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Wyoming Flooring Contractors

Wyoming residents can install a variety of floors on their own. There are several instances, however, that could warrant hiring a contractor to ensure the maximum benefit of a new floor. By helping homeowners estimate the amount of product to purchase, a professional installer will save them both money and time. In addition, contractors prepare or remove the existing floor and clean up the work area after the installation.

Licensing in Wyoming

All installers are required to obtain a license at the local level in the state of Wyoming. For the latest laws or regulations, consumers should consult their city or county directly. Other registrations and out of state corporations are handled through the Office of the Secretary of State.

Legal Issues and Complaints

Responding to fraudulent activity and deceptive scams that have taken place, Wyoming has developed a Consumer Protection Unit. Home owners can read the Wyoming Consumer Protection Act, which details the laws by visiting the website of the Attorney General.

More information about filing or accessing a complaint is available by calling the Attorney General's Office at (307) 777-7841.

Preventative Measures

Consumers need to be careful and verify that an installer is licensed to work in Wyoming, and request contact information, such as a mailing address and phone number. Speaking with at least three previous clients about a contractor's reputation is an excellent way to avoid hiring a contractor who may be unreliable, or leave work unfinished, or who may employ unfair business practices. It is also recommended that homeowners require a number of different estimates that can be compared to eliminate mistakes or items that could have been omitted.

Each section and page of any contract must be filled out completely and signing a contract with blank spaces can result in extra charges. Legal disputes are normally avoided when a resident understands the contract and is aware of every cost of material and labor. While a deposit is not unusual, the remaining balance should not be paid until the installation is completed and the homeowner approves of the work.

Numerous warning signs of a possible scam include door to door selling by contractors that claim large savings by offering unrealistic pricing and companies that accept cash payments only. Knowledge is often the best form of protection against most of the problems consumers encounter when dealing with frauds. A quick online search provides a lot of information about what a resident can look for when their floor is being installed, as well as the questions to ask at every stage.

Climate in Wyoming and Common Flooring Issues

Generally, Wyoming has a semiarid climate that is unsurprisingly dry for the second highest state in America. Humid conditions and moisture levels can range from the mountains to the lower lying areas as the rainfall varies depending on location. Yearly seasonal changes will cause certain floors to expand and contract with the temperature and humidity. The movement of hardwood flooring in particular can be reduced if it has been installed according to the manufacturing specifications.


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