Ready to renovate? How to check out a contractor before you hire

Home Contractor(ARA) – Warm weather is here and it’s time to start thinking about those home renovation and home improvement projects you put on hold until the weather – or the economy – got better. While many indicators point toward a better economy, many contractors are still feeling the pinch, and are competing fiercely to win business.

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Avoid Common Home Renovation Pitfalls

1) Zoning, Bylaws & Restrictive Covenants
Before you undertake any renovation or remodeling project, contact planning and zoning department in your city to ensure that your property is zoned for the changes you are planning to undertake.   Just because the house next door has added a second floor or build a new extension, it doesn’t mean that your home is also zoned for such change. Read more