Thinking About Building A New Home?

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

NEED SOME GUIDANCE ON WHERE TO BEGIN? This is the one you have been waiting for, right?  Where do you begin?  You’re right in asking this question because if you have not done this before…there is so much that takes place from concept to completion.  Scary, huh? – it doesn’t have to be if you have a knowledgeable instructor!  It’s true that I don’t know the first thing about selling a car (mark up costs, carrier, dealer, lease obligations, etc.), and I’m not a heart surgeon and wouldn’t pretend to be even after a long night with friends – but, when it comes to building a home, I feel pretty confident that I can assist you. This is why I am going to share some of my expertise with you over the next 10 weeks or so — walking you through all the steps — from planning your home concept all the way through to placing the silverware in the kitchen drawer!  Let start with… STEP 1:  Planning- Where do you want to live? This may sound foolish, but it is really not.  Some people spend the least amount of time on this one, when it is really the most critical part.  This ONE question consist of: Can I afford the neighborhood: taxes, insurance, square footage requirements (in some developments) and on and on… Am I getting married, if so, are we planning on having children: how are the public school systems… What style houses go within the area of my choice(s) – you don’t want to over build or settle for something that is not appealing to you – what is my desired living space/square footage? Atmosphere in the area – things to do – quality of life (probably the most important question in Step 1 believe it or not!) What’s my minimum expectation for land/lot size – am I okay with just a small buildable lot size (maybe in close proximity to shared green space or community areas/playgrounds, etc…) or do I want ACRES? Do I want to own livestock? Do I want to live off the grid – times are getting tough… Can I find a house similar to my ‘list’ that might just need slight remodel work vs. a new build– and possibly save thousands (or tens of thousands)? Is this my permanent home or is it for only 5, 6, 8, 10 years? Do I really want to own a home – and do I want the responsibilities that come along with home ownership like landscaping, interior/exterior maintenance, those resulting improvement costs, the never ending ‘to do list’, etc…? Does it still sound scary?  No worries, Craig DiPetrillo is here, to make your decision making process a whole lot easier!  If you have the time, jump in and we’ll look at this one step at a time, together.  This week, let’s focus on getting the answers to the 10 questions above.  In addition to each week’s blog that will consecutively cover each step, we will post a ‘public’ question received with my answer, relative to the last step discussed.  If you have a question on this current step, please email it to Info@DiPetrilloProperties.com.  We will draw one or two from the group to answer. Coming next week, STEP 2:  Planning – selecting a home design, financing, and a contractor. DiPetrillo Properties specializes in home building and renovations.  We have over 25 years of design, construction and investment talent and experience waiting to be utilized on your next project.  Call us today for a free in-house consultation with no obligation....

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»Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

This is a very interesting question, especially for my Rhode Island friends… The color mentioned – ‘khaki’, e.g., tan, beige, desert sand, khaki…THE LIGHT BROWNS!!! It is the color family that has dominated the RI home market for decades. Why? Rhode Island has made two things clear: 1. fried calamari should be served tossed in an olive oil/balsamic vinegar with yellow banana peppers and some garlic, and; 2. the raised ranch home is the ideal contractor spec home and should have an exterior vinyl color of “khaki”. Why khaki? When building a spec home (a contractors model home speculated to sell) they want to be certain to stay with the neutral coloring as it has been proven to be the most appealing and calming. Even if the color of ” khaki” is not the first choice of the inquiring and potential home buyer – chances are they will not walk away or lose interest in purchasing the home vs. the houses with a loud finish/exterior color which is more costly to cover up or change if disliked. And, this is the same reason that “bone white” is most often the chosen paint for the interior walls and white for six panel interior doors. This is the leading package that has been sold in Rhode Island for 20 years this coming August! Why are we seeing less of this model/package all of a sudden? Why the change? Simple. Contractors have been choosing to opt out of building spec homes from ground up due to the economy and the slowing (to almost extinction) of the middle class. These very important segments will need to be thriving if we’re to see that “khaki” raised ranch boom again! And in the last five years contractors began to shift gears away from fully gutted flip trend (which is now becoming very scarce) to flips with cosmetic touches. These cosmetic touchups I warn you…be careful. The permitting process is a bit sketchy, as it does not always require attention to: electrical, plumbing and mechanical areas. However, many contractors find these projects to be very lucrative and profitable and there are A LOT out there for sale now. Just a word of warning – if you do not know your contractor, you better investigate them well – I find this “cosmetic” home flip as the #1 cover up complaint in Rhode Island! Craig DiPetrillo – DiPetrillo Properties – Planning, Investments,...

