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.

All outdoor outlets must be GFCI-protected, experts say. (Illustration by Bruce Snow)
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A home energy audit can help you assess how much energy your home consumes. An audit can also show you ways to improve efficiency.
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Auditors typically use a variety of high-tech equipment such as blower doors which measure air infiltration; infrared cameras that scan to identify poorly insulated areas; and surface thermometers to find leaks and drafts.
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Heating or cooling bills sky-high? Can a home energy audit help? The use of infrared and digital technology in energy audits might be able to save you money. Check out what an expert has to say.
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A backup generator could be a lifesaver at your home. When electricity goes out backup home generators can power lights, household appliances, and even medical equipment in the home. Listen in on how generators have saved one homeowner lots of headaches and find out what an electrician wants you to know about your generator options.
 
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