December 15, 2015
Don’t Trust Contractors Who Don’t Pull A Permit
Major home construction jobs and renovations require a permit from a local building department. Most home owners realize this when it comes to projects visible from the street. What many home owners don’t know is that in some jurisdictions permits are also required for major interior repairs and replacements, such as for water heaters and furnaces.
Some jurisdictions go overboard with permitting, because they see it as a cash cow for their building department. This is annoying to those of us in the trades as well as a sneaky back-door tax on home owners. Nonetheless, whether we agree with a policy or not, our company abides by the law. If a permit is required, we will include it for the job at hand. This protects us and you.