Why do business with a company that's licensed?

October 8, 2017

Doing repairs and maintenance on your home is always an important safety measure to take. However, when doing repairs on the inside of your home, it’s important not to forget about the outside of your home too! Outdoor decks and patios need maintenance as well. If you need to do any upkeep or are looking to resurface a deck, there are a few things to keep in mind before the construction process can begin. One of the most important things you can do is to hire a licensed contractor company.

It is important to take care of your home and to make sure all work done on your deck is up to par. The best way to protect yourself from unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors is to hire licensed professionals. When seeking out a licensed contractor company to work with, ask to see their “pocket license”. All contractors are in possession of a pocket license that shows the type of specific trade that they are licensed to work on. Just because a contractor is licensed does not mean that they are qualified to perform all different types of construction work. In addition, check to see the licensing expiration date on the “pocket license”. All professional companies will keep their licenses up to date.

Another benefit of hiring a licensed contractor company is that they will know fundamental skills necessary to do the job such as blueprint reading. Blueprint reading and interpreting is a skill that is required in the construction industry. Blueprint reading includes skills such as understanding the lines and symbols on a blueprint, the ability to figure out accurate projections from the prints, determining the labor and material costs from the prints, and all other skills that are needed to accurately and professionally get the job done. If you are looking to repair, resurface, waterproof or any other work to be done on your deck, be sure to hire a licensed company.

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