TBS Improvements FAQ 


1. What is a home improvement?


Any remodeling, altering, painting, repairing, renovating, restoring, moving, demolishing, or modernizing of a
structure used as a place of residence, or of any portion of the property on which the structure is located, is
considered a home improvement for the purposes of the Act.
Home improvement includes the construction, installation, replacement, improvement, or repair of driveways,
sidewalks, swimming pools, terraces, patios, landscaping, fences, porches, windows, doors, cabinets, kitchens,
bathrooms, garages, basements and basement waterproofing, fire protection devices, security protection
devices, central heating and air conditioning equipment, water softeners, heaters, and purifiers, solar heating or
water systems, insulation installation, aluminum siding, wall-to-wall carpeting or attached or inlaid floor
coverings, and other changes, repairs, or improvements made to residential property. Construction of a new
residence is not considered a home improvement under the Act.


2. Who is a home improvement contractor?


Any person, whether a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or any other type
of business organization that is engaged in the business of selling or making home improvements is considered
a home improvement contractor for the purposes of the Act.


3. What are the best ROI (Return on investment) home improvements a homeowner can look into?


Easily the #1 return on investment for any home owner is having a new coat of paint applied by a professional to any room in the house.  Remodeled Kitchens and Bathrooms will recoup upwards of 75% for the homeowner upon sale.  A new steel front entry door or updated garage door also bring back most of the original investment upon sale of the home.  Increased outdoor living space is also one of the best investments in New Jersey.  A brand new deck will recoup over 70% of the original investment upon the sale of the home.


4. What areas are serviced by TBS Improvements?


TBS Improvements proudly serves Middlesex and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey and even services some parts of Ocean County New Jersey.  If you are not sure if your particular town is in TBS Improvements service area, please contact us and we will answer your question promptly.


5. How much would it cost for TBS Improvements to come out and look at a home improvement I had in mind?


All estimates on potential home improvements are free.