Five Scary Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Contractors

When you start on a home improvement project, make sure you’re hiring a trusted contractor, one who has been around a long time and established a reputation for quality and integrity. Hiring the wrong one can be scary business:


Roof Installation

Make sure you hire a contractor you can trust. (This photo is in the public domain in the U.S.)

1. Most roofing warranties are void on installation day. If a roofer doesn’t install the roof to industry standards and design for enough ventilation, your roofing warranty will be instantly void.

2. There’s an 80% chance your contractor will be out of business within two and a half years of completing the work on your home. Your best bet is to choose one with a long, proven history.

3. If a worker gets hurt working on your home, and the contractor isn’t fully insured, you could liable for medical expenses.

4. Depending on what state you live in, if the contractor doesn’t pay any of his suppliers or subcontractors, those people could put a lien on your house.

5. If your home was built before 1978, the contractor is legally required to have certification from the Environmental Protection Agency to handle lead paint.

As a final thought, if a contractor solicits door-to-door, claims to have materials “left over” from a previous job or only accepts cash payments… run. Most contractors are trustworthy, but there are most definitely unscrupulous ones out there.

The Federal Trade Commission provides further information on how to make a good choice in contractor.

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