Your porch and swimming pool are the perfect places to enjoy the summer outdoor weather.
However, one issue many people experience in outdoor areas is the inconvenience of dealing with dirt, dust, and bugs.
This might have resulted in you wanting to screen your porch.
You must considerseveral things before calling the professionals, but the most important is permits.
As one of the top-rated screen enclosure companies in Florida, here are some things we think you should know about permits before screening in your porch.
Is It Mandatory To Obtain A Permit Before Screening In Your Porch?
Whether you want to screen in an existing or new porch, you must have the proper permits.
These permits ensure the project's safety, the project complies with the building codes, and protects the value of your property and your neighbors'.
At True Aluminum, we handle the whole process for you.
From the application to the permit, as well as any associated fees.
What Does The Permit Entail?
The permits' requirements and obligations in Florida vary by county and city.
In some counties, for example, the permit might require that the project includes a digital engineering and drainage plan, while other counties might require neither.
As Contractors that are familiar working throughout the Central Florida area, we know the various permit requirements.
It is important to work with a company that is licensed and experienced in this area.
What Happens If You Screen In Your Porch Without A License?
Some might ignore the permit requirement of the project because a porch looks small or the house was already inspected during construction.
While a licensed and certified contractor will not let you skip this step, many try to get away with trying to do it without the permit using an unlicensed contractor – which can be ahuge mistake.
Some might ignore the permit requirement of the project because a porch looks small or the house was already inspected during construction. While a licensed and certified contractor will not let you skip this step, many try to get away with trying to do it without the permit using an unlicensed contractor – which can be ahuge mistake.
Some Of The Consequences You Will Face Include:
- Fines - While fines may differ from one county to the next, you will pay a penalty in addition to the money you paid for the work.
- Demolition of the porch - You may have to tear down what has already been completed! Once your porch is demolished, you have to pay for the permits to get another built and more money for the labor and materials.
- Problems selling the house - When buying a home, many buyers want to ensure the house meets all building codes. Without the permit, your house will remain on the market for a long time, and worst case scenario, it might not sell.
Who Should I Hire To Screen In My Porch?
Many contractors offer porch screening services in Florida, making it overwhelming to select the best.
The most important thing we recommend is that you find a company like True Aluminum that is licensed and insured.
Hiring an unlicensed contractor means you have no resources if they bail on you, or do the job incorrectly.
Also, consider looking the contractor up on the Better Business Bureau website.
This notifies you of any complaints previous clients have had with your contractor and what the contractors did in response.
Finally, you should read clients' reviews on different platforms to help you know the kind of services to expect.
A screened-in porch helps you avoid dealing with bugs, dust, and debris. In addition to the design and materials you want to use - you should make sure youhave the proper permits before screening in your porch in Florida.
This helps ensure it meets your area's building codes, avoids fines, gets the job done properly and safely, as well as gives you higher chances of selling your house faster in future.
Contact us today to ensure you have the right permits and get your project completed with the highest quality.
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