Helpful Home Improvement Tips: Licensing

Find out why every contractor you hire should be licensed and what it means to be licensed.



Hello everyone! My name is Tyler Bohlman and I’m here to answer some of the most common questions that everyone has about home improvement, dealing with contractors, financial transactions with contractors and any other questions that you in the audience might have; and the first question that we are going to tackle is about contractor licensing.

Now, if you go online and see lists of things about hiring a contractor, one of the very first things that are mentioned is making sure the contractor is licensed, but what does that mean? Just like a driver’s license allows you to legally drive, a contractor’s license allows them to legally work on the specific job you’ve hired them for. And also just like there are car licenses, motorcycle licenses, and chauffer’s licenses there are separate licenses for specific contractor jobs such as plumbing, heating and cooling, and electric as well as general contractor licensing. Lastly, just like driver’s licenses, the requirements to gain a license vary from state to state
You should always make sure that your contractor is not only licensed, but licensed for the job that you’ve hired them to do. This is as simple as asking them for proof of licensure, again, like a driver’s license…showing a card, or by checking with your state’s license board or government usually via a website.

That’s a quick overview of what it means for your contractor to be licensed. If this was helpful be sure to like us here on Youtube and on Facebook. Stay tuned for more answers to your common questions and if you have any specific questions you’d like us to answer be sure to tell us on our website Thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time.

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