Building or owning a house is undoubtedly one of the biggest and the most critical investment that one makes in his life. However, instead of getting fooled by the contractor’s cost quotation of rosy woods, it is best to delve into their credential and always opt for a certified general contractor over the uncertified ones. There are several reasons for it that you should know. Any licensed contractor would have full training, know-how and applied training done before getting certified.
Thus he would know everything about building compliance and all laws and rules associated with it. His knowledge would mean sound advice and construction with no hassles or legal complications in future. This may not be the case with unlicensed contractor.
For getting certified, the contractor needs to pass a business management test and have minimum experience below his belt. A criminal check and many other checks are also conducted to verify his authenticity. Thus one is assured of genuity and responsibility. Before undertaking any work, the licensed contractors are bonded and insured to pay for residential contractors’ recovery fund and unemployment compensation fund for their employees. Thus Unlike the unlicensed ones, they can be taken to court and asked to compensate in lieu of not meeting their commitments or the work not meeting the standard.
The choice now is no longer a genius’ guess.