Are Building Permits Necessary ?
Posted on: January 9, 2017
Home Improvement Building Permits are Necessary
Home Improvement Why do you need a building permit?
While designing your home improvement project, may your kitchen and seeing it come to life is an exciting part of your remodel, getting a Home improvement building permit is not. Despite that, getting a Baltimore building permit is a smart idea for many reasons. You want to protect yourself, your new design, your original home, and your contractors.
At Trademark Construction, We want you to be aware of why your building permit is very important to obtain for your kitchen remodel, or any residential remodel, for that matter.
One perk of a building permit is usually obtaining an inspection with it. Inspections are smart when getting renovations done because they can point out other areas of improvement you may have missed. The inspection can also check to make sure your building is up to code, and that no code violations and safety hazards are present. Treat your home and remodel as an investment. You have already invested money in the purchase of your home, as well as fixing the imperfections you are not pleased with; getting a permit and inspection will ensure you are on the right track with your home and know also that your contractor did not cut any corners.
When you are remodeling your kitchen, bathroom and other parts of your home, if the work does not have a building permit attached, the insurance companies may not cover the new addition or the new work if any issue arrive . This can be problematic if anything happens to your home, and especially to the new addition to it. For example, if your kitchen were to have a fire after the construction was completed, if there was no building permit, the damage may not be covered under insurance, which can cause very costly repairs out-of-pocket. Always be prepared for the unknown by having a permit in place for your kitchen remodel.
If you are ever planning on selling the home, it is necessary to have a building permit in place for your Home improvements in Baltimore or your kitchen remodel. If you didn’t and tried to sell your home, you may be forced to remove the renovation from the property, leave it unoccupied, or make repairs. This can eat up a lot of money that you may not want to use, since you remodeled your kitchen. Having a building permit on record will assure the new buyers your renovations were up to code and everything followed protocol. Having a building permit will be what’s needed to be able to sell your home so that the new owner can have homeowners insurance coverage on that part of the home.
When you are deciding to remodel any part of your home, give a call to Trademark Construction in Baltimore. We are the leaders in the area for proper and exceptional renovations. We can help you from design and pulling the building permit to all the way to construction of your new remodel. We are efficient, professional, and quick at getting the job done. With Trademark Construction, you don’t have to worry about quality, giving you an exceptional space is always our main priority. Don’t wait for your dream kitchen, bathroom, or other room within your home. Call us today and learn how to get your remodel started!