SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP YOU AVOID REMODELING PITFALLS
State Contractors Board has free information to help protect homeowners
SACRAMENTO - For most of us, our homes are our biggest investment. Someday, all homes are going to need repairs, like a new fence or roof. Some homeowners may undertake a major remodeling project. No matter what the need, homeowners must take the time to learn how to hire and manage home improvement contractors. Fortunately, the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) offers free tools to help homeowners protect their investments and make the home improvement process easier and safer including the following publications:
Visit the CSLB Web site at www.cslb.ca.gov to download these free publications, or to use our popular online search feature for making sure your contractor is licensed and has a license in good standing.
The CSLB urges all consumers to follow these tips when hiring a contractor:
The Contractors State License Board operates under the umbrella of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. The CSLB licenses and regulates California's 292,000 contractors, and investigates more than 20,000 complaints against contractors annually.