Go Green and Save Green Energy costs and other environmental concerns are motivating an increasing number of these remodelers to consider green technology, and builders, vendors, and other contractors are supporting this trend by offering everything from environmentally-friendly building materials, to energy-efficient appliances like double- (or even triple-) paned windows, and tankless water heaters.
Living Through a Remodel You've signed with a reputable contractor and the remodeling work is about to begin. What you - and your contractor - do next about your working relationship will make the difference between a pleasant experience and an unhappy one.
Remodeling, Financing Can Help Financial Health When most homeowners consider a home improvement, they think about the beauty and utility their new project will add to their home. What many of them may not realize is that a remodeling project can also have a positive impact on their financial picture.
Choosing a Contractor – 25 Factors Marty Schirber, CR of Castle Building & Remodeling, Inc. has written this article to aid
consumers in the process of choosing a professional remodeling contractor. So often,
the consumer is only told to “get several estimates, and make sure they are licensed,
bonded and insured.” While this is important advice, there is so much more to be
considered, to ensure a successful remodeling process. At Castle, we believe that
education leads to a better understanding of the process, which creates better
relationships, and a higher level of satisfaction with remodeling projects.
Protect Yourself Legally There are many legal and protective measures you should take during a remodeling project. Advice in the following areas appear on this page: