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With hurricane season in full swing and other severe winter weather around the corner, home owners may find it necessary to call in professionals to help repair damage to their homes. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that after a natural or man-made disaster, there are people who will try to profit from a community’s misfortune.


But a fly-by-night contractor is one disaster you can prevent if you follow a few steps to ensure you hire a reputable professional.

In fact, it makes sense to follow these guidelines when you are evaluating any potential contractor, whether it’s for post-disaster repairs or a planned renovation to your home.

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

Price and payment


Contract and completion

Following these guidelines will help you select a contractor who will do quality work, and stand behind it.