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Tips on how to hire a home improvement contractor

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Here are a few tips on how to hire a home improvement contractor.

- If a home improvement project is in your future, be sure to hire a reputable contractor.
- Ask friends and neighbors for references.
- Solicit at least two or three bids from prospective contractors.
- Compare the quality of the materials to be used, as well as the total cost of the project.
- Remember, the lowest bid is not necessarily the best bid.
- Contact your Better Business Bureau for a reliability report on the contractor.
- Find out from your local or state government if the contractor is properly licensed, bonded and insured.
- When you have decided on a contractor, do not sign a contract until you have reviewed it carefully.
- Be sure all agreements and oral promises are covered in the contract.
- Never sign a partial or blank contract.
- Do not pay for the entire job in advance, and do not pay cash to the salesperson or contractor.
- Do contact your local BBB, and/or your state government consumer affairs office for help in resolving any disputes that may arise.

Here is the BBB Business Review for American Roofing and Vinyl Siding. 

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