# Articles

by Mid American Construction Management

Homeowner educational articles to help protect your investment

Home Improvement Horror Stories and How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Part two on our ongoing series about avoiding the pressures and pitfalls that plague the home improvement industry.

Is My Home Improvement Contractor Being Fair?

MidAmerican Construction Management blog post regarding the fairness of home improvement contractors; how to tell if you're dealing with a professional or a potential con artist.

Winter Building Limitations and Opportunities

In this blog post, we will review the various winter building limitations and opportunties to consider with residential construction projects.

Pros and Cons of Post Frame Construction Pole Barns

In this article, we will compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of post frame construction versus conventional building.

Post Frame Construction Basics

This article provides insights into the various aspects of post frame construction. The pros and cons of post frame building compared to conventional construction, as well as the benefits and potential limitations of this construction method.

Working With Your Contractor; After Construction

Steps you should take once your project is substantially complete to ensure a smooth closing and transition. A few critical items can be the difference maker in satisfaction.

Working With Your Contractor; During Construction

It's equally important to know what to do during the construction project as it is before it starts.

Working With Your Contractor; Before You Start

Knowing what to do before the start of your project is important to ensuring the project meets and or exceeds your expectations.

Selecting a Contractor Part IV Working With Your Contractor

Helpful guidance on how to work with your contractor before, during and after your project.

Selecting a Contractor Part III Negotiating a Contract

How to negotiate a contract that protects your interests.

Picking a Contractor Part II Evaluating Bids

Learn how to evaluate the bids you have solicited so you can make the best decision for your project.

Selecting a Contractor for Your Project Soliciting Bids

Learn a fast, easy and effective process based system that anyone can use to select the right contractor for a project by soliciting bids.

Which Roof Is Right for Me Part Two

New roof options include asphalt, metal and stone coated. This article breaks down the pros and cons of each.

Which Roof Is Right for Me Part One

If you're getting a new roof, should you tear off the old roof or leave it on and roof over it?

Do I Need a New Roof and How to Avoid Scams

Do you really need a new roof? If so, how can you avoid getting scammed by contractors?

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