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Building a New Home? Did you receive your estimate as an itemized price list or by the square foot?

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

With the economy booming (so I hear), pricing on material is changing almost daily (so it feels). I have had this question asked of me about 10 times in the last 2 weeks: “how much will it cost per square foot to build a home”? You will hear quotes from $125.00 per SF to $225.00 per SF.  My answer: what building material are you using, e.g., stick build or truss and what do you envision for your finish esthetics, e.g., chair rails, raised panels, crown moldings, granite? This is when my client says, “well, I would like some of those finishes, but not all of them are needed”.  Okay then, this is where IF YOU HAD an agreement with the contractor at a price per square foot, it gets a little tricky and starts to fall apart. Once you start removing and adding items it is almost impossible to adjust the square foot price for accuracy. The question now remains: are you actually paying more or less on the square foot for what you are getting. My opinion, price the ACTUAL item, product, and linear footage for accuracy. Have a plan, a physical construction set. Then, if you don’t have a general contractor of choice, price it yourself. Visit at least two local lumberyards for a price on material, and they will give you a labor estimate when asked. Keep in mind though, the labor estimate, if given, may not be the same quality you are looking for, but it is exactly what you need to consider – “labor estimate”.  The reason I believe and know this is the best way to go, is from over 25 years of personal experience. Think about it, if you have a great room side by side with a formal dining room, both without interior walls, how would one believe the square foot (12”x 12”) estimate method is accurate?  It cannot be.  The best way to maintain your budget and accuracy in estimating is spending the time to price nail by nail and a good general contractor (G.C.) that knows quality, who is affordable and a punctual individual with a knack for maintaining their client’s budget.  Do not get into the big no-no after you sign an agreement with a G.C. and decide on upgrading items and changing the design plan!  This is where the budget wanders off course, does not come back (only climbs higher) and the G.C. can now make up for lost money and time if one so decides in order to keep the job moving along.  This warning is usually the one that blows all the budgets – “on-site changes”.  So take it from me; first: take your time in planning, second: invest in what you can afford – not keeping up with the “Jones”, third: monitor and be involved in your construction process.  After all, this is your home.  Happy building and enjoy the summer! Please consider DiPetrillo Properties for YOUR Home Building – we specialize in ground up...

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Are solar panels for residential properties worth it?

»Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

The Answer – “ABSOLUTELY”!  Most people do not realize that it’s not just  the electric company that offers credits for purchase and rebates of renewable energy installations/projects — there are private companies out there that will foot the whole bill and/or you are often able to establish a small payment plan (could be around $100.00 per month) added to your electric bill (directly) each month, as opposed to a large one time expenditure.  The savings alone (approximately 20-30{48370f4c7e8d05e54649e612d3c42fc7fd435ea0d0341dced4441d5061938337} annually) could prove to be greater than the payments/expense for the panels – it will make sense.  On the other hand, if you do not have a large home or a lot of activity going on at your residence (such as a farm), it might not make sense at all, as you will notice when you run your numbers… Residential solar systems, on average, cost about $20,000 to install.  State and Federal subsidies generally cover about half the cost, bringing it down to about $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses.  This is where those private small companies that you’ve been seeing popping up come in to play to better incentify these potential money saving programs by assisting you with affordable installation and payment. options. What are you getting for the price?  Beyond the actual solar panels, the solar package(s) generally include a new electric meter, installed by the electric utility, that registers credits for the homeowner.  When the solar panels produce more power than is needed, the meter then helps deduct credits when the electric usage exceeds the electricity being produced by the panels. The first and most important question is always “…what is my return”?  Well, after doing the math, the solar systems do add value to the investment! So when measuring the cost of installing solar panels, you must include the value it adds to your property in addition to the savings on your electric bill. Just another option when going green and making your property more efficient. Craig DiPetrillo – DiPetrillo Properties – Planning, Investments,...

