It’s not only the answers to these questions that will help you judge potential contractors – its the way they answer them. Were they easy to talk to and forthcoming with details or did they hem and haw and make you ask more than once? Difficulty communicating now means difficulty communicating on the job later. But clear, timely and thoughtful responses combined with terrific references, great completed work that you’ve seen, and a smart take on your project – may mean you’ve found the right pro for your job!
The Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA) was adopted by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly in October 2008 and signed by the Governor as Act 132 of 2008. The law establishes a mandatory registration program for contractors who offer or perform home improvements in PA. The statute also establishes minimum insurance requirements for contractors; requires contractors to provide their registration number in their ads and contracts’ establishes required contract terms for home improvement contracts; prohibits unfair business practices; and creates a criminal penalty for home improvement fraud.
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