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Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

Why You Shouldn't "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY)

By: Kevin Ahern
June 25th, 2014

Now more than ever, homeowners have access to seemingly unlimited knowledge, including a range of online tutorials that show a relatively untrained audience how to do everything from change a faucet to conduct a bathroom remodel. Some of these DIY home remodeling projects, like repainting a room, changing a fixture or re-grouting a shower, can be fun and empowering. Yet not all home improvement activities are best conducted by homeowners. Major home remodeling projects should be completed by a professional contractor.

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General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

How to Prepare Yourself For Home Remodeling in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
April 5th, 2014

Home remodeling is a huge undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and money. Whether you're renovating your home to sell or you're just building the dream home you always wanted, residential construction can be a lengthy, involved process that requires a lot of preparation. If you're hoping to take on this type of project, now is the time to get started.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

How to Make Sense of Contractor Pricing Lingo

By: Kevin Ahern
February 25th, 2014

Hiring a general contractor in Connecticut can be intimidating, and this is especially true if you're unfamiliar with their industry language or lingo. A great deal of the typical contractor jargon relates to the process of setting the price for the job. If you can speak with authority about the cost of the job, the process for hiring a contractor becomes less intimidating. Here are a few key terms to help get you through the remodeling process.

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Commercial | Residential Remodeling | Seasonal | Industry Knowledge

The Danger of Winter Roof Collapses in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
February 13th, 2014

As heavy snow continues to plague much of the country, both residential and commercial property owners are becoming concerned with the threat of winter roof collapses. This may remind you and your neighbors of the winter of 2011.

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Commercial | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

Insurance Restoration: Tips for Remodeling after a Natural Disaster

By: Kevin Ahern
November 26th, 2013

The past few years have shown us that Mother Nature may strike at any time. Natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards have affected many homes in Connecticut as well as the rest of New England. Once your loved ones are safe, making sure that your home or business is restored is your next concern. Unfortunately, many of us are not prepared to deal with insurance restoration and everything involved with remodeling after a natural disaster. Here are a few tips to help you through this difficult time.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling | Seasonal | Industry Knowledge

The Best Ideas for Fall Home Remodeling in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
October 16th, 2013

Though the weather may be getting cooler, fall remains a popular period for residential remodeling.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

4 Reasons to be Wary of Low Contractor Bids

By: Kevin Ahern
October 2nd, 2013

“Construction firms often make unrealistically low bids to get jobs… but they can count on finding plenty of reasons later to jack the price up enough to allow for a profit. When the building is underway, it becomes prohibitively expensive to fire the contractor and start anew. The owner has become a hostage.” - Wall Street Journal, December 5th, 2007 

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