Hiring an unlicensed contractor is risky. Their bid may come in well under everyone else’s bid, but when the work is done you discover subpar materials and bad workmanship. Then you realize the contractor is unlicensed and is nowhere to be found. Additionally you can be held liable for on the job injuries or insurance. When you hire an unlicensed contractor complying with city or county codes and correcting problems are all your responsibility as well as being held responsible for the unlicensed contractors’ illegal acts.
Licensed contractors as Drawdy Roofing & Vinyl Siding however, are subject to laws designed to protect both you and your investment against empty promises and careless construction.
Ask to see the contractors license and make sure the estimate or documentation has the contractor’s license number on it. Check their standing with the State license board before you sign the contract or allow work to begin. Get everything in writing with all changes to be signed by you. Understand what you’re signing and make sure everything you have requested be in the contract.