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April Showers bring Spring Flowers ..and TO DO LISTs for Upkeep!

»Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Finally, NO MORE SNOW! Now it’s time to prepare a calendar for your “To Do List”, those items that you have to keep up with every year and those that you just didn’t tackle last year…here is another chance. 1.  First step – Prioritize. I find it simple and most efficient to place the things on top of the list that don’t need to be done by you and that might need some time to prepare for – like getting landscape quotes for larger projects, etc…  Reaching out to contractors and requesting quotes in January/February might seem like the best idea but I find it is often more beneficial if you can wait until March/April which then allows the landscape companies to really see what their work load looks like. This is a great way to get the best price – if they’re very busy already, you can sometimes avoid the higher price-tag (quotes) and if they’re too slow – you will see that right in the estimate! Obviously, lawn care companies and landscape contractors are the ones I always try to get referrals for and usually use the ‘ones’ I know or that someone I know knows. But, regardless…always get (3) estimates! 2. Step 2 — How’s the outside of the building looking? Are all those old seams stuck together or are they separating? Take a really close look at the exterior/siding, you would be surprised at how often houses may look great from a distance, but stand 12”-16” away and you begin to see it from a new light. Good from afar, far from good! All those paint cracks on the trim, which allow rain and moisture in need to be sealed (caulked). This is the FIRST ENEMY that attacks the un-protected areas of your home. As that happens, don’t be surprised as time passes if you see ants living within the moldings and corners… 3. Step 3 — Check the sill of the foundation. Does it look good? Sometimes that foam you originally used to seal and protect becomes too brittle as it is so close to the ground/surface, creating an opportunity for moisture to get in. 4.  Step 4 — Walk around the foundation and see how the finish grade shifted. You may need to take a rake (or shovel) to it, and once again slope it away from the house. Allowing it to puddle against the foundation is only inviting water in. This is something most people just do not think of checking until their carpet is soaked in the family room located in the basement. 5.  Step 5 – Roofline and chimney. Having a good set of binoculars on hand is always a good idea to skim the exterior roof line and chimney! 6.  Step 6 — How’s the driveway? Sealing and filling those cracks are important to promote longevity of the asphalt/concrete. If you plan on seal coating the asphalt, that is great but the rule is to not to over do it, every other year should be sufficient. Having too much will cause flaking and contribute to cracking.   Craig DiPetrillo – DiPetrillo Properties – Planning, Investments,...

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If I want to go green, what size home should I build?

»Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

I see everything going green today:  companies, cars, coffee, and so on.  Though, when it comes to your home, what is your real motivation to go green?  Is it a concern for the environment?  As defined on the EPA’s website,http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/pubs/about.htm  – Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. “Green is money saved”, we say – but what about the environment?  In my opinion they go hand to hand.  As we continue to see new technology being utilized in Green building practices, I often think about how we do not know yet what the usage of it will add to emissions and/or what toxins are being added to the environment?  What type of waves do Z-waves really cause?  Any health risks?  The answer is NO, at least none that we know about yet.  This is life though, isn’t it?  We so often don’t know what harm things cause until later…  It has been this way since the beginning of time I am sure.  Unfortunately of course, we even sometimes ignore the warnings – such as those labeled right on the side of the item and we take the risk anyway! So, back to the point at hand, when someone asks me what size home to buy because they want to go green, I ask, “Do you really?”  The concept of green building isn’t new as our great-grandparents built climate-appropriate homes, mostly with materials right on the property!  Does ‘what’s old is new again’ sound familiar?  Today’s green homes integrate not only climatic thinking but are resource and energy efficient, safer for occupants, and often much less expensive to maintain.  Most of all a lot smaller than we’ve gotten used to building.  Most new homes never need much of what we have been installing that requires a power source (even when we are not using it)! So what does go into a green home?  Some key components of a green home include: 1.  Energy-efficient features:  appliances, windows, water/heating systems, light bulbs; 2.  Water-efficient features: showerheads, faucets, toilets, dishwashers, washing machines, irrigation systems, rainwater collection system, wastewater treatment systems, hot water circulation systems; 3.  Resource-efficient features: home orientation on lot, floor plan layout, natural light design, wood species such as bamboo, recycled materials in carpets, tiles, concrete; 4.  Indoor Air Quality features: The heating, air conditioning and ventilation system (HVAC) must be properly sized for an accurate and properly ventilated home.  Using fans inside will cycle fresh air and release stale air.  Low-VOC paints and finishes and wallpapers should be used as well.  If you are unfamiliar with Low-VOC material, you may reference this site for more information http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/materials/low-voc-paint.htm ; 5.  Outside the Home features: take care in preserving trees and other vegetation, proper plant selections for climate (Rhody Natives are a great choice, here’s their site to reference http://rinhs.org/who-we-are-what-we-do/programs-projects/rhody-native-home/ ) and watered as needed, driveways and other impervious surfaces should be reduced – use gravel, pavers, other permeable systems. Bottom line – going green is not only a decision that needs to be made by the consumer, but the homebuilder must have a clear understanding of the homeowner’s desires, budget and expectations as well.  These are the many “shades of green” and spending the time together (contractor and homeowner) without being rushed along in the process will ultimately accomplish an environmentally friendly, safe, and cost efficient...

