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Yellow Flag Questions

Unlike Red Flags, a single Yellow Flag probably shouldn’t disqualify a remodeler. But they do alert you to the chance that you may have a less-than-satisfactory experience. The more Yellow Flags, the more cautious you should be, and if there are several, you should indeed consider looking elsewhere for a remodeler.

1.  The remodeler arrives late, misses the appointment, shows up unkempt and appears to be unprofessional and unprepared.

2.  The remodeler does not have a website or has a website that ...

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Green Flag Questions

If there are no Red Flags and few Yellow Flags, it’s reasonable to assume that the remodeler is one you can further consider to do your project. But is the remodeler properly qualified and the best choice for you, your project, and your budget? Here is a list of considerations to help you decide.

1.  Is the remodeler experienced with the kind of work you are looking for? (working with older homes, kitchen, addition, bathroom, whole house, historic restoration, energy efficient, ...

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Red Flags Questions

Any remodeler who raises red flags is one we believe you should not consider further. If you get an unsatisfactory response to even ONE of these questions, we recommend you disqualify them from consideration.

1. The remodeler cannot show that they have a currently registered business and are currently licensed as a contractor to do the kind of work you are looking to have done.

2. The remodeler is unwilling to provide you the street address of the business. It is okay ...

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Selecting a Remodeling Contractor

Overview

The remodeling contractor you choose can be the biggest factor in determining the success or stress of your remodeling project. Selecting the right remodeler means, you are much more likely to be satisfied with your project and the remodeling experience. Select the wrong remodeler, however, and your project and remodeling experience could become one of those remodeling horror stories you hear of all too often.

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Is Your Remodeling Project Priced for Problems?

Getting a fair estimate for your project is important. But what if the price seems almost too good?

According to one remodeling industry expert, “remodeling horror stories often start with a great price.” Why is that?

Shopping for a remodeling project isn’t like purchasing a brand-name product where you get the same product no matter what retailers charge. In fact, comparing ...

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