Six Reasons It’s Important to Hire a Licensed Contractor

Some people prefer the lower budget option of handling home repairs themselves or hiring unlicensed contractors.  But when it comes to home maintenance, the cheapest routs are not always the safest or best ways to go.  While both of the previous options an save money, they can also put homes at risk.  Hiring a licensed contractor may cost a little bit more, but it’s a long-term investment that will eventually save you time and headaches.  Here are six points to consider when it comes to working with a licensed contractor for your home construction and repair needs:

  1. Licensed contractors have gained experience and knowledge through the proper training and legal processes.  They invest the time to obtain the appropriate licenses and permits from authorized government offices, after passing the licensure test.
  2. Most licensed contractors will offer liability insurance to protect you, your family and your home.   Liability insurance is protection from personal and bodily injury and property damage that could occur with some jobs.
  3. Licensed contractors have been trained to understand and meet all requirements set by the city council and federal government.
  4. Not all contractors follow the steps necessary to complete a job safely and on time.  Licensed contractors follow a specific, systematic approach to their projects.  They carefully plan out the process before starting the job.  Licensed contractors will also provide a signed legal contract between them and you.
  5. Licensed contractors will take responsibility if something goes wrong, as ignoring issues could result in the loss of their license.
  6. Homeowners who deal with licensed contractors are protected.  That means that if a licensed company goes broke or walks off with your money, consumers can notify AZ Registrar of Contractors.  The Registrar will investigate the claim and works like a mediator to resolve the issues.

Hire a licensed contractor.  It’s always the best.  Without hiring a licensed contract, consumers have no recourse.

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