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According to the Act, the term “home improvement” does not  includes:

(i) The construction of a new home.
(ii) The sale of goods or materials by a seller who neither arranges  to nor performs, directly or indirectly, any work or labor in  connection with the installation or application of the goods or  materials.
(iii) The sale of services furnished for commercial or business use  or for resale, if the service takes place somewhere other than at a  private residence.
(iv) The sale of appliances, including stoves, refrigerators,  freezers, room air conditioners and others which are designed for  and are easily removable from the premises without material  alteration.
(v) Any work performed without compensation by the owner of  the owner’s private residence or residential rental property.
(vi) Any work performed by a landscaper certified by the  Department of Agriculture under the act of December 16, 1992  (P.L. 1228, No. 162)1, known as the Plant Pest Act, except to the  extent that the work involves any of the following at a private  residence:
(A) The construction, replacement, installation or improvement of  buildings, driveways, swimming pools, porches, garages, roofs,  siding, insulation, solar energy systems, security systems, flooring,  patios, non-decorative fences, doors, lighting systems, concrete  walkways and windows.
(B) The placement of retaining walls, fountains or drainage  systems.
(vii) Emergency work pursuant to section 7 of the act of December  17, 1968 (P.L. 1224, No. 387)2, known as the Unfair Trade  Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
(viii) The conversion of existing commercial structures into  residential or noncommercial structures.

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