Owning your home may be part of the American dream.
But it can also become a nightmare.
When it comes to a major renovation, putting on a new roof or remodeling a bathroom, hiring a contractor can be a necessity.
One way to make the interview process easier and safer is to make sure the contractor is licensed.
Emily Nutini of the U.P. Builders Association says posing as a builder or contractor in Michigan without a license will get you fined at least $5,000.
There are some important tips on hiring a contractor that are good to follow…
— Is the contractor licensed?
— Is the company insured?
— Has the company provided you any references?
— Have you checked those references?
Having a contractor doing a project at your home can be stressful.
But with a licensed contractor, you have recourse in case something goes wrong.
Tomorrow night, we’ll have a look at other tips that can help you hire not just a licensed contractor, but the right one for your project.