Over the years people have come to appreciate the benefit of using a licensed Contractor.
I would be quite confident in saying that on a daily basis local General Contractors will discover something within homes that is not up to code.
Most of the times it’s something small but occasionally we discover something that risks the safety of the homeowner and this is why using a licensed, insured professional Contractor is an important part of home renovations.
When using a licensed Contractor with a good reputation you’ll also discover that he has subcontractors that he will use and in turn those subcontractors have the expertise in areas of the home that require special attention. Electricians, plumbers, mechanics, roofers and painters are just a few of the supporting cast typically called upon by the General Contractor whose responsibility it is to ensure that the job is done properly, safely, and meets local and state codes.
If you take a close look at our photo you’ll notice that the electrical wire is not protected with a nail plate nor is it entering into the designated entry point to ensure the protection of insulation around copper wire. Unsafe and could have easily been punctured with a fastener of another trade causing electrical shorts.
Take the time before you start down the road of home renovation and do some research on local licensed Contractors. You will find the benefit outweighs the risks in the long run and helps maintain the value of your home. It will give you peace of mind for many years to come and the job will have been completed correctly the first time around.