Here is a perfect example of the importance of hiring a professional contractor when having a construction project done to your home. This guy that did the work was not licensed and clearly has no acceptable position in the construction industry.
Framing in a new opening requires a new, larger beam at the top, and must be supported properly by vertical studs (a king stud fastened to the beam and a trimmer under the beam) to insure proper design load strength.
Also, a window needs proper flashing and must be fastened correctly.
So here you are, a homeowner that wants a bigger window then the existing one. You call 2 or 3 contractors and this guy tells you he can do the job. He is probably a lot less money, so you choose him.
Fast forward a few months and you notice cracking in your new wall. Soon after it rains… inside your new room.
There are some guys out there that are good at what they do.
Just remember, if they are not licensed – you are not protected.
A requirement of the state license board is that a contractor must carry a bond. This amount is $25,000. If a problem is un solved, you can go after it. If they are not licensed… You roll the dice (see picture above) and if this occurs you paid for something that you did not receive with no recourse.
Why not enjoy your investment from the very start of the project.
RBF has been providing quality, honesty and fairness for close to 30 years now in this community. You are already my neighbor, and soon to be friend.
– Richard B. French owner
You can count on RBF Construction for high quality workmanship and experienced professionals! We partner with the most skilled and qualified experts in the construction industry.