Home improvement is a general term that covers a range of projects that can be done to upgrade an existing property. These can be used for a variety of reasons including comfort and personal preference, maintenance and repair work, making a home bigger by adding rooms or spaces, and to improve energy efficiency and safety.
Home Improvement Contracts
Maryland’s Home Improvement Law requires that all contracts for home improvement work be in writing and signed by both the consumer and the contractor before work begins or any money is paid. The contract should clearly state the work to be performed, the materials to be used and the approximate dates when the performance of the work will begin.
Home aggregators are companies that bundle home improvement service offers and act as intermediary agencies between service providers and customers. They may offer a lower cost than a licensed contractor, but be careful and verify the company is properly insured and has references.
Reliable, Competitive and Standbyered
A reliable, competitive and standbyered company will have a permanent address, a license from the MHIC, and be in business for at least a year. It should also be able to provide references and answer questions about the quality of its work.