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.

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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.

lightning rods atop old home with metal roof
Roofing RepairsRoofElectrician
Ever wondered about the purpose of a lightning rod — that pointy pole on some roofs?
kitchen with microwave above oven
Electrician
The cost of installing a microwave professionally is between $50 and $100 per hour.
electrician checks for an attic fan
Electrician
Most homeowners spend between $200 to $320 to fix their attic fans. The average cost people pay is around $270. Repair costs will depend on several factors.
Attic vents and attic fans can help cool down your entire home during the Summer. But how much does installation of an attic fan cost? Photo by Chet Gordon
Electrician
Attic fan installation costs between $300 to $600, with most homeowners spending $550 to install a fan (including labor). There are certain factors to consider that influence the final cost.
light switches in an open electrical box without cover
Electrical Wiring and Circuit BreakersElectrician
The cost to replace a light switch is $50 to $200. The difference depends mostly on the type - standard, double, dimmer or timer switch.
 
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