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How to Become a Home Improvement Contractor

A home improvement contractor doesn’t build homes from scratch. Instead, he or she alters existing structures based on the client’s wishes. Many contractors choose this line of work because the industry requires less up-front capital and because an increasing number of homeowners are choosing to remodel their current houses rather than buy new ones. If […]

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8 Alternative Roofing Materials Explained

Roofing contractors and homeowners have multiple options when they need to replace a roof. Sometimes, the original roofing material doesn’t meet the homeowner’s needs, in which case one of these alternative roofing materials might make a better choice. 1. Shake Shingles Favored for their rustic, weathered appeal, shake shingle roofing offers excellent energy efficiency and […]

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5 Facts for Oregon Contractors to Know About Asbestos

According to the Register-Guard, home contractors have put workers and homeowners at risk in the Portland area by demolishing homes that contain asbestos. Industry standards require construction companies to remove asbestos prior to demolition, but because it increases time and labor costs, some contractors have ignored prudent action and gone forward with demos without addressing […]

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6 Things to Know When Going for Your Massachusetts Builders License

If you want to get a Massachusetts builders license, you must follow the state-mandated requirements. They might seem like nothing more than hurdles to jump, but they protect the public as well as contractors. Before you jump into the process, familiarize yourself with these six important facts. 1. You’ll Need Construction Experience In Massachusetts, contractors […]

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How to Improve Your Contract Negotiation Skills

In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the construction industry has spent around $1.1 billion dollars annually on new and existing projects. This can open many doors for skilled contractors. The good news for builders, roofers and other tradespeople is they can have more leverage in their career when they attend contractors license school. Contractor […]

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How to Get a Contractor’s License in Michigan

A contractor (or general contractor) builds or works on residential or commercial properties. He or she might have a specialty, such as roofing or plumbing, but contractors sometimes run their businesses as Jacks and Janes of all trades. Regardless of the type of career you intend to build, you must first learn how to get […]

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