When Should I Hire A Licensed General Contractor For My Renovation Instead Of Doing It Myself?

You may be the handiest person on your block and a big fan of doing things yourself, and that’s great! When it comes to a home renovation, however, you need to be aware that a home renovation is a big deal, with many moving parts that can be difficult for a DIYer to handle alone. 

For example, proper licensing and permits are vital to a home renovation project; if a project isn’t done to code and with the proper permits, you may find yourself legally required to take it down. 

Why Is Hiring A Licensed Contractor A Smart Idea?

Here are some reasons why we recommend that you hire a licensed contractor for your home renovation project:

  • Your work schedule, family commitments, and the need for relaxation can cause delays during a DIY project. Hiring a contractor will mean you can fulfill your life commitments.
  • A contractor can add additional resources to the project if there are unavoidable delays to maintain timelines.
  • Depending on the project’s scope, your home may become a job site. A professional contractor will have the necessary insurance coverage if anything goes wrong. A contractor’s insurance policy adds a layer of extra protection above what your home insurance includes.
  • A contractor has the tools and equipment necessary for the job, whereas DIY homeowners often do not. Buying, borrowing, or renting needed tools and equipment can be costly and time-consuming. (Contractors can often get industry discounts, too!)
  • Part of a contractor’s job is to ensure supplies and materials are delivered in a timely fashion to keep the project moving forward.

Why Is Hiring a Licensed Contractor Important? 

A licensed contractor will have more experience and knowledge than any DIY enthusiast. Licensed contractors must undergo training and legal requirements to obtain the proper licensing and insurance. Not only will this give you peace of mind that they can accomplish the job well, but they will conduct their business legally. A licensed contractor will also:

  • Offer insurance
  • Handle legal issues for you
  • Meet all requirements by the city and federal government
  • Be qualified to work for you

Are you looking for licensed and professional contractors in Nashville? At Ascension General Contractors, we are fully licensed and insured and proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors. Give us a call at (615) 802 9025 today!

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