Why is it crucial to work with a licensed contractor?
Assurance that the work will be up to your standards.
Hiring a licensed contractor ensures that you are working with a contractor with a sufficient amount of work experience. Often times unlicensed contractor’s have very little experience in the industry and can create work that is of less quality, below standards and simply dangerous.
It can be expensive.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are lost every year to homeowners and business owners who at first strive to save money but in the end are scammed out of thousands of hard earned dollars. What can at first seem like a great deal can turn out to be a nightmare for homeowners looking to make an improvement on their home.
It can be unsafe.
Most unlicensed contractors are not bonded or insured. Hiring a licensed contractor safeguards consumers to regulate and protect against faulty, inadequate and unsafe work. Licensed contractors must meet requirements as to competency, ability, integrity and financial responsibility.
It can get YOU in trouble.
A homeowner or business that hires an unlicensed contractor can also be liable for the negligence of the contractor. A neighboring property, business, a passerby or other property that is negligently damaged by the contractor can lead to liability to the person that hired the contractor. In the end it can cost the homeowner financially more than they could have imagined.