Have you run out of space at home? Need an extra bedroom? Are you setting up your in laws in a suite of their own? No matter what type of home addition you are building, new wiring is more than just a convenience. It is a necessity that requires the skills of a licensed electrician. Here are a few additional things that you should consider when you are planning to renovate your home.
The Need to Hire an Experienced Electrician
It is important to hire a licensed professional who specializes in the installation of electrical wiring for the home. Only a fully licensed electrician has the expertise required to assist you with your planning and designing of the electrical wiring layout needed for your home addition. This is particularly true in regard to the meeting of local electrical codes, standards, and regulations. A licensed professional has ready access to local ordinances regarding electrical wiring, so he can ensure that all of your home addition wiring, outlets, switches, and circuit panels are installed according to code. Since licensed electricians are insured, your home is covered for any unexpected damage due to the work. However, this type of coverage isn’t possible if you decide to do it yourself!
The Cost of Home Addition Wiring
The actual cost involved when installing wiring to your home addition is dependent upon several factors. First, the expense is directly related to the square footage of the new space. Secondly, the number of outlets that you require is going to play a role in determining the cost of adding electrical capabilities. Thirdly, the type of lighting fixtures, appliances, electronic equipment, and so on are all going to factor into the final cost of a home addition wiring project. The type of construction involved is also going to influence the final cost of your wiring project. If your home addition involves brick or wood rather than drywall, it will be more costly to install your new wiring unless you arrange to have both the construction and the wiring installation done simultaneously. All of these factors should be considered when creating your spending budget for your home addition wiring project.