinois demolition project.

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Florida Demolition 101: What You Should Know About Demo in the Sunshine State

If you're considering hiring a demolition contractor in Florida to help tackle a demolition project, this guide is the place to start. Get answers to your most-asked questions so you know what to expect for your upcoming Florida demolition project.

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California demolition guide

The Complete Guide to Starting a Demolition Project in California

If you're considering hiring a demolition contractor in California to help tackle a demolition project, this guide is the place to start. Get answers to your most-asked questions so you know what to expect for your upcoming California demolition project.

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Tennessee demolition guide

Tennessee Demolition: Laws, Requirements, and Finding the Best Contractor

If you're considering hiring a demolition contractor in Tennessee to help tackle a demolition project, this guide is the place to start. Get answers to your most-asked questions so you know what to expect for your upcoming Tennessee demolition project.

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Michigan Demolition: Laws, Requirements, and Finding the Best Contractor

If you're considering hiring a demolition contractor in Michigan to help tackle a demolition project, this guide is the place to start. Get answers to your most-asked questions so you know what to expect for your upcoming Michigan demolition project.

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A Simple Guide to Demolition in Texas

Learn all about the various laws and regulations in place as it pertains to demolition in Texas and the disposal of demolition debris. Start here to understand what's expected for your upcoming Texas demolition project.

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A Beginner's Guide to Demolition in Atlanta

Discover the various laws and regulations in place as it pertains to demolition in Atlanta and the disposal of demolition debris. Start here to understand what's expected for your upcoming Atlanta demolition project.

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Demolition in Chicago: A Guide to Residential and Commercial Demo in the Windy City

Learn all about the various laws and regulations in place as it pertains to demolition in Chicago and the disposal of demolition debris. Start here to understand what's expected for your upcoming Chicago demolition project.

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Why You Should Hire a Professional to Remove Your Floors

While handling floor removal yourself can seem like a financially savvy move, some projects are best left to the pros. Find out if handling a floor removal project yourself is the right choice, or if it makes more sense to hire a professional.

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How to Read and Make Sense of a Demolition Estimate

Understanding the project estimate provided by the demolition company is an essential part of the demolition process. Read our guide to avoid problems later on, like additional fees.

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Hire the Right Remodeling Contractor and Know What to Expect

Choosing the right contractor is the most important part of the remodeling process. Learn how to choose the best contractor for your project and what to expect throughout the process.

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Don't Hire Just Anyone to Demo Your Barn

Make sure you know what to look for, the questions to ask, and the precautions to follow to make sure you hire the best contractor for your barn removal project.

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The Importance of Getting Multiple Quotes Before Hiring a Contractor

When it comes to hiring a contractor for a home project, we always recommend getting at least three estimates. Learn why and how to get free quotes from services in your area. 

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2 Jobs, 1 Contractor: How to Save Money on Demolition Projects

Hiring one contractor for multiple jobs can save you money on your demolition or renovation project. Learn more and how to find the best contractor in your area with our guide.

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Demo A to Z: A Guide to Demolition in NYC

Preparing for demolition in New York City requires special planning. Learn all about the demolition process in NYC and be prepared for your demo project.

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The Science Behind Hiring the Right Contractor

Getting a referral is a cheaper way to hire a contractor, a faster way to find a contractor, and generally produces a better experience, too. Learn how to find reputable contractors in your area.

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How to Choose the Right Concrete Removal Contractor

Learn what to expect and how to cover all your bases to ensure you choose the right contractor for your concrete removal with our guide.

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Small Demolition Projects: DIY or Hire a PRO?

When it comes to smaller demolition jobs, consider the pros and cons of doing the work yourself vs. hiring an expert. Consider costs, your ability to do the work, and more.

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How to Hire a Basement Remodel Contractor

If you're looking for a basement remodeling contractor, read our guide to learn all of the qualifications to look for to ensure the best price and service.

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What Does Contractor Insurance Cover?

Contractors should have two types of insurance: liability insurance and workers' compensation. Learn how these types of insurance differ and how each type covers different scenarios.

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7 Keys to Successfully Hiring a Demolition Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be stressful, especially when it comes to hiring a demo contractor. Be prepared and know what to expect. With the help of our 7 tips, you can be sure to have a seamless experience working with a contractor.

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Licensing 101: A State-by-State Guide to Contractor License Requirements

Learn about your state's licensing requirements before hiring a contractor with our state-by-state guide to contractor licensing laws.

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Demo A to Z: A Guide to Demolition in Los Angeles

If you need demolition work done in the Los Angeles area, read our guide to learn all about the process, like who you should hire, the permitting process, how much it costs, and more.

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Find the Right Chimney Repair or Removal Contractor

Learn how to find a chimney removal contractor who is experienced, reliable, and honest with our informative guide.

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Should I Handle Floor Removal Myself?

Learn the benefits of hiring a professional to handle your floor removal and the pitfalls of handling it yourself so you can make the right decision for your project.

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What You Should Know About Removing a Concrete Patio Attached to a House

Learn about how much concrete patio removal costs, how it's done, and who to hire to get the project done properly to eliminate any headaches and ensure your project goes smoothly.

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How It Works

Hometown Demolition is the #1 way for locals to find qualified demolition contractors in their area. Find out how easy it is to find the right contractor for your project.

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DIY Interior Demolition: Is It Really Worth It?

Read our guide to determine if your particular interior demolition project is a good project to take on yourself or if you would be better off hiring a professional.

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The Homeowner's Guide to Interior Demolition

This guide will help you understand when you should DIY, when you should hire a pro, how much interior demo costs, how to dispose of debris, and more.

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Partial Chimney Removal Costs and the Benefits of Hiring a Pro

Homeowners are often looking for alternative solutions to full chimney removal to manage their needs while also cutting costs. Find out if saving money with a partial chimney removal is right for you.

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Why You Should Never Pay Your Contractor Upfront

A contracting asking a customer for more than 15% of the total cost upfront is a big red flag. Learn more about why a contractor should never ask you to pay for a project upfront.

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The Difference Between a Contractor's Bond, License, and Insurance

If you plan on hiring a contractor, make sure you understand the distinction between being licensed, bonded, and/or insured and how each of them protects homeowners.

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When Hiring a Contractor Saves You Money vs. Doing It Yourself

Handling a home improvement project yourself can often save you some money, but that isn’t always the case. Learn when hiring a professional can save you time and money.

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Contractor or Subcontractor: What's the Difference?

Contractors and subcontractors are the two parties responsible for completing demolition and construction projects. Learn a few important differences between them that you should know.

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13 Must-Ask Questions to Side-Step Contractor Scams

Properly vetting contractors is the key to avoiding scams and deadbeat contractors. Ask these questions when going through the contractor interviewing process. It will help effectively weed out the bad seeds.

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Never Say THIS to Your Contractor

This guide will help to ensure that you're in a mutually beneficial and fair relationship with your contractor from the first moment you reach out to them. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Contracts

When hiring a contractor, the most important step is making sure you get everything in writing. Learn what should be included on a contract before signing it so you're protected.

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Avoid These 5 Red Flags When Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a contractor to help with any work on your property, unfortunately, opens up potential risks. Make sure you know the red flags to look out for when hiring a contractor for a project.

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