What is the main difference between hiring a general contractor and going with your neighbor who also happens to do some remodeling work on the side? Well, while your neighbor may charge a little less, you will not be covered by insurance or a contractor’s guarantee. What does this mean?
General Contractor Liability Insurance: This type of insurance will cover any damages that construction may cause. This means that if something goes wrong, you will not be left flipping the bill for the repairs. The amount that the contractor liability insurance will cover depends on several things such as the scale of the construction and the amount of work that was done.
Time and Satisfaction Guarantee: This is the most common guarantee you will receive from a contractor. While these are not legally binding contracts, they are good barometers of the construction time frame.
Workers Insurance: Are the workers covered under the general contractor’s insurance? If not, you may be held legally responsible if something goes wrong and a worker gets injured.
So when you are searching for the right remodeler, don’t cut corners to try to save a little money here and there. Be smart and go with a quality, insured remodeling company.
If have any questions at all, contact TW Ellis by calling 800-852-8335 or click heretoday!
T.W. Ellis, LLC provides the design and construction of outdoor living spaces such as custom decks, screened rooms and unique additions. The building contracting company, which always works with a qualified architect, services Maryland’s residential and commercial areas throughout Baltimore county, Harford county, Cecil county, Annapolis, Carroll county and Howard county.