Review Times » Ohio Official Warns Of Home Improvement Scams
This was largely due to lower unit prices and no requirement for advanced DIY skills, with the majority of home dwellers feeling comfortable purchasing such items. DIY Joshibu (DIY girls club), which was launched by Tokyo-based Dyna City Corp, became a new trend in 2012 in home improvement. Women are becoming more interested in home improvement, a factor which was noticed by the Japanese media and became a frequent topic. This trend also allowed power tool manufacturers to develop more female-friendly products, for example lighter in weight. Home improvement is expected to generally remain flat in constant value terms, posting just a 2% overall gain, over the forecast period. This will, however, be a better performance than the overall decline of 7% registered over the review period. An expected boom in home renovation in Japan is likely to be a major driver of the categoryas performance.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says warmer weather brings more door-to-door home improvement sales. He says consumers should be cautious and research the reputation of a business and individual contractor before agreeing to anything. DeWine says consumers should check with his office and the Better Business Bureau for any complaints against the company. Ohioans also can search the Internet and ask contractors for references from past customers. DeWine says consumers have a three-day right to cancel most door-to-door sales and businesses must give written notice of that right.