What you should know about licenses and insurance
Many home remodeling companies offer to install/replace garage doors when doing other home improvements, even though they may not be qualified to do so. We recommend you verify that any potential Garage Door installer has an active California State Contractors License that…
- Is in good standing with the board
- The issue date tells you how long they have had a license
- The Specialty Classification of D28 is for Doors, Gates and Activating Devices
You can check the license and find more consumer information at www.cslb.ca.gov
It’s also important for anyone who works on your home to have adequate insurance. Just in case there is accidental damage caused to your property while in the process of replacing your door.
Public Service Announcement : There are MANY individuals that will advertise with “santa barbara” and “garage doors” in their online marketing. However, we strongly encourage you to research their location and license. We’ve recently heard of a company even giving our our website address as their own!
Unfortunately, usually these calls are made after the money was given and the homeowner can’t locate the guy. Please protect yourself and ensure you are indeed talking with Santa Barbara Overhead Door on Gutierrez St. in Santa Barbara. 805-963-4410.
The industry standard will have 1,000,000 in coverage. If the contractor does not have insurance and cannot afford to pay for the damages or even personal injury that occurred on your property, you could be held liable. Make sure to protect yourself and request to see a copy of their ‘current’ insurance certificate.