General contractors are the backbone for any home improvement or remodel job.  They typically will pull permits, hire subcontractors, and outline the project to keep costs within budget.

At Angie's List, we pride ourselves on having the best reviews for local contractors to help you find the right professional for your project.  You can see our list of contractors along with ratings or browse general contractors near you to match with an expert quickly.

You can learn more about contractors, general contracting, hiring contractors, as well as general repairs, handyman work, DIY projects and more. It's recommended to get at least 3 quotes before hiring a contractor or signing any contract.  Always check with local agencies for proper licensing and permits.

caulking gutter with caulk gun (Photo by Ray Mata)
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Caulk seals gaps between joints, keeps water out and stops drafts. Learn about the different types of caulk and get tips on removing caulk.
a handyman's toolbelt
Handyman
A handyman has the skills and experience to properly weatherize your home.
front door with weather stripping
Handyman
Weather stripping costs $130 to $762 on the high-end - this involves professional installation to intricate doors and windows. Typical stripping is a DIY project - a door can cost as low as $8 if inexpensive options are used. 
Handyman using drill
Handyman
Our research indicates handymen charge about $83 per hour. Handyman projects are more likely to be unique - expect a general range of $50 to $100 per hour.
Grab bars limit slips and falls in the shower or bath. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Michael C. of Louisville, Ky.)
Handyman
From grab bars to wheelchair ramps, you don’t have to reconfigure your entire home to add handicap accessibility, enabling loved ones to maneuver independently
 
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