Why Hire a Licensed and Insured Contractor?
Reasons to Hire a Licensed and Insured Contractor for Your Project
Hiring a licensed and insured contractor can be the difference between making and breaking your next home renovation or remodel. While it may be tempting to opt for cheaper alternatives, such as conducting repairs yourself or hiring unlicensed workers for your project, you may end up spending more by cutting corners. The initial cost of hiring a licensed contractor is well worth ensuring that your home and family are always considered during the process, entrusting certain safeguards that are provided by working with a professional. Here are three reasons why hiring a licensed and insured contractor is essential for your next project:
Licenses provide accountability.
Hiring a licensed and insured contractor offers accountability and protection to your project. The term “licensed,” also referred to as certified or registered, indicates that the general contractor you have hired to execute your project has undergone proper training and is experienced and knowledgeable. He or she has obtained appropriate licenses from authorized government offices after sitting and passing a contractor’s exam to ensure his or her competence. Having a specialty license, for example, indicates that a contractor will be able to execute tasks specific to certain trades (such as electrical services or plumbing) even if they are operating as a subcontractor. Anyone taking on a project without a contractor’s license would be doing so illegally.
They are insured.
On the topic of accountability, a licensed and insured contractor is typically required to carry two types of insurance: general liability insurance and worker’s compensation. The former covers your project’s contractor against any third-party lawsuits involving injury to a person or damage to property, leaving you, your family, and your home protected during your renovation. On the other hand, worker’s compensation covers any medical costs associated with a workplace injury for anyone working in your home. It also covers lost wages due to a work-related injury. Insurance is required when working with a licensed professional. Craft Master Builders is licensed and insured and only employs licensed and insured subcontractors.
You can trust their work and reputation.
While choosing not to employ a licensed and insured contractor could mean that you’re conducting a renovation or remodel by yourself or with the help of friends and family, it could also mean that you may be hiring inferior or inexperienced contractors. Hiring a licensed and insured contractor indicates that the professional you’re choosing work with has successfully passed a contractor’s exam. This guarantees that they can plan the entire process, communicate clearly, and sufficiently complete every necessary milestone until your project is finished.
Hiring a professional contractor is a crucial first step in your home improvement journey. As a full-service, licensed and insured contractor, Craft Master Builders is experienced in major construction projects ranging from kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions and renovations, exterior and interior work, and beyond! Since 1970, we’ve delivered the best possible service and highest quality construction for every renovation or remodel, no matter the scale of your project. Contact us today and let us help you make your dream home a reality!