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Do you know if your house has holes?

»Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

You better find out if you want to sell your house in the near future.  Sounds strange huh?  Well it’s not just going to happen – it already is!  Get familiar with the term “blower door test”.  This test will be performed by a certified company/individual that will analyze the “escape” of cool/hot air – they use this test to rate how well your house is sealed.  The good news is that these tests are being conducted and mainly viewed for training purposes only and will not be marked by either a realtor or building official to have it corrected!   Important to know though – this test applies to any contractors that work on your house or build a new one, as they will be required to show a report for a final inspection related to efficiency.  If it fails, they will have to correct it for you.  For example, a test (for ratings) will be required prior to work being done on an existing home that will be adding an addition, then again after the work is completed to track the difference in escape rates.  On a plus side, since we’re all becoming more efficient, THIS WILL HELP THE REALTOR WITH SALES.  The houses that score higher and use less energy are naturally more appealing.  However, those that fail will be required and submitted for correction and improvement. Now you’re probably wondering what is this test and how does it work?  A “blower door test” consists of removal of the interior front door then mounting a powerful fan into the frame of the exterior door. When turned on, the fan pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. The higher outside air pressure then flows in through all unsealed cracks, holes and openings. The certified auditors may use a smoke pencil to detect air leaks and infrared glasses. These tests determine the air infiltration rate of a building.  If you would like to learn more about what’s coming our way, visit: http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/blower-door-tests Craig DiPetrillo, President of DiPetrillo Properties & DP Student Rentals, is a FORTIFIED Home™ certified evaluator.    DiPetrillo Properties offers all clients the same time and effort in pre-determining the return on their project as they do for their own projects.  Whether it is a personal or business claim, their team understands the process from point of concept to design; from business plan to finance; and all the way to construction. They will help you get the money you deserve for the claim so you can move forward with fixing your property and returning to normal life. DiPetrillo Properties also offers full in-house construction services for both residential and commercial projects. They work on both new construction and renovation projects to help clients see any investment become a reality.   For more information please e-mail or call: info@dipetrilloproperties.com/401.232-7552...

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Claims Evaluator…Got one?

»Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Is your insurance company’s offer less than you need to cover your losses? Maybe it’s time to get your own evaluation? Did you know that there is someone out there that can help you with the confusing claims documentation and get you the money you deserve?  This is a niche specialty and there aren’t many people that can navigate the language and fight for you.  The job requires unique qualifications and an acute attention to detail…the itemized forms require a breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise and the price breakdown language is often overwhelming to not just the property owner but also to most contractors and professionals in the construction industry! Just take a look at this example below! It offers just one small piece of what this multi-page document looks like: When you begin making your insurance claim, the process seems simple enough. You call your insurance company and they send an adjuster out to take an inventory of the loss.  After that, you receive a detailed report from the insurance company outlining the work that needs to be done, and what they say it should cost.  This is the moment where you decide if you want to negotiate the amount offered to you or if you just want to move forward and sign it. It is at this time you should contact someone to look over the report.  This is where Craig DiPetrillo steps in. He can then assess whether or not you are potentially entitled to more than your insurance company is offering! Craig, has experience in the industry and will understand your contract and the company’s responsibilities right down to the fine print.  He will work to get you the money you truly need, not just what the insurance company says you should get. To help make the decision to work with Craig even easier, it only costs you a small percentage of the EXTRA money he is able to negotiate on your behalf. If had can’t increase the claim (a very rare occurrence) they don’t pay at all! As an example: A claim payout by your insurance company is OFFERED (not settled and agreed to by you at this point or signed off on in any way) in the amount of $50,000.00.  Craig is requested to review the claim by you. Craig finds that they can raise the your claim offer of settlement to $65,000.00; which could be by way of error by the adjuster or inaccurate data input. From there, Craig is paid 15{48370f4c7e8d05e54649e612d3c42fc7fd435ea0d0341dced4441d5061938337} of the raised portion (only 15{48370f4c7e8d05e54649e612d3c42fc7fd435ea0d0341dced4441d5061938337} of the $15,000.00). If he is not successful in finding an increased opportunity in the settlement offered to you by the insurance company, he is not paid at all. Utilizing a private evaluator ensures that someone is working on your behalf versus someone working on behalf of the insurance company. Craig DiPetrillo, President of DiPetrillo Properties & DP Student Rentals, is a FORTIFIED Home™ certified evaluator.    DiPetrillo Properties offers all clients the same time and effort in pre-determining the return on their project as they do for their own projects.  Whether it is a personal or business claim, their team understands the process from point of concept to design; from business plan to finance; and all the way to construction. They will help you get the money you deserve for the claim so you can move forward with fixing your property and returning to normal life.  DiPetrillo Properties also offers full in-house construction services for both residential and commercial projects. They work on both new construction and renovation projects to help clients see any investment become a reality.   For more information please e-mail or call: info@dipetrilloproperties.com/401.232-7552...

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Thawing Ice Dams & Snow Covered Roofs = Potential Damage!

»Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Icy gutters and snow packed high on roofs that are slowly starting to thaw…whats next? Warming temps create disaster if followed by a freeze! Do not break the ice from the gutters when solid. An old method that I myself have used to help with the thawing – add salt to panty hose then lay it across the back of the gutter closest to the roof shingles to assist the thawing and create space. After separating the two (gutter from roof shingles), move the panty hose to the top of the gutter to thaw downward. When you feel the ice is soft enough slowly break apart without adding force to the hangers or gutter. IF it breaks loose go ahead and remove it but if it doesn’t STOP and let it thaw on its own. You already broke the ice dam apart (roof from gutter) which is most important. If snow remains on the roof it will potentially fill the gap again so you may want top have that removed by a professional first? As I’m sure you already know – if you do not climb roofs regularly, do not attempt any of this on your own, it can be a hazard. To safely remove snow from roofs, the Office of the Governor, RIEMA, HEALTH and OSHA recommend the following tips: Tips for Residents: •Hire a professional. Licensed and insured roof contractors are the best source of professional snow removers. • For roof snow removal, use a snow rake with a long extension arm that will allow you to remove the snow while standing on the ground. Snow rakes are available at most hardware stores. • Don’t use a roof rake while on a ladder and don’t attempt to scale your roof to remove snow. • If you must use a ladder, make certain that the base is securely anchored. • Roof drainage systems should be kept clear to minimize the risk of future roof ponding in the event of subsequent heavy snow melting. This is especially important for flat roofs. • Make certain not to contact electrical wires. • Don’t attempt to clear snow from your roof during periods of strong winds. • Snow removal equipment meant for pavement should never be used on the roof since they can damage the roof cover system. • When using products, such as ROOFMELT, read all manufacturer’s warnings and product safety information carefully. These products can be harmful to skin and eyes if used incorrectly. • “When in doubt, stay out, and evaluate” *If you feel that your roof is in danger of collapsing, get out of your house and contact your local building commissioner or a roof contractor. Tips from OSHA for Businesses: • When possible, use snow removal methods that do not involve workers going on roofs. • Evaluate loads exerted on the roof or structure (e.g., total weight of snow, workers and equipment used), compared to the load limit of the roof. • Require that workers use fall-protection equipment. • Ensure that workers use ladders and aerial lifts safely. • OSHA standards require employers to evaluate hazards and protect workers from falls when working at heights of four feet or more above a lower level or 6 feet or more for construction work. • For more detailed information on safely removing snow from rooftops and other elevated surfaces, please see information available at: http://www.osha.gov How to Recognize Signs of a Potential Roof Collapse: • Sagging roofs • Severe roof leaks • Cracked or split wood members • Bends or ripples in supports • Cracks in walls or masonry • Sheared off screws from steel frames • Sprinkler heads that have dropped down below ceiling tiles • Doors that pop open • Doors or windows that are difficult to open • Bowed utility pipes or conduit attached at ceiling • Creaking, cracking or popping sounds. In addition, remember to shovel out nearby fire hydrants and storm drains and please offer to assist elderly family and neighbors with shoveling and snow removal. The elderly or those with functional needs seeking assistance with shoveling should contact Serve Rhode Island at (401) 331-2298. Please note that Serve RI will not assist with removing snow from roofs. DiPetrillo Properties – Planning, Investments, Construction...

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Do you really trust your contractor? Really? How well do you know him?

»Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Finding the right contractor for the right job task is sometimes difficult. Let me re-phrase the statement – finding the right contractor, one that you can trust when you are not looking over their shoulder or in areas that you can’t see, is sometimes (or often) difficult. It seems everybody is about price these days, “How cheap can I get the work done for?”… Even though the contractor is not registered, has no insurance, only a few complaints filed against him, “ummm, he’ll never do me wrong”.  NOT TRUE, actually this may be the furthest thing from the truth!  Do you know most complaints filed are those against referral contractors or people you ‘just know’ do the type of work that you need done? Why is it that even when people ask you, you advise against it, they often still go ahead and hire these ill equipped contractors? Human nature I guess? Then who gets the call when it goes bad? You guessed it, the first contractor – the one that had proper insurance, a valid license, no comments or violations filed against him, and not your weekend specialty – but has been doing it for many years “the seasoned professional”. Sometimes cheap, as we all learn in so many different areas in life, is not the best way to choose for your home? Know your contractor. Check them out prior to hiring them. View the RI Contractor’s Registration Board website http://www.crb.state.ri.us/search.php to really research them – you will be surprised what they do not want you to know, the one’s that “cut the corners” anyway! As a certified Rhode Island State Building Inspector, though not active, I see what my colleagues deal with first hand and hear the stories on a monthly basis. They are YOUR stories, the one’s that end up costing you a lot of money at the end!  Do your research up front. Have everything in writing. Do not give any money until the day they show up for work with ladders ready! If they claim they need a large amount of money up front, to me, they are not established. I suggest anything paid other than material that you have on your site to be used, is called labor and, personally – I get paid at the end of the week after working all week. I know, some say “…how bad can it be?” Well, as an example let me tell you about a job that I recently inspected for insulation. Talk about missing some areas or having a few gaps! This is a job that involved electrical, including installation of a new bathroom exhaust fan. When I inspected this attic, there was a loose piece of plywood laid over the exhaust box. Upon removing the plywood, not only were the wires not properly installed, within a junction box with the correct wire nut sizes, but the exhaust vent was never installed! This will contribute to moisture and mold in the attic…   Sometimes you may think you were successful and drilled the price down but at the end, if the contractor is not honest and unless they are caught – will end up beating you on price! Don’t lack quality for a decent price. Get 3 bids for each job from reputable contractors that you checked out completely. Ask for copies of insurance and license and each person on site should have a license as well. Don’t have the corner pub customers with nothing to do filling in as laborers on your job. Craig DiPetrillo – DiPetrillo Properties – Planning, Investments, Construction...

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