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Is Your Decking Contractor's Insurance Policy Sufficient?

Posted in: Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Deck Estimate, Deck Contractors Insured

James Moylan

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

 

Contractors Insurance Policy

Make sure your contractor's insurance policy has the right coverage to protect you and your property

The house is a precious space, where sock-footed children wander down hallways, families chatter over home-cooked dinners, and napping dogs stretch out on sunny porches. When it comes to remodeling, you want to make sure your house is in the hands of someone you can trust. That’s why it is essential to find the right contractor for your project.

Who is Responsible For a Deck Permit: Homeowner or Contractor?

Posted in: Deck Permits, Deck Building Questions, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractor Permits, Deck Contractors Insured, deck contractors

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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A Decking Contractor Should Be Well-Versed in Pulling Permits

If you’re going to have a deck built in your backyard, regardless of whether it’s attached to the house or a standalone deck, you’re going to have to get a deck permit. This is something required by law, and if you build without one and get caught, you’ll likely have to pay a big fine and may even be required to tear your new deck down, whether it’s partially built or completed. Basically, it’s not something that you want to have to go through.

How to Interview a Deck Builder: Specific Process and Checklist

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Estimate, Zuri Deck, Deck Tips, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractor Permits, Deck Contractors Insured

James Moylan

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Questions to Ask Your Deck Builder Before Hiring Them

When you are interviewing possible candidates to build your deck, it’s important to get logistical questions out of the way – such as ensuring they are insured – but you also want to get a sense of what it will be like to work with them.

Depending on the complexity of your deck project, you may be working with this firm and their crew for weeks. Since it’s an outdoor project, decks usually require fewer interruptions to your normal daily life, but it can still be a major hassle to not have complete access to your outdoor space.

Also, a deck is a major investment – and one that can actually help increase the value of your home if it is done right. You want to place this project in trustworthy hands.

10 Important Things to Know Before Hiring a Decking Contractor

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractors Insured, Bathroom Remodel Tips

James Moylan

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Great Tips For Hiring a Decking Contractor or Screen Porch Contractor

You’ve wanted a deck forever, but for some reason or another your plans to build one never had the opportunity to materialize. Now that you’ve got the savings squared away, you’re ready to dive in and get moving on the project so you can start enjoying your new deck.

Not so fast. It’s understandable if you’re a little antsy to have the deck finished, but for a big project like this, the most important thing is to ensure the job is done right. That means finding a decking contractor with a proven track record who you can trust.

Make Sure Your Decking Contractor Is Licensed in Virginia

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Permits, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractor Permits, Deck Contractors Insured

James Moylan

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Why Your Decking Contractor Needs to be Licensed in Virginia

Before hiring a contractor to work on your decking project in Virginia, you’ll need to make sure that they’re licensed in the state. If you hire someone who isn’t properly licensed, you’ll likely hit a road block when attempting to get a permit, since a contractor needs to varify their license as part of the permitting process.