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All the resources you need to ensure that your home building or remodeling experience goes off without a hitch.  Including our Buyers Guide, complaints information, a Parade of Homes calendar, permit information, safety resources, and more--we're here to make it easier.

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How to protect yourself from unscrupulous, transient contractors after your home is damaged by storms.


Who should take out a building permit when building a new home? Here are a few important reasons why the contractor--not the homeowner--should pull building permits.


Use the WBA Buyers Guide to connect with member businesses in your area.


Having issues? Explore your options.


A calendar of consumer events hosted by our local associations across the state, including Parade of Homes, home shows, and others.


Your home may be the most significant investment you ever make. Here are some important questions informed homeowners should ask themselves, builders, and referrals before signing any new new home or remodeling project contract. 


In 2009, the Wisconsin Builders Association put together a manual of construction industry quality standards.  The purpose of this manual is to provide a standard level of building in Wisconsin.


In the event of a dispute concerning construction defects after a construction or remodeling project is completed, the state of Wisconsin has created a step-by-step process which allows consumers the opportunity to remedy the situation with their contractors before filing a lawsuit.

 

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES


A guide to hiring an asbestos abatement company courtesy of Abestos.com, an advocacy center for resources and information regarding mesothelioma. 


For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. 


Wisconsin state law requires notifying Diggers Hotline before you excavate, grade, trench, dig, drill, augur, tunnel, scrape, plow cable or pipe.


If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. Check out the EPA's resources on keeping your home lead-safe.


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety.