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The Secrets Behind Window Replacement Companies

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Window replacement companies come in about as many different shapes and sizes as home windows themselves. With companies ranging from local contractors to massive retail chains eager for your business, it can be a pretty daunting experience. Who do you trust?

Today you are going to learn the secrets behind window replacement companies and what you must pay attention to. From the little guy (“Chuck in the Truck” we like to call him) to massive outlets (think Sears), there are key things you must look for to make sure you not only end up with a home window you’re happy with, but also don’t get ripped off

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The most common mistakes homeowners make when choosing a home improvement contractor

Homeowner beware

Consumer complaints and lawsuits regarding home improvements are on the rise according to Ripoff Reports; a homeowner that does not do their homework before embarking on a project could find themselves with poor workmanship, inferior products, health and safety issues or even legal problems. [more]

Keeping Home Improvement Resources in Perspective

Keeping Home Improvement Resources in PerspectiveIf you are embarking on a home improvement project by yourself without the services of professional consultants, there’s a good chance you’re utilizing different resources for finding a contractor. Kudos to you for trying to use these tools to better educate yourself on home improvement contractors in your area.

We have a sneaking suspicion that you’re utilizing one, some, or all of the following resources: family and friends, Yelp, Better Business Bureau, Diamond Certified, Yellow Pages, and Angie’s List. While we can’t deny that these are usable tools, it is essential that we keep them in perspective. Yes they can be helpful, but often there’s more than meets the eye. Using them as a sole resource for authoritative contractor information is dangerous. With that in mind, let’s examine some inconsistencies and flaws for each resource.

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