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    Your written painting proposal

    Dunrite Property Services in NJ provides every residential or commercial painting project with a clear written estimate. Any contractor who merely hands you his business card with a quote on the back is doing both of you a disservice. Ive seen this over and over.The written estimate should be detailed in describing the scope of the work. The pre... Read More

    by libbycop on May 06, 2014Comments (0)
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    Pressure Washing as part of Exterior Painting Prep

    One of the most overlooked yet ver important step as part of an Exterior Painting projects prep is Power washing the house. Most contractors either overlook this step or simply ignore it.Dunrite Property Services in NJ pressure washes every exterior home or commercial building as partg of the painting process.We use a soft wash application which... Read More

    by libbycop on May 10, 2014Comments (0)
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    Selecting a Painting Contractor in Nj

    It can be a bit annoying when selecting a Painting contractor to paint your home. There are many fly by nights and lowballers out there or "hacks" as us professional painting contractors refer to them as. If you follow a few simple rules it can go along way.First, whoever you decide to get an  estimate from should possess a NJ contractors l... Read More

    by libbycop on April 28, 2014Comments (0)
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    Review of Foam Backed Vinyl Siding Insulation

    Prodigy third Generation siding boards and Crane insulated panels are popular in New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic county.   However, it's our experience, the full back product doesn't always properly insulate your home for the good money you're paying.  "Here is a little secret about insulated siding panels they... Read More

    by NJSidingGuy on November 04, 2013Comments (0)
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    On Vinyl Replacement Window Estimates: What to Expect

    You've made the call.  Or you;ve submitted an online request.  The appointment's set.  The salesman arrives.  Maybe he takes a few quick measurements.  He fills out a form.  Checks a box here, there.  And he hands you something that may read like this: X (quantity) windows, # ... Read More

    by ReVisionsWindow on February 06, 2012Comments (0)
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    5 Simple Ways to Lower Your Contractor’s License Bond Premium

    For many California contractor’s, the cost of license bonding has gone up exponentially as a result of more stringent underwriting guidelines with many surety bond companies.  If you do find yourself with a staggering license bond renewal, don’t panic.  Below is a list of 5 simple items that can reduce your license rates re... Read More

    by shaedzs on June 04, 2012Comments (0)
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    Tips for Why Restoring Your Tile is Better than Replacing It

    Any family or business owner can tell you that when you have a home or business that is going to see a large amount of traffic it can be extremely difficult to keep clean. No matter what type of flooring that you choose it will be facing a large amount of cleanings, and a great deal of time will be spent trying to keep it clean. This is when til... Read More

    by SaniGLAZE on July 26, 2012Comments (0)
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    How to pay a salesman?

    So you are considering hiring someone to sell for your business? You’re not sure how they should be compensated? Asking how to compensate a sales rep is something many contractors have asked me time and time again. The way I see it: It can be done one of three ways. 1) Commission (net sale) only.2) Profit sharing (gross profit).3) Salary ... Read More

    by Grumpy on April 30, 2011Comments (0)
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    How Much Should I Spend on (SEO, PPC, etc.)?

    The other day I was at a party and I overheard some people talking about how much it should cost to remodel a kitchen. One person said something like, "you should expect to pay at least $25-40,000." Another said, "That's ridiculous - I had mine done for $12,000." Another guy said, "yeah, yeah, I know that the material costs will vary based on wh... Read More

    by BenLanders on February 03, 2013Comments (0)
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    Don't Be A Dodo-Bird! Tech-Tips to keep you ahead of the competition!

     Pictured above is a dodo bird, and if you are not saying atop of recent technology odds are you and your business will become like the dodo: extinct. Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds, and at times it can seem intimidating, and confusing. There are many easy to use tools that will help you stay atop your game, save you time, save... Read More

    by ProSweep on December 17, 2013Comments (0)
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