Ready to replace that old fence? A new fence can offer the security, privacy, and curb appeal you're looking for. But where do you begin? If you're like most homeowners, you know you want to replace your fence but you're not quite sure of the steps involved or how to get started. We're here to help.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in DIY projects, cooking at home, gardening, and other house work. This increase has also led to an uptick in the risk of injuries from things like power tools, hot water, and everything in between. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds Americans to stay safe at home during quarantine.
With more time at home due to stay-at-home orders issued during the spread of COVID-19, people across the country are tackling home improvement projects. Many of us are itching to freshen up our space after spending so much time inside, and now may be a great time to do so.
As COVID-19 spreads across the country and beyond, many businesses are closing, and states are urging residents to stay home and social distance. If you have more time on your hands at home, it may be a great opportunity to tackle those home projects you’ve been putting on the backburner.
When it comes to hiring a contractor for a home project, we always recommend getting at least three estimates. The goal is to find a contractor who can complete your project properly at a fair price.
Research has shown that it’s safer to hire someone referred by a neighbor, coworker, family member, or friend than to hire someone you simply Googled. 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. There’s greater risk in hiring an unknown contractor, and hiring the wrong person can be very costly. If you hire the wrong person, not only are they likely unable to do the job properly, but they could actually end up doing additional damage. You also have to deal with the additional time and cost it takes to recruit a new contractor to do the job right.
Garages wear, like anything else, and sometimes need repair or replacement. Regardless of the housing market, it's smart to tackle an exterior project like garage repair or replacement to help protect, and potentially increase, your home's value.
Before tearing down your old barn, consider the pros and cons. We'll discuss the benefits and the disadvantages that come with tearing down your barn so you can make the right choice.
So, your otherwise great deck has a rotting board or two. Don’t panic—you can remove those boards and have them replaced in no time. Replacing rotting boards is an inexpensive way to revamp your deck’s appearance and increase safety.
Because of the availability of information on the internet, more and more people are choosing to remodel parts of their home themselves, but this may not always be the best decision. Taking the DIY route can be very economical and practical for certain projects, but there are some projects best left to the pros.
Interested in learning more about what is involved with relocating a mobile home? Read this guide to understand how it's done.
If you have an old house or structure on your property that you plan to demolish, reach out to your local fire department first. Not only could fire departments in the area potentially benefit from using it as a training exercise, but it may save you money and increase your property vaue, too.
A reputable contractor doesn't require the bulk of project costs be paid upfront. Sure, they will need some money to start the project, but asking a customer for more than 15% of the total cost upfront is a big red flag.
Contractors and subcontractors are the two parties responsible for completing demolition and construction projects, and while they often work in tandem to complete a project efficiently, there are a few important differences between them that homeowners—or anyone hiring a contractor—should know.
The importance of developing a fair relationship with your contractor is widely underrated. 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.