4 musts when hiring a home improvement contractor

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If you’re searching the Yellow Pages, you haven’t done your homework

BY PAUL BIANCHINA

Q: I’m now getting estimates to add a front porch to my house. What is the standard way to check on the licensing and insurance of the contractor, and the standard method of payment, such as certain percentage paid upfront or at the finish? –Connie D.

A: There are actually a couple of steps that I recommend to anyone looking to hire a contractor:

1. Know specifically what you want to have done. The more information you have available for the contractor, the better. Continue reading. . .