A renovation on your property is a big deal. Putting time, money, and effort into something only to have it turn out not according to your expectations is a huge disappointment. Hiring a licensed contractor that is right for the job is an important part of the hiring process.
At Ascension General Contractors, we are here to help you with some of the reasons why proper licensing should matter to you when hiring someone to work on your remodel or renovation project.
Why Is Hiring a Licensed Contractor Important?
When it comes down to it, a licensed contractor is more likely to have more experience and knowledge. This is because licensed contractors have to go through the proper training and legal requirements to obtain the proper licenses and permits. Not only will this give you peace of mind they can accomplish the job well, but that they will do so above board. 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
How Can I Make Sure a Contractor Has the Proper Licenses?
While looking for a licensed contractor for your remodeling project, your first question in the hiring process should always be whether or not the contractor is licensed. You should also be checking to make sure those licenses are up-to-date. The requirements for a contractor’s license vary from state to state. There are a couple of ways you can ask a potential contractor about their licensing before you decide to hire.
- Ask for the license number
When you’ve asked whether or not the professional is licensed, be sure to grab their license number first thing, so you can confirm it with your state’s licensing board to verify the standing of the license.
- Confirm that the license is up to date
It is not enough that a contractor has a license. They also need to be keeping up with all of the new requirements for licensing and updating it as necessary.
- Determine the classification of the license
This step in the process will work to ensure they are qualified to do the specific work you need for your renovation or remodeling project.
- Check on their insurance
A licensed contractor should also confirm that they have a license bond, worker’s compensation insurance, and general liability insurance.
Looking for licensed and professional contractors in Nashville? Give us a call! At Ascension General Contractors, we are fully licensed and insured and proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors. So, give us a call today!