Florida Building Commission (FBC) committees begin meeting this week to consider requests to preserve Florida-specific building regulations for the 2013 code cycle. Without approval by the Commission, the codes will disappear in favor of a generic, international code that will likely result in less protection and higher property insurance rates for Florida residents.
Here in Florida every home and business owner knows that roof repair and/or replacement is inevitable. Brutal summer heat, severe storms and hurricanes take a beating on our roofs year after year. These extremes lead to unexpected repairs as well as unexpected costs. While roof management will prolong the life of a roof, at some point we are all faced with the major decision of whether to repair or replace our roofs?
In today's economy how do you know that the "roofer" you choose is Professional, Licensed, Insured and honest? With so many so called "contractors" it is up to you the consumer to do you're homework on a contractor before you hire them. You should never take the "contractors" word or written word to be true.
If a contractor suggests that it will be better if you, the owner, obtain the permit, here are a few things you should know:
An “owner/builder” permit is one that specifies the property owner (not the contractor) is responsible for all aspects of the construction work as spelled out in the permit application.