There are many things to consider when planning your next home renovation project; floor layout, cabinet finishes, paint colors, ductless heating or HVAC systems. However, it’s important not to be distracted by these details just yet. The foundation of these decisions is rooted in a much more important detail – who you are entrusting with the future of your home. Home improvement projects can be expensive, and sometimes it’s tempting to go with the lowest bid, but you should weigh the consequences of doing that. Are you willing to risk the success of your home renovation in an attempt to save a dollar? Avoid hassles by beginning your project with a licensed contractor. Contractors are required to meet certain criteria before obtaining their license, which ensures a quality standard of excellence.
The State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors have a comprehensive comparison chart of all necessary merits contractors must meet. Some of the most notable requirements are having a minimum two years experience “working as or in the employment of a residential contractor,” as well as “significant responsibility for the successful performance and completion of at least two projects” in appropriate residential categories. In addition to successful work experience, applicants must pass two exams – a business and law exam and a construction exam in the field of their application (Residential, Residential-Light Commercial, or General Contracting).
Did you know in the state of Georgia any project that exceeds $2,500 which includes both labor and materials, is required to have a licensed contractor?
In an ever-growing marketplace, legitimacy is key. Before hiring a contractor, taking the time and doing some research to guarantee the validity of your potential hire could save valuable time and money during the course of your renovation. Keep your home, your family, and yourself safe while avoiding liabilities by hiring a certified business and licensed contractor like Harbour Towne Construction.