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Albuquerque company builds vinyl fence with lattice accent

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Michael Montoya Fencing & Handyman services installed 72 feet of fence for $850. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Brian M. of Albuquerque)
Michael Montoya Fencing & Handyman services installed 72 feet of fence for $850. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Brian M. of Albuquerque)

Michael Montoya Fencing & Handyman Services installed 72 feet of a 6-foot-high Lexington-style fence for an Angie's List member in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Seattle-area deck company communicates well with customer

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The new, composite deck include a roof over it. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Michiko B. of Kent, Wash.)
The new, composite deck include a roof over it. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Michiko B. of Kent, Wash.)

This homeowner had an old deck and fence removed. He hired a deck contractor to replace the deck with composite materials and had a roof installed over it.

Seattle-area company nails roof replacement

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The roofing company used special chutes to prevent debris from landing in the landscaping. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Bruce T. of Tenino, Wash.)
The roofing company used special chutes to prevent debris from landing in the landscaping. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Bruce T. of Tenino, Wash.)

When this homeowner chose his roofing contractor, he went with the company with the most detailed estimator. The roof replacement also included new gutters.

Is that roofer telling you the truth?

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Know what questions to ask to find a trustworthy roofing contractor. (Photo courtesy of Bone Dry Roofing and Masonry, of Louisville, Ky.)

Do you know if you need a new roof or a roof repair? Different roofers may give you different answers. Know what to ask to find a trustworthy professional.

Homeowner says landscaper failed to properly install irrigation system

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against Artistic Landscape Design & Tree Service.

Teen learns valuable lessons operating lawn care, mower maintenance business

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Lukas has had to recruit family and friends to help with the yardwork portion of his business. (Photo by Sandy Moreland)
Lukas has had to recruit family and friends to help with the yardwork portion of his business. (Photo by Sandy Moreland)

Lukas Moreland started his lawn care and lawn mower maintence business when he was just 14. Find out what motivates him to keep the business going.

Albuquerque roofing company honors insulation warranty

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against A New Millennium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Homeowner says Albuquerque landscaper only finished part of the job

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against Sandia Landscapes in Albuquerque.

Chicago lightning causes $35,000 in damage - here's how to protect your electrical

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Lightning strikes have the potential to destroy a home's entire electrical system, causing thousands in damages. (Photo by Steven Jack)
Lightning strikes have the potential to destroy a home's entire electrical system, causing thousands in damages. (Photo by Steven Jack)

Electricians say installing a whole-house surge protector may be the best way to prevent damage to appliances and electronics caused by a lightning strike.

Pay to throw away? Charlotte weighs pay-per-bag trash removal fees

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trash removal in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)
The city of Charlotte is considering changing to a trash pickup fee based on volume, which could cause some homeonwers to pay more for garbage removal. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Charlotte, N.C., is considering abandoning flat trash removal fees and charging residents based on how much garbage is actually collected. Here's how to reduce your waste before the change happens.

What to know before you choose a home inspector in the D.C. area

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Row house in D.C. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
A house can look perfect on the surface, but a local home inspector will dig a little deeper. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Home inspection licensing requirements vary among Maryland, Virginia and D.C., so home buyers need to do homework to find the best inspector before hiring.

Consumer says Durham dealer sold car with faulty brakes

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Mark Jacobson Toyota of Durham.

DDIY pest control: A don't-do-it-yourself guide

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A honeybee infestation often requires removal of drywall in addition to the hive. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member J H. of Atlanta, Ga.)
A honeybee infestation often requires removal of drywall in addition to the hive. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member J H. of Atlanta, Ga.)

Just as there are home DIY projects that are too risky for most, there are certain pests you should simply avoid exterminating on your own.

Raleigh tree service left a mess, consumer says

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Arbor Care Tree Service of Raleigh.

Raleigh HVAC company resolves consumer's complaint

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against All American Heating & Air Conditioning.

Historic home and stable get new paint

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The Murrays researched homes of similar ages in the area to match the original color. (Photo courtesy of John Murray)

John and JoAnn Murray hired Netto's Painting & Carpentry to paint their 1870s Victorian home to its original colors. The home has a historic designation.

Hardwood flooring installation impresses homeowners

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Adams says EverWood matched the color of the stairs perfectly to the pre-finished flooring. (Photo courtesy of James Adams)

James and Carolyn Adams are slowly removing their carpeting and replacing it with hardwood. They hired EverWood Flooring to start the process.

3 tips for timing your offer on a new home

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If the property you're considering is due for a price reduction, let your offer reflect that price reduction, says Player. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Todd C. of Seattle)
If the property you're considering is due for a price reduction, let your offer reflect that price reduction, says Player. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Todd C. of Seattle)

Is timing really everything? One highly rated provider explains the importance of timing when it comes to making an offer on a home and shares three tips.

Contractor, Tampa homeowner disagree about fence's stability

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against Jennex Fence of Lutz, Florida

Consumer says Weeki Wachee optical outlet's prescription didn't work

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against Optical Outlet of Weeki Wachee, Florida.

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