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Home Improvement Companies

Home improvement companies have grown increasingly in demand for a number of reasons. First of all, the recession saw a lot of home improvement projects being undertaken by home owners. The reason for this is that there were fewer home buyers, therefore homeowners decided to invest time and money into their homes. This is a long term plan which makes such investment a prudent one.

As a result, home improvement has become a huge niche which has grown past the DIY stage, when it was just a hobby. Different areas of the house are being tackled in home improvement projects to add value to the house and as investments in the houses. Homeowners have therefore realized the benefit of having these projects professionally and expertly handled.

Home improvement companies are varied and are as wide as the niche itself. They range from the architects and interior designers who are involved in the planning of a home improvement project, to those that provide such services as remodeling, painting and plumbing. Then there are the companies that provide the materials needed for a home improvement projects. Some companies combine all these functions into their services so that they serve as a one-stop shop for all things home improvement.

If you decide to make use of a home improvement company that provides all your home improvement needs, you need to make sure that all their contractors have current licenses to operate within the area your home is located.

Also, it is always best to purchase the materials you need for your home improvement projects from a reputable home improvement company.

If that company has a reputation for quality materials in the industry, you are very likely to get the best materials and advice from them. They are conversant with the different types of materials and their functions and can advice you appropriately. Furthermore, because of their reputation, they are more likely to have a really good warranty program should anything go wrong with your materials.

Most home improvement companies will give you a free estimate before you begin your home improvement project. This is very important when you are planning your project because home improvement projects are notorious for becoming increasingly expensive as you go on if you fail to plan and have an estimate in the first place.

It is easy to think that home improvement should be a DIY project and if you have some experience in handling DIY projects, this is not a bad thing. However, using a home improvement company could save you time and money, which you could lose from mistakes you might make along the way. If you are willing to make the mistakes and learn as you go, home improvement companies will also come in handy with advice and quality products.

Shawn Hickman is the Search Marketing Manager for Sears NJ Home Improvement. If you would like more Home Improvement Ideas, visit the Home Improvement section of the Sears Home Services website.

What Companies provide Home Improvement Contractors Insurance?

Question by The_Rockstar: What Companies provide Home Improvement Contractors Insurance?
I need an insuarance certificate for public liability for $ 1000,000 and property damage for 25,000

Best answer:

Answer by mbrcatz17
OK, assuming you’re in the US, as you posted this to a US board – if you have no prior insurance, you’ll have to go to an independent agent who can hook you up with a non-admitted carrier like Rockwood Ins. or Scottsdale. Both do contractors. It will likely cost you about $ 1000 – $ 1500 if you’re a one man shop. You’ll have to pay it up front. It will be fully earned, so if you buy the insurance, then get the certificate, and try to cancel the policy, they’ll cancel it, but you won’t get any money back. Sorry, but contractors do that ALL THE TIME. They also, as a group (so don’t take it personally) like buying policies just for their busy season, then letting them cancel for nonpayment – which is why you have to pay in full for a year.

But if you’re calling State Farm, Nationwide, Farmers, etc, you’ll notice they won’t write you without three years of insurance history. So you need to go to an independent who can shop you out on the surplus market.

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