HBA Warns of Home Improvement Pitfalls

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This is the time of year when homeowners usually start working on their houses which is why May has been designated as National Home Remodeling Month. But before you get started on your next home improvement project, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association has some tips to avoid common pitfalls.

First, professionals recommend researching the best contractor. HBA works for the consumer with more than 300 contractors, builders, and remodelers listed with the organization.

“There’s a lot to be said for people that are involved in the association,” said HBA executive officer Jennie Brewer. “They do have to have liability insurance, workers compensation and approved by our board to be a member.”

Brewer said to be wary of the door to door contractor. Some people will ask for a deposit for work to be done later and never show up. The HBA can provide a list of certified workers so consumers can be confident they are protected.

“We encourage people to get at least three bids for your work, without a doubt, and always remember, the lowest bid isn’t necessarily the best bid,” said Brewer